Bing Crosby – Biography
Bing Crosby was born in 1903 in Tacoma, Washington. At an early age, he fell in love with the music and performances of Al Jolson, the most popular singer in America at the time. Crosby soon found the fast track to success: a job performing with the Paul Whiteman Orchestra, a successful vocal trio called The Rhythm Boys and several collaborations with Bix Beiderbecke, Tommy Dorsey, Hoagy Carmichael and more. By the time he began a solo career at the start of the 1930s, Crosby was the most successful in the country.
The advent of radio and the invention of new recording technology allowed Crosby to adopt a more intimate style of singing known as crooning. He skyrocketed to multimedia superstardom and released hit single after hit single, and also embarked on a successful acting career. As one of the finest singers of the 20th century, Crosby’s influence on popular culture is immeasurable. Keep reading below for Bing Crosby album reviews and accolades.
- Cowboy Songs (1939) A-
- Colin’s Review Music Hall of Fame
- 1930s Greatest Albums – #5
- 1930s Best Songs – #12, #16 & #35
- 1930s Artists of the Decade – #1