Singer Ray Eberle

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January 6, 2002

Entertainer found success even after breaking from Glenn Miller's band

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Whatever became of Ray Eberle, Glenn Miller's lead singer until they split?
—Doug D., Wisconsin

Known as the "boy singer" of Glenn Miller's band, Eberle sang such standards as At Last, Serenade in Blue, and Elmer's Tune with the band from 1938 until 1942. After his break with Miller, he joined Gene Krupa and then led his own band for a while. After that, he worked as a soloist in music clubs across the country. The New York native moved to Atlanta in 1975, where he died Aug. 25, 1979, at the age of 60. He was posthumously inducted into the Georgia Music Hall of Fame. Although it's been more than 50 years since the Glenn Miller Orchestra performed songs like Chattanooga Choo Choo and Moonlight Serenade, the music still is popular.

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