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Bing Crosby

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Bing Crosby

American singer and actor add

Category: Movies & TV

Born in 1902.

Countries: United States (71%), United Kingdom (5%), Canada (3%)

Main connections: Louis Armstrong, Bob Hope, Going My Way

Linked to: Ampex, Decca Records, Academy Award for Best Actor, Gonzaga University

 

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Bing Crosby was born in 1902 add something


1904

He always believed he was born on May 2, 1904 add something


1906

In 1906, Crosby's family moved to Spokane, Washington add something


1910

In 1910, six-year-old Harry Crosby was forever renamed add something


1917

In 1917, Crosby took a summer job as property boy at Spokane's "Auditorium," where he witnessed some of the finest acts of the day, including Al Jolson, who held Crosby spellbound with his ad libbing and spoofs of Hawaiian songs add something


1921

Joan Marsh - Marsh made her last film appearance as a child in 1921, and returned to films with a role in "King of Jazz" , in which she sang with Bing Crosby


1923

In 1923, Bing Crosby was invited to join a new band composed of high school students much younger than himself add something


1925

By 1925, Crosby had formed a vocal duo with partner Al Rinker, brother of singer Mildred Bailey add something


1926

Harry Owens - Bing Crosby and Owens began their friendship when both played the Lafayette Cafe in Los Angeles in 1926

 

Harry Owens - He studied for a career in law, but started a band in 1926, when he was booked into the Lafayette Cafe in Los Angeles and auditioned a young Bing Crosby

 

Paul Whiteman - In late 1926 Whiteman signed three candidates for his orchestra: Bing Crosby, Al Rinker, and Harry Barris.


1927

Irving Berlin - On its first release and subsequent releases, the song was consistently near the top of the charts: Bessie Smith, in 1927, and Louis Armstrong, in 1937; no. 1 by Bing Crosby and Connee Boswell; Al Jolson, in 1947


1928

Crosby soon became the star attraction of the Rhythm Boys, and in 1928 had his first number one hit with the Whiteman orchestra, a jazz-influenced rendition of "Ol' Man River" add something

 

Sam Lanin - In 1928 and 1929, Lanin recorded with Bing Crosby

 

Bix Beiderbecke - In the meantime, Beiderbecke played on four number-one records in 1928, all under the Whiteman name: "Together," "Ramona," "My Angel," and "Ol' Man River", which featured Bing Crosby on vocals.


1930

As the 1930s unfolded, Crosby became the leading singer in America add something

 

Billboard's statistician Joel Whitburn determined Crosby to be America's most successful recording act of the 1930s, and again in the 1940s add something

 

Crosby first took up golf at 12 as a caddy, dropped it, and started again in 1930 with some fellow cast members in Hollywood during the filming of "The King of Jazz" add something

 

In the 1930s, his friend and former college classmate, Gonzaga head coach Mike Pecarovich appointed Crosby as an assistant football coach add something

 

Hoagy Carmichael - Carmichael composed and recorded "Up a Lazy River" in 1930 and the first recorded version of "Stardust" with lyrics was recorded by Bing Crosby in 1931

 

Paul Whiteman - During the 1930s Whiteman had several radio shows, including Kraft Music Hall and Paul Whiteman's Musical Varieties, which featured the talents of Bing Crosby, Mildred Bailey, Jack Teagarden, Johnny Mercer, Ramona, Durelle Alexander and others.

 

Louis Armstrong - His 1930s recordings took full advantage of the new RCA ribbon microphone, introduced in 1931, which imparted a characteristic warmth to vocals and immediately became an intrinsic part of the 'crooning' sound of artists like Bing Crosby.

 

Kirsten Flagstad - Hollywood tried to cash in on Flagstad fever, after her sudden popularity in the US in the mid 1930s, with her many appearances on NBC Radio, The Kraft Music Hall with Bing Crosby, and regular appearances on CBS's The Ford Sunday Evening Hour

 

Lionel Stander - In the 1930s and 1940s he was on the "Eddie Cantor Show", Bing Crosby's KMH show, the "Lux Radio Theater" production of "A Star Is Born", "The Fred Allen Show", the "Mayor of the Town" series with Lionel Barrymore and Agnes Moorehead, "Kraft Music Hall" on NBC, "Stage Door Canteen" on CBS, the "Lincoln Highway Radio Show" on NBC, and "The Jack Paar Show", among others

 

Spike Jones - In the 1930s he joined the Victor Young orchestra and thereby got many offers to appear on radio shows, including Al Jolson's "Lifebuoy Program", "Burns and Allen", and Bing Crosby's "Kraft Music Hall"

 

Recording studio - The smooth-toned ribbon microphones developed by the RCA company in the 1930s were crucial to the 'crooning' style perfected by Bing Crosby, and the famous Neumann U47 condenser microphone was one of the most widely used from the 1950s


1931

White Christmas - Crosby had separate charting singles in every calendar year between 1931 and 1954; the annual re-release of "White Christmas" extended that streak to 1957 add something

 

Ten of the top 50 songs for 1931 featured Crosby, either solo or with others add something

 

His composition "At Your Command" was no.1 for three weeks on the U.S. pop singles chart beginning on August 8, 1931 add something

 

On September 2, 1931, Crosby made his solo radio debut add something

 

Toby Wing - In 1931 she became one of the first Goldwyn Girls, and in 1932 she was seen in Mack Sennett-produced comedies made by Paramount, one starring Bing Crosby

 

Arthur Tracy - Listeners demanded to know his identity, but it was not revealed until five months after his 1931 debut on CBS. The following year he was off to Hollywood to appear in "The Big Broadcast of 1932" with other radio stars, including Bing Crosby, Kate_Smith and the Boswell Sisters

 

Carl Fenton - Under the direction of Greenberg, the Carl Fenton Orchestra moved to radio, where they co-starred with a young Bing Crosby from 1931-1932 on the CBS network


1932

Crosby played the lead in a series of sound era musical comedy short films for Mack Sennett, signed a long-term deal with Jack Kapp's new record company Decca, and starred in his first full-length feature, 1932's "The Big Broadcast", the first of 55 films in which he received top billing add something


1933

Jane Froman - In 1933 Froman moved to New York City where she appeared on Chesterfield's "Music that Satisfies" radio program with Bing Crosby


1934

A multimedia star, from 1934 to 1954 Bing Crosby was a leader in record sales, radio ratings and motion picture grosses add something

 

Lionel Hampton - In 1934 he led his own orchestra, and appeared in the 1936 Bing Crosby film Pennies From Heaven alongside Louis_Armstrong.

 

Norman Taurog - In 1934, he directed "We're Not Dressing", starring Bing Crosby, Carole_Lombard, George Burns, Gracie Allen, and Ray Milland


1935

Crosby was a fan of thoroughbred horse racing and bought his first racehorse in 1935 add something

 

It was one of the magnetic tape recorders that BASF and AEG had built in Germany starting in 1935 add something

 

Norman Taurog - In 1935, he directed the star-studded musical showcase "The Big Broadcast of 1936" starring Bing Crosby and George Burns and Gracie Allen


1936

By 1936, he'd replaced his former boss, Paul Whiteman, as the host of NBC's "Kraft Music Hall", the weekly radio program where he remained for the next ten years add something

 

Bob Burns (comedian) - Burns returned to Los Angeles in 1936, where "Kraft Music Hall" was now hosted by Bing Crosby

 

Ethel Merman - Merman initially was overlooked for the 1936 screen adaptation of "Anything Goes" when Bing Crosby insisted his wife Dixie Lee be cast as Reno Sweeney opposite his Billy Crocker, but when she unexpectedly dropped out of the project Merman was given the opportunity to reprise the role she had originated on stage

 

Jimmy Dorsey - On August 17, 1936, Bing Crosby recorded "Pennies from Heaven" with the Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra, a recording that went number one for ten weeks and became one of the top records of 1936.

 

Glenn Miller - The Big Broadcast of 1936 starred Bing Crosby, George_Burns, Gracie Allen, Ethel Merman, Jack Oakie, and Bill "Bojangles" Robinson and featured other performances by Dorothy Dandridge and the Nicholas Brothers, who would appear with Miller again in two movies for Twentieth Century Fox in 1941 and 1942.

 

Josephine Antoine - Outside of incidental occasions such as with Bing Crosby on KPO, October 22, 1936, Miss Antoine appeared for some years on "The Carnation Contented Hour" radio program


1937

In 1937, he became a founding partner of the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club and a member of its Board of Directors add something

 

Spike Jones - From 1937 to 1942, he was the percussionist for the John Scott Trotter Orchestra, which played on Bing Crosby's first recording of "White Christmas

 

Del Mar Fairgrounds - Its Del Mar racetrack was built by the Thoroughbred Club in 1937 by founding members Bing Crosby and Pat O'Brien with Paramount Studios as corporate sponsor

 

Shirley Ross - Ross would make a considerably bigger splash with her next Robin-Rainger assignment, "Blue Hawaii," sung as a duet with Bing Crosby in the 1937 film "Waikiki Wedding


1938

The Mutual network, on the other hand, had pre-recorded some of its programs as early as the 1938 run of "The Shadow" with Orson Welles add something

 

Val Rosing - In 1938, Rosing moved to America at the urging of Louis B. Mayer, who renamed him Gilbert Russell, with hopes of making Russell the "English Bing Crosby

 

Jack Carson - Radio was another source of employment for the team, starting with a 1938 appearance on the "Kraft Music Hall" when Bing Crosby hosted the show

 

Ellen Drew - She became a fixture at Paramount Pictures from 1938 to 1943, where she appeared in as many as six films per year, including "Sing You Sinners" with Bing Crosby and "The Lady's from Kentucky" with George Raft


1939

He had 24 separate popular singles in 1939 alone add something

 

Gregory Gaye - Gaye, in a role he was getting used too, played Count Georges De Remi in "Paris Honeymoon" starring Bing Crosby in 1939


1940

Although often overlooked in many Crosby biographies, Bing charted an impressive 23 Billboard hits from 47 recorded songs with the immensely popular Andrews Sisters, whose Decca record sales were second only to Bing's throughout the 1940s add something

 

Crosby starred with Bob Hope in seven "Road to" musical comedies between 1940 and 1962, cementing the two entertainers as an on-and-off duo, despite never officially declaring themselves a "team" in the sense that Laurel and Hardy or Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis were teams add something

 

Crosby was a registered Republican, and actively campaigned for Wendell Willkie in 1940 against President Roosevelt, arguing that no man should serve more than two terms in the White House add something

 

The series consists of "Road to Singapore" , "Road to Zanzibar" , "Road to Morocco" , "Road to Utopia" , "Road to Rio" , "Road to Bali" , and "The Road to Hong Kong" , and Crosby and Hope were planning another entry called "The Road to the Fountain of Youth" in 1977, which was dropped upon Crosby's death add something

 

They made one film appearance together in "Road to Rio" singing "You Don't Have to Know the Language," and they sang together countless times on radio shows throughout the 1940s and 1950s add something

 

Roy Brown (blues musician) - Back cover of "We Came To Party", presumably by Roy Brown himself After a move to Los Angeles , California some time in the 1940s, and a brief period spent as a professional boxer in the welterweight category, he won a singing contest in 1945 at the Million Dollar Theater covering "There's No You", originally recorded by Bing Crosby

 

Alexis Smith - During the 1940s she appeared alongside some of the most popular male stars of the day, including Errol Flynn in "Gentleman Jim" , Fredric March in The Adventures of Mark Twain and "San Antonio" , Humphrey Bogart in "Conflict" and "The Two Mrs. Carrolls" , Cary Grant in a sanitized, fictionalized version of the life of Cole and Linda Porter in "Night and Day" , and Bing Crosby in "Here Comes the Groom"

 

Van Alexander - Later in the 1940s, he was hired by Bing Crosby to work in Hollywood, and worked extensively as a composer, arranger, and conductor for film scores


1941

Holiday Inn - The biggest hit song of Crosby's career was his recording of Irving Berlin's "White Christmas", which he first introduced on a Christmas Day radio broadcast in 1941 , and soon thereafter in his 1942 movie "Holiday Inn" add something

 

Robert E. Dolan - He became music director for MGM in 1941 and moved on to Paramount, where he was music director for 16 Bing Crosby pictures


1942

Crosby's recording hit the charts on October 3, 1942, and rose to No. 1 on October 31, where it stayed for 11 weeks add something

 

Tom Adair - Adair and Dennis wrote numerous songs for Dorsey, Bing Crosby, and Dinah Shore and penned Frank Sinatra's hit "Let's Get Away from It All." In 1942, Matt Dennis joined the Army Air Corps

 

Decca Records - In 1942, American Decca released the first recording of "White Christmas" by Bing Crosby

 

Holiday Inn - The name "Holiday Inn" was given to the original hotel by his architect Eddie Bluestein as a joke, in reference to the 1942 musical film "Holiday Inn", starring Bing Crosby and Fred Astaire


1943

And the new ABC network, which had been formed out of the sale of the old NBC Blue network in 1943 following a federal anti-trust action, was willing to join Mutual in breaking the tradition add something

 

In 1943, Binglin's horse Don Bingo won the Suburban Handicap at Belmont Park in Elmont, New York, New York add something

 

Buck Ram - Kent and Gannon revised and re-copyrighted their song on September 27, 1943, and it was this version that Bing Crosby made famous


1944

Alexander M. Poniatoff ordered his Ampex company, which he'd founded in 1944, to manufacture an improved version of the Magnetophone add something

 

Crosby won an Academy award for Best Actor for "Going My Way" in 1944, and was nominated for the 1945 sequel, "The Bells of Saint Mary's" add something

 

Crosby won an Academy award for Best Actor for his role as Father Chuck O'Malley in the 1944 motion picture "Going My Way", and was nominated for his reprise of the role in "The Bells of St. Mary's" the next year, becoming the first of four actors to be nominated twice for playing the same character add something

 

Going My Way - "'Going My Way"' is a 1944 American musical comedy-drama film directed by Leo McCarey and starring Bing Crosby and Barry Fitzgerald

 

John Lerew - He travelled via the United States, meeting film stars Bing Crosby, Bob_Hope, and Dorothy Lamour on the set of "Road to Utopia" at Los Angeles in February 1944


1945

Crosby's radio career took a significant turn in 1945, when he clashed with NBC over his insistence that he be allowed to pre-record his radio shows add something

 

It topped the charts again in 1945, and for a third time in January 1947 add something

 

Van Johnson - In 1945, Johnson tied with Bing Crosby as the top of a list of box office stars chosen yearly by the National Association of Theater Owners

 

Going My Way - "Going My Way" was adapted as a radio play the January 8, 1945, broadcast of The Screen Guild Theater starring Bing Crosby, Barry_Fitzgerald and Paul Lukas


1946

From 1946 until the end of his life, he was part-owner of baseball's Pittsburgh Pirates add something

 

Dean Martin - By 1946, Martin was doing relatively well, but was still little more than an East Coast nightclub singer with a common style, similar to that of Bing Crosby

 

Don Ameche - From 1946 to 1949, Ameche, along with other Los Angeles entertainment figures including Bing Crosby and Bob Hope, was a co-owner of the Los Angeles Dons of the All-America Football Conference, a rival to the National Football League

 

Robert Lewis (actor) - Though he went on to perform in and co-direct musicals like "Ziegfeld Follies" , starring Fred Astaire, and he directed the 1956 version of "Anything Goes" , starring Bing Crosby and Donald O'Connor, Lewis was strictly tied to a contract with MGM studios

 

Robert Lewis (director) - Though he went on to perform in and co-direct musicals like "Ziegfeld Follies" , starring Fred Astaire, and he directed the 1956 version of "Anything Goes" , starring Bing Crosby and Donald O'Connor, Lewis was strictly tied to a contract with MGM studios


1947

After the war, the event resumed play in 1947 on golf courses in Pebble Beach, where it has been played ever since add something

 

Crosby's recording was so popular that he was obliged to re-record it in 1947 using the same musicians and backup singers; the original 1942 master had become damaged due to its frequent use in pressing additional singles add something

 

Though the two versions are very similar, it is the 1947 recording which is most familiar today add something

 

And he did record his first Philco program in August 1947 so he could enter the Jasper National Park Invitational Golf Tournament in September, just when the new radio season was to start add something

 

Crosby hired Mullin to start recording his "Philco Radio Time" show on his German-made machine in August 1947, using the same 50 reels of I.G. Farben magnetic tape that Mullin had found at a radio station at Bad Nauheim near Frankfurt while working for the U.S. Army Signal Corps add something

 

Jackie Robinson - According to a poll conducted in 1947, Robinson was the second most popular man in the country, behind Bing Crosby

 

Dick Haymes - He joined Bing Crosby and The Andrews Sisters for an historic session in 1947 producing the Billboard hit "There's No Business Like Show Business", as well as "Anything You Can Do "

 

Bob Hope - Hope bought a share of the Los Angeles Rams football team in 1947 with Bing Crosby and sold it in 1962


1948

Also in 1948, the "Music Digest" estimated that Crosby recordings filled more than half of the 80,000 weekly hours allocated to recorded radio music add something

 

In 1948, the second season of Philco shows was taped with the new Ampex Model 200 tape recorder using the new Scotch 111 tape from the Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing company add something

 

"Yank" magazine recognized Crosby as the person who had done the most for American G.I. morale during World War II and, during his peak years, around 1948, polls declared him the "most admired man alive," ahead of Jackie Robinson and Pope Pius XII add something


1950

Crosby was a frequent guest on the musical variety shows of the 1950s and 1960s add something

 

Developed by John T. Mullin and Wayne R. Johnson since 1950, the device aired what were described as "blurred and indistinct" images, using a modified Ampex 200 tape recorder and standard quarter-inch audio tape moving at 360 inches per second add something

 

Oliver Hardy - Frank Capra later invited Hardy to play a cameo role in "Riding High" with Bing Crosby in 1950

 

Louis Armstrong - In 1950, Bing Crosby, the most successful vocalist of the first half of the 20th century, said, "He is the beginning and the end of music in America.

 

Insurance Company of North America - In the 1950s, INA engaged in two notable marketing ventures: In 1955, it began an eight-year sponsorship of CBS Radio's popular "Christmas Sing with Bing" programs, starring Bing Crosby

 

Ampex - Starting in the early 1950s, RCA, Bing Crosby and others tried to record analog video on very fast-moving magnetic tape

 

Ronnie Ronalde - Such was his success in the US in the 1950s, he was seen as serious competition to Frank Sinatra and Bing Crosby, and others such as Richard Tauber and Josef Locke


1951

Bing Crosby Enterprises , gave the world's first demonstration of videotape recording in Los Angeles on November 11, 1951 add something

 

Liam O'Brien (screenwriter) - He became an overnight success six years later when his first screenplay, the romantic comedy "Here Comes the Groom", with Bing Crosby and Jane Wyman, earned him an Oscar nomination in 1951


1952

Rear Window - At one point, the voice of Bing Crosby can be heard singing "To See You Is to Love You", originally from the 1952 Paramount film "Road to Bali"


1953

The Binglin Stable partnership came to an end in 1953 as a result of a liquidation of assets by Crosby, who needed to raise enough funds to pay the hefty federal and state inheritance taxes on his deceased wife's estate add something


1954

A Bing Crosby-led group purchased KCOP-TV station in 1954 add something

 

Carl Switzer - In the 1954 musical film "White Christmas" his picture is used to depict an Army buddy of lead characters played by Bing Crosby and Danny Kaye, and the brother of the female leads played by Rosemary Clooney and Vera-Ellen

 

The Country Girl (1954 film) - "'The Country Girl"' is a 1954 American drama film directed by George Seaton and starring Bing Crosby, Grace_Kelly, and William Holden


1955

Julie Andrews - In November 1955 Andrews was signed to appear with Bing Crosby in what is regarded as the first made-for-television film, "High Tor"


1956

High Society - Crosby and Armstrong would remain professionally friendly for decades, notably in the 1956 film "High Society", where they sang the duet "Now You Has Jazz add something

 

Buddy Bregman - Bing Crosby's 1956 album "Bing Sings Whilst Bregman Swings" which Bregman arranged and conducted later went platinum

 

Torben Meyer - He played a scribe in the John Wayne film "The Conqueror" in 1956, and later he played a French waiter in the musical "Anything Goes" starring Bing Crosby and Donald O'Connor

 

The Philadelphia Story (film) - The film was adapted in 1956 as the MGM musical "High Society", starring Bing Crosby, Grace_Kelly, Frank Sinatra, Celeste Holm, and Louis Armstrong, directed by Charles Walters


1957

After Dixie's death, Crosby had relationships with actresses Inger Stevens and Grace Kelly before marrying the actress Kathryn Grant in 1957 add something

 

Johnny Duncan (bluegrass musician) - His first unsuccessful solo recording was a cover version of Hank Williams' "Kaw-Liga", but in 1957 his recording of a calypso called "Last Train To San Fernando" became the seventeenth most popular recording of that year in the UK, when its only rivals were Buddy Holly's "That'll Be The Day"; "True Love" by Bing Crosby and "Diana" by Paul Anka

 

Rosemary Clooney - In later years, Clooney would often appear with Bing Crosby on television, such as in the 1957 special "The Edsel Show", and the two friends made a concert tour of Ireland together

 

Around the World in 80 Days (1956 film) - It was a hit for Bing Crosby in 1957, and was a staple of the easy-listening genre for many years: "Around the world I searched for you / I traveled on when hope was gone to keep a rendezvous


 

" The Recording Industry Association of America did not institute its gold record certification program until 1958, by which point Crosby's record sales were barely a blip; prior to that point, gold records are awarded by an artist's own record company add something

 

Hound Dog (song) - In 1958, the "Hound Dog"/"Don't Be Cruel" single became just the third record to sell more than three million copies, following Bing Crosby's "White Christmas" and Gene Autry's "Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer"


1960

High Time - In 1960, Crosby starred in "High Time", a collegiate comedy with Fabian and Tuesday Weld that foretold the emerging gap between older Crosby fans and a new generation of films and music add something

 

Crosby smoked it during his early career when it was still legal, and "surprised interviewers" in the 1960s and 1970s by advocating its decriminalization add something

 

Rosemary Clooney - Clooney's career languished in the 1960s, partly due to problems related to depression and drug addiction, but revived in 1977, when her "White Christmas" co-star Bing Crosby asked her to appear with him at a show marking his 50th anniversary in show business

 

Tom Waits - He later admitted that he was not a fan of the 1960s music scene, stating, "I wasn't thrilled by Blue Cheer, so I found an alternative, even if it was Bing Crosby

 

Harry Reser - In 1960 he appeared with Bing Crosby, Peggy_Lee and Buster Keaton in "A 70th Birthday Salute to Paul Whiteman" on TV's "The Revlon Revue"

 

Tuesday Weld - In 1960, she appeared as Joy, a free-spirited university student in "High Time", starring Bing Crosby and Fabian

 

Gene Kelly - Kelly frequently appeared on television shows during the 1960s, but his one effort at television series, as Father Chuck O'Malley in Going My Way (1962–63), based on the Best Picture of 1944 starring Bing Crosby, was dropped after thirty episodes, although it enjoyed great popularity in Roman Catholic countries outside of the United States.


 

In 1962, Crosby was given the Grammy Lifetime Achievement award add something

 

Joan Collins - In 1962, she sang "Let's Not Be" in the film "The Road to Hong Kong" with Bing Crosby and Bob Hope

 

Frank Sinatra - Sinatra's move toward the Republicans seems to have begun when he was snubbed by President Kennedy in favor of Bing Crosby, a rival singer and a Republican, for Kennedy's visit to Palm Springs, California, in 1962.


 

In 1963, Crosby received the first Grammy Global Achievement award add something


1964

Jim Backus - An avid golfer, Backus made the 36-hole cut at the 1964 Bing Crosby Pro-Am tournament

 

Beverly Garland - In the 1964-1965 television season, Garland co-starred in the role of Ellie Collins with Bing Crosby as husband Bing Collins in the ABC sitcom "The Bing Crosby Show"


1965

His son, Lindsay Howard, became one of Crosby's closest friends; Crosby named his son Lindsay after him, and would purchase his 40-room Hillsborough, California estate from Lindsay in 1965 add something

 

Meadow Court won the 1965 King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes, and the Irish Derby add something

 

Max Bell - Among his biggest victories, Bell won the 1965 Irish Derby with the colt Meadow Court, whom he had sold one-third shares of ownership to McMahon and Bing Crosby just prior to the race

 

Max Bell - The pair joined with singer Bing Crosby to win the Irish Derby in 1965 while he and McMahon won the 1968 Queen's Plate


1967

Peter R. Arnott - On April 1, 1967, the band appeared on the television show "The Hollywood Palace", with Bing Crosby as guest host


1968

Ray Charles (composer) - After a couple of years commuting, in 1968, Charles and his family relocated to Los Angeles, where he produced a Bing Crosby Special and worked on "The Hollywood Palace"

 

Johnny Mathis - In a 1968 interview, Mathis cited Lena Horne, Nat King Cole, and Bing Crosby among his musical influences


1970

In the early 1970s he made two famous late appearances on the "Flip Wilson Show", singing duets with the comedian add something


1974

Crosby finally quit smoking his pipe following lung surgery in 1974 add something

 

Following his recovery from a life-threatening fungal infection of his right lung in 1974, Crosby emerged from semi-retirement to start a new spate of albums and concerts add something


1975

Fred Astaire - In the summer of 1975, he made three albums in London , Attitude Dancing, They Can't Take These Away From Me, and A Couple of Song and Dance Men, the last an album of duets with Bing Crosby.


1976

Cyril Ornadel - "At My Time of Life" from "Great Expectations" was recorded by Bing Crosby in 1976


Bing Crosby died in 1977 add something

 

In March 1977, after videotaping a concert for CBS to commemorate his 50th anniversary in show business and with Bob Hope looking on, Crosby backed off the stage and fell into an orchestra pit, rupturing a disc in his back and requiring a month in the hospital add something

 

His first performance after the accident was his last American concert, on August 16, 1977; when the power went out, he continued singing without amplification add something

 

Crosby's last TV appearance was a Christmas special filmed in London in September 1977 and aired just weeks after his death add something

 

Phil Harris - After Crosby died in 1977, Harris sat in for his old friend doing color commentary for the telecast of the annual Bing Crosby Pro-Am Golf Tournament

 

Kathryn Crosby - Since Bing Crosby's death in 1977, she has taken on a few smaller roles and the lead in the short-lived 1996 Broadway musical "State Fair"


1981

Nathaniel Crosby, Crosby's youngest son from his second marriage, was a high-level golfer who won the U.S. Amateur at age 19 in 1981, at the time the youngest-ever winner of that event add something


1991

Elmo Tanner - He was posthumously inducted into the Whistlers' Hall of Fame in 1991, joining previous inductees Bing Crosby and Fred Lowery


1995

Gary Crosby died in 1995 at the age of 62, and 69-year-old Phillip Crosby died in 2004 add something


2006

In 2006, Crosby's niece, Carolyn Schneider, published the laudatory book "Me and Uncle Bing add something


2007

In 2007 Crosby was inducted into the Hit Parade Hall of Fame, and in 2008 into the Western Music Hall of Fame add something

 

The family launched an official website on October 14, 2007, the 30th anniversary of Crosby's death add something


2008

Jessica Martin - In 2008, she joined author and columnist Mark Steyn to release a cover of "It's a Marshmallow World", a holiday song first popularized by Bing Crosby


2009

He apparently viewed the complete film just once, and stored it in his wine cellar, where it remained undisturbed until it was discovered in December 2009 add something


2010

The restored broadcast was shown on MLB Network in December 2010 add something