Bob Crosby, the younger brother of Bing, was born in Spokane, Washington on August 25, 1913.
Crosby fronted one of the 1930’s top dance bands, specializing in Dixieland jazz. The orchestra featured tenor saxophonist Gil Rodin, trumpeters Billy Butterfield and Muggsy Spanier, clarinetist Irving Fazola, Eddie Miller (tenor sax), trombonists Buddy Morrow and Ray Conniff, pianists Bob Zurke and Jess Stacy and bassist Bobby Haggart.
Among the Orchestra’s 41 top ten recordings were the #1 hits ‘In a Little Gypsy Tea Room’ (1935, featuring vocals by Frank Tenille), ‘Whispers in the Dark’ (1937) and ‘Day In, Day Out’ (1939, vocals by Helen Ward).
Bob Crosby died in La Jolla, California on March 9, 1993.