Over the last few months, there have been many developments involving Bing all over the world and the contributions to this issue reflect that. Bing’s 105th birthday attracted a lot of attention from the media with several broadcasters making tributes. It’s a real pleasure to welcome Wig Wiggins back to our pages as he tells us of one such programme.

An exciting development is the provision by Michael Feinstein of many rare tracks from Bing’s Woodbury series and we hope to issue these to members on a cost price CD in due course. Further details will be found in this issue.

Ken Barnes has some more fascinating comments about his “Seasons” album which is to be issued on CD later this year. There’s a very interesting article about Nathaniel Crosby and Martin McQuade updates us on a major Crosby event in New York.

This issue has some more unique research by Greg Van Beek and this time he looks at Bing’s movie promotional records. Greg’s earlier researches into Bing’s PSA recordings have prompted Graham Pascoe to look at the Australian scene in a similar manner.

We have more about the Vancouver time capsule and news of the Clemmer Theatre in Spokane, then and now. Our front cover picture has been supplied by Jon Oye. Greg Van Beek provided the photos of Bing at the London Palladium in 1977 for the montage on the back cover. Amongst the regular features, Celluloid Crosby looks at I Surrender Dear, Gord Atkinson describes a meeting with Jimmy Van Heusen and Ken Crossland reviews the first of the Sepia “chronological” CDs. As always, there’s plenty to read in this bumper 60 page issue.



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