We welcome Richard Baker who has kindly agreed to take over from Ken Crossland on the Keeping Track section leaving Ken free to write a separate column. Richard is the compiler of the wonderful Bing discography on the Internet so he already watches all new releases very closely.
Ken’s first submission entitled “Crosbyana” will be found later in this issue and he is joined by all the regulars who come up with their usual wide variety of articles. Greg Van Beek tells us how Bing gave him a new hobby of restoring antique radios, Keith Parkinson looks at Here Come the Waves in his Celluloid Crosby portion and Martin McQuade is here with a couple of interesting articles too. Gord Atkinson tells us about Bing’s visits to Canada and the Bing on the Box segment is packed with information about Bing on radio and TV during the last four months.
There are reviews of books about Frank Sinatra and Debbie Reynolds amongst others and as always there is a lively Letters section. It’s Bob Crosby’s centennial this month and Norman Wolfe writes about his meeting with Bob back in 1991. There are other bits and pieces too and I never cease to be amazed by just how much material is available for each magazine. A list of the contents is shown below.
The annual Leeds gathering will take place on October 6th and I have some very interesting material including some rare items which have been supplied by Greg Van Beek. I look forward to meeting as many of you there as possible.
Malcolm Macfarlane - Editor
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CONTENTS OF THE SUMMER ISSUE
Secretary / Treasurer’s Report
Bing Crosby Enterprises announcements
Bob Hope & Bing Crosby Double Feature
All “Roads” lead to Rancho Cucamonga
Fan clubs keep the flame alive
A Tribute to Bing Crosby
Bing Crosby said I was too young to marry him
Famous for Quality the World Over
He brought a note of happiness to the ladies
Ancestral home of crooner Crosby found in Cork
Bing Crosby’s nephew to perform
Books ‘n’ Bing
How Bing Crosby Helped to Create Silicon Valley
Tonight’s Movie: Top o’ the Morning (1949)
Crooner Rivalry: Here’s to Sinatra by Bing Crosby
Just Dial “M” for McQuade
So Set ‘Em Up, Joe
Keeping the Memory Alive
Bing at the Dorchester
One Sweet Letter from You
Bing on the Box
Once in a While
The Crosby Years
The Way We Were