Bing Crosby's Handsome Grandson Phil Jr Is Also a Jazz Musician
Phil Crosby Jr. is the grandson of American legendary jazz crooner Bing Cosby. The handsome young man is now keeping the legend's legacy alive by following in his footsteps.
Phil not only continued in his old man's footsteps, but he also has a band called "The Golden Age All-Stars."
The band is however known for their fantastic jazz performances over the years and also the rendition of famous classic songs; including hits from his grandfather's golden collections at several theatres around the world.
The younger Crosby also sings at charity events around the country and loves to play for children at Christmas shows.
During an interview on the "Happy Hour" show, Phil revealed that one of his reasons for deciding to start performing was that he felt that the music his grandfather helped originate is worth sharing with all the people of the world.
Phil Jr.'s father, Philip Crosby, was also an entertainer before he died of a heart attack at the age of 69. Philip Sr. had three brothers Gary, Lindsay, and Dennis (Philip's twin brother) who are unfortunately all deceased.
Before their demise, the four brothers formed a group called the "Crosby Boys" back in the late 1950s. They performed at nightclubs across the country, especially in Las Vegas. The "Crosby Boys" would also play their father's television programs every chance they got to the delight of their fans.
Philip Crosby Sr. is survived by his four children, Mary Elizabeth Crosby, Dixie Lee Crosby, Flip Crosby, and Philip Crosby Jr.; and three half-siblings from his father's second marriage.
Bing Cosby was born on May 3, 1903, and his birth name is Harry Lillis Crosby. "Bing" was just a nickname the Jazz legend got from a comic strip called "The Bingville Bugle" at the age of 7.
Bing was a fantastic golf player during his days. He loved the game so much that he started a competition of his own. It was called "Crosby Clambake," and the winner was to be awarded a cash prize of $3000 which was funded from Bing's pocket.
The tournament has since grown to be a prestige event and has been renamed to "AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am."
Besides golfing, another unusual hobby of Bing's was horse racing. In 1973 he and some other celebrities opened a racetrack, the "Del Mar Racetrack" just north of San Diego.
The old man also had a flair for wearing denim on denim or "Canadian tuxedo" as it was called back then. It was so bad, he was once denied entrance to a hotel because of the outfit.
It was only after the management recognized Bing as a celebrity that he was allowed in the hotel.
May his soul rest in peace.