|Birth: ||Dec. 8, 1921|
|Death: ||Oct. 3, 2010|
Saxophonist. Born Eddie Platakis, he was raised in Rossford, Ohio, where he began his musical career while attending high school, playing the saxophone and clarinet. Performing under the name Eddie Platt, he played in area clubs, before serving with the US Air Force and Army during World War II. Upon returning home, he resumed his career, joining the Johnny Pecon Band for a stint, before forming his own band Eddie Platt and the Contrasts. After signing with ABC-Paramount, he achieved national recognition with his version of The Champs' hit "Tequila", which reached number 20 on the US Pop Charts in 1958. He would follow it with a cover of The Pets' "Cha-Hua-Hua" (1962). During that period, Platt appeared on the TV programs "American Bandstand" and "The Perry Como Show". In addition, he shared the bill with such notable acts as Elvis Presley, Pat Boone, The Everly Brothers and Bobby Darin. His version of "Cha-Hua-Hua" appeared on the soundtrack of the 1999 animated feature "The Iron Giant". (bio by: C.S.)
Search Amazon for Eddie Platt
Cremated, Ashes given to family or friend.
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: C.S.
Record added: Oct 10, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 59885243
Do you have a photo to add? Click here