It was very pleasing indeed
to see Bing featuring in various Billboard charts in December mainly thanks to
the huge impact of the increased use of streaming. Millions of the Crosby
Christmas tracks were played and the statistics involved truly astounded me, as
you will read on a subsequent page.
In recent months, I have
been adding many clippings about Bing to the various Facebook pages about the
Groaner. I have acquired these over the years when researching items for my “Day
by Day” book and it seems a shame not to share them more widely. Hopefully it
will produce a few members for our club.
This packed edition
contains a very interesting mix. There are articles from new contributors,
details of previously unknown songs plus the usual excellent offerings from the
regulars. The mystery of “the album that never was” is explored, as is the vexed
question of record speeds. Sadly, we also have a long list of obituaries.
I have been amazed by the volume of material that has been submitted to me for inclusion in the magazine this time and my apologies to those of you whose contributions have had to be held back until our next issue.
There are signs that the
Covid virus might be coming under control in the coming months as the vaccinations
rollout continues. Let’s hope that by the time our summer issue is available we
shall be almost back to normal. In the meantime, please stay safe.
Macfarlane - Editor
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