Tuesday, May 3, 2011


It is nice to see that Bing still gets mentioned 108 years after his birth. The mention is short, but it is still nice to see. Happy birthday Bing!

Today in Music History - May 3

In 1903, singer and actor Bing Crosby was born in Tacoma, Wash. He sang with dance bands from 1925 to 1930, and in 1931 began work in radio and films. Crosby gained enormous popularity for his crooning style, which was ideal to the new radio medium. His recording of "White Christmas" was the best-selling record of all time until Elton John's tribute to the late Princess Diana, "Candle in the Wind 1997." In 1944, he won an Academy Award for his performance in "Going My Way." His other notable films included "The Country Girl" in '54, "High Society" in '56 and the remake of "Stagecoach" in '65. Crosby, who had a lifelong love affair with golf, died in 1977 after a round of golf in Spain.


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