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Les Brown dies at 88

Les Brown, whose Band of Renown was one of the most enduring orchestras that grew out of the swing era of the 1930’s, died on January 4th at his home in Los Angeles. He was 88.

Brown was one of the last swing bandleaders to remain active as the century drew to a close. He and his band were best known for their classic 1945 recording of “Sentimental Journey” with Doris Day, their hit 1946 record “I’ve Got My Love to Keep Me Warm” and for their work with Bob Hope on the radio, on tour and on television.

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