ARCHIVE ON 4: BING CROSBY MEETS (320kbs-m4a/129mb/56mins)
BBC Radio 4 Extra broadcast: 23rd December 2017
Ken Barnes - Bing Crosby's record producer - explores how this beloved American crooner also maintained a high profile radio career. One out of four Americans tuned into his Kraft Music Hall.
For 30 years, Bing Crosby was the King of Radio, hosting over 4000 broadcasts - including singing and speaking with stars like Louis Armstrong, Groucho Marx, Judy Garland, Ella Fitzgerald and Bob Hope.
Producer: Caroline Barbour
First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2001.