Friday, December 12, 2014

Irving Berlin – "White Christmas" (1940)



Irving Berlin – "White Christmas" (1940)

Estimated earnings: $36 million

Written by a Jewish immigrant from Russia, no song captures the heart of the Christmas period like "White Christmas". Bing Crosby's version is by far the most famous but countless other artists have recorded the song. Crosby's version is one of the best selling pieces of music in history, with over 100 million copies sold worldwide to date.


Label from the 78 single release of "White Christmas" by Bing Crosby on Decca Records

Music and Lyrics by Irving Berlin
Sung by Bing Crosby and Martha Mears (dubbing Marjorie Reynolds)
from the 1942 movie 'Holiday Inn'

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