Bing Crosby

An Average Guy Who Could Carry A Tune


Bing Crosby was a singer, he played traditional pop, jazz and vocal music, and was an actor as well, appearing in over 40 movies and tv shows. Crosby had an alcohol problem in his youth, and his full name is actually Harry Lillis "Bing" Crosby. He had six siblings and was married twice. The Crosby Research Foundation was responsible for the development of the laugh track and other equipment and recording techniques. Bing also has three stars at the Walk Of Fame in Hollywood.

Similarities of pop music in the 40s and today

Pop music in the 40s are still the same as pop music today because it includes elements from different genres like rock, and instruments like guitars, drums, and vocal music. Some songs of the forties was about love, or falling in love. While some songs today are about the same things. Taylor Swift sings about breakups or falling in love, which today is a popular topic.

Differences of pop music in the 40s and today

There are a lot of differences in pop music from Bing Crosby's day and today. The songs today use almost all autotune and electronic sounds in songs, while in the 40s the songs had more of the traditional instruments. Like drum sets instead of the electronic drum kits that some people use today. The song styles are different as well, in his day, singers like Bing Crosby, Frank Sinatra, or Perry Como were sometimes called Crooners, called that because of the soft, sometimes emotional sound of their voices.
Bing Crosby - Count Your Blessings
Taylor Swift - "Mean"