The Spring 2003 edition of BING magazine (#133) is now available and there is a detailed report on the very successful Hofstra conference on Bing with many photographs. The magazine also contains news of various centennial celebrations including the forthcoming event at Gonzaga to mark the centenary of Bing’s birth.
Kathryn Crosby’s tome My Last Years with Bing and another new book by Richard Grudens - Bing Crosby: Crooner of the Century - have been selling well. A book about the song “White Christmas” has garnered a fair amount of publicity and full reviews of all of these excellent volumes will be found in the Books ‘N’ Bing section.
Gord Atkinson tells us of the latest issues in his The Crosby Years series and all of the other regular contributors are there too with Wig Wiggins revealing details of a new prestigious album from MCA/Universal Bing Crosby: A Centennial Anthology Of His Decca Recordings and Keith Parkinson looking at Bing’s film Rhythm on the River. The Keeping Track section looks at the new CD releases, which include the latest albums from Jasmine Records. DVDs are examined in depth with reviews of Pennies From Heaven and The Road to Hong Kong plus news of some exciting new releases.
In short, if you are interested in Bing Crosby, this is the magazine for you.
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