Lindsay Crosby With John Scott Trotter And His Orchestra– That’s What I Want For Christmas / Dear Mister Santa Claus
Label: Decca (2) – 27812
Format: Shellac, 10″, 78 RPM, Promo
That’s What I Want For Christmas
Written-By – Gerald Marks, Irving Caesar
Dear Mister Santa Claus
Written-By – Sol Meyer
Lindsay Crosby, son of Bing Crosby and Dixie Lee, was born in California and named for his father’s closest friend and Thoroughbred horse racing partner, Lindsay Howard. He was educated with his three brothers at Bellarmine College Preparatory in San Jose, California. He was remembered by his friends for having a special laid back and clever wit like his father. He performed with his brothers Gary, Dennis and Phillip Crosby as the Crosby Boys during the late 1950s in nightclubs and on The Ed Sullivan Show.
The Crosby Boys had a promising start to life, but the pressures of show business and their own inability to cope blighted their lives. They were greatly affected by their mother’s decline into alcoholism and a premature death from cancer. Heavy drinking and their emotional problems took their toll. On December 11, 1989, Lindsay died from a self-inflicted rifle shot to the head. He was 51. His distraught brother, Dennis, never recovered from Lindsay’s death and also committed suicide with a shotgun in May 1991.