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Billy Eckstine

Musician
Male
Born Jul 8, 1914

William Clarence Eckstine was an American singer of ballads and a bandleader of the swing era. Eckstine's smooth baritone and distinctive vibrato broke down barriers throughout the 1940s, first as leader of the original bop big-band, then as the first romantic black male in popular music. Eckstine's recording of "I Apologize" (MGM Pop Single, 1948) was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame Award in 1999.… Read More

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CHILDHOOD

1914 Birth Born on July 8, 1914.

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1993 79 Years Old He died on March 8, 1993, aged 78. … Read More
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