Eddy Howard

Eddy Howard

Birth
Woodland, Yolo County, California, USA
Death 23 May 1963 (aged 48)
Palm Desert, Riverside County, California, USA
Burial Cathedral City, Riverside County, California, USA
Plot B-16, Grave 9
Memorial ID 13114129 · View Source
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Singer. He first went to San Jose State Medical School in hopes of following his father's profession but developed an interest in music after doing part-time work as a singer on a local radio station. His first big break came in 1933 when he landed a job as a trombonist with the Dick Jurgens Band, but it was his singing that saved his job. In 1941 he began leading his own band, went solo during the war and then reorganized his orchestra afterward. Two of his songs were No. 1 on the charts for eight weeks, "To Each His Own" in 1946 and "It's a Sin" in 1951. He had many other hits, including "I Love You For Sentimental Reasons"; "My Abode Hacienda"; "Now Is the Hour"; "Auf Weiderseh'n, Sweetheart"; "Rickety Rickshaw Man"; "Ragtime Cowboy Joe"; "On a Slow Boat to China"; "Room Full of Roses"; "Careless"; "A Penny a Kiss"; "Candy Kisses"; "Be Anything, But Be Mine"; and "I Wonder, I Wonder, I Wonder." He died in his sleep of a cerebral hemorrhage.

Bio by: Ron Coons


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  • Originally Created by: Ron Coons
  • Added: 24 Jan 2006
  • Find A Grave Memorial 13114129
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Eddy Howard (12 Sep 1914–23 May 1963), Find A Grave Memorial no. 13114129, citing Desert Memorial Park, Cathedral City, Riverside County, California, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .