Today in Music History for May 29: In 1837, Charles W. Fry, the English musician who, along with his three sons, formed the first Salvation Army brass band, was born. Fry also authored the hymn, "Lily of the Valley." In 1894, comedienne and singer Beatrice Lillie was born in […]
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In 1942, Bing Crosby recorded the world’s biggest-selling record — “White Christmas.” It is estimated to have sold more than 50 million copies worldwide and is still considered to be the best-selling traditional vinyl single. “White Christmas” was written by Irving Berlin, and was featured in the films “Holiday Inn” and “White Christmas.” In 1974, it was among the first eight records named to the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences’ Hall of Fame.