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Dorsey started at the age of 16 with the Russ Morgan in the 1920s pop rock band "The Scranton Sirens". He has teamed up with his brother Jimmy sat in various bands, including those of Rudy Vallee, Vincent Lopez and Paul Whiteman, the Dorsey Brothers Orchestra in 1934 before they formed. Several quarrels between the two brothers ensure that Jimmy left the band in 1935, at the time they had a hit with "Every Little Moment".
The members from the first band of Dorsey originally came from the Joe Haymesband. The smooth trombone style that had the numbers of the band were known as one of the best of the swing period. When the band signed to RCA Victor , they had a hit with "On Treasure Island", one of four hits from that year of the band. Eventually the Orchestra had 137 hits including "I'm Getting Sentimental Over You", "Marie", "The Big Apple", "Music, Maestro, Please", "I'll Never Smile Again", "This Love of Mine", "On the Sunny Side of the Street", "T.D. 's Boogie Woogie", "Well, Git ' It", "Opus One", "Manhattan Serenade" and "There Are Such Things".
Dorsey died in 1956 at the age of 51 when he took sleeping pills after a heavy meal and suffocated in his sleep. His brother Jimmy led the band to the year after next, when he himself died from throat cancer.
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