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Happy Birthday Bing Crosby: Singer & Actor

Where the blue of the night   Meets the gold of the day   Someone waits for me 'The Blue of the Night' (Turk/Crosby/Ahlert) - Bing's signature tune On May 3, 1903 on Washington State, Kate Crosby gave birth to her fourth (of seven) child with her husband Harry. They gave him the name Harry Lillis , but he soon became better known as Bing-- a nickname derived from a popular comic strip, The Bingville Bugle . Even as a child, it can be said that Bing really had a great interest in performing. In school, he always joined choir recitals and plays. He had his first band when he was in high school, called The Musicaladers , where he was the drummer, since during that time, he didn't know how to read music yet. After high school, Bing moved to his parents’ hometown of Spokane, located also in the Washington State.  He went on to attend the Gonzaga University , where he studied law. His parents, naturally, very much wanted him to finish his law degree