We have news of some good things on the
horizon, including a new statue of Bing. Also in this edition, following
diligent research by Greg Van Beek, John Newton has some
exciting details of recordings from early Kraft Music Hall broadcasts which
have not been heard since 1935/36 which I am sure will have most of us
Willey, the producer of the BBC’s wonderful series about Bing in 1973, has recently
discovered us and has written a fascinating article about his experience of
working with Bing.
Phillips, who worked for Bing Crosby Enterprises in the early 1950s, tells us
all about those times in a major article, Greg Van Beek
brings us up-to-date with his latest acquisitions and there’s news of the
revised discography of Bing’s recordings.
Parkinson takes an in-depth look at Bing’s film songs on v-disc and Ken
Crossland makes a nostalgic trip back to his formative years. Gord Atkinson returns with details of his interviews with
Bing in 1975 which are to be used in the forthcoming PBS-TV special Bing Crosby:
Rediscovered. Martin McQuade has several interesting
contributions in this issue and Carolyn Schneider takes a stroll down memory
lane. The ‘Bing’s Basement’ broadcasts have been continuing and we have full
details in Bing on the Box. Richard
Baker is still awaiting all the goodies we are promised but he tells us what
may be coming.
is a real honour and pleasure to welcome Bing’s co-star Mary Carlisle as an
honorary member and Adam Swanson has written an article for us about his
meeting with her.
Walters, the TV journalist and personality has recently retired and to mark
this, our back cover has a photo of her with Der Bingle when they got together in 1977.
hope to see some of you at Leeds in October. A full programme is coming
together with Ken Barnes, Bob Phillips and Perry Huntoon
hoping to be there to make presentations. I have some rare items to show and
play, and as usual we shall have a 2-hour DVD of songs from Bing’s films to
finish off the evening.
Malcolm Macfarlane - Editor
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CONTENTS OF THE SUMMER ISSUE
American Masters to profile Bing
A Visit with Mary Carlisle
Crosby sings in Rodgers and Hart tribute
Former House For Sale
Bing on the map
“Brother, Can You Spare a Dime”
Bing statue to be
erected in Ireland
My Souvenirs…Recent Bing Acquisitions
Lead Us On Into “Temptation
Reason to Like New York In June
Search Is By No Means Through
Bing Crosby and the Recording Revolution
Letter from You
Ken Crossland’s “Crosbyana”
The Bing Crosby 1973
BBC Radio Biography
Bing on the
Once in a
Gord Atkinson’s ‘The Crosby Years’
The Way We