What exciting times for us now that we have started our first ICC online meetings under Jason Liddiard’s careful guidance. Jason will report more fully later in the magazine but this an important development for the future of our long running club.

John Mumm has been researching the Milt Gabler papers and in addition, we have three ongoing research projects.  The Kraft Music Hall scripts, the John Scott Trotter papers and now we are seeking information about Bing’s recording activities from the Los Angeles branch of the American Federation of Musicians. Further details in this issue and it is so rewarding to be adding new information to the Crosby story.

Greg Van Beek spotted the covers for this Edition on eBay but we have no background information about the front cover. We are guessing that it may date from 1944. The back cover comes from the Sinatra TV Christmas show in 1957.

There is a very interesting mix of articles in this issue and as usual, I have had to hold back some contributions until next time. A nice problem for an Editor to have and long may it continue.

I am writing this in late-October but not along after you get this magazine I am sure that we will have Bing back in the charts thanks to the impact of streaming from the likes of Spotify, Amazon and so on. It’s a wonderful time of year.

All the best for Christmas and, hopefully, for a peaceful 2024.

    Malcolm Macfarlane - Editor


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Secretary / Treasurer’s Report          

BERT BISHOP 1928-2023

Internet Archive Sued

The first ICC online meetings

Bing’s passing remembered

Where’s the Melody?

Songs I Wish Bing Had Sung Sometime

Merry and Bright  

The Crosby Religious Faith

Christmas Eve at The Front
Bing’s German Stardom
Trading Post  
Books ‘n’ Bing

An Afternoon at the Kraft Music Hall

KMH – Script to Crypt

The KMH Scripts

Celluloid Crosby

Bing and the Auteur Theory

Will the Search Ever Be Through?

One Sweet Letter from You

The Albums I Wish Bing Had Recorded

American Federation of Musicians

Another Alternate Take

Alternate Take Confirmed

One Sweet Letter from You

Ken Crossland’s Crosbyana

A Note from Australia

Bing on the Box

Once in a While

The Way We Were

Keeping Track