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Encyclopedia > Bob Eberly

Bob Eberly (1916 - 1981) was a big band vocalist. 1916 (MCMXVI) is a leap year starting on Saturday (link will take you to calendar) // Events January-February January 1 -The first successful blood transfusion using blood that had been stored and cooled. ... 1981 (MCMLXXXI) is a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... A big band is a large musical ensemble that plays jazz music. ... In music a singer or vocalist is a type of musician who sings, i. ...

He was born Bob Eberle but changed the spelling to differentiate himself from his brother, Ray Eberle. He is best known for his work in the 1930s and early 1940s with the Jimmy Dorsey Orcheatra, often duetting with Helen O'Connell. His best-known songs were "Amapola," "Tangerine," "Green Eyes," and "Maria Elena." James Jimmy Dorsey (February 29, 1904 - June 12, 1957) was a prominent jazz clarinetist, saxophonist and big band leader. ... Helen OConnell (May 23, 1920 – September 9, 1993) was a singer, actress, and dancer. ...

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Solid! -- Bob Eberly (330 words)
Popular big band singer Bob Eberly spent much of his career with Jimmy Dorsey's orchestra.
In his early days, Bob, who changed the spelling of his last name because the announcer of the Milton Berle radio show kept mispronouncing it, gained prominence by winning the ''Allen Amateur Hour'' on Fred Allen's radio show.
Eberly started work in the spring of 1935, just before Tommy walked out on the orchestra.
Eberly College of Science | Fedorchak Honored for Diversity Contributions (806 words)
"Bob made a conscious decision, early in his career, to do as much as he could to support students from underrepresented groups, students from disadvantaged backgrounds, and other special student populations," said Kim Cook, professor of music, in nominating Fedorchak for the award.
For the past sixteen years, he has worked in the Eberly College of Science, where he is responsible for providing guidance and support on all matters that relate to the undergraduate student population.
In 2001, he received the Eberly College of Science Staff Excellence Award and was recognized by the National Academic Advising Association (NACADA) with a "Best of Region" award for a presentation concerning his model for academic success.
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