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Leroy Anderson: A life in pictures
Anderson was released from active army duty in 1945 and moved to New York to pursue his composing career. The family spent the summer of 1946 in Connecticut, where Anderson began composing Sleigh Ride - during a heat wave! The Boston Pops' single of it was originally issued on red vinyl.