THOMAS SOWELL LOOKS AT the greatest singer of the 20th century, Der Bingle.
For decades, Crosby has been my father’s favorite singer, and he owns darn near every LP–and 78(!) that Crosby ever made. He’s also contributed a few odds and ends to some earlier biographies of Bing.
Crosby’s hiring of this fellow as his guitarist, who would go on to greatly influence Jimmy Page, allowed my dad and I to sort of bridge the gap between our respective tastes in music, and gave me an entry into my father’s music when I was a teenager.