Billy Eckstine

Born Jul 8, 1914
Hometown Pittsburgh, Penns...
Died Mar 8, 1993
Death Place Pittsburgh, Penns...

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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1914 Birth Born on July 8, 1914.


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