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Encyclopedia > Eddy Howard
Eddy Howard caricature by Sam Berman for NBC's 1947 promotional book.
Eddy Howard caricature by Sam Berman for NBC's 1947 promotional book.

Eddy Howard (September 12, 1914, Woodland, California-May 23, 1963, Palm Desert, California) was a vocalist and bandleader who was popular during the 1940s and 1950s. Image File history File linksMetadata No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File linksMetadata No higher resolution available. ... September 12 is the 255th day of the year (256th in leap years). ... 1914 (MCMXIV) was a common year starting on Thursday (see link for calendar). ... Woodland Court House, California Woodland is the county seat of Yolo County, California. ... May 23 is the 143rd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (144th in leap years). ... 1963 (MCMLXIII) was a common year starting on Tuesday (the link is to a full 1963 calendar). ... Palm Desert is a city in Riverside County, California, in the Coachella Valley (Palm Springs area), approximately 11 miles east of Palm Springs in the Coachella Valley. ...


After attending San Jose State College from 1931 to 1933, Howard studied medicine at Stanford University before dropping out to become a singer of romantic ballads on Los Angeles radio. Later he sang with bands led by Ben Bernie and Dick Jurgens. His hits with Jurgens included "My Last Goodbye" and "Careless," which became his theme. San Jose State University San José State University, commonly shortened to San Jose State and SJSU, is the oldest university in what became the California State University system. ... The Leland Stanford Junior University, commonly known as Stanford University (or simply Stanford), is a private university located approximately 37 miles (60 kilometers) southeast of San Francisco and approximately 20 miles northwest of San José in an unincorporated area of Santa Clara County. ... A ballad is a story in song, usually a narrative song or poem. ... Ben Bernie (1891-1943) was an American jazz violinist and radio personality. ...


In 1939 Howard started his own band, and he was the regular vocalist on Edgar A. Guest's 1941 radio program on the Blue Network Wednesdays through Fridays. The first #1 single for Eddy Howard and his Orchestra, "To Each His Own", stayed at the top of the charts for five weeks in 1946. On NBC's The Sheaffer Parade, sponsored by Sheaffer Pens, the Howard Orchestra was heard from September 14, 1947 to September 5, 1948. Edgar Albert Guest (August 20, 1881 – August 5, 1959) was a prolific United States poet popular in the first half of the 20th century. ... To Each His Own is a popular song. ... See also: 1945 in music, other events of 1946, 1947 in music and the list of years in music. // Events February 8 - Béla Bartóks Piano Concerto No. ... September 14 is the 257th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (258th in leap years). ... 1947 (MCMXLVII) was a common year starting on Wednesday (the link is to a full 1947 calendar). ... September 5 is the 248th day of the year (249th in leap years). ... 1948 (MCMXLVIII) was a leap year starting on Thursday (the link is to a full 1948 calendar). ...


In 1949, Howard signed to Mercury Records. His popularity continued into the 1950s with tracks such as "Maybe It's Because", and "Sin (It's No Sin)," which became Howard's second #1 tune (and was also a hit for The Four Aces). Howard's last hit was "Teen-Ager's Waltz," which peaked at #90 on the Billboard Top 100 chart in 1955. Mercury Records was a record label founded in Chicago, Illinois in 1945 by Irving Green, Berle Adams and Arthur Talmadge. ... (It’s No) Sin is a popular song. ... The Four Aces were a pop singing group. ...


In 1952-53 he was heard on CBS on Thursday nights at 10:45pm, with further broadcasts on Tuesdays at 10pm in 1955-56. The rise of rock music led to a decline in Howard's popularity. He died in Palm Desert, California in 1963. It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with Rock and roll. ...


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Sources

Who's Who in America, Volume 26. Chicago: A.N. Marquis Company, 1950.


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Eddy Howard - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (232 words)
Born September 12, 1914, in Woodland, California, Eddy Howard attended San Jose State College from 1931 to 1933, then medical school at Stanford University before dropping out to become a singer of romantic ballads.
His first #1 single (as Eddy Howard and his Orchestra) was "To Each His Own" in 1946.
Howard's last hit was "Teen-Ager's Waltz", which peaked at #90 on the Billboard Top 100 chart in 1955.
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