LAST SURVIVING BAND MEMBER, DEAD AT 95

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               Paul Tanner (October 15, 1917 – February 5, 2013)

Paul Tanner, the last surviving member of the Glenn Miller Orchestra died this
past Tuesday in Carlsbad, California. The trombonist performed with the Glenn
Miller Orchestra from 1938-42, when Miller joined the Army Air Force during
World War II and started a military band.

Tanner later developed the Electro-Theremin , the distinctive instrument heard
on the Beach Boys songs “Good Vibrations, “ “I Just Wasn’t Made for These
Times,’’ and “Wild Honey”. Tanner himself played the unusual instrument.

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Paul Tanner with the Electro-Theremin

 

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Paul Tanner (Far left) and members of the brass section from the Glenn Miller Orchestra.

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