Bing Crosby Research Paper

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III-Biography of writer: Harry Lillis Crosby, also known as Bing Crosby, was born in Tacoma, Washington in 1903. As a kid, people used to call him Bingo, therefore the name Bing was generated once he became famous. According to research, Bing was the most popular and influential media star of the first half of the 20th century. Crosby became a radio star in the late 1920s and early 1930s, first as a touring member of the Rhythm Boys and then as a solo act. He had solo hits in 1931, 1932, 1933, 1934, 1936 and 1937, but the peak of his career didn 't even occur until World War II, when he also became a bona fide film star. Perhaps even more famously, he recorded "White Christmas," which was released on Christmas 1941 and remained a top hit all the way through 1942 (shmoop.com) Bing, was successful and adaptableness to all aspects of music. He began with singing jazz and pop tunes, and eventually expanded out to everything from country and blues to show tunes and ultimately a successful entrance into film acting only boosted his profile further. As a result, Crosby was honored as a sort of American "everyman," especially after his recognition and comparison of his character constructed in "Brother, Can You Spare A Dime?" The great depression did not discriminated any economical background,…show more content…
In the song, a man who had been rich and respected before the Depression asks people to give him money, as he is now poor. The beginning of the song connects the moment of the depression with its minor key. The low key instrumental embraces the moment of anger, sadness, and wordiness of each American. Consequently, at that time the minor key was and continue to be so appropriate for this historical economical event. Moreover, it provided some kind of emotional support, in addition to encouragement that not all was lost, and eventually America will be great once
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