They received widespread radio exposure which caught the attention of Bing Crosby
and led to their first professional recording Swinging on a Star.
Top 10: 1 Frank Sinatra; 2 Elvis Presley; 3 Nat 'King' Cole; 4 Ella Fitzgerald; 5 Bing Crosby
; 6 John Lennon ; 7 Aretha Franklin; 8 Billie Holiday; 9 Barbra Streisand; 10 Freddie Mercury.
It's not easy to locate Bing Crosby
's promotional radio rendering of "Buckin' the Wind" from the 1933 movie Too Much Harmony.
and Fred Astaire are at their absolute best in this charming tale that'll get you in the mood for Easter.
1903: Bing Crosby
(pictured), was born in Tacoma, Washington, as Harry Lillis Crosby.
Years ago we had Frank Sinatra, Elvis Presley and Bing Crosby
, even through to Tom Jones and the Three Tenors.
once told Al Jolson that if he wanted to suceeed on TV, he should stand behind him while Bing mimed.
Some were recorded by major stars like Bing Crosby
and Sammy Davis jnr.
SUPERB TEAMWORK: Steve Coogan, left, as Bing Crosby
and Bernard Hill asGeorge Crosby.
Some of the tunes featured are classics (John & Yoko's HappyXmas (War Is Over), Wizzard's I Wish It Could Be Christmas Everyday, Bing Crosby
's White Christmas and Band Aid's Do They Know It's Christmas?) but for every gem there's a multitude of unwanted Britney Spears, SClub 7 and Kylie efforts.
I WOULD like to pass comment on the recent anniversary of the death of the great Bing Crosby
He says: "Beingalifelongfanof Bing Crosby
I did a tribute act to the great man and still do to this day.