Friday, June 08, 2018

Just How Big Was Bing Crosby?

Well, consider these items I included in the summer edition of the “When Swing Was King” newsletter that we hand out to the residents of the 10 senior care facilities where we do the program every month.

To see the full 4 pages, check 'em out on the Vital Signs Ministries website right here.)

* Bing Crosby had 43 #1 records! That’s more than the Beatles and Elvis — put together!

* Bing’s career total of record sales tops one billion albums sold, making him the most popular singer ever.

*  “White Christmas” alone has sold more than 100,000,000 copies and is the best-selling single of all time.

* In movie ticket sales, Bing Crosby ranks just below Clark Gable and John Wayne. For 15 years  Bing made the list of the Top Ten box office draws. And for five of those years, he was number one. 

* Bing Crosby entertained U.S. soldiers tirelessly during World War II. Indeed,  the GI’s voted him the person who had done the most for their morale.