The Spring 2003 edition of BING magazine (#133)
is now available and there is a detailed report on the very successful Hofstra
conference on Bing with many photographs. The magazine also contains news of
various centennial celebrations including the forthcoming event at Gonzaga to mark the centenary of
Kathryn Crosby’s tome My
Last Years with Bing and another new book by Richard Grudens - Bing Crosby: Crooner of
the Century - have been selling well. A book about
the song “White Christmas” has garnered a fair amount of publicity
and full reviews of all of these excellent volumes will be found in the Books ‘N’ Bing section.
Gord Atkinson tells us of the latest issues in his The Crosby Years series and all of the
other regular contributors are there too with Wig Wiggins revealing details of
a new prestigious album from MCA/Universal Bing
Crosby: A Centennial Anthology Of His Decca Recordings and Keith Parkinson looking at Bing’s film Rhythm on the River. The Keeping Track section looks at the new
CD releases, which include the latest albums from Jasmine Records. DVDs are
examined in depth with reviews of Pennies
From Heaven and The
Road to Hong Kong plus news of some exciting new releases.
In short, if you are interested in Bing Crosby, this is the magazine for you.
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