This edition of our much-acclaimed magazine has a wide variety of articles ranging from the early days of Bing’s career to Crosby matters arising in the last few weeks. Jon Oye and Martin McQuade have come up with some original research and we owe both our front and back covers to Jon as well. The front cover was a black and white photo which Jon has colorized especially for us. We reprint extracts from Metronome magazine of October 1944 which give fascinating views of Bing as seen by Johnny Mercer and Jimmy Van Heusen. Greg Van Beek interviews the Lennon Sisters, we have reports of contacts with Emmy award winners, Ray Charles, Buz Kohan and Dwight Hemion, all of whom who tell us what it was like to work with Bing.

          Bing’s niece Carolyn Schneider gives details of her recent activities, Gord Atkinson looks at the work of Ken Carpenter, Keith Parkinson highlights Bing’s film Dixie and the A-Z of Bing’s movies has reached C. Aubrey Smith. Ken Crossland reviews the latest issues on CD and DVD, Bert Bishop looks at Bing on the Box and the regular features of ‘Trading Post’ and ‘One Sweet Letter From You’ are included as usual. The Books ‘n’ Bing section contains news of a new book Going My Way: Bing Crosby and American Culture which contains many of the papers delivered at the Hofstra Conference in November 2002.

          But there’s far too much to list here, so get your copy as soon as possible.

           

 

Order your copy of the magazine now by calling Wig Wiggins on (703) 241-5608 or by e-mailing the Editor.

 

 

 

 

 

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