Did You Know: Bing Crosby's "Do You Hear What I Hear?"

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Be listening for Bing Crosby’s “Do You Hear What I Hear?’ It’s the ‘Tickets @ Two’ song of the day!

Married couple Noel Regney and Gloria Shayne Baker penned this Christmas carol in October of 1962. The lyrics are a plea for peace, and they were written during the Cuban missile Crisis when the USSR was spotted constructing bases for ballistic nuclear missiles in Cuba.

The song has sold tens of millions of copies and has been covered by hundreds of different artists. It was originally recorded by the Harry Simeone Chorale and their version went on to sell more than a quarter million copies during the 1962 Christmas holiday season.

It was [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Bing Crosby[/lastfm] who made the song a worldwide smash hit when he recorded his own version of it for a Christmas album in 1963. Ironically, Crosby laid down his vocals on November 22, 1963, the day President John F. Kennedy was assassinated in Dallas, Texas.

When we play it between two and three be caller #4 at 1-800-232-KRTH (5784) and you’ll win a four pack of passes to the Big Bear Mountain Resort!

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