April 29, 2012
The Big Band era was just about over in terms of chart success but Eddy Howard and His Orchestra still had one big hit song left in them.
He formed his first band during 1939 and had a great deal of success during the 1940s. His second and last number one hit came during 1951 when “(It’s No) Sin” reached the top of three BILLBOAD MAGAZINE Pop Singles Charts.
Best Sellers In Stores Chart – Dec. 15, 1951 – 2 weeks at #1.
Most Played By Disc Jockeys Chart – Nov. 17, 1951 – 7 weeks at #1.
Most Played In Jukeboxes Chart – Nov. 29, 1951 – 1 weeks at #1.
He was a rare big band leader who provided his own vocals. He died in his sleep during 1963 at the age of 48.
January 2, 2012
“To Each His own” had an interesting history during 1946 as five different artists reached the BILLBOARD MAGAZINE top five with single releases with three going all he way to number one.
Eddy Howard, 1914-1963, was a band leader and vocalist who would have two number one hits during his career. His version of “To Each His Own” reached number one, August 10, 1946 and remained here for three weeks, fell from the top, only to return several weeks later for another two weeks for a grand total of five weeks at the top.
Howard’s career would last until his deah at the age of 48. He would contine to be commercially successful during the 1950s.