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  Bing Crosby - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Bing enrolled in the Jesuit-run Gonzaga College in Spokane, Washington in the fall of 1920 with the intent to become a lawyer.
Bing Crosby's desire to pre-record his radio shows, combined with a dissatisfaction with the available aluminum recording disks, was a significant factor in the development of magnetic tape recording and the radio industry's adoption of it.
Nathaniel Crosby, Bing's youngest son from his second marriage, was a high-level golfer who won the U.S. Amateur at age 19 in 1981, becoming the youngest-ever winner of that event (a record later broken by Tiger Woods).
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 Bing Crosby - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Harry Lillis "Bing" Crosby (May 3, 1903 – October 14, 1977) was one of the most popular American singers and actors of the the 20th century, whose career spanned from 1927 until his death in 1977.
Bing Crosby was born in Tacoma, Washington, of Irish descent.
Crosby's desire to pre-record his radio shows, combined with a dissatisfaction with the available aluminum recording disks, was a significant factor in the development of magnetic tape recording and the radio industry's adoption of it.
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 Bing Crosby - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Bing Crosby was born in Tacoma, Washington and grew up with Al Rinker, the younger brother of singer Mildred Bailey.
Crosby's desire to prerecord his radio shows was a significant factor in the development of, and radio industry's adoption of magnetic tape recording.
Crosby had been married twice (his second wife, actress Kathryn Grant, being considerably younger), and effectively had two families, his children from the marriages being of different generations.
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 NationMaster - Encyclopedia: Bing Crosby
Arguably the first true multi-media star, Bing Crosby's influence on popular culture and popular music is enormous -- from 1934 to 1954 he held a nearly unrivaled command of record sales, radio ratings and motion picture grosses.
Harry Lillis Bing Crosby (May 3, 1903 –; October 14, 1977) was an American singer and actor whose career lasted from 1926 until his death in 1977 and was one of the most successful artists of the 20th century.
Crosby is also credited as being the major inspiration for most of the male singers that followed him, including the likes of Frank Sinatra, Perry Como and Dean Martin.
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 VH1.com : Bing Crosby : Biography - Urge Music Downloads
Bing Crosby was, without doubt, the most popular and influential media star of the first half of the 20th century.
Bing Crosby was among the first to actually read songs, making them his own by interpreting the lyrics and emphasizing words or phrases to emphasize what he thought best.
Crosby represented the American everyman -- strong and stern to a point yet easygoing and affable, tolerant of other viewpoints but quick to defend God and the American way -- during the hard times of the Depression and World War II, when Americans most needed a symbol of what their country was all about.
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 Bing Crosby   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
As Dick Hayme’s mother described his approach, Crosby sang as if the two of you were in the parlor, and he was leaning over the piano with something terribly important that he wanted to say to you, now that you and he were alone.
Bing recorded 10 albums in the last years of his life, six of them produced by Britain’s Ken Barnes, all of them capping a discography that represents the very cornerstone of the American vocal tradition.
Bing Crosby came along when American entertainment was at a crossroads, with the coming of electronic recording, the universality of radio, and the emergence of jazz.
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 Bing Crosby   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Crosby appeared in a series of musicals in the 1930s, including "Blue of the Night" (1933), "College Humor" (1933), "Going Hollywood" (1933), "She Loves Me Not" (1934), "Here is My Heart" (1934), "Rhythm on the Range" (1936), "Anything Goes" (1936), "Waikiki Wedding" (1937), "Sing, You Sinners" (1938) and "Dr. Rhythm" (1938).
Crosby did, however, set up a trust fund, which received all the rest of the money from his estate, and it can be assumed that Crosby provided for his children to receive money from the trust fund.
Instead of being buried at the customary depth of six feet, Crosby was buried nine feet deep, so that, if Kathryn wishes, she can be buried in his plot, on top of him, and his grave marker can be replaced with one containing both of their names.
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 Jazz Biography Of Bing Crosby
Bing Crosby remains today one of the most successful recording artists of all time with record sales estimated in the hundreds of millions worldwide.
Bing recorded his (and the record industry’s) biggest hit of all time in the spring of 1942.
Bing Crosby was also a pioneer in the use of new methods of reproducing himself.
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 Bing Crosby - Voyager, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Harry Lillis "Bing" Crosby (May 3, 1903 – October 14, 1977) was one of the most popular and influential American singers and actors of the 20th century whose career flourished from 1926 until his death in 1977.
Bing enrolled in the Jesuit-run Gonzaga College in Spokane in the fall of 1920 with the intent to become a lawyer.
Nathaniel Crosby, his youngest son from his second marriage, was a high-level golfer who won the U.S. Amateur at age 19 in 1981, becoming the youngest-ever winner of that event (a record later broken by Tiger Woods).
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 crosby-paper   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Harry Lillis Crosby, known to most of the world as Bing Crosby was born into a Irish Catholic family, brought up by two loving parents and surrounded by siblings and friends.
(Bing never did learn how to read music, so he was safe on the drums.) By the time Bing arrived at Gonzaga University his mother had her heart set on Bing either becoming a priest or a lawyer needless to say Bing had different ideas.
Bing's new agent went to work right away, Bing was signed to CBS and the Paramount Theater in New York where he first aired on the network air waves on September 6, 1931.
history.acusd.edu /gen/projects/crosby/crosby-paper.html   (1463 words)

  
 Bing Crosby
Bing Crosby was and still is the most popular and successful entertainer of all time.
Crosby was neither a yapper nor a sleeper.
The fact is that Bing Crosby is NOT forgotten, and there is currently a wealth of material out there on him, about him, and from him.
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 Radio Hall of Fame - Bing Crosby, Singer
Bing Crosby was born Harry Lillis Crosby in Spokane, Washington on May 3, 1903.
Crosby moved to CBS in 1949, starring on various series and the annual Christmas Sing with Bing, where he always found time to perform his biggest hit, Irving Berlin’s “White Christmas.” His final radio show was a daily program with longtime friend Rosemary Clooney, which aired until 1962.
Bing Crosby was inducted into the Radio Hall of Fame in 1998.
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 Bing Crosby: Hollywood Independent
Bing Crosby's rise to prominence as a singer in the late 1920s and early 1930s coincided with the popularity of sound film.
The success of the independently-produced movie convinced the film's stars, Crosby and Bergman to form their own independent ventures—at a time when Bing Crosby was rating the number one male box office attraction, and Ingrid Bergam was the top female draw.
In Hollywood, Crosby was the source of three recurring jokes: his inability to sire a daughter (until later in life); his ownership of racehorses that hardly ever won; and his seemingly-colorblind taste in casual clothes.
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 Solid! -- Bing Crosby
Bing's love for having a good time eventually began to get in the way of his performances, however.
Bing recorded more than 1,700 songs during his career, most of them on the Decca label, for whom he was under contract from 1934 to 1955.
Bing suffered a heart attack and died while playing golf in Spain on October 14, 1977.
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 Class Act: Bing Crosby
Bing's idol was Al Jolson, and he helped resurrect Al's career in the late '40s.
Bing was supposed to have a solo, but ended up in jail for drunken driving the night before, and so was not able to do the solo.
Bing Crosby died of a heart attack on a golf course in Madrid, Spain, on October 14, 1977.
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 BING CROSBY
Crosby biographers such as Thompson and Ulanov, however, repeated the Crosby organization’s take on the issue, that the trio was relegated to the vaudeville tour in disgrace.
Crosby occasionally went public during the last decade of his life regarding what he perceived to be the low standards of the entertainment media.
Crosby had wanted only his wife and seven children to be in attendance; however, Kathryn modified the request to include Bing’s living brother and sister, Bob and Mary Rose, as well as a small number close friends and associates.
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 Bing Crosby
May 3, 2003, marks the 100th anniversary of Bing's birth, and a major event is being planned to celebrate his life.
You are invited to help commemorate this momentous occasion being held the weekend of May 16-18, 2003, on the campus of Gonzaga University in Spokane, Washington, Bing Crosby's home.
Gonzaga was not only Bing Crosby's alma mater, but his boyhood home is located on the campus.
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 Open Directory - Arts: People: C: Crosby, Bing   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Bing Crosby Collection - Information about the large collection of Crosby memorabilia and material maintained by his alma mater Gonzaga University.
BING Magazine - Dedicated to the life and times of Bing Crosby.
Der Bingle Technology - Bing Crosby's part in advancing recording technology, including introducing the tape recorder to America for the advance recording and editing of his radio show.
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 Amazon.com: Best of Bing Crosby: Music: Bing Crosby   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Bing recorded 225 songs from 1954-60 with the Buddy Cole Trio for his radio show.
All of these standards were recorded long past Crosby's vocal heyday, which would have been the 1932-45 era, but if you're a fan of the mature Bing, then this is right up your alley.
Hopefully this collection will convince you that Bing's vocal mastery was unparalled, even when he was in his 50's, as he was when these songs were recorded.
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 Bing Crosby :: spokesmanreview.com
Bing Crosby was undoubtedly the best-known, biggest and most popular entertainer ever to come out of Spokane and the Inland Northwest.
That's because Bing Crosby was, for much of his career, the best-known, biggest and most popular entertainer in the entire U.S. Last week was the 100th anniversary of Bing Crosby's birth, and next week is Gonzaga University's big Bing symposium, titled "Bing Crosby: A Celebration of his Life" (see accompanying schedule).
Staff writer Jim Kershner comemmorates Bing's 100th birthday with a collection of vignettes.
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 Bing Crosby News
News about Bing Crosby continually updated from thousands of sources around the net.
The best director Oscar for the 1944 Bing Crosby film 'Going My Way' is going on the auction block.
Today is the anniversary of the birth of Bing Crosby, perhaps the most influential of all singers of American popular music.
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 Global Icons - Building Brands and Profitability Through Licensing   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Contents of Frame: "Bing Crosby's voice was like gold being poured out of a cup." —Louis Armstrong • As the most popular singer and one of the most successful movie stars of all time, Bing Crosby was totally appealing.
• Born Harry Lillis Crosby on May 2, 1904 in Tacoma, Washington, he was nicknamed "Bing" after the popular comic strip character from "The Bingville Bugle." • He began his musical career as part of "The Rhythm Boys," who made their film debut in legendary bandleader Paul Whiteman's "The King of Jazz" in 1930.
• His passion for golf was legendary and The Crosby Golf Tournament, which he founded in 1937, continues to generate millions of dollars for charities.
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 Bing Crosby- The Radio Years, MP3 Album Music Download at eMusic
1-2 in 1987 (the volumes were available separately or together) wasn't the debut of these mid-'50s recordings, but for the first time master discs from Crosby's own collection were used, resulting in clear performances and, for the most part, excellent quality.
Informal and gently swinging on most of the selections (a natural considering the high novelty content on his shows), Crosby shines on favorites such as "Singin' in the Rain," "Don't Let the Stars Get in Your Eyes," "Young at Heart," and many others.
About half feature special guests, and these are the most rewarding: Connee Boswell and a Dixieland band for "That's a Plenty," brother Gary on a special version of "Moonlight Bay," Dick Powell for "Lullaby of Broadway," plus the Andrews Sisters, Rosemary Clooney, and even Lauren Bacall.
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Their Complete Recordings by Crosby, Bing, Music, CD
But not with this: Bing Crosby was undoubtedly the best-known, biggest and most popular entertainer
Bing Crosby died at La Morajela golf course near Madrid, Spain on the 14th October 1977
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