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Glenn Miller references[edit]

You just added a reference to the Glenn Miller article but you didn't format it in any way that that will be appropriate as the article grows. You added "See The Star Machine, Jeanne Basinger, New York: Knopf, 2007. p.493" but instead, you should have gone to Template:Cite book where you could have copied the template there and pasted it into the article, adding the title and author, etc. This would have put the book into the proper format. It should have ended up looking like

<ref>{{cite book |title=The Star Machine |last=Basinger |first=Jeanine |authorlink= |coauthors= |year=2007 |publisher=Knopf |location= |isbn= |page=493 |pages= |url= }}</ref>

in the editing screen before you hit "Save page". Even better, you could have looked up the ISBN number or even added a URL for where to find the book, such as in Google books:

<ref>{{cite book |title=The Star Machine |last=Basinger |first=Jeanne |authorlink= |coauthors= |year=2007 |publisher=Knopf |location= |isbn=1400041503 |page=493 |pages= |url=http://books.google.com/books?id=idRkAAAAMAAJ }}</ref>.

I took the Marion Hutton information and added it to the Marion Hutton article because even though she sang with Glenn Miller, it seems too peripheral to talk about her film career in the Glenn Miller article, after she left his orchestra. So the Basinger quotes are in the Marion Hutton article. Thanks for the lesson on proper sourcing a book, I've been using it on other articles as well 24.167.105.97 (talk) 21:33, 5 May 2009 (UTC)

Please have a look at WP:CITE for a beginner's course in citing sources. Your use of the above-mentioned format will mean a lot less work for people having to clean up after your edits. Binksternet (talk) 01:46, 5 February 2009 (UTC)

You probably noticed that I put the great majority of Miller's compositions and recordings into a new article called Glenn Miller discography. Feel free to contribute well-referenced material there. Binksternet (talk) 17:13, 5 February 2009 (UTC)


Stop hand nuvola.svg This is the last warning you will receive for your disruptive edits, such as those you made to Glenn Miller. If you vandalize Wikipedia again, you will be blocked from editing. -- Mentifisto 02:33, 5 February 2009 (UTC)

If anyone feels "Selected Alumni" is germane to the article, keep it in. I did most of the work on it, but it seems like it detracts from Glenn Miller and the article is at fifteen pages. I didn't delete it though out of a desire to commit vandalism. I just feel like it's an encyclopedia article that's being written and it should be kept as short as possible. If people want to know more they can read the books on Glenn Miller. I've noticed that when some people use the internet, they hide under being anonymous and are somewhat malicious. I try not to be malicious and respect other people's opinions.24.167.105.97 (talk) 11:06, 14 October 2009 (UTC)

Glenn Miller[edit]

Hi, thanks for your work on the article. I have a couple of requests. You inserted a comment inside the text of the article explaining why you converted the disappearance section to a table. While it's great that you took time to explain why you were doing what you were doing, that really should be located on the article's talk page. Comment tags like that clutter up the body of the article, and also give no venue for people to respond to your changes and discuss them. I'm going to remove the commented section from the body of the article, and place it on the talk page. Second, it seems like you're growing more interested in contributing to the encyclopedia, so you might consider registering for an account. It makes it a lot easier for people to talk to you and remember you when you have a name instead of an IP address. This isn't required, it just makes communication easier. Take care. — e. ripley\talk 14:41, 5 May 2009 (UTC)

Sorry for any disruption of the page, it wasn't meant maliciously. It just seemed to me that controversy and ill-proven anecdotes were in danger of overwhelming the article. I think Glenn Miller's disappearance is relevant to a point, but the sources quoted are a blind end, they're never going to explain what happened when Miller flew over the English Channel. I wouldn't be upset if someone reverted it back from a table to the original paragraph, it just needs to be better presented, maybe sectioned off into its own article or footnote. Again, it wasn't meant maliciously.24.167.105.97 (talk) 21:29, 5 May 2009 (UTC)

Not to worry, it didn't seem malicious at all; on the contrary it seemed very thoughtful. It was appreciated, just wasn't put in quite the right place. Wikipedia has a pretty steep learning curve, but you'll get the hang of it if you hang around enough. Best — e. ripley\talk 21:32, 5 May 2009 (UTC)

Skitch Henderson[edit]

Thanks for bringing the citation needed to our attention. I believe you were looking for the cite tag.

Look here: WP:CITE

I've added the right tag. Thanks again for your help. --Manway (talk) 05:42, 26 June 2009 (UTC)

October 2009[edit]

Information.svg Welcome to Wikipedia. Although everyone is welcome to contribute constructively to the encyclopedia, adding content without citing a reliable source, as you did with this edit to EMI, is not consistent with our policy of verifiability. Take a look at the welcome page to learn more about contributing to this encyclopedia. If you are familiar with Wikipedia:Citing sources, please take this opportunity to add references to the article. Tohd8BohaithuGh1 (t·c·r) 01:13, 10 October 2009 (UTC)

This is completely a really dumb mistake on my part. I was trying to say that there was plagarism from another website about EMI. I was re-reading the website and the website said that it was taken from Wikipedia. Maybe I should read articles closer next time. Thanks for your patience.24.167.105.97 (talk) 01:24, 10 October 2009 (UTC)

October 2009[edit]

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When you read the intro to Wikipedia and never use any of the resources, you kind of expect that everyone will be really mean and go for the jugular. But actually everyone seems nice and co-operative on here. When I go back and read my comments, sometimes they sound shrill so I am trying to keep them to a minimum. But it's actually been fun working on the Tommy Dorsey, Glenn Miller and Woody Herman articles. knock wood Thanks for the help to all that comment is applicable to. 24.167.105.97 (talk) 23:29, 20 October 2009 (UTC)

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What edits would Wikipedia find constructive to the Universal article?24.167.105.97 (talk) 00:58, 22 October 2009 (UTC)

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November 2009[edit]

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Please do not delete text from articles, as you have done in the Glenn Miller article [1], because the item is not specifically referenced. Instead you should add a {{fact}} tag. It is considered disruptive to go through articles deleting any sentence you feel needs a reference. It may be covered by one of the other references, or it may be referencable with a little research. Such random deletions may be considered vandalism.The "I sustain the wings concerts" were done at Yale and were broadcast nationally. A recent New York Times article says the concerts were "attended not only by the military people but also by students and New Haven residents" and notes a photo showing the "jam packed audience." The broadscasts from Yale were sent over the NBC network, and were released on LP by RCA in 1958[2]. News articles from 1943 are only available for a fee or from a library, but might have some statement of the popularity of the broadcasts. It is not a high hurdle to establish that such concerts by a nationally known bandleader were "popular," and there is no benefit to the encyclopedia for you to so promptly delete such a claim rather than noting the need you perceive for a reference. Edison (talk) 14:59, 3 November 2009 (UTC)

These two paragraphs are in both the Tex Beneke and Glenn Miller articles.

"The Miller estate authorized an official Glenn Miller "ghost band" in 1946. This band was led by Tex Beneke, former lead saxophonist and a singer for the civilian band. It had a make up similar to the Army Air Force Band: it had a large string section.[80] The orchestra's official public début was at the Capitol Theatre on Broadway where it opened for a three week engagement on January 24, 1946.[81] Henry Mancini was the band's pianist and one of the arrangers.[82] This ghost band played to very large audiences all across the United States, including a few dates at the Hollywood Palladium in 1947, where the original Miller band played in 1941.[83] In a website concerning the history of the Hollywood Palladium, it is noted "[e]ven as the big band era faded, the Tex Beneke and Glenn Miller Orchestra concert at the Palladium resulted in a record-breaking crowd of 6,750 dancers."[84] By 1949, economics dictated that the string section be dropped.[85]

This band recorded for RCA Victor, just as the original Miller band did.[85] Beneke was struggling with how to expand the Miller sound and also how to achieve success under his own name. What began as the "Glenn Miller Orchestra Under the Direction of Tex Beneke" finally became "The Tex Beneke Orchestra". By 1950, Beneke and the Miller estate parted ways.[86] The break was acrimonious[87] and Beneke is not currently listed by the Miller estate as a former leader of the Glenn Miller orchestra.[88]"

Do you want them to be in both articles? I thought that it would be better to have them in the Tex Beneke article and paraphrase the information from them for the Glenn Miller article. My thinking was that the information pertains more to Tex Beneke than it does to Glenn Miller.

Thanks for your time24.167.105.97 (talk) 17:43, 3 November 2009 (UTC)

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My Reversion[edit]

My error on reverting those edits.Actually your edits were constructive, but while improving those citations, you left a "gap" here.I use a vandal reversion tool called huggle and in that, this revision looks odd.I just could have undid that but my apology for reverting it and issuing you a warning.For avoiding such kind of incidents, Please create an account and then start editing.Thanks.. arunkumarcheckmate me 03:58, 1 December 2009 (UTC)

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