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Tex Beneke the 40’s Decade by Tex Beneke

Tex Beneke the 40's Decade by Tex Beneke


Born: February 12, 1914 in Fort Worth, TX

Genre: Jazz

Years Active: ’40s, ’50s, ’60s, ’70s, ’80s, ’90s

The name Tex Beneke is inevitably linked to that of Glenn Miller, despite the fact that Beneke outlived Miller by over a half-century. As the most popular member of Miller’s pre-World War II orchestra, featured on songs such as “Chattanooga Choo Choo” and “Don’t Sit Under the Apple Tree,” Beneke became a major fixture in the popular culture of the period, and following Miller’s death in December of 1944, and the re-formation of the Glenn Miller Orchestra after World War II, he accepted the offer…

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