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Bing Crosby

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White Christmas Bing Crosby, London Symphony Orchestra 03:03
Pistol Packin' Mama Bing Crosby, The Andrews Sisters 03:02
Peace On Earth / Little Drummer Boy Bing Crosby, David Bowie, London Symphony Orchestra 02:39
The Little Drummer Boy Bing Crosby 03:00
Gone Fishin' Bing Crosby, Louis Armstrong, John Scott Trotter & His Orchestra 02:30
Do You Hear What I Hear? Bing Crosby 02:45
Swinging On A Star Bing Crosby 02:30
Dinah Bing Crosby, The Mills Brothers 02:51
Sleigh Ride Bing Crosby, London Symphony Orchestra 02:51
Have Yourself a Merry Little Bing Crosby 02:51

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White Christmas
Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas
Winter Wonderland
What Child Is This/The Holly And The Ivy

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Biography

A major star for half a century, Bing Crosby enjoyed unprecedented success as a singer and actor, selling half a billion records in his lifetime. His relaxed, crooning style dominated the swing era, creating a template for virtually every male singer who emerged in the post-war, pre-rock'n'roll era. The fourth of seven children, he adopted "Bing" from The Bingville Bugle, a column in his local paper and caught the singing bug after watching Al Jolson perform in Spokane. He played drums in a local band but it was in a duo with Al Rinker that he caught the eye of the famous bandleader Paul Whiteman, who hired him at $150 a week. As a member of Whiteman's Rhythm Boys, his popularity soared and by 1931 he'd become a major star, making his first movie The Big Broadcast in 1932. He also hosted his own radio show and took singing to a different level, recording his biggest hit White Christmas for the 1942 movie Holiday Inn. He also established a long partnership with Bob Hope in the Road To... movies.