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Walk On By: the Story of Popular Song


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The second in an eight-part series chronicling the evolution of popular music over the last century.
Stardust. This week's programme tells the story of the momentous meeting of the voice of Bing Crosby and the trumpet of Louis Armstrong. Up until then, singers had merely been part of big jazz bands rather than stars in their own right. Crosby changed that, becoming the first true pop star of the recording era, and it was not long before Frank Sinatra was generating the kind of fan hysteria that today's bands would die for. A huge debt was due to Armstrong, whose free-flowing singing style paved the way for the likes of Billie Holiday and Ella Fitzgerald. Narrator Clive Owen. See Choice. Director Ian Pye ; Series producer Alan Lewens (S) (W) The story behind Stardust- Music: page 56


Unknown: Bing Crosby
Unknown: Frank Sinatra
Narrator: Ella Fitzgerald.
Narrator: Clive Owen.
Director: Ian Pye
Producer: Alan Lewens

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Walk On By: the Story of Popular Song

BBC Two England, 24 March 2001 20.20

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