Published in September 2015, Bob Crane: The Definitive Biography contains the first-hand testimonies, memories, and recollections from 200 prominent individuals from Bob Crane's life. Family, friends as far back as grade school, and coworkers in radio, television (including many from Hogan's Heroes), theatre, and film have helped tell his complete story. In addition, the hard cover edition contains more than 200 rare family and professional photographs, some never before published or seen by the public until now. Discover the truth! If you think you know Bob Crane before reading this book, you don't know him at all. Author profits will be donated to various charities in Bob's memory.
Official Statement about the Re-Investigation of Bob Crane's Murder (11/23/16)
"We—my coauthors and I, members of Bob Crane's family, his friends, and his colleagues—are always hopeful that one day, the true identity of Bob's murderer will be known and justice can be served. However, this recent investigation did not reveal any groundbreaking information or provide a resolution, and the subsequent media coverage did nothing more than bring unnecessary heartache to many who knew, loved, and cared about Bob. We do not discuss or endorse any speculative theories as to who may have committed the crime. We encourage those who want to know more about Bob Crane to discover his complete and true life story in Bob Crane: The Definitive Biography. All author profits are being donated to various charities in Bob's memory."
—Carol Ford, author, Bob Crane: The Definitive Biography

Sunday, August 7, 2011

The Sunny Side of the Street

Throughout his life, Bob Crane maintained a happy, "sunny" personality. A school friend once explained, "Bob had a way about him that could brighten the darkest day... We could use some of his sunshine now!"

The 1930 jazz hit "The Sunny Side of the Street" fits Bob's personality well. It has been performed by many music greats, including Benny Goodman, Dizzy Gillespie, Count Basie, Nat King Cole, Frank Sinatra, Tommy Dorsey, and others. Here, Bob jokes, sings, and drums along with an arrangement of the tune by Woody Herman and His Quartet, as it aired over KNX-CBS Radio in March 1962.

"The Sunny Side of the Street" / Bob Crane on Drums
Bob Crane Show / KNX-CBS Radio
March 9, 1962

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