(See my other Music related posts) – The song “Tuxedo Junction” was written by Erskine Hawkins, Bill Johnson, Julian Dash with lyrics by Buddy Feyne. It was first performed by the college dance band Erskine Hawkins & His Orchestra in the late 1930s.
In February of 1940, Glenn Miller and His Orchestra recorded the song and it hit #1 on Billboard. While this wasn’t WWII yet for the US, the war had been going on for nearly six months in Europe.
If you are interested in the WWII era of history, you may find these three pages of interest.
- The “World War II Sources” page is a constantly growing collection of more than 360 links to museums, memorials, websites, Facebook pages, Twitter feeds and other sources with information on the World War II-era in history.
- The “World War II Timeline” page expands almost daily and shows events leading up to WWII, as well as during the war. Events are broken down into the Pacific and European Theaters by date.
- The About WWII page is a collection of links to posts that I have made over the years that are relevant to WWII.