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|May 3 (Sunday)||Harry Lillis Crosby is born at home, 1112 North J Street, Tacoma, Washington, fourth child of Harry Lowe Crosby and Catherine Helen 'Kate' (nee Harrigan) Crosby. 'Lillis' was a family name from the distaff side. Three siblings preceded Harry Lillis: Laurence Earl 'Larry' (January 3, 1895), Everett Nathaniel (April 5, 1896), and Edward John 'Ted' (July 30, 1900). Young Harry's date of birth was usually incorrectly given as May 2, 1904 (sometimes 1901) from 1933 onwards. May 2 was used from childhood so that a younger sister, Mary Rose would have a birthday to herself.|
|May 29||Leslie Townes Hope is born in Eltham, London, England. He later changes his name to Bob Hope.|
|May 31||Is baptised Henrieum Lillis Crosby at St. Patrick's Roman Catholic Church at 1123 North J Street in Tacoma.|
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|Oct 3||Catherine Cordelia Crosby, a sister, is born.|
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|Spring||Father, who had been an auditor to Pierce County, loses his job at the courthouse apparently due to a change in administration and he moves 350 miles inland to Spokane to be a book-keeper for the Inland Brewery Company. He leaves the family behind temporarily whilst Kate awaits the birth of her next child.|
|Apr 6||The Crosbys sell their house to Kate's sister and brother-in-law (Edward J. Walsh) and rent a property at 1214 South I Street, Tacoma.|
|May 3||Mary Rose Crosby, a sister, is born at 1214 South I Street.|
|Jul||The family is reunited in Spokane and they rent a house at 303 East Sinto Avenue.
||Fall||Father buys first phonograph.|
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|Fall||Young Harry enrolls at Webster Grade School in East Sharp Avenue, Spokane.|
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|Harry's playmate, Valentine Hobart (who lives two doors away on East Sinto Avenue) dubs him 'Bingo' after a comic feature called 'The Bingville Bugle' in the Spokesman-Review newspaper. The 'o' is soon dropped and Harry becomes 'Bing' for the rest of his life, although his mother continues to call him Harry until her death in 1964.|
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|Nov 4||Wilma Winifred Wyatt is born in Harriman, Tennessee. She later changes her name to Dixie Lee and marries Bing on September 29, 1930.|
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|Theatrical debut at North Central High School auditorium. One of 12 children bouncing up and down on pogo sticks as part of a story called 'Beebee'.|
|Apr 15||R.M.S. Titanic sinks in the North Atlantic and over 1500 die.|
|Apr/May||Bing plays on Webster School baseball team.
||Sep||Bing enters the fifth grade at Webster and his teacher is Miss Agnes Finnegan.|
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|Jul||The Crosbys move into a nine-room house at 508 East Sharp Avenue, Spokane, which they have had built.|
|Aug 25||George Robert 'Bob' Crosby is born, the youngest of the seven children.|
|Sep 7||George Robert Crosby is christened at St. Aloysius Church.|
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|Bing appears in black face in a benefit to raise money for the Webster school.|
|Aug 4||Britain declares war against Germany and the First World War begins.
||Sept||Bing goes into the seventh grade at Webster and this time his teacher is Miss Nell Finnegan.|
Bing fights Jim Turner after he has insulted Mary Rose Crosby.
|Nov 4||Bing attends the birthday party of his friend Gladys Lemmon.||Dec||Bing's class present a Christmas play taken from the Ladies Home Journal and Bing plays the part of a girl.|
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|Has a summer job as a locker boy in the municipal swimming pool in Mission Park.|
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|Believed to have given first public performance at Parish Hall singing 'Ben Bolt', 'Rover' and 'One Fleeting Hour'.|
|Jun||Overseen by his mother, Bing wins seven medals at a local swimming gala. (Firsts for diving and plunging, several seconds in the 100 and 220 yard events and some thirds in others.)|
Prohibition is introduced in the State of Washington. Bing's father becomes unemployed until early 1917 as his employer, Inland Brewery, is virtually put out of business.
Bing has a job as a lifeguard at the municipal swimming pool in Mission Park as well as other jobs such as selling eggs, mowing lawns and delivering newspapers in order to get pocket money.
|Sep 6||Enters Gonzaga High School as a 'commuter'.|
Elected as 'Sergeant-At-Arms' in First Year High School, Division One.
Becomes an altar boy at St. Aloysius. He has to attend the service at 6:30 a.m. each day during every third week. This continues throughout his time in Gonzaga High School.
|Nov 3||Reads his own original composition at First Year High Class Specimen of Work.|
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|Jan||Bing's father returns to work as Inland Brewery changes name to Inland Products. At first they manufacture near-beer and vinegar and soon they add pickles and other products as well.|
|Mar 15||The Annual Elocution Contest at Gonzaga High School. Bing recites 'Old Watermelon Time' in the Junior Division.|
|Apr 6||USA enters the First World War. Larry Crosby applies for the officers' training camp at the Presidio, San Francisco and leaves within the week. He goes on to Camp Funston and trains recruits. Everett enlists in the Cavalry and is eventually posted to France where he becomes a sergeant in an artillery battery.|
Bing achieves distinctions in History, English and Christian Doctrine in First Year High, Division One.
|Jun 14||Commencement day (i.e. the beginning of the Summer vacation).|
|Jun 19/20||Al Jolson appears at the Auditorium, Spokane in 'Robinson Crusoe Jr'. Bing has a job back stage.|
|Sep 12||Opening of classes at Gonzaga High School.|
|Sep||Bing is elected as Consultor in Second Year High School, Second
Captains the 'Dreadnoughts' football team against the 'Submarines' in the Junior Yard Association Midget League.
|Oct||Joins High School Junior Debating Society.|
|Nov 2||Takes part in Second Year High School, Division Two Specimen Public Speaking Competition. He is one of four reciting Poe's poem 'Bells'.|
|Nov/Dec||Takes part in last debate of semester.|
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|Mar 5||Takes part in the Annual Elocution Contest at St. Aloysius Hall and recites 'Romancin'.|
|May||Bing makes the Junior Yard Association baseball team.|
Achieves 'First Honors' in English in Second Year High School, Division Two and 'Next in Merit' behind the gold medal winner in Elocution.
|Jun 12||Commencement day.|
Obtains a part-time job as a caddy at the local municipal golf Course.
|Sep 11||Opening of classes at Gonzaga High School.|
|Oct 13||The influenza epidemic reaches Gonzaga and a member of staff dies. Classes are suspended on October 24 because of the continuing influenza outbreak.|
|Oct 28||Classes re-start.|
|Nov||Bing plays on the Junior Yard Association football team.
||Nov 11||Germany admits defeat and signs the armistice to end the First World War.|
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|Jan/Feb||Member of Junior Yard Association basketball team.|
|Feb||Elected as Sergeant-At-Arms in Third Year High School.|
|Feb 24||Bing has a small part as 'second citizen' as the Third Year High School class present 'Julius Caesar' at St. Aloysius Hall.|
|Apr 14||Bing recites 'In Freedom's Cause' in the Annual Elocution Contest held in the Parish Hall.|
|May 31||On Junior Yard Association baseball team.|
|Jun 5||Takes part in the Grand Concert held in St. Aloysius Hall which is presented by the Glee Club and Orchestra. Bing delivers an elocution selection called 'As You Like It' with two others during the intermission. Achieves a distinction in Elocution and a merit in the Senior Academics Debating Society.|
|Jun 19||Commencement day|
|Sep 10||Opening of classes at Gonzaga High School.|
|Dec 19||Gonzaga Night (described as an annual 'fun-fest') takes place in the Parish Hall. Bing takes part, with other members of the fourth year high school class, in a burlesque on Shakespeare's 'Julius Caesar'.|
|Dec||Works at the local post office.|
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|Jan. 16||The Eighteenth Amendment to the US Constitution, prohibiting the
manufacture and sale of alcohol, comes into force. Prohibition had already
been introduced into Washington State in 1916.|
Bing is the janitor at the Everyman's Club (for loggers and miners), working between 5:00 a.m. and 7:00 a.m. until Summer.
Bing's a member of the 'Bolsheviks', a group that takes part in elocution contests and debates against 'The Dirty Six'.
As part of Fourth Year High School Section A, Bing achieves distinctions in Christian Doctrine, English, Latin, History and Civics.
Awarded Premium Place for Elocution in the High School Contest, Senior Section. (This is the second place)
|Jun 9||Graduation Day ceremonies at Gonzaga High School begin at 2:30 p.m. and Bing is the first speaker with a graduation exercise called 'The Purpose of Education'. He graduates in the Classical Course.|
|Jul||Works on a farm at Cheney with his friend Buck Williams but after a week or two they stow away on a train to Portland to try to see Bing's brother, Everett. They cannot trace him so they stow away on a train again, this time the 'Shasta Limited' to Roseburg in south Oregon, where they are spotted and put into a cattle car returning to Portland. They do eventually find Everett but later spend a night in jail after failing to pay for a Chinese meal.|
Bing badly cuts his knee with an axe whilst working with the Weyerhaeuser Timber Company, near Westdale.
|Sep 15||Enters Gonzaga University and becomes Assistant Yell Leader on the Advisory Board.|
|Sep/Oct||Sings as a member of the 'Republican' quartet.|
|Oct 27||The Gonzaga Dramatic Club presents the comedy 'The Dean of Ballarat' in St. Aloysius Hall. Bing plays a coloured aristocrat.|
|Nov 29||Gonzaga Glee Club presents 'A Study In Tone and Colour' at St. Aloysius Hall. Bing plays one of the coloured 'end' men.|
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|Mar 15||The Gonzaga Dramatic Club presents a three-act Irish playlet entitled 'The Curate of Kilronan' at St. Aloysius Hall. Bing has a supporting role.|
|Apr 19||Sings 'vocal selections' at the annual 'Gonzaga Night' held at the Knights of Columbus Hall. Music is provided by the Dizzy Seven. (During this period, Bing occasionally joins the group as drummer.)|
|April / May||Plays varsity baseball at Gonzaga.|
|May||Takes part in the Junior Philhistorian Debating Society annual banquet.|
|May 4||The Dramatic Club of Gonzaga present 'Gonzaga's Chief' at the Auditorium Theatre.|
|Jun 5/6||Al Jolson in Spokane appearing in 'Sinbad' at the Auditorium. Bing has a part-time job in the props department and is heavily influenced by Jolson's performance.|
|Jun 9||Commencement day.|
Bing plays for the Ideal Laundry baseball team in the Spokane City League.
|Sep 15||Opening of classes at Gonzaga.|
Acts as librarian for The House of Philhistorians in the first semester.
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|Jan 8||Sunday night vaudeville shows begin at Gonzaga University and continue until May. Bing appears in the first show and sings comedy songs as well as taking part in a comedy skit. The audience of 600 helps raise $150 for the University's athletic board.|
Bing is the Recording Secretary for The House of Philhistorians in the second semester.
|Feb 8||The sophomore class play 'It Pays To Advertise' is presented at St. Aloysius Hall. Bing receives a favourable review "Harry Crosby as the genial press agent 'Ambrose Peale' kept the audience in constant uproar".|
|Mar 30||Plays at third base in a baseball game which is a trial for the Gonzaga team.|
|May 5||Acts in 'The Bells' for the Henry Irving Dramatic Society of Gonzaga
University at the Woodward Theatre. Bing plays the part of a villager.|
Receives a 'Distinguished' in English.
|Jun 9||Commencement day|
Works in the pickle factory where his father is a manager.
|Jul||Joins week-end party at Honeymoon Bay on Newman Lake
||Sep 18||Begins his junior year at University and declares a pre-law major. His classes are in the morning and evening and he works afternoons for Colonel Charles S. Albert, local attorney for the Great Northern Railway for $30 per month.|
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|Feb 12||Acts in 'Seven Keys to Baldpate' presented by the Gonzaga Dramatic Club at the American Theatre. Bing plays 'Lou Max'.|
|May 3||Bing takes part in 'Letter Night' at Gonzaga and performs in a comedy
skit. Also sings as a member of the Gonzaga Harmony Trio at the event.
||Jun 13||College and Law Commencement day at Gonzaga.
||Summer||Bing has a singing lesson with Professor Martucci.||Sep 19||Bing enrolls for the Fall semester and attends classes at Gonzaga.||Nov 8||The Gonzaga Dramatic Club presents the three-act comedy 'It Pays To
Advertise' at the American Theatre and Bing again receives a favourable
mention as he reprises his performance as 'Ambrose Peale'.||Fall||Buys a set of drums. Has two singing lessons with Professor Krantz.|
The Charleston becomes the biggest dance craze of the decade.
|1 9 2 4||Joins Musicaladers as drummer and singer. Al Rinker is the band's
They make their debut together at the Manito Park Social Club.||Jan - Mar||The Musicaladers work for three months at the Casino theater.|
The Musicaladers go on to obtain an engagement at the Pekin Cafe, a second story Chinese restaurant in the Fidelity Mutual Building where they appear twice weekly.
|April (possibly)||Bing decides to drop out of University on realising he
more money singing than he would as an assistant lawyer.||Jul - Aug||The Musicaladers play at Lareida's Dance Pavilion at E4902
receiving $25 for three nights a week.||Nov 4||President Calvin Coolidge is re-elected.||1 9 2 5||The condenser microphone replaces the acoustic horn and the Columbia Company becomes the first to issue electrically recorded discs.||Spring||The Musicaladers disband.|
Bing and Al Rinker learn to play golf at Downriver Park.
|May 9||The gala reopening of the Clemmer Theater in Spokane. The new
manager, Roy Boomer, takes on a vocal quartet, including Bing, with Al Rinker
accompanying on piano from the pit, to entertain between the films.
"The manager of the theater got a quartet together and wanted us to do a little stage presentation. We did, but the quartet wasn't very good. I was in the pit playing piano for the guys. The manager finally let the quartet go but he kept Bing. He thought he'd let Bing try it alone. I played in the pit for Bing and he did songs like 'Red Hot Henry Brown'. He'd sing and dance a little. We did this for a couple of weeks and then Bing came down into the pit and we started doing duets. Bing had a little cymbal and I'd play piano and sing with him. We stayed at the Clemmer Theater for a few more weeks. We were each making $30 a week. That was big money for us." (Al Rinker)
They continue at the Clemmer Theater for about four months until the manager cancels the show.
|Fall||Bing and Al shuttle between odd jobs, party engagements and parties and then decide that they must move on if they are to succeed in show business.||Oct 15||Bing and Al leave Spokane for Seattle in a 1916 Model-T
Ford and play a weekend with Jackie Sounders' band at the Hotel Butler there
before deciding to go to Los Angeles. They are said to play a week at a movie
theater in Tacoma and sing in several speakeasies at Portland and San
Francisco en route.||Nov 7||They arrive in Los Angeles and make contact with Al's
sister, Mildred Bailey, who lives at 1307 Coronado, and with Bing's brother,
Everett, who is acting as a truck salesman as a front for selling liquor.||Nov 9||Bing and Al are driven down to Tijuana, Mexico by their
friend Jimmy Heaton. On the way back, Bing and Al take a short ride in the
rear cockpit of a plane from Ryan airfield, San Diego. They are both
terrified!||Nov ?||Bing and Al have a tryout at the Cafe Lafayette where Harry Owens
recommends they audition for Rube Wolf at the Boulevard Theater.||Dec 7||The Fanchon and Marco Time Agency hire them for 13 weeks to take part in a revue called The Syncopation Idea, starting at the Boulevard Theater in Los Angeles and then on the Loew's circuit. They each earn $75 a week. The revue includes a troupe of dancing girls called 'The 16 California Flashes'.||Dec 30||The silent film Ben Hur has its New York premiere at the Cohan Theatre, New York.||1 9 2 6||Jan 9-15||'The Syncopation Idea' revue appears at the Balboa Theatre, San
Diego.||Jan 18-24||'The Syncopation Idea' at Long Beach.||Jan 25-31||Show goes on to Santa Ana for week.||Feb 1-3||The show is at San Bernardino.||Feb 4-12||Appearing at the Boulevard Theatre in Los Angeles, Crosby and
are billed in Variety magazine separately from 'The Syncopation Idea'.||Feb 13-19||Show at Loew's Warfield, San Francisco.||Mar||'The Syncopation Idea' closes in Sacramento, after performances in
Oakland, Pomona and Glendale. Bing and Al return to Los Angeles where they
rent an apartment.||Apr||Bing and Al are hired for Will Morrissey's Music Hall Revue at the
Grove Theatre in Los Angeles at $150 weekly for the act. Rehearsals take
place in readiness for the planned opening on April 29.||Apr 30 - Jun 23||Will Morrissey's Music Hall Revue at the Orange Grove
The show is scheduled to open April 29, but is postponed one hour before curtain time to the next day because of a lack of costumes.||May||Bing and Al perform at a Hollywood party for the cast of 'Charlot's
Revue' (including Bea Lillie, Jack Buchanan and Gertrude Lawrence). Bing
an impact singing 'Montmartre Rose'.||Jun 24 - Aug 4||Will Morrissey's Music Hall Revue at the Majestic Theatre,
Angeles. During this period there is publicity about Morrissey being
for drunken driving and also about cheques payable to the cast being
dishonoured. Part way through a show on July 27, Morrissey tells the
that the performance cannot continue as he has not been paid by his
The agent Edward Small is in the audience and he puts up $1,000 to allow
show to be completed.||July (possibly)||Bing and Al take part in a huge entertainment evening for the American Legion at the Olympic Auditorium in Los Angeles.||Aug 9-12||Will Morrissey Music Hall Revue at Spreckels Theatre in San Diego, including a matinee performance August 11.||Aug 13 - Sep 11||The Revue moves to the Capitol Theatre in San Francisco.
||Aug 23||Rudolf Valentino dies in New York at the age of 31.
The Will Morrissey Music Hall Revue moves to the Lobero Theatre in Santa Barbara where it closes, having struggled throughout its run.
|Sep 16 - Oct 15||Paul Whiteman and his orchestra at the Million Dollar
in Los Angeles. Bing and Al go to the railway station to see the
arrival in Los Angeles.||Sep 18-24||Under contract to Paramount-Publix, the duo appears at the
in San Francisco in Jack Partington's 'Purple and Gold Revue'. They are
as "Crosby and Rinker - Two Boys and a Piano -- Singing Songs Their Own
Way".||Sep 25 - Oct 1||The boys continue at the Granada in another Partington revue
called 'Bits of Broadway' and receive favourable comment:
"Crosby and Rinker delight with their repertoire of songs, beginning with
'Mary Lou'."||Oct 6||Favourable review of the act also seen in Variety.
"Two boys from Spokane and not new to show business but new to picture
work. They appeared with Will Morrissey's Music Hall Revue and were a
in a show that was a flop. Bringing their methods to the Granada, they
registered solidly and on the crowded Sunday performances practically
the show. The duo works with a piano and minus orchestral accompaniment.
Blues of the feverish variety are their speciality. They are well equipped
with material, presumably their own. Young and clean cut, the boys found a
quick welcome. When they have completed their weeks locally, they will
unquestionably find a market for their wares in other presentation houses.
Wherever the public goes for 'hot' numbers served hot, Crosby and Rinker
to have an easy time."||Oct 8-14||Bing and Al sing at the Metropolitan Theatre in Los Angeles in a
cine-variety show which is also called 'Bits of Broadway' and stars Eddie
Peabody. They do four shows a day and five at weekends. Paul Whiteman's
manager, Jimmy Gillespie, sees the act and the boys are called to meet
Whiteman at the Million Dollar Theatre. To their amazement, Whiteman hires
them for $150 weekly each. They are to join Whiteman in Chicago in
when the duo will have completed their existing commitments.||Oct 15-21||Bing and Al continue at the Metropolitan and the show this week
called 'Russian Revels'.||Oct 16-30||Paul Whiteman at California Theatre in San Francisco.
||Oct 18||Bing and Al make their first record, I've Got the Girl, singing
chorus without label credit with Don Clark's Biltmore Hotel Orchestra in
grand ballroom of the hotel in Los Angeles for Columbia Records.||Oct 22-28||The show at the Metropolitan is called 'Joy Week' and although
Eddie Peabody is still the star, Crosby and Rinker are billed second.
||Oct 30 - Nov 5||Crosby and Rinker back at the Granada in San Francisco in
another Partington show called 'Dancing Around'. Peggy Bernier is also in
show.||Nov 6-12||Bing and Al continue at the Granada in a show called 'Jazz a la
Carte'. Peggy Bernier is again in the show.
||Nov 13-19||Crosby and Rinker continue at the Granada, San Francisco and this
time the revue is called 'Way Down South'.||Nov 15||NBC Radio goes on the air.
||Nov 22||Bing and Al arrive back in Spokane. His mother says that Bing has
on weight.||Nov 24-28||Starting at 11 p.m. on November 24 for the 'midnight'
performance, Bing and Al perform at the Liberty Theatre in Spokane
(alternating with the film) earning $175 each. Their act is called 'Let's
Go Now' and is said to be 'their own original novelty'.||Nov 27||Bing and Al appear once at the Davenport Hotel in Spokane. They are
billed as 'Two Boys With a Piano and a Voice'.||Nov 29 - Dec 4||Paul Whiteman at the Chicago Theatre, Chicago.||Dec 6-11||Bing and Al open with Whiteman at the Tivoli Theatre in Chicago and are a hit. They give four shows a day. (During his years with Whiteman, Bing performs with Bix Beiderbecke, Jimmy and Tommy Dorsey, Eddie Lang, Joe Venuti, Red Nichols, Andy Secrest, Frank Trumbauer, Roy Bargy, Lennie Hayton, Eddie Lang and Matty Malneck, among others.)
Bing sees Louis Armstrong perform at Sunset Cafe, Chicago.
|Dec 13-18||The Whiteman show moves to the Uptown Theatre in Chicago.
||Dec 22|| (2 - 5:20 p.m.) In Chicago, Whiteman produces Bing and Al's second record, 'Wistful and Blue', for the Victor Talking Machine Company.||Dec 27 - Jan 8||Whiteman ensemble at the Missouri Theatre, St. Louis where they break all house records. They had only been booked for one week but they are held over because of the demand to see them.||1 9 2 7||Jan 10-15||Whiteman at the Allen Theatre, Cleveland
||Jan 16-22||The Whiteman troupe moves on to the Hippodrome, Youngstown,
Ohio.||Jan 23-29||Whiteman at the Circle, Indianapolis. The show is put on four
daily.||Jan 30 - Feb 5||Whiteman at Castle Farm, Cincinnati.||Feb 7||Whiteman troupe arrive at Grand Central Station, New York in the
and Whiteman is taken by motor parade down Broadway to City Hall where the
Acting Mayor greets him. The parade goes on to the Paramount for a "grand
ballyhoo" and then to the Hotel Astor for a welcome home lunch.||Feb 10||Bing and Al are part of a vocal group which
with Paul Whiteman in New York for Victor.||Feb 12-18||Whiteman is at the Paramount Theatre in New York in a
show. The show opens on February 12 and Bing and Al receive favourable
comment in Variety magazine.
"...From the coast, he has brought in Rinker and Crosby, a smart two man
piano act who sing pop ditties differently and are of the Van and Schenck
class. After Whiteman gets through grooming the boys, they will be plenty
in the money. At the Whiteman restaurant, they will be even more impressive."
Rinker and Crosby vocalised two numbers and accepted as many encores. Unfortunately the Crosby and Rinker act cannot be heard in certain parts of the theatre and is withdrawn after only three performances. Thereafter Bing and Al sing in the lobby to the overflow crowd waiting to enter the theatre.
|Feb 18||Paul Whiteman's 'Broadway at 48th.' Club opens on the site of the
former Trianon at 11 p.m. in front a host of celebrities. The orchestra
advertised as playing during dinner and supper. Crosby and Rinker are
noticed when they perform during the intermission and they are eventually
relegated to fill in as stagehands raising and lowering the curtains.||Feb 25 ||More group work for Bing and Al at a recording
session in New York with Whiteman for Victor.||Feb 28||Bing and Al record 'Pretty Lips' with Whiteman.||Mar 3|| Bing and Al record 'I'm Coming Virginia' but all four takes are
rejected.||Mar 7||Bing records 'Muddy Water' with Whiteman in New
for Victor. His first solo, albeit only a chorus, and without label
credit.||Mar 9||Variety quotes the cabaret bill at the Paul Whiteman Club as being
Paul Whiteman Orchestra and the Whiteman Boys. The latter act presumably
includes Bing and Al Rinker.||Mar 22 - May 21||The Whiteman troupe are featured in the musical comedy Lucky starring Mary Eaton at the New Amsterdam Theatre. Ruby Keeler and Skeets Gallagher are also in the cast. The Whiteman band appears each night for 25
minutes at about 11 p.m. in a New York cabaret sequence late in Act Two
and plays five numbers. Bing and Al sing 'Sam, the Old Accordion Man'.
High prices have to be charged to cover the cost of including the Whiteman
Orchestra. The show, which has matinees on Wednesdays and Saturdays, lasts
for 71 performances. The orchestra also continues to perform at the Whiteman night club during this period.||Apr 13||The new floor show at the Paul Whiteman Club opening today is said
to include "the following entertainers from Whiteman's Orchestra: Henry Busse, Jack Sperzel, Wilbur Hall and Big Crosby (sic)."||Apr 29 (1:30 - 4 p.m.)||Bing and Al again record 'I'm Coming Virginia'. This time it is a success. They also record 'Side By Side'.||May 6/9||Further recording sessions with Whiteman as part of a vocal group.
The duo becomes a trio when Harry Barris joins them on Matty Malneck's suggestion and the new group becomes Paul Whiteman's Rhythm Boys one month later.
|May 22||Whiteman gives a one hour concert at the Century Theatre as a
benefit for Saranac Lake Day Nursery.||May 24||(1 - 4:40 p.m.) Harry Barris joins Bing and Al to record
with Whiteman. They are not yet billed as 'The Rhythm Boys'.||May 24||The Paul Whiteman Club closes for the summer. In fact it is sold
during August and the name is changed.||May 25||Variety states that Charles B. Dillingham has suffered a net loss of
$270,000 on his production of 'Lucky' which closed on May 21.||Jun 4-10||The Whiteman troupe return to the Paramount in New York and their
show is called 'Rhapsodyland'. It alternates with the film. The "new
trio" of Bing, Al Rinker and Harry Barris receives a favourable review.||Jun 11-17||Whiteman continues at the New York Paramount and this time the show is called 'Rushia!'.||Jun 18-24||Whiteman still at Paramount and the show is now called 'S.S.
Syncopation'.||Jun 20||The Rhythm Boys make their first 'official' records, including
'Mississippi Mud', in New York.||Jun 25 - Jul 1||Whiteman continues at the Paramount in a show entitled 'Jazz
A La Carte'.||Jul 2-8||Whiteman remains at the Paramount with a show called 'Fireworks'.||Jul 6||Bing and Al are again part of a vocal group
which records with Whiteman in New York.||Jul 9-15||Whiteman's "grand farewell party" at the New York Paramount in a
show dubbed 'Ali Baba'.
Whiteman takes his troupe on a highly successful tour around east coast ballrooms playing one night at each.
|Aug 16/19/20||Bing is involved in morning recording sessions with Whiteman
starting at 9 a.m. in Camden, New Jersey, some jointly with Al Rinker
Harry Barris and one as part of a vocal group.||Sep 10-23||Whiteman and his ensemble appear at the New York Paramount as the
first part of a tour on the Publix circuit.||Sep 18||CBS Radio goes on the air.
||Sep 21 (2 - 4:10 p.m.)||Bing records with Whiteman in New York as part of
vocal group.||Sep 25 - Oct 1||Whiteman at the Metropolitan, Boston.||Oct 6||The film The Jazz Singer starring Al Jolson premieres at the Warner
Theatre, New York.||Oct 9-15||The Whiteman troupe appears at the Michigan Theatre in Detroit.||Oct 16-22||Whiteman at Castle Farm, Cincinnati.||Oct 23-28||Whiteman at Indiana Theatre, Indianapolis. Bix Beiderbecke and
Frankie Trumbauer join him there on October 27.||Oct 29 - Nov 4||Whiteman in St. Louis at the Ambassador Theatre. Bing is
introduced to Estelle Shaffner and they go with Bix Beiderbecke and Ruth
Shaffner on a tour of the night spots ending up at 'The Wedge' where Bing
sings with the band.||Nov 7-13||Whiteman performs in Chicago at the Chicago Theatre.||Nov 11/17||Recording sessions in Chicago for the Rhythm Boys.||Nov 14-20||Whiteman moves to the Uptown Theatre, Chicago.||Nov 18||Bing in recording studios as Hoagy Carmichael records 'Washboard
with Whiteman. Bing is the stand-in vocalist just in case problems emerge.||Nov 21-27||Whiteman at the Tivoli Theatre, Chicago. Tommy Dorsey leaves the
||Nov 23||Bing records with Bix Beiderbecke for the first
time as they both contribute to 'Changes' with the Whiteman orchestra at
Victor Studios in Chicago.||Nov 25||Bing records 'Mary' with Paul Whiteman and the
Orchestra.||Nov 29||Whiteman troupe gives performance at
Hall, Columbus, Ohio.||Nov 30||Performance by Whiteman orchestra at Land o' Dance, Canton, Ohio.||Dec 1||Whiteman presents a four hour programme at Madison Gardens, Toledo,
Ohio.||Dec 2||Similar programme at Prudden Auditorium,
Lansing, Michigan. Rhythm Boys featured.||Dec 4-11||Whiteman at Allen Theatre, Cleveland.||Dec 12-16||Whiteman at Loew's Penn Theatre, Pittsburgh.||Dec 19-24||The Century Theatre, Baltimore is the next venue for the Whiteman
entourage.||Dec 26||Whiteman entertains at Coliseum Ballroom,
York, Pennsylvania in front of 2,500 people.||Dec 27||The musical 'Show Boat' opens at the Ziegfeld Theatre in New York.||Dec 28||Whiteman gives concert at Town Hall, Scranton, Pennsylvania.||Dec 29||Another concert at the Armory, Wilkes Barre, Pennsylvania.||Dec 30||Orchestra performs at the Kalurah Temple, Binghampton, New York.||Dec 31||Whiteman ensemble provides the stage show for the New Year's Eve
festivities at the Bellevue-Stratford Hotel in Philadelphia.||1 9 2 8||Jan 1||The Whiteman band travel from Philadephia to New York by train.||Jan 4||Whiteman and his troupe star in a new
NBC radio broadcast sponsored by Dodge Brothers Automobile Co. and known as
the 'Victory' hour. Bing takes part but is not mentioned much to the
of his family listening in Spokane. Will Rogers acts as m.c. and joins the
programme from the West Coast as does Al Jolson.||Jan 11||Whiteman records Ol' Man River for Victor at
Liederkranz Hall in New York. Bing sings the vocal chorus, still without
label credit.||Jan 12||Rhythm Boys record 'From Monday On' in New York.||Jan 14-20||Whiteman at Mosque Theatre, Newark, New Jersey. Rhythm Boys take
part. Bing still earning $150 per week.||Jan 20||Bing records a solo of 'From Monday On' in New York with Frank
Trumbauer and his Orchestra for Columbia but it is not issued. At the same
session, Bing records another version of 'Mississippi Mud'.||Jan 22-28||The Whiteman band performs at the Stanley Theatre, Philadelphia.||Jan 27||Bing records 'Make Believe' with Whiteman in
Camden, New Jersey.||Jan 30||Whiteman troupe does one nighter at Mealey's Auditorium, Allentown,
Pennsylvania.||Feb 1||Whiteman at Coliseum Ballroom, Harrisburg for one performance.||Feb 2||Whiteman group arrives at Cathaum Theatre, Penn State College for one
nighter.||Feb 3||Whiteman gives performance at Auditorium Dance Hall, Johnstown,
Pennsylvania.||Feb 4||Whiteman ensemble returns to New York.||Feb 7||Recording date at Liederkranz Hall in New
with Whiteman.||Feb 8||Bing takes part in the recording of 'There
Ain't No Sweet Man' with Whiteman at Liederkranz Hall.||Feb 13||(1:15 - 4 p.m.) Bing records 'Sunshine' with Whiteman.||Feb 18||Another recording date with Whiteman for
Victor at Liederkranz Hall. 'Mississippi Mud' is recorded.||Feb 20||Whiteman gives performance at Altoona, Pennsylvania.||Feb 21||Orchestra performs at Youngstown, Ohio.||Feb 23||The Whiteman troupe moves on to Fairmount, West Virginia where they
give a concert.||Feb 25||Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania is the next stop for the Band.||Feb 28||Bing records 'From Monday On' and 'High
with Whiteman in New York.||Mar 1/12/14/15/16||Recording dates in New York, some with Whiteman and some
with Rhythm Boys.||Mar 3||Paul Whiteman gives the band a week's vacation.||Mar 18-27||Sundry one-nighters undertaken by orchestra.||Mar 28||Orchestra performs for the Woman's Pay Club in New York.||Mar 29||Whiteman takes part in second Dodge Brothers radio show which is
entitled 'Film Star Radio Hour'. An un-named vocalist is mentioned as
with the orchestra and this could have been Bing.||Mar 31 - Apr 6||Whiteman at Paramount, New York in cine-variety bill and his
show is entitled 'Rainbow Rhapsody'.||Mar 31||Whiteman's 'Ol' Man River' (with Bing's vocal) is the most popular
record of the week and it eventually reaches No. 1 in the charts.||Apr 7-13|| Whiteman continues at the Paramount in New York and this week his
show is called 'Say It With Music'.||Apr 14-20||In their final week at the Paramount, the Whiteman troupe is
featured in a show called 'Broadway Blues'.||Apr 21-25||
Bing is involved in more recording dates with Whiteman for Victor at
Liederkranz Hall in New York.||Apr 27 - May 10||Whiteman show at Loew's Metropolitan Theatre, Boston.||May 12||Whiteman and the Rhythm Boys begin recording on the Columbia Records
label in New York.||May 13/17/21/22/23/25||Further recording dates for Columbia in New York.||May 14-19||Whiteman at Loew's Metropolitan Theatre in Brooklyn.||May 26 - Jun 1||Whiteman company, including Rhythm Boys, at Capitol Theatre,
Detroit.||Jun 2-8||The show moves on to Shea's Buffalo Theatre, Buffalo.||Jun 10/17/18/19||Recording dates in New York.||Jun 11-15||Whiteman at Lincoln Theatre, Trenton, New Jersey doing four shows
day at 3, 6, 8 and 10 pm.||Jun 19||Rhythm Boys take part with Whiteman in a coast-to-coast radio
over NBC between 10 p.m. and 11 p.m. and sing 'That's Grandma'. After
the programme, which originates from station WEAF in New York, the
travels to Hastings-on-Hudson to play for Mayor Jimmy Walker's birthday
starting at 12:01 a.m. on June 20.||Jun 23-29||Whiteman (including Rhythm Boys) at Minnesota Theatre,
giving four performances daily. The show does the greatest business in the
history of the city.||Jul 2-8||The show is at the Chicago Theatre, Chicago.||Jul 9-15||Whiteman at the Uptown Theatre in Chicago.||Jul 16-22||The Tivoli Theatre is the next venue in Chicago for the Whiteman
ensemble.||Aug 1||It is announced that the Rhythm Boys, without Whiteman, will be going on the Keith-Albee, Orpheum and Proctor vaudeville circuit (subsequently known as Radio-Keith-Orpheum from October) throughout Pennsylvania, Illinois, Michigan, Minnesota, Wisconsin and Ohio. Whiteman is to be allowed to recall the trio at will. On tour, they are introduced by a cardboard cut-out of Whiteman and a recording of his voice. Bing earns $300 a week. The trio reportedly
becomes lazy and misses travel connections.||Aug 6-8||Rhythm Boys at Proctor Theatre at Yonkers, New York.||Aug 9-12||Rhythm Boys at Keith's 81st Street, New York.||Aug 20-26||The act is at the Palace in Cleveland.||Aug 27- Sep 1||St. Louis is the next stop for the Rhythm Boys.||Sep 2-8||The Rhythm Boys appear at the Palace in Chicago.||Sep 13-16||The Rhythm Boys move on to Keith's Theatre at Youngstown, Ohio
more appearances.||Sep 17-19||The trio's next venue is Keith's at Toledo, Ohio where it is said
that the theatre manager rings the curtain down in their faces following an
off colour joke.||Sep 20-23||Rhythm Boys perform at Keith's in Grand Rapids.||Sep 24-26||They go on to the Uptown Theatre at Detroit, Michigan.||Sep 27-30||Rhythm Boys at the Hollywood Theatre in Detroit.||Oct 1-3||Appearing at Keith's in Dayton, Ohio.||Oct 4-7||They go on to perform at Keith's in Louisville.||Oct 8-13||Rhythm Boys at Albee Theatre, Cincinnati.||Oct 15-17||The act is at the Keith-Albee Palace in Columbus, Ohio. Jack
is the master of ceremonies. The boys miss their advertised performance on
October 14 as they had gone to Nashville by mistake.||Oct 18-21||Rhythm Boys at the Palace in Canton, Ohio and again Jack Benny is
the same bill.||Oct 22-28||The trio is at the Princess Theatre in Nashville.||Oct 29-31||Erie, Pennsylvania is the next location for the trio's
when they appear at the Erie Theatre.||Nov 5-11||Back in Chicago, the Rhythm Boys appear at the State-Lake Theatre.
Bing dates Peggy Bernier whom he first met at the Granada in San Francisco
October 1926.||Nov 6||Herbert Hoover is elected President of the United States.||Nov 10||Rhythm Boys record 'My Suppressed Desire' and 'Rhythm King' in
for Columbia Records.||Nov 12-18||The act moves on to the Palace, Milwaukee.||Nov 19-21||Rhythm Boys perform at the Palace Theatre in Rockford, Illinois
where Bing is supposed to have spent a day in jail on arrival as he was
and the Rhythm Boys miss four shows.||Nov 22-24||The trio are on the bill at the Orpheum in Madison, Wisconsin.||Nov 26-28||At Orpheum Theatre, St. Paul, Minnesota.||Nov 29 - Dec 1||The boys move on to the Orpheum, Sioux City, Iowa.||Dec 3-9||Rhythm Boys at the Orpheum in Omaha, Nebraska.||Dec 10-16||The act performs for a week at the Mainstreet Theatre in Kansas
City.||Dec 17-19||Rhythm Boys at State Theatre, Jersey City. Their baggage arrives
late and they have to perform without costumes at the first show.||Dec 20-22||Act performs at Fordham Theatre in New York City.||Dec 22||Bing records 'Makin' Whoopee' with Whiteman in New York.||Dec 23-29||Rhythm Boys at Palace, New York. Bing receives a good review in
Variety: "The ballad idea by Bing Crosby is great for a change of pace, his 'When
Summer Is Gone' going well. The youngsters, they look as though they have
barely attained their majority, work smoothly and politely for all their
freak modulations and with a nice presence and address, particularly Crosby who is the balance to Barris' torrid inhibitions."||Dec 28||Bing records 'I'll Get By' and 'Rose of Mandalay' with Sam Lanin's
Ipana Troubadours in New York for Columbia Records.||Dec 31 - Jan 2||Rhythm Boys at Ritz, Elizabeth, New Jersey.||1 9 2 9||Jan 3-6||The trio performs at the Regent Theatre in Paterson, New Jersey.||Jan 7-9||Rhythm Boys move on to Majestic Theatre, Easton, Pennsylvania.||Jan 10-13||The act is featured at Colonial Theatre in Allentown,
Pennsylvania.||Jan 25||In New York, Rhythm Boys record 'So The Bluebirds and the
but this version is never issued. Then Bing makes three tracks with Sam
and his Orchestra, 'I'm Crazy Over You', 'Susianna' and 'If I Had You' for
Okeh Records.||Jan 26||Still in New York, Bing records for Okeh Records and sings 'The
of the Blues', 'Let's Do It' and 'My Kinda Love' with the Dorsey Brothers
Orchestra who use Glenn Miller's arrangements.||Feb 5 (9 to 10 p.m.)||Whiteman makes his first radio broadcast
Gold Cigarettes over WABC in New York. Eddie Cantor guests. The Old Gold
people especially request the presence of Bing and the Rhythm Boys on the
and Whiteman re-employs them at $900 per week. The Rhythm Boys sing
Whoopee' and Bing has a solo on 'Let's Do It'.||Feb 6 - Apr 27||Whiteman reopens atop the New Amsterdam Theatre in the
Midnight Frolic with Helen Morgan as the main guest star. Many celebrities
attend the opening night. The show starts at 11:30 p.m. each night after
theatre shows have finished. The Whiteman band also double in the stage
of Whoopee in the New Amsterdam Theatre. It is probable that the Rhythm Boys sometimes formed part of one or both of the shows. Maurice Chevalier makes his New York debut in the Frolic on February 18.||Feb 12||Another Whiteman Old Gold radio show is broadcast but Bing does not
appear on the show.||Feb 14-17||Rhythm Boys featured at Palace, Rochester.||Feb 19||Whiteman's Old Gold radio show. The Rhythm Boys perform 'Where the
Little Violets Grow' and Bing sings 'When Summer is Gone'.||Feb 26||Another Old Gold show is broadcast and Bing sings three solos in addition to two songs by the Rhythm Boys.||Feb 28||Bing records 'My Angeline' and 'Coquette' with Whiteman. The first song is not released.||Mar 2-8||Rhythm Boys top the bill in a cine-variety show at Fox, Brooklyn.||Mar 5||Whiteman's Old Gold radio show.||Mar 7||Bing records 'My Angeline' again with Whiteman, this time
successfully.||Mar 12||Old Gold broadcast. Bing sings 'Louise'.||Mar 14||For Columbia Records, Bing sings 'My Kinda Love' and 'Till We
for his first record where his name appears on the label as a solo artist
orchestral accompaniment.||Mar 15||Bing records 'Louise' with Whiteman in New York.||Mar 19||Old Gold Broadcast. Bing sings 'I Kiss Your Hand, Madame'.
Bing rejects an offer by an agent, Lou Squires, to go solo.||Mar 26||Old Gold Broadcast. Bing prominent.||Apr 2/9||Old Gold Broadcasts.||Apr 5/10/25||Recording dates with Whiteman in New York.||Apr 16||Another Old Gold broadcast. Bing has two solos as well as joining
Rhythm Boys numbers.||Apr 23||Old Gold broadcast.||Apr 26||Orchestra appears at Star Casino, New York.||Apr 27||Whiteman troupe makes final appearance in the Ziegfeld Midnight
Frolic.||Apr 30||Weekly Old Gold Broadcast. Bing continues to be featured.||May 3/4/16||Bing records with Whiteman in New York.||May 4-18||Whiteman appears at Pavillon Royal, a well known restaurant on
Merrick Road, Valley Stream, Long Island.||May 7/14||Old Gold Broadcasts.
||May 19||Orchestra appears in 'Friar's Frolic' at Metropolitan Opera House,
York. Eddie Lang joins the band.||May 21||Last Old Gold broadcast from New York. Bing has two solos. The
Whiteman troupe hold a farewell party at The Tavern.||May 24||Bing records two solos in New York 'I Kiss Your Hand, Madame' and
'Baby, Oh Where Can You Be' accompanied by Eddie Lang (for the first time)
two other musicians, Matty Malneck and Roy Bargy.||May 24||Old Gold leases a special train for Whiteman to take him to
to film The King of Jazz. The train is to stop at 16 cities across the
nation. Rhythm Boys on board with Whiteman Orchestra. Performance that
at Metropolitan Opera House, Philadelphia.||May 25||Orchestra broadcasts from the Syria Mosque, Pittsburgh over station
WJAS. Bing prominent.||May 26||Whiteman in Cleveland at station WHK (10 am) before going on
Toledo for appearance at the Armory (2 p.m.). Goes on to Detroit for
concert at the Olympia (8:30 p.m.).||May 27||Arrives at Fort Wayne, Indiana and plays a short concert at
Pennsylvania Station in driving rain.||May 28||Weekly Old Gold broadcast from Chicago radio station WBBM. The
orchestra also performs at a benefit concert at the Auditorium Theatre,
Chicago.||May 29||Orchestra performs at the State Arsenal, Springfield, Illinois.||May 30||Whiteman ensemble at Indianapolis where they appear in connection
the Memorial Day races.||May 31||Whiteman gives concert at St. Louis in the Washington University
House. Also makes radio broadcast from station KMDX.||Jun 1 (7 - 10 p.m.)||Whiteman troupe give show at Convention Hall,
City, Missouri. A radio broadcast takes place from station KMBC.||Jun 2||At Omaha for concert at City Auditorium in front of 4,500 (2
then to Lincoln, Nebraska for a 30 minute concert at Burlington railway
station at 6:30 p.m. before a crowd of 5,000.||Jun 3||The Old Gold train arrives in Denver, the home of the Whiteman family
and there are major festivities. In the evening, the Whiteman family
entertain the troupe at their farm.||Jun 4||Rehearsal at Shirley-Savoy Hotel, Denver.
concert at Municipal Auditorium (3-4:30 p.m.) and weekly Old Gold
broadcast from Denver station KLZ. (6-7 p.m.). Departure for Salt
Lake City at 8:30 p.m.||Jun 5||Whiteman performs at Granada Theatre in Salt Lake City.||Jun 7||The train arrives at Los Angeles' Union Station at 3 p.m. and
whole ensemble are guests at a reception at Universal City before going on
San Francisco.||Jun 8-13||Whiteman performs at Pantages, San Francisco.||Jun 11 (5-6 p.m.)||Weekly Old Gold broadcast from station KYA.||Jun 12||The orchestra plays for the Optimist Club Luncheon at the Bellevue
Hotel, San Francisco.||Jun 15 (9:30 a.m.)||Whiteman and his party arrive at Central Station, Los
Angeles where they are greeted by a crowd of 500.||Jun 15-22||Whiteman appearing at Pantages Theatre, Los Angeles.||Jun 17||The orchestra plays for the Chamber of Commerce benefit dinner at
Majestic Theatre.||Jun 18 (5-6 p.m.)||Weekly Old Gold broadcast from station KMTR, Los
Angeles continues each Tuesday until August 27. Bing and Rhythm Boys
involved.||Jun 24||Whiteman reports to Universal to film The King of Jazz but
the script is not ready. The troupe are under salary to Universal but have
nothing to do except enjoy themselves and take part in the weekly Old Gold
broadcast.||Jun 25||Weekly Old Gold broadcast. The announcer is Harry Von Zell and Bing
has a solo as well as two songs with the Rhythm Boys.||Jul 2||Another Old Gold broadcast with Bing having three solos.||Jul 3||Rhythm Boys open at Eddie Brandstatter's Montmartre Club, on the
floor of 6757 Hollywood Boulevard, as a separate act. The Master of
Ceremonies is Danny O'Shea. Bing first meets Dixie Lee at the Montmartre
when she is dating Frankie Albertson.
Bing, Kurt Dieterle and Mischa Russell rent a house on Fairfax Avenue in Los Angeles. They also join Lakeside Country Club and golf daily with other members of the band. Bing really gets the urge to play better golf and from then on works very hard to improve his game.
|Jul 9/16/23/30||Old Gold broadcasts. Bing prominent.||Jul 29 - Aug 4||Rhythm Boys appear at Orpheum Theatre for one week in
to their Montmartre Club engagement.
James Ryan, the casting director at Fox, tells Bing to forget movies because of his protruding ears.
Bing makes screen tests for MGM.
|Jul 31||A car accident involving two of the Whiteman troupe occurs. Mario
dies from his injuries whilst Joe Venuti, who was driving, is badly injured
and sustains a broken arm.||Aug 3||Al Rinker's sister, Mildred Bailey, throws a 'home-brew' party for
Whiteman band. She sings and Whiteman decides to sign her as the first
regular female vocalist with a nationally-known orchestra.||Aug 6/13/20/27||Regular Old Gold broadcasts over KMTR.||Aug 7||Rhythm Boys headline in 'Show of Shows Night' at Club Montmartre.
Bing appears at Curtis Mosby's Apex Nite Club together with many other stars. He sings two songs accompanied by a pianist from the Whiteman band, probably Lennie Hayton.
|Aug 16||Whiteman and the orchestra play at the Santa Barbara Fiesta Day.||Aug 27||Last Old Gold broadcast from Station KMTR.||Aug 28||Whiteman's film The King of Jazz is still not ready to go before
cameras and Whiteman sets off with his group back East. Hoagy Carmichael
hitches a ride, bunking with Bing on the train.||Aug 31||Whiteman opens at Pavillon Royal, Long Island.||Sep 3 (9-10 p.m)||Whiteman begins broadcasting his Old Gold show
New York station WABC; Bing has solos and the Rhythm Boys duet with Mildred
Bailey.||Sep 6/13/27||Bing records with Whiteman in New York.
Meets a man called O'Connell in Loretti's one Monday night and after a tour of several bars, Bing wakes up on Wednesday morning in an apartment amongst gangsters. Whilst he is in the bathroom, there is shooting and Bing hides until there is silence and then leaves quietly.
|Sep 10/17/24||Old Gold broadcasts from Station WABC, New York. On the September 17 show, the 'Old Gold Trio' makes its debut. This is a 'sweet'
trio comprising Bing, Al Rinker and Jack Fulton.||Oct 1/8/15/22||Weekly Old Gold broadcasts from station WABC, New York.||Oct 9||Bing records 'Great Day' and 'Without A Song' with Whiteman in New
York.||Oct 16/18||Bing again records with Whiteman in New York. Whiteman leaves
Hollywood and is followed a few days later by the rest of the troupe.||Oct 24||Wall Street crashes.
||Oct 25||The orchestra and Bing arrive back in Hollywood.||Oct 29||The Old Gold broadcast comes from station KMTR, Los Angeles.||Nov 2||Bing drives a girl home from a studio party after the Southern
California versus California football game and has a car accident in which
girl is slightly injured. He has been drinking and is arrested and held
overnight before being released on bail. A week later he is sentenced to 60
days in jail, but he is released under escort for filming. Loses a
solo 'Song Of The Dawn' to John Boles, and the movie is slightly delayed.
Bing's sentence is eventually commuted to 40 days.||Nov 5/12/19/26||Weekly Old Gold broadcasts. Bing may have missed some of
these.||Nov 8||Filming of The King of Jazz commences in Hollywood. Whiteman pays
Crosby $400 a week.||Dec 3/10/17/24/31||Old Gold broadcasts. It is not known whether Bing
participated in any of these.||Dec 28||'Great Day' is at No. 1 in the charts.|