Wednesday, 21 February 2018

Archive On 4: Bing Crosby Meets

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.

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