There is an eclectic choice of material for your
delectation in this issue. We have an in-depth report on the Leeds meeting in
October from Jeremy Rose and we reach the end of Keith Parkinsonís marathon A-Z of Bingís Movies. He started it in
BING #93 issued in December 1989 so it has therefore run for 22 years and 67
issues. This must be some kind of a record! We have notes of interviews with Rose Marie, and with Bob Phillips who
worked for BCE back in the early 1950s. The late lamented Lionel Pairpoint returns to our pages with a seasonal article and
we take a look at what was happening to Bing 50 years ago. Richard Baker
discusses discographies (and copyright) and Michael Collins considers an
important work from Marghanita Laski. Can you guess what it was?
All the regulars are here too with Greg Van Beek, Martin McQuade, Keith
Parkinson, Gord Atkinson and Ken Crossland all having
interesting things to say. We have even got a poem from John Walton.
cover is as displayed here and has been provided by Greg Van Beek.
Members will be pleased to know that Bing Crosby
Enterprises (BCE) now has its own record label - The Bing Crosby Archive - and
the problems that members had in obtaining products from Collectorsí Choice
should now be over. There are more than 52,000 fans on the BCE Facebook site and to celebrate
that milestone all the Bing Crosby Archive CDs are available exclusively
To place an order, visit The Bing
Crosby Store at www.BingCrosby.com
no new releases of any kind to announce as we went to press, but they promised
to share updates with your Editor and via their website, Facebook page, and
Twitter account as soon as thereís anything new! In turn, Iíll put details on
the Crosby Fan World site and email any members who care to give
me their email address. I do send out an occasional email to some members
already and thereís no need for them to give me their details again.
Malcolm Macfarlane - Editor