New series 1/6. Michael Freedland hears from the less well-known associates of Bing Crosby, who set the standard for popular crooning in the first half of the last century with over 300 pop hits - including 36 US number ones. Featuring input and memories from Crosby's nephew Howard - who sings like Bing - former Verve boss Buddy Bregman, 89-year-old Hollywood producer AC Lyles, Crosby's widow Kathryn and daughter Mary, and Neal Hotelling, who runs what was one of Bing's favourite golf clubs. Producer Neil Rosser
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A brass-pop special. Frank Renton airs chart hits featuring brass bands, including Brian and Michael's 1978 number one, Matchstalk Men and Matchstalk Cats and Dogs (Lowry's Song) and the Brighouse and Rastrick Brass Band's 1977 number two hit The Floral Dance.
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