Les Brown and the Band of Renown brought Doris Day into prominence with their recording of
"Sentimental Journey" in 1945. The release of "Sentimental Journey" coincided with the end of WWII in
Europe and was the homecoming theme for many veterans. They had nine other number-one hit
songs, including "I've Got My Love to Keep Me Warm."
Les Brown and the Band of Renown performed with Bob Hope on radio, stage and TV for almost fifty
years. They did 18 USO Tours for American troops around the world, and entertained over three
million. Before the Super Bowls were televised, the Bob Hope Christmas Specials were the highest-rated
programs in television history