October 20, 2018

Mitch Miller, renowned musician, singer, record executive, conductor dies at 99

Mitch Miller, museum, singer, record executive and orchestra leader died Saturday, July 31 at 99.  Miller was born July 4, 1911 in Rochester, N.Y., and was the son of Russian Jewish immigrants. He is survived by his daughters, Margaret and Andrea; son, Mitchell; brothers, Leon and Joseph; two grandchildren; and two great grandchildren.

From LATimes.com:

Mitch Miller, who helped shape musical tastes in the 1950s and early ‘60s as the head of the popular music division at Columbia Records and hosted the hit “Sing Along With Mitch” TV show in the early ‘60s while becoming one of the era’s most commercially successful recording artists, has died. He was 99.

Miller died Saturday after a short illness at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York City, said his daughter, Margaret Miller Reuther.

A top oboist and English horn player who joined the CBS Symphony Orchestra in the 1930s and later recorded with legendary conductor Leopold Stokowski, Miller wound up his more than seven-decade musical career guest conducting symphony orchestras around the world.