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UPI horse racing weekend roundup

UPI horse racing weekend roundup

Two 3-year-olds who missed the Kentucky Derby look top-class after weekend wins; others include Japanese runners prepping for the Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe.
Robert Kieckhefer, UPI Racing Writer
UPI horse racing weekend advance

UPI horse racing weekend advance

Del Mar and Saratoga swing into operation with Frankie Dettori making his first visit to "the Spa"
Robert Kieckhefer, UPI Racing Writer

A look at weekend Thoroughbred racing

A slow weekend of racing gets an added note of sadness as Hollywood Park closes forever after Sunday's program.
ROBERT KIECKHEFER, UPI Racing Writer

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Monday, Oct. 14, 2013.
By United Press International

UPI Thoroughbred Racing Roundup

Wrap-up of thoroughbred stakes action.
ROBERT KIECKHEFER, UPI Racing Writer

UPI Thoroughbred Racing Roundup

Wrap-up of thoroughbred stakes action.
ROBERT KIECKHEFER, UPI Racing Writer

A preview of weekend racing

Two key races for 3-year-olds take center stage in American weekend racing while some of the world's top horses square off in England.
ROBERT KIECKHEFER, UPI Racing Writer

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Friday, May 3, 2013.
By United Press International

Patty Andrews of famed trio dies at 94

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 30 (UPI) -- Patty Andrews, the last surviving member of the iconic Andrews Sisters singing trio, died Wednesday at her home in Los Angeles, her lawyer said. She was 94.

Chaplin bowler hat, cane fetch $62,500

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 18 (UPI) -- Hollywood icon Charlie Chaplin's bowler hat and bamboo cane sold for $62,500 Sunday in an auction of silver screen and rock 'n' roll memorabilia in Los Angeles.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Sunday, Oct. 14, 2012.
By United Press International

A look at weekend horse racing

With Del Mar and Saratoga in the rear-view mirror, the eyes of Thoroughbred racing now are focused on the year-end championship events.
ROBERT KIECKHEFER, UPI RacingWriter
Travers, Pacific Classic top weekend races

Travers, Pacific Classic top weekend races

The run up to Saturday's $1 million Travers was overshadowed by the early retirement of two stars of this year's Triple Crown.
ROBERT KIECKHEFER, UPI Racing Writer

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Thursday, May 3, 2012.
By United Press International

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Friday, Oct. 14, 2011.
By United Press International
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Bing Crosby
With her first book already in print, Katherine Crosby is pictured in Bing Crosby’s trophy room on March 30, 1983, in her home in Hillsborough, where she is preparing a follow-up book. (UPI Photo/Mike Jacobs/Files)
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Harry Lillis "Bing" Crosby (May 3, 1903 – October 14, 1977) was an American singer and actor. Crosby's trademark bass-baritone voice made him one of the best-selling recording artists of the 20th century, with over half a billion records in circulation.

A multimedia star, from 1934 to 1954 Bing Crosby was a leader in record sales, radio ratings and motion picture grosses. Crosby's early career coincided with technical recording innovations; this allowed him to develop a laid-back, intimate singing style that influenced many of the popular male singers who followed him, including Perry Como, Frank Sinatra, and Dean Martin. Yank magazine recognized Crosby as the person who had done the most for American G.I. morale during World War II and, during his peak years, around 1948, polls declared him the "most admired man alive," ahead of Jackie Robinson and Pope Pius XII. Also in 1948, the Music Digest estimated that Crosby recordings filled more than half of the 80,000 weekly hours allocated to recorded radio music.

Crosby exerted an important influence on the development of the postwar recording industry. Crosby worked for NBC at the time and wanted record his shows, however, most broadcast networks did not allow recording. This was mainly because of the quality of the recording at the time. While in Europe performing during the war, Crosby had witnessed tape recording, on which The Crosby Research Foundation would come to have many patents. The company also developed equipment and recording techniques such as the Laugh Track which are still in use today. In 1947, he invested $50,000 in the Ampex company, which built North America's first commercial reel-to-reel tape recorder. He left NBC to work for ABC, because NBC was not interested in recording at the time. This proved beneficial because ABC accepted him and his new ideas. Crosby then became the first performer to pre-record his radio shows and master his commercial recordings onto magnetic tape. He gave one of the first Ampex Model 200 recorders to his friend, musician Les Paul, which led directly to Paul's invention of multitrack recording. Along with Frank Sinatra, Crosby was one of the principal backers behind the famous United Western Recorders studio complex in Los Angeles.

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