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Alton Miller

Biography

Of the numerous numbers central to Detroit’s thriving electronic dance music picture that began within the mid-’80s and it has carried on for this, some figures such as for example Alton Miller have played important tasks but never were able to attain the mythical position that is granted to numerous from the city’s even more legendary figures. We were young in the 1970s, Miller assimilated the musical environment encircling him within the Engine City, going for a particular desire for the noises of Motown, Philadelphia, Parliament/Funkadelic, and Santana. It had been through the early ’80s after the dance music-crazed Miller become close friends with a Derrick Might that he made a decision to begin spinning information, citing Chicago DJs such as for example Ron Hardy and Frankie Knuckles as perfect influences. From the latter section of this same 10 years, Miller joined causes with George Baker and Chez Damier to start out the Music Institute, a short-lived but famous Detroit club which has since become near-mythical, because of the pioneering techno attempts of figures such as for example May. Following a demise from the Music Institute, Miller required a pastime in Conga drumming furthermore to DJing, which resulted in an interval between 1989 and 1991 where he toured the entire world along with his music. Then joined forces once more with May, 1st as a worker from the artist’s Transmat record label, after that as Aphrodisiac, the name under which he’d begin liberating his music. Besides his EP within the Transmat-affiliated label, Delicate, he also released his music on Kevin Saunderson’s KMS label and some EPs over the Critical Grooves label. With the middle- to past due ’90s, he elevated his presence within the Detroit region through several DJ shows and continued release a his music on renowned brands such as for example Carl Craig’s Globe E, Mike Grant’s Moods & Grooves, and Length.

Quick Facts


Full Name Alton Miller
Nationality American
Music Songs Can't Hide It, When the Morning Comes, Sweet In The Morning, All to You, Light Years Away, Rhythm Exposed, Stars in Your Eyes, Wait for a Sign, Centre of the Sun, Idiofrequencies, No Goodbyes, We Are Beautiful, Something for You, Don't Close Your Eyes, Inner8, Deep in My Soul, Love Inside, Everyday I Do, Exstasol, Africa '99, Twilight Moments, Ngizo Ku Linda feat. Bantu Soul, Souls Like Mine, Dance of the Matador, Bring Me Down, Glory Dub, Love Ballad, I Can Feel You All Around, Beautiful Brown People, Line 2, Ease Your Mind, Blue Funk
Albums Prelude to a Motion, Sky Musicaux EP, Souls Like Mine, Life Changes EP, Light Years Away, Now Is the Time, Find a Way, Rhythm Exposed, Bring Me Down (feat. Maurissa Rose), Change, Exstasoul, Stories From Bohemia, Song of the Drum, Spaces & Places EP, Deep Experience EP, Possibilities, Blue Funk, A Little Longer


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#Fact
1 Mentioned in the song "Mack the Knife" by Bobby Darin.
2 He was awarded a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for Recording at 6915 Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood, California.
3 Very first music artist to win a golden record.
4 His name is mentioned in the famous theme song to All in the Family (1971).
5 The German paper 'Bild' in a 1997 story by journalist Udo Ulfkoutte, put forward a theory that Glenn Miller died in a Paris brothel and that a plane crash was a mere cover-up.
6 Mr. Arnold Smith of Southampton, PA, reported that he saw Maj. Glenn Miller's dead body in Paris. He claimed that Miller was shot by a stranger, who was arrested by GIs. Miller's body was taken by a GI ambulance to the military hospital. Mr. Smith released his account on the Big Band Broadcast on March 17, 2001, and also published the story in Philadelphia's Bucks County Courier Times on March 4, 2001.
7 His daughter was adopted while he was away at war. He died days after her adoption, never having even seen her.
8 His son was born in 1942 and his daughter in 1944.
9 He was arguably the most popular big band leader of all time. His many recordings for RCA Victor and HMV, the latter recorded while his Army Air Force (AAF) band was stationed in England, have remained in print consistantly since his untimely death and still continue to enjoy brisk sales worldwide.
10 Older brother of band leader/educator Herb Miller.
11 Two adopted children, son Stephen and daughter Jonnie Dee.
12 Charter inductee of the Big Band and Jazz Hall of Fame in 1978.
13 Pictured on one of a set of four 29¢ US commemorative postage stamps in the Legends of American Music series, issued 11 September 1996, celebrating big band leaders. Other band leaders honored in this issue are Count Basie; Tommy Dorsey and Jimmy Dorsey; and Benny Goodman.
14 Born at 11:30am-CST


Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children 2016 performer: "IN THE MOOD"
11.22.63 2016 TV Mini-Series performer - 1 episode
Dad's Army 2016 writer: "Moonlight Serenade"
Êta Mundo Bom! 2016 TV Series performer: "Moonlight Serenade"
Love, Rosie 2014 writer: "Moonlight Serenade"
The Mindy Project 2014 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Fleming TV Mini-Series performer - 1 episode, 2014 writer - 1 episode, 2014
Grimm 2014 TV Series performer - 1 episode
The Swing of Things 2013 Short writer: "Moonlight Serenade"
Waterloo Road 2013 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Gambit 2012/I writer: "Moonlight Serenade"
Hyde Park on Hudson 2012 writer: "Moonlight Serenade"
Woody Allen: A Documentary 2012 Documentary performer: "In the Mood" / writer: "Moonlight Serenade"
Blue Bloods 2011 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Metal Evolution 2011 TV Series documentary performer - 1 episode
Dancing with the Stars 2011 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Independent Lens TV Series documentary performer - 1 episode, 2011 writer - 1 episode, 2011
Valentine's Day 2010/I performer: "In The Mood"
The National Parks: America's Best Idea 2009 TV Mini-Series documentary performer - 1 episode
My Music: The Big Band Years 2009 TV Movie music: "Moonlight Serenade" - uncredited
Banda sonora 2009 TV Series performer - 2 episodes
Joheunnom nabbeunnom isanghannom 2008 writer: "Moonlight Serenade"
Eterna Magia 2007 TV Series performer: "A String of Pearls" / writer: "Moonlight Serenade"
Cold Case TV Series writer - 2 episodes, 2004 - 2007 performer - 1 episode, 2007
Family Guy 2007 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Closing the Ring 2007 music: "Moonlight Serenade"
Torchwood 2007 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Lost TV Series performer - 2 episodes, 2006 writer - 2 episodes, 2006
The Simpsons TV Series performer - 1 episode, 2006 music - 1 episode, 1994
Cheap 2005 performer: "In The Mood"
Rumor Has It... 2005 writer: "Moonlight Serenade"
Carly Simon: A Moonlight Serenade on the Queen Mary 2 2005 Video music: "Moonlight Serenade"
Alma Gêmea 2005 TV Series writer: "Moonlight Serenade"
Doctor Who TV Series performer - 2 episodes, 2005 writer - 2 episodes, 2005
Bazén 2005 TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Aviator 2004 music: "Moonlight Serenade" 1939
Scrubs 2004 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Suwingu gâruzu 2004 writer: "Moonlight Serenade"
Dorian Blues 2004 performer: "In the Mood"
Cuéntame 2003 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Mulheres Apaixonadas 2003 TV Series writer: "Serenata do Luar Moonlight Serenade"
Ramona 2003 TV Mini-Series performer: "In the Mood"
Gilmore Girls 2002 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Poolhall Junkies 2002 performer: "In the Mood" - as Glen Miller
Muraren 2002 Documentary writer: "Moonlight Serenade"
Rose Red 2002 TV Mini-Series writer: "MOONLIGHT SERENADE"
Changi 2001 TV Mini-Series performer - 1 episode
Focus 2001/I performer: "I'll Never Smile Again" 1939
The Curse of the Jade Scorpion 2001 performer: "Sunrise Serenade"
Pearl Harbor 2001 performer: "Little Brown Jug"
Midsomer Murders 2000 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Chucha 1999 Short writer: "Moonlight Serenade"
Lansky 1999 TV Movie arranger: "In the Mood" / performer: "In the Mood"
Winchell 1998 TV Movie performer: "Stardust"
The Odd Couple II 1998 performer: "In the Mood"
Monella 1998 performer: "In the Mood"
The Locusts 1997 performer: "Moonlight Serenade" / writer: "Moonlight Serenade"
'Til There Was You 1997 performer: "At Last"
Joulubileet 1996 arranger: "Jingle Bells" / performer: "Jingle Bells", "I'll Be Home for Christmas" - as Glenn Miller Army Air Force Orchestra
The Nutty Professor 1996 arranger: "Little Brown Jug"
The Grass Harp 1995 performer: "LONG AGO AND FAR AWAY"
The Neon Bible 1995 performer: "Perfidia"
Cari fottutissimi amici 1994 writer: "MOONLIGHT SERENADE"
Baseball 1994 TV Mini-Series documentary performer - 1 episode
Barcelona 1994 performer: "Pennsylvania 6-5000" - as the Glenn Miller Band
Jack the Bear 1993 writer: "Moonlight Serenade"
Rozprávky z Hollywoodu 1992 TV Movie writer: "Moonlight Serenade"
Cyber Eden 1992 performer: "American Patrol", "Moonlight Serenade", "In the Mood" / writer: "Moonlight Serenade"
Mr. Saturday Night 1992 writer: "Moonlight Serenade"
Kuudesti laukeava 1992 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Shining Through 1992 writer: "Moonlight Serenade"
Muuttolinnun aika 1991 "In the Mood", "Little Brown Jug" / arranger: "In the Mood", "Tuxedo Junction" / performer: "In the Mood", "Tuxedo Junction", "Little Brown Jug", "String of Pearls"
The Wonder Years 1990 TV Series music - 1 episode
Beverly Hills, 90210 1990 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Singapore sling: O anthropos pou agapise ena ptoma 1990 performer: "Laura"
Wild at Heart 1990 performer: "In The Mood"
Chicago Joe and the Showgirl 1990 writer: "Moonlight Serenade" - uncredited
Star Trek: The Next Generation 1989 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Die Wicherts von nebenan 1989 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Big 1988 writer: "Moonlight Serenade"
The Dirty Dozen: The Fatal Mission 1988 TV Movie performer: "In the Mood" - uncredited
Crazy Moon 1987 performer: "Boog It"
The Golden Girls 1987 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Growing Pains 1987 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Radio Days 1987 performer: "In the Mood" 1939, " There'll Be Blue Birds Over The White Cliffs of Dover" 1941, "American Patrol" 1891
Tough Guys 1986 writer: "Moonlight Serenade"
Miss Mary 1986 performer: "Elmer's Tune"
The Day the Universe Changed 1985 TV Series documentary music - 1 episode
Reunion at Fairborough 1985 TV Movie music: "Moonlight Serenade" - uncredited
Entre Nous 1983 performer: "In the Mood"
The Winds of War 1983 TV Mini-Series writer - 1 episode
Quincy M.E. 1982 TV Series music - 1 episode
T.J. Hooker 1982 TV Series 1 episode
The Atomic Cafe 1982 Documentary performer: "Flying Home"
Remember When... 1981 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Stardust Memories 1980 music: "Moonlight Serenade" 1939 / performer: "Moonlight Serenade" 1939
Caboblanco 1980 writer: "Moonlight Serenade"
The Marriage of Maria Braun 1979 writer: "Moonlight Serenade"
New American Bandstand 1965 1978 TV Series music - 1 episode
Starsky and Hutch 1977 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Voyage of the Damned 1976 music: "Moonlight Serenade" - uncredited
And Now My Love 1974 performer: "Moonlight Serenade" / writer: "Moonlight Serenade"
Sanford and Son TV Series lyrics - 1 episode, 1972 music - 1 episode, 1972
All in the Family TV Series performer - 1 episode, 1972 writer - 1 episode, 1972
Carnal Knowledge 1971 writer: "Moonlight Serenade"
Buona Sera, Mrs. Campbell 1968 music: "Moonlight Serenade"
Dad's Army TV Series arranger - 1 episode, 1968 performer - 1 episode, 1968
Savages from Hell 1968 arranger: "St. Louis Blues March"
The Bell Telephone Hour 1962 TV Series music - 1 episode
Glenn Miller Time TV Series writer - 5 episodes, 1961 music - 1 episode, 1961
The Glenn Miller Story 1954 arranger: "St. Louis Blues" - uncredited / music: "Moonlight Serenade" - uncredited
Sweet Serenade 1950 Short writer: "Moonlight Serenade"
Melody Time 1946 Short music: "Moonlight Serenade" - uncredited
Crazy House 1943 music: "Moonlight Serenade" - uncredited
Orchestra Wives 1942 music: "Moonlight Serenade", "Boom Shot" - uncredited / performer: "Chattanooga Choo Choo" - uncredited
Trumpet Serenade 1942 Short writer: "Moonlight Serenade"
Sun Valley Serenade 1941 music: "Moonlight Serenade" 1939 - uncredited
He Married His Wife 1940 music: "Moonlight Serenade" 1939 - uncredited
Day-Time Wife 1939 music: "Moonlight Serenade" 1939 - uncredited

Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Orchestra Wives 1942 Gene Morrison
Sun Valley Serenade 1941 Phil Corey
The Big Broadcast of 1936 1935 Band Members: Trombone (as Ray Noble and His Orchestra)

Music Department

Music Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Els Anys del Contraban 2015 Documentary short stock music
Boris Vian 2014 Documentary short composer: theme music
Anima formosa 2004 Documentary music

Composer

Composer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Bank Saboteur 2012 Short

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Mike Douglas Show 1963 TV Series Themselves
Upbeat in Music 1943 Documentary short Himself - Band Leader

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
My Music: The Big Band Years 2009 TV Movie Himself
Glenn Miller's Last Flight 2000 TV Movie documentary Himself
Biography 1997 TV Series documentary Himself
Great Mysteries and Myths of the Twentieth Century 1996 TV Series documentary Himself (Episode: Glen Miller)
American Masters 1993 TV Series documentary Himself
Glenn Miller: America's Musical Hero 1992 TV Movie documentary Himself
Across Indiana 1992 TV Series documentary Himself - Bandleader
Entertaining the Troops 1988 Documentary Himself
Take It or Leave It 1944 Himself: Clip from 'Orchestra Wives' (uncredited)

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#Trademark
1 Theme songs: "Moonlight Serenade" and "Slumber Song"


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