The big news this time around is that Gary Giddins’ book Bing Crosby: Swinging on a Star, The War Years will appear in the fall of 2017. As you may guess from the title, a third volume is planned! Gary decided that the war years were so rich in material and central to Bing’s achievement that he wanted to do an entire volume on them, and when his editor read the first few hundred pages he agreed. Little Brown are again the publishers.

This issue of the magazine has a wide selection of articles including reviews of Michael Feinstein’s wonderful Bing tribute and of the premiere of the newly restored King of Jazz. Keith Parkinson announces his impending departure from our pages after a magnificent half-century and he will indeed be sadly missed.  Our front cover has been supplied by Greg Van Beek and we have to thank Arthur Blood for our back cover.

Something I have been really enjoying in recent months is Crosby Internet Radio and I am surprised that I have not had more feedback about this. Crosby fans of the past could not have imagined that it would be possible to hear Bing being broadcast all day all week. If you haven’t heard it, please take an early opportunity to do so.

               Malcolm Macfarlane - Editor

 

This 56 page glossy magazine continues to be essential reading for the serious Crosby supporter and order your copy of the magazine now by calling Wig Wiggins on (703) 241-5608 or by e-mailing the Editor.

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CONTENTS OF THE SPRING ISSUE

Editorial

Secretary / Treasurer’s Report

Kathryn Crosby brings Irving Berlin revue to Long Island.

Michael Feinstein: ‘Bing Crosby and the Crooners’

Spokane Citizen Hall of Fame

“A Tribute to Bing Crosby”

Hot Club of Spokane

Bing in Warrington

Bingo Viejo: A Salute South of the Border

Bing Crosby and The Dream Factory

Robert Habermann Sings Bing

The New Hit List

Trading Post 

Books ‘N’ Bing

Conversation Piece: Sportsman Bing Crosby

Celluloid Crosby

King of Jazz: Paul Whiteman’s Technicolor Revue

A Super Super Special Special Production

Der Bingle

Basil Grillo

One Sweet Letter from You  

A Note from Australia

But First….A Song!

Bing on the Box

Once in a While

Gord Atkinson’s ‘The Crosby Years’

The Way We Were

Keeping Track