Music: Bing, Bing, Bing

"The ashes of Bing, a 17-year-old alley cat," said a news story in the New York Herald Tribune last week, "were scattered over the rose garden behind [his owner's] home yesterday, where Bing liked to lie in the sun. Bing was one of the better-known alley cats of New York City . . . Bing had spent four years at Harvard [with his owner] and was known as the cat with the college education."

The Metropolitan Opera's Rudolf Bing was fascinated."All I want to hear about," he told reporters, "is that wonderful cat named Bing." But Bing the cat was a oneday...

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