The winter edition of BING magazine (#138) is now
available from The International Club Crosby.
always, the 60-page magazine is packed with articles about Bing. There’s news
of various celebrations in New York
and California plus a report on the club’s annual meeting in Leeds,
UK. Greg Van Beek
takes over as American co-editor from Wayne Martin and contributes several
important articles including news of impending TV programmes featuring Bing
(see the News section on this site
for further details). Greg has also supplied examples of many of Bing’s
Christmas cards which he sent out each year to his friends.
Bill Piccone examines Bing’s links with one of his most unusual
friends – John Montague – whilst Wayne
Martin takes a look back at Bing’s American Brunswicks. Keith Parkinson highlights links
between Bing and Elvis Presley as well as continuing with his in-depth look at
the Crosby film career in his A-Z section. Bing’s definite views
about his teenage daughter as expressed in an interview with Barbara Walters
are discussed and the late Joe Bushkin is remembered. A wonderful and detailed account of Bing’s
Palladium season in 1977 is provided by Pat
Forster. The regulars are there too with Pete Cakanic, Bert Bishop, Ken Crossland and Wig Wiggins contributing their usual columns. There is an update on
our President Kathryn Crosby’s ongoing publicity appearances and of course the ‘Letters’
and ‘Trading Post’ sections are included also. So, if you are interested in
Bing Crosby, this is a ‘must-have’ issue.
The club’s TV book, which is titled The Chronological Bing Crosby On Television,
remains available as there are still some copies of this limited edition left.