Happy Birthday, Bing Crosby

Bing Crosby was born on this day in 1903, according to This Day in Music.  Here he shares top billing with The Andrews Sisters in “Pistol Packin’ Mama.” What a great and distinctive voice.

Here is with Bob Hope singing the title track from “Road to Morocco.” More on Crosby:

Bing Crosby was born Harry Lillis Crosby, Jr. in Tacoma, Washington, the fourth of seven children of Catherine Helen “Kate” (Harrigan) and Harry Lowe Crosby, a brewery bookkeeper. He was of English and Irish descent. Crosby studied law at Gonzaga University in Spokane but was more interested in playing the drums and singing with a local band. (Continue Reading…)