Let your Christmas Day begin with the spotlight on several Christmas melodies. The songs begin with the Bing Crosby classic that has been on the air and in homes for 60 years. There is probably not a Christmas ever when 'White Christmas' has not been sung by a choir or covered by a recording artist somewhere.
Today in Music History: December 25, 1954
Harry Lillis Crosby, best known as "Bing", became one of America's most popular entertainers of all time. He launched his career in the early 30s with a hugely popular radio show. Crosby dominated the music charts with nearly 300 hit singles to his credit. He is well known for the ever-popular holiday classic "White Christmas", song and movie.
Bing Crosby’s rise to superstardom is a familiar American success story. He was a man of considerable talent whose hard work put him in the right place at the right time and continues to inspire generations of Americans born long after he died. Source: mymerrychristmas.com
1954 Bing Crosby's ‘White Christmas’ entered the Billboard Pop chart for the eleventh time. Bing's rendition has sold over 100 million copies around the world, with at least 50 million sales as singles. It was the largest selling single in music history until it was surpassed by Elton John's ‘Candle in the Wind 1997’.
White Christmas 1954 Bing Crosby & Danny Kaye
A Touch of Sadness...
2008 American actress, singer, and cabaret star Eartha Kitt died from colon cancer at her Weston, Connecticut home at the age of 81. Best known for her 1953 Christmas song ‘Santa Baby’.
And the music goes on beating to the rhythm of the changing times...