Profile

Mitch Miller

Musician + Singer + Conductor and Record Producer
Male
Born Jul 4, 1911

Mitchell William "Mitch" Miller was an American musician, singer, conductor, record producer, A&R man and record company executive. Miller was one of the most influential figures in American popular music during the 1950s and early 1960s, both as the head of Artists and Repertoire at Columbia Records and as a best-selling recording artist with an NBC television series, Sing Along with Mitch.… Read More

related links

News + Updates

Browse recent news and stories about Mitch Miller.

Timeline

Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of Mitch Miller.

CHILDHOOD

1911 Birth Mitch Miller was born in Rochester, New York, on July 4, 1911, to a Jewish family. … Read More

TWENTIES

1932 21 Years Old …  He graduated in 1932 with honors.

THIRTIES

1946 35 Years Old After graduating from Eastman, Miller played with the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra and then moved to New York City where he was a member of the Alec Wilder Octet (1938–41 and occasionally later), as well as performing with David Mannes, Andre Kostelanetz, Percy Faith, George Gershwin, Charlie Parker, and under Frank Sinatra's baton for the 1946 recording of "The Music of Alec Wilder."
1947 36 Years Old Miller played the prominent English horn part in the Largo movement of Dvořák's New World Symphony in a famous 1947 recording conducted by Leopold Stokowski. … Read More
1950 39 Years Old 1 More Event
Miller joined Mercury Records as a classical music producer and served as the head of Artists and Repertoire (A&R) at Mercury in the late 1940s, and then joined Columbia Records in the same capacity in 1950. … Read More

FORTIES

1957 46 Years Old In 1957 Miller's orchestra and chorus recorded U.S. Air Force Blue, a U.S. Air Force recruiting song, in a format that today would be called music video. … Read More

FIFTIES

1961 50 Years Old In 1961, Miller also provided two choral tracks set to Dimitri Tiomkin's title music on the soundtrack to The Guns of Navarone. … Read More
1965 54 Years Old Miller left Columbia Records in 1965 and joined MCA Inc. as a consultant signing the same year with MCA's Decca Records subsidiary. … Read More
1966 55 Years Old …  Selected repeats aired briefly on NBC during the spring of 1966. … Read More

LATE ADULTHOOD

1981 70 Years Old Miller hosted a 1981 TV reunion of the Sing Along Gang for NBC (featuring veterans from the original gang, including Bob McGrath, Andy Love, Paul Friesen, Victor Griffin, and Dominic Cortese). … Read More
1987 76 Years Old In 1987, Miller conducted the London Symphony Orchestra with pianist David Golub in a well-received recording of Gershwin's "An American in Paris," "Rhapsody in Blue," and "Concerto in F."
2010 99 Years Old Mitch lived in New York City for many years and died there on July 31, 2010, after a short illness.
Original Authors of this text are noted on http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mitch_Miller.
Text is made available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License.