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This issue has the usual varied selection with John Mumm looking at the “Beautiful Memories” album, David Lobosco reviewing his favourite “Road” movie and John Bassett unveiling a very rare Crosby recording. Your Editor has temporarily taken over “Keeping Track” and there’s news of a superb 2-CD set from Sepia. The vexed question of the speeds of Bing’s records is tackled head on and a conclusion is reached. Martin McQuade has produced the results of his incredible research into Bing’s involvement with the space race, Ken Crossland discloses his 5 p.m. routine and there’s much more too.

Most importantly, we have a reaction to the exciting news of the Crosby family sale of an equal stake in the rights to Bing’s estate to Primary Wave Music. This is part of an effort to increase Crosby’s presence in the digital media and streaming services as a way to introduce his artistic legacy to new generations of music lovers.

Our front cover shows Bing singing at the concert he gave in Norway in August 1977. In recent months, a top quality video recording of the concert has appeared on the Internet and it’s not to be missed. The back cover has Bing with Beverly Garland, his co-star on the sitcom series from 1964-65.


Malcolm Macfarlane - Editor

 

This 48-page glossy magazine continues to be essential reading for the serious Crosby supporter and order your copy of the magazine now by contacting Perry Huntoon (phone: (630) 357-5374).


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