The First Gold Record

On 10 February 1942, Glenn Miller was awarded the very first Gold Record for his swing version of “Chattanooga Choo Choo”. The song went to #1 on 7 December 1941 and by February sold more than 1.2 million copies. Chattanooga Choo Choo was featured in the movie “Sunny Valley Serenade”, one of only two movies that featured Glenn Miller and his orchestra. The song accompanied a dance number and sung by Dorothy Dandridge and the Nicholas Brothers.

 

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