The photo for our
front cover this time was supplied by Greg Van Beek and our thanks go to Bing’s
friend George O’Reilly for letting us reproduce one of the many letters he
received from Bing on our inside back cover. In between the covers, we have a
wide variety of items varying from a fascinating interview with our man in 1976
to a look at Bing’s “disciples” – Frank Sinatra, Perry Como and Dean Martin.
Greg Van Beek meets up with the son of one of the original Mills Brothers,
Keith Parkinson considers Bing’s golfing shorts and Ken Crossland looks at some
much awaited CD and DVD releases.
must also give sincere thanks and gratitude to honorary member Regis Philbin.
He gave the ICC some marvelous exposure this past December during his hosting
duties on SiriusXM’s Bing Crosby Christmas Radio. We have received a number of
inquiries as a result of his ‘plug’ on our behalf, and we hope that these folks
will decide to join the world’s oldest active fan club in due course.
BingCrosby.com continues to add fascinating items to its
site and it’s well worth taking the time to sit down to watch and listen to the
contents of the video and audio vaults. Wonderful stuff!
Malcolm Macfarlane -
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