Eddie Heywood

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Birthday
4, 1915
Birthplace
Georgia
Death Date
Jan 3, 1989 (73)
Birth Sign
Sagittarius
Birthday
4, 1915
Birthplace
Georgia
Death Date
Jan 3, 1989 (73)

About

Popular jazz artist in the 1940s who also had comebacks in the fifties, sixties, and eighties. He composed Canadian Sunset in 1956.

Before Fame

He performed with the great jazz artists of the 1930s, including Wayman Carver, Clarence Love, and Benny Carter.

Trivia

His version of Begin the Beguine was a 1944 hit and kicked off three of the most successful years of his career.

Family Life

His father Eddie Heywood Sr., also a jazz musician, began training him when he was 12.

Associated With

He performed back-up for Billie Holiday in 1941.