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In 1942, while appearing at the Hollywood Palladium, a radio announcer introduced the saxophonist Les Brown's popular orchestra as His Band of Renown, and the name has stuck ever since. Les Brown's group featured Doris Day as their vocalist in the 1940's, and were known for touring with Bob Hope on his numerous USO tours.

Les had started by studying at the Ithaca Conservatory of Music and later led the Duke Blue Devils Band in North Carolina who recorded… read more

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