Tuesday, December 2, 2014


I watched an ABC Christmas program on the TV last night with a number of celebrated stars performing the traditional holiday music.

One performer was introduced to sing White Christmas.

The introduction was something like this: " This song has been sung by great artists like Bing Crosby and Lady Gaga.

Lady Gaga?  To me Lady Gaga has a long, long way to go before she should be put into the same breath as Bing Crosby.

If fact, to put Lady Gaga even in the same catagory as Crosby is an insult to Bing.

To me, Lady Gaga is a flash in the proverbial pan  compared to the longevity of the Mr. Crosby.

Wikipedia records: "For 15 years (1934, 1937, 1940, 1943–1954), Crosby was among the top 10 in box-office drawing power, and for five of those years (1944–1948) he topped the world.[27] He sang four Academy Award-winning songs – "Sweet Leilani" (1937), "White Christmas" (1942), "Swinging on a Star" (1944), "In the Cool, Cool, Cool of the Evening" (1951) – and won the Academy Award for Best Actor for his role in Going My Way (1944).
He collected 23 gold and platinum records, according to the book Million Selling Records. The Recording Industry Association of America did not institute its gold record certification program until 1958."

Sorry Lady Gaga, you've got a long, long, long, long, way to go.  And ABC, wrong choice of words for the introduction of the song White Christmas.

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