It seems incredible that
this is the 150the edition of BING magazine. Frank Murphy would be amazed to
find that his 1966 creation was still in existence.
This edition is another 60
page issue packed with matters pertaining to Bing. There is news of the new DVD
of Holiday Inn in colour and of the special
CD for members containing many rare tracks from Bing’s Woodbury series
which have been provided by Michael Feinstein.
has allowed us to reproduce a fascinating article about Johnny Burke and Bob
Halls reports on a successful Leeds meeting which was broadcast live on BBC Radio
Cumbria. Greg Van Beek provides a list of all of Bing’s Christmas shows,
Martin McQuade reports on various events in which he has been involved and John
Walton tells about a visit to a Bing Crosby’s Restaurant. John Newton
looks at myths surrounding the rare “Face The
Music” medley and also pays a tribute to the late Jack Souther. Judy Schmid interviews Nelkane Benton who worked for Bing for many years and Arne Fogel defends the “Hey Jude, Hey Bing! album.
Our front cover picture has
been supplied by Greg Van Beek who has also provided images from the newly
colorized Holiday Inn for the montage
on the back cover. All the usual features are there of course with Keith
Parkinson, Bert Bishop, Gord Atkinson and Ken Crossland supplying their regular
columns. Celluloid Crosby looks at the use of Bing’s voice in Christmas
movies, Gord Atkinson describes a meeting with Paul Whiteman and Ken Crossland
reviews the second of the Sepia “chronological” CDs. If you are a
Bing fan this magazine is a ‘must’!
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