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Welcome to the Vaughn Monroe Society Website

Vaughn Wilton Monroe

1911-1973

 

The Big Band Era. Swing. World War II. The optimism of post-war America. This was the culture and times in which Vaughn Monroe lived and worked at the height of his career, and which his contributions had a hand in shaping.

 

For those of us too young to remember, Vaughn Monroe was one of the popular male vocalists to come out of the big band phenomenon. He had a rich baritone voice that he used masterfully. He played trumpet and trombone with the same virtuosity. His 6-foot frame and likable personality put him out in front of the orchestra and behind the baton.

 

Many a young couple fell in love to Monroe's crooning of some sentimental melody. The list of his hit songs is as long as the memories that his music invokes for those of us who were there.

CLAIRE SCHWARTZ, 2001

 

 

Vaughn Monroe has to be the most popular singing bandleader there has ever been. There have been numerous bandleaders who have sung, and been blessed with good voices, but regardless of their abilities, their vocal offerings came second to their conducting fame. Vaughn Monroe was the exception -- a bandleader who, in the public perception, was first and foremost a singer.

EDWARD CHASE, 2000

"The Vaughn Monroe Collection" 2CD set - Flare U.K.


 

 

In Memory...

 

 

Vaughn Monroe

Still Racing with the Moon


BIG THINGS ARE COMING . . .

 

Dan Gabel and Elise

Dedicated to perpetuate the memory and music of one of the foremost American baritones and bandleaders of the 20th Century.

 

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What's New

New! Spotlight Stage in your Backstage Pass to Vaughn Monroe--"Annie Get Your Gun" is back!! 8/8/2014

 

Journals in your Backstage Pass to Vaughn Monroe-- "Vaughn's New Hampshire Hideaway" by Richard Longtin. This decade-long research project was submitted by Dick and his wife Pat for our members to enjoy!  7/6/2014

 

Bulletin Board Vaughn Monroe Tribute Radio Program May 4 on Olde Tyme Radio Network by broadcaster Duane Victor Keilstrup.  5/3/2014

 

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Comments

  • Cathy Norton 5/25/2014

 

Members

A warm thank you and heartfelt acknowledgement to the following sustaining members who renewed this year:

  • New! Joel Klein

  • Norma Van Voskuilen

  • Emily Van Voskuilen

  • O.J. Sikes

  • Polly Attridge

  • Marcia McVay (now a Steel Pier Club Member)

  • Jerry Furris

  • Herb Wasserman

  • John Tumpak

  • Joseph Hoermann

  • Les Guzik (now a Palladium Club Member)

  • Richard Bagni

  • Loraine Frohriep

  • Michael Kord

  • Richard and Patricia Longtin

  • Daniel Mugan

  • Glenna Sentgeorge

  • Edward Shallow (now a Palladium Club member)

Sustaining Members

 

Honorary Members

 

Feature

New! Mule Train

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Vaughn Monroe and Barry Kelley in "Singing Guns" clippety-clopping along.

 

 

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Date last modified: 08/09/2014

 

 

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