Crosby, Harry

Crosby, (Henry Sturgis) Harry

(1898–1929) publisher, poet; born in Boston, Mass. An eccentric, flamboyant figure, he was prominent, along with his wife, Caresse Crosby, in Parisian literary and artistic circles during the 1920s until his suicide. He published works of distinguished contemporaries, as well as his own verse and that of his wife; his diaries were published posthumously.
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Pine had an early background in reggae bands - touring with famed reggae acts like General Saint and Clint Eastwood - before a short spell with the Charlie Watts Orchestra and, of course, the jazz-funk outfit, Jazz Warriors (with Orphy Robinson, Gary Crosby, Harry Becket etc).
In contrast to Caresse Crosby, Harry Crosby has been interpreted by Cowley as iconic of the entire generation: separation from home, service in the ambulance corps, exile in France, a bohemian lifestyle, escape from society, defense of individuality, and demoralization (Exile's Return 247).
CHAIN GANG: Gareth Gates and - clockwise from top left - Jimmy Young, Bing Crosby, Harry Belafonte, Donny Osmond, Perry Como, LeAnn Rimes, Righteous Brothers, Nolans, Liberace, Robson and Jerome Graphic: MIKE ROSCOE