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Eckstine, Billy


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  • Variants

    • B., Mr., 1914-1993
    • Eckstein, Billy
    • Eckstein, William Clarence
    • Eckstine, Billie
    • Eckstine, Billy, 1914-1993
    • Eckstine, William Clarance
    • Ekstein, Billy
    • Mr. B.
  • Additional Information

    • Birth Date

        (edtf) 1914-07-08
    • Death Date

        (edtf) 1993-03-08
    • Has Affiliation

        • Organization: (naf) Shaw University
        • Organization: (naf) MGM Records
    • Birth Place

        (naf) Pittsburgh (Pa.)
    • Death Place

        (naf) Pittsburgh (Pa.)
    • Associated Locale

        (naf) United States
    • Gender

        male
    • Field of Activity

        jazz
      • Occupation

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    • Closely Matching Concepts from Other Schemes

    • Sources

      • found: Basie, C. Count Basie at the Portland Auditorium [SR] 1953-1954:insert (Billy Eckstine)
      • found: LC data base, 6-3-91(hdg.: Eckstine, Billy)
      • found: New Grove dict. of jazz, 1994(Eckstine, Billy (Eckstein, William Clarence; Mr. B); b. July 8, 1914, Pittsburgh, d. Mar. 8, 1993, Pittsburgh; singer and bandleader)
      • found: Washington Post, 03-09-93(b. William Clarence Eckstein, Pittsburgh; d. 03-08-93)
      • found: Basie, C. Basie/Eckstine Inc. [SR] p1994:label (Billie Eckstine)
      • found: NUCMC data from Virginia Union University for Henderson, S.L. Photographs, 1912-1989(Billy Ekstein)
      • found: BGMI, Aug. 22, 2003(Billy Eckstein)
      • found: Biog. resources, Aug. 22, 2003(Billy Eckstine; Also known as: William Clarence Eckstein, William Clarence Eckstine; Birth: July 8, 1914 in Pittsburgh, Penn.; Death: March 8, 1993 in Pittsburgh, Penn.)
      • found: African American National Biography, accessed January 16, 2015, via Oxford African American Studies Center database:(Eckstine, Billy; William Clarence Eckstein; Mr. B.; bandleader, jazz musician, jazz singer; born 08 July 1914 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States; B.A. from Shaw University (Raleigh, N.C.) (1947); was Earl Hines's principal vocalist (1939-1943); became with the with national hit, Jelly, Jelly, popularizing the new Earl Hines Orchestra (1940); continued success with song Skylark (1942); established own band, known as the first true bebop big band (1944); went solo as one of the first artists to sign with the newly established MGM Records (1947); was widely considered the country's most popular vocalist (1949-1950); died 08 March 1993 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States)
    • LC Classification

      • ML420.E225
    • Change Notes

      • 1992-06-03: new
      • 2015-12-05: revised
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