Fort Worth, Tarrant County, Texas, United States (1910 – 1995)
Ray McKinley (June 18, 1910 –May 7, 1995) was an American jazz drummer, singer, and bandleader.
McKinley got his start working with local bands in the Dallas–Fort Worth area, before joining Smith Ballew in 1929, when he met Glenn Miller. The two formed a friendship that lasted from 1929 until Miller's death in 1944. McKinley and Miller joined the Dorsey Brothers in 1934. Miller left for Ray Noble in December 1934, while McKinley remained. The Dorsey brothers split in… read more
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