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Eckstine, Billy

LC control no.n 92059679
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LC classificationML420.E225 Biography
Personal name headingEckstine, Billy
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Variant(s)B., Mr., 1914-1993
Eckstein, Billy
Eckstein, William Clarence
Eckstine, Billie
Eckstine, Billy, 1914-1993
Eckstine, William Clarance
Ekstein, Billy
Mr. B.
Associated countryUnited States
Birth date1914-07-08
Death date1993-03-08
Place of birthPittsburgh (Pa.)
Place of deathPittsburgh (Pa.)
Field of activityJazz Jazz vocals
AffiliationShaw University MGM Records
Profession or occupationJazz musicians Singers Band directors
Found inBasie, C. Count Basie at the Portland Auditorium [SR] 1953-1954: insert (Billy Eckstine)
LC data base, 6-3-91 (hdg.: Eckstine, Billy)
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)
Washington Post, 03-09-93 (b. William Clarence Eckstein, Pittsburgh; d. 03-08-93)
Basie, C. Basie/Eckstine Inc. [SR] p1994: label (Billie Eckstine)
NUCMC data from Virginia Union University for Henderson, S.L. Photographs, 1912-1989 (Billy Ekstein)
BGMI, Aug. 22, 2003 (Billy Eckstein)
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.)
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)