Brown, Les, 1912-2001

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Brown, Les, 1912-2001

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Surname :

Brown

Forename :

Les

Date :

1912-2001

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ブラウン レス 1912-2001

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Surname :

ブラウン

Forename :

レス

Date :

1912-2001

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Brown Lester Raymond 1912-2001

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Surname :

Brown

Forename :

Lester Raymond

Date :

1912-2001

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1912-03-14

1912-03-14

Birth

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2001-01-04

2001-01-04

Death

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Biographical History

Les (Lester Raymond) Brown (b. March 14, 1912, Reinerton, PA - d. January 4, 2001, Los Angeles, CA) was a 1936 graduate of Duke University. There he led his first dance band, the Duke Blue Devils, for which he also played clarinet and saxophone. The band would go on to professional fame in the 1940s under the name Les Brown and His Band of Renown. During that decade Brown had several hit songs, most notably Sentimental Journey (1944) and I've Got My Love to Keep Me Warm (1946). He performed extensively with Bob Hope and led the house bands for The Steve Allen Show (1959-1961) and The Dean Martin Show (1963-1972). In 1993-1994 Brown received a Distinguished Alumni Award from Duke University.

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Brown, Les, 1912-2001

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http://viaf.org/viaf/51874605

Les Brown (bandleader)

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Les_Brown_%28bandleader%29

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http://www.worldcat.org/wcidentities/lccn-n82159252

Brown, Les, 1912-2001

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http://id.loc.gov/authorities/names/n82159252

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Subjects

Dance orchestra music

Popular music--1931-1940

Jazz

Jazz--1941-1950

Jazz--1951-1960

Popular music--1951-1960

Swing (music)

Dixieland music

Big band music--Scores and parts

Arrangers (Musicians)

Jazz--1931-1940

Jazz musicians

Popular music--1941-1950

Big band music

Music--Scores

Composers

Big bands

Nationalities

US

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Occupations

Conductor

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United States

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United States

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AssociatedPlace

North Carolina

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