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'''Gordon Beneke''', better known as '''Tex Beneke''', was a saxophonist in the [[Glenn Miller]] orchestra,<ref>http://glennmillerorchestra.com/tex-beneke/</ref> known for his role in songs such as [[Chattanooga Choo Choo|"Chattanooga Choo Choo."]]
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==Life==
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Tex was born February 12, 1914 in Fort Worth, [[Texas]], as Gordon Beneke.  He performed in several local bands as well as the Metronome All-Stars, a group formed from polls issued by Metronome magazine.  While performing in the Ben Young band, drummer Gene Krupa (who had recently left [[Benny Goodman]]) discovered Tex and, having already filled his own saxophone section, recommended Tex to [[Glenn Miller]].
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Tex spent 4 years with Miller before Miller's joining the [[Armed Forces]] and breaking up the group.  During [[World War Two]], Tex toured with a group called the Modernaires.  After World War Two, when the Glenn Miller Orchestra was recreated (though Glenn Miller was [[missing in action]]).  Tex quit in 1950 after disputed with Miller's estate and formed his own group, causing him to be left out of the movie ''The Glenn Miller Story''.
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Beneke died on May 30, 2000 in Costa Mesa, California.<ref>http://www.nytimes.com/2000/06/01/arts/tex-beneke-86-saxophonist-who-sang-miller-s-hits-dies.html</ref>
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==Songs==
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From the Glenn Miller Years:
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*"String of Pearls"
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*"I Got a Gal in Kalamazoo"
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*"Chattanooga Choo Choo"
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*"In the Mood"
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*"Don't Sit Under the Apple Tree"
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*"Perfidia"
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==References==
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{{reflist}}
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{{DEFAULTSORT:Beneke, Tex}}
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[[Category:Musicians]]
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Revision as of 14:02, 16 November 2017

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