Music: And Still Champion

When the knowing readers of Down Beat and Metronome voted on their favorite vocalists a fortnight ago, Crooner Billy Eckstine landed safely at the top of both lists (TIME, Dec. 25). Last week a coast-to-coast Gallup poll reported that the man in the street didn't agree with the jazz fans. The popular favorite, after 25 years, was still Bing Crosby.* Billy Eckstine rated only tenth place, well behind such old standbys as Perry Como, Dennis Day and Nelson Eddy.

*For other news of Crooner Crosby, see CINEMA.

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