Bing Crosby

Bing Crosby Was Not a Fan of Elvis Presley: Here’s Why

Bing Crosby is one of the most lovable actors and singers of his time. The famous blue-eyed guy who gave an emotional performance of “White Christmas” in “Holiday Inn” starred in dozens of films and recorded over 100 albums. However, as another young star rose to fame, Crosby had some negative opinions.
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KELA, KGME, KGLM, KITI, Bing Crosby, Captain Midnight and the Early Years of Chehalis-Centralia Radio

The first radio station in Chehalis was to be dedicated on Halloween night, October 31, 1937. The station, KELA, was owned by J. Elroy McCaw, A.C. St. John, and Cecil Gwinn. Unfortunately, KELA had been haunted by delays from the FRC, the Federal Radio Commission. At a Chamber of Commerce luncheon, KELA officials explained that the FRC had not released permission for the station to begin operation, but that a telegraph message was expected at any moment.

WATCH: The Time Bing Crosby, David Bowie United for ‘Little Drummer Boy’ Rendition

I don’t know about you Outsiders, but Christmas without Bing Crosby isn’t Christmas at all. But did you know he sang alongside David Bowie back in the day?. As part of Crosby’s last Christmas special in 1977, Bing and Bowie got together for a very special duet. Bing Crosby’s Merrie Olde Christmas was very well put together. It had a great festive set and some wonderful guests. At the time, this was the best of the present with the best of the past.

History: Bing Crosby and Christmas are inseparable from the desert

The presenter for best original song at the 15th annual Academy Awards ceremony held at the Cocoanut Grove at the Ambassador Hotel in Los Angeles honoring the films of 1942 was composer Irving Berlin. Berlin opened the envelope to find the winner was none other than he, himself, for the song, "White Christmas." Berlin told the audience, "I'm glad to present the award. I've known him for a long time." ...
San Diego weekly Reader

Relaxed, Bing Crosby-esque

My friend John Drehner is in ebullient pre-Christmas spirits. “What do you get when you cross a centipede with a chicken?” he shouts, rubbing his hands against the chill. “Uh? Uh? More drumsticks. Bada-boom!” He receives the moans with aplomb. “I bet you’ve never heard the San Diego Christmas song. It was written by a guy here 30-plus years ago!” He doesn’t wait for requests. Now he’s singing straight out onto the street.

Mac DeMarco Covers Bing Crosby’s ‘I‘ll Be Home For Christmas’

Mad DeMarco has unveiled his rendition of a Bing Crosby classic, “I’ll Be Home For Christmas.” To celebrate the release, he dropped a music video starring an inflatable Christmas tree. In the clip, the inflatable tree wanders through a city, crossing bridges and visiting a Christmas tree...
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Bing Crosby Holiday Film Festival returns to Downtown Spokane

SPOKANE, Wash. – A Spokane holiday tradition forced to be put on a two-year pause due to COVID is making its triumphant return tomorrow. The Bing Crosby Holiday Film Festival runs all day Sunday December 19 at the Bing Crosby Theater. “Bing Crosby got his start here at our...

Bing Crosby Christmas December 17

Artists Lounge Live in partnership with BUICEntennial Productions presents A Bing Crosby Christmas starring Jared Bradshaw, featuring the music of the Andrews Sisters on Friday, December 17 at Henry County Performing Arts Center, 37 Lemon Street, McDonough, GA, 30253. Broadway veteran Jared Bradshaw (Jersey Boys, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory)...

Classic Christmas Songs From Bing Crosby, Frank Sinatra & More Receive First-Ever Videos

This holiday season, UMe has once again teamed up with legendary artists and estates to create official animated videos for some of the most beloved holiday songs in the Christmas canon from the likes of Bing Crosby, Burl Ives, Dean Martin, Ella Fitzgerald, Frank Sinatra, The Jackson 5, Jimmy Durante, Marvin Gaye, and Nat King Cole.

Sam Lawson’s Audio Vault: Bing Crosby 78 RPM Outtakes

Harry Lillis “Bing” Crosby was born in 1903 in a house built by his father at 1112 North J. Street in Tacoma. In 1906 his family moved to Spokane where he was raised. (Source: Wikipedia). This clip features some amusing recording session mishaps with Bing. Cut 1: Wrap...