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mills brothers photo
The Mills Brothers, in an early portrait.
From left: John Charles, Herbert, Harry & Donald.
In 1905, John H. Mills a talented vocalist in his own right, married Ethel Harrington. In 1907 they moved to Piqua, Ohio where they raised seven children that included the next generation of Mills musical talent.
This 1931 recording of Tiger Rag set a new precedent, as
The Mills Brothers became the first vocal group in the history of broadcast to sell a million records!