(i thank him for that talent ) He was playing Organ for the Silent Film Stars in the 20's and in the Thirtys and Fortys he was Paving his Career out all over the United States and was Known as the Worlds Greatest Organist. He DIrected the Army Air Corps Band at the Hollywood Bowl in the mid 40's. He signed on with RKO also. I have Boxes and Boxes of Newspaper clippings of all the Who's Who in Hollywood about him and the Concerts the Tours and all the wonderful things he was doing.
By the 50's he was signed with Capital Records and was doing TV Shows and doing at least one album a year until his death. He was always flying out for his Concerts when I was Growing up in the 50's and 60's. He and his wife (my grandmother )Viva and thier Children (my Mother Dodie and my Uncle Eddie Jr,who by the way are still alive and well) they used to live in the Famous Lamida House in North Hollywood. They Truly had Quite a Lifestyle going on, They had a Butler, A maid.
a Cook and a Nanny for thier children so they could go to the Concerts Together. Mother has some very fun stories about how she grew up. He was one of the most Wonderful human beings I had ever met. Will try to Update as we go......Also...The Newly released Movie Christmas with the Cranks has I believe 2 of his songs they got permission for and in the credits which was pretty Cool for a Guy who has passed Over 35 years ago :-) bet ya didn't know that!!!!! :-) Read more on Last.fm.
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