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The Modernaires

Harold H. "Hal" Dickinson born in Buffalo, New York, 12 December 1913. Death 18 November 1970. Founder of the singing group The Modernaires [photo, Dickinson top left] , composer, songwriter, producer and singer with the orchestras of Paul Whiteman, Fred Waring, Charlie Barnet, Glenn Miller and Bob Crosby, and also in films, night clubs, and on television. Dickinson married Paula Kelly, singer from Al Donahue's society band. She was also part of the singing group. On Jan. 13, 1941, The Modernaires joined the Glenn Miller band and were usually teamed up with Miller's popular vocalists Ray Eberle, Marion Hutton, and saxophonist/singer Gordon "Tex" Beneke. Throughout the 1950s, the group was also a regular on Bob Crosby's Club 15 television show which aired live, five days per week on the CBS network. They also appeared on the Red Skeleton, Perry Como, and George Goebel shows and Johnny Carson's Tonight Show, among others. [edit ] |

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