Bing Crosby

Not in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame

Eligible since: 1956 (The 1957 Induction Ceremony)

Previously Considered? No  what's this?

Inducted into Rock Hall Projected in 2027 (ranked #40 in the Influences - Pre-Rock Era category) .

Essential Albums (?)WikipediaAmazon MP3Amazon CD
Merry Christmas (1955)

Essential Songs (?)WikipediaAmazon MP3YouTube
Brother Can You Spare A Dime (1932)
White Christmas (1942)
Swinging On A Star (1944)
Mele Kalikimaka (1950)
It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas (1951)
Peace on Earth / The Little Drummer Boy (1982)

Bing Crosby @ Wikipedia

Bing Crosby Videos

Will Bing Crosby be inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame?
"Musical excellence is the essential qualification for induction."


9 comments so far (post your own)

bing crosby??? why not,might as well throw perry como on the list sure to "wenner" and co. they fit the criteria....

Posted by rick on Sunday, 05.27.07 @ 23:51pm

While your at it, try to put the Chairman of the Board Frank Sinatra in the Rock Hall. He was the first to have that following of people and he also survived the Rock n' Roll years and formed Reprise Records. He should be either in Early Influences or Non-Performer.

As for Bing...just see him perform with David Bowie!

Posted by Paul Warren on Wednesday, 03.12.08 @ 08:35am

I doubt he will get in but he. has more number 1 hits than anybody 38 of them WOW!

Posted by Happy on Saturday, 06.2.12 @ 19:40pm

He should get in due to his influence on pop, especially 30's to 50's but not until Sinatra is.

Posted by GFW on Tuesday, 09.11.12 @ 15:44pm

so apparently bings first recording was in 49, yet we have three songs from before then (one almost two decades before)?

makes perfect sense

Posted by GFW on Sunday, 12.2.12 @ 17:42pm

Most of Bing's hits were credited to him fronting a band so technically they never really call it a solo recording. Same with Frank Sinatra. I don't see how these two will ever get inducted. Then again, you have to wonder why people like Miles, Billie and Nat Cole get in...

Posted by Tim on Monday, 12.3.12 @ 19:50pm

They got i ncause they deserved it, though Miles should probably have been an outside influence.

As for Frank and Bill, they should both be in as influences.

Posted by GFW on Tuesday, 12.4.12 @ 10:53am

They all got in except for Miles as early influences. But I mean if you're gonna do that, why not people like Wynonie Harris and Roy Brown? You know what I mean?

Posted by Tim on Tuesday, 12.4.12 @ 11:52am

Bing, second to only the Mannheim Steamroller as the biggest-selling holiday act of all-time, will likely be remembered only during the Xmas seasons for generations. He has had #1 hits since the Great Depression (early 30s) and he has amassed several chart hits, more than Elvis. He probably won't get into the RRHOF, not even as an early influence although it would be nice.

Posted by Jason Voigt on Monday, 12.23.13 @ 20:14pm

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