Biography » Gary Giddins - Volume Two » 23/7/2018 10:28 am

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Amazon has changed it - October 30th!!!!

Biography » Gary Giddins - Volume Two » 22/7/2018 12:15 pm

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I keep checking Mr Giddins site as well as amazon and publisher's weekly but the date remains the same - Nov 13th. I hope the new date of Oct. 30th is correct, two weeks less to wait is fine by me!!!!

Biography » Gary Giddins - Volume Two » 11/7/2018 11:05 am

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Now that is great news!!!!!!

Biography » Gary Giddins - Volume Two » 02/7/2018 11:23 am

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Thank you so much for the update Mr. Macfarlane! I am so excited for Nov 13th. If you ever want to give us any other morsels of info we'd love them! Thank you again!

Biography » Gary Giddins - Volume Two » 13/4/2018 10:03 am

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Today marks the 6 month (or half year if you prefer) till publication date!!!!! I am so excited!

Biography » New books about Bing » 27/3/2018 2:54 pm

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Hello Malcolm! these books look like cheap knock off junk! Nothing like the gorgeously researched book that is yours. I randomly open a page to your book and just read a page or two almost every single day as a way to relax and get transported back to a simplier and more classy time. Thanks again for your book!

Biography » Gary Giddins - Volume Two » 13/3/2018 12:52 pm

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Just ordered mine for same day as publication delivery! My birthday is just two weeks after that so it'll be an early present to myself! I saw too it's 738 pages, I'll savor every one of them.

Recording » Underrated Recordings of 1946 » 28/2/2018 12:30 pm

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Thanks, I love these, especially Country Style from the underrated Welcome Stranger movie. I also love Sue City Sioux from that year.

Radio » Kraft Music Hall - April 30, 1942 » 30/1/2018 11:19 am

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Great stuff indeed! 1942 was such a great year for radio, songs, and movies! Especially from Bing but also from others like Jack benney, Errol Flynn, Bob Hope, Abbott and Costello...

Biography » Gary Giddins - Volume Two » 29/1/2018 6:15 pm

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Yessssss! Something extra to be Thankful for this November! Can't wait to read more in depth about the road movies, his radio shows, all the greta recordings, the relationship with his Welcome Stranger co-star etc.

Links » Who is a deserving modern comparison to Bing? » 21/6/2017 10:27 am

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On the women's side Barbara Streisand and Cher are two examples of people who were successful in several different mediums.

Links » Who is a deserving modern comparison to Bing? » 17/6/2017 11:19 am

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You are correct about Elvis, also Frank Sinatra was a major star on radio, movies, tv, as well as his recording career. Another name is Glen Campbell. His was a major recording star, had his Glen Campbell Goodtime Hour tv show, was in some pretty good movies as well like "True Grit".

Biography » Gary Giddins - Volume Two » 11/3/2017 11:19 am

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I'll be pre-ordering mine as soon as I get a date for publication (which I hope is soon)! I'm re-reading Volume 1 for the upteenth time!
 

Radio » Command Performance and G I Journal » 11/3/2017 11:17 am

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I've been listening to the Command Performances lately while I nod off in bed at night, it's amazing how many Bing hosted! That man was a ball of cool, composed energy! Between those show, his own radio shows, his movies ...wow! The ones where he is teamed up with Hope are gold, the ones with Sinatra or Judy Garland or his buddy Gary Cooper are really entertaining as well.

Member Introductions » Hello from New Jersey!!! » 11/3/2017 11:15 am

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Welcome aboard! What are some of your fav Bing films and songs? And how excited are you for Volume 2 of Gary Giddins bio on Bing that's being released this year?

Film » Road movies » 09/2/2017 11:13 am

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Morocco is prob the best, but I have a special place in my heart for Singapore because they are such best friends in it and I always have a soft spot for a bromance. I love how they fight for each other against the men who are trying to get Bob to marry Cherry, or against Anthony Quinn or the snobs on the boat. And they were so young! But here's my order:
Singapore/Morrocco (tie)
Zanzibar
Rio
Utopia
Bali
(I'm not even going to list Hong Kong)

Member Introductions » Hello from Upstate NY » 09/2/2017 11:09 am

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Thank you so much for letting me join your merry and knowledgable group. I have been fascinated with our boy Bing -along with Errol Flynn, Betty Hutton, John Wayne and others - for sometime now. I even gave a talk at the Bing symposium on Long Island many years back (regarding his Box Office dominance). It was there that I met and spoke with Mr. Giddins for a spell. The announcement of his Vol 2 is what brought me out of the woodwork. I find I am constantly singing or at least humming Bing's songs throughout the day as my children will attest - sometimes grumbly!
 

Biography » Gary Giddins - Volume Two » 09/2/2017 11:04 am

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I could not be more excited for this book! What amazing and rich years to be covered. I hope Mr. Giddins writes extensively about Joan Caulfield, his great friendship with Phil Harris, the amazing box office as well as recording performance especially in 1944 when I believe he had something like 2/3 of the time spent at 1# on the charts, along with his tireless efforts for the GI's. I hope this comes out sooner than the Fall but after over a decade and a half of waiting I guess I can go a few more months.

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