Billy Eckstine
Posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member The Leprechauns
N 40° 28.530 W 079° 55.152
17T E 591614 N 4481096
Quick Description: This ordinary house in Pittsburgh's urban Highland Park neighborhood proves that greatness can spring from anywhere. It is nice to see the City's jazz heritage commemorated with this marker.
Location: Pennsylvania, United States
Date Posted: 10/29/2006 6:17:29 PM
Waymark Code: WMWRF
Published By: Groundspeak Charter Member The Leprechauns
Views: 29

Long Description:
Marker Text:

African American jazz balladeer and bandleader whose innovative style and sponsorship of new talent helped revolutionize jazz in the 1940s. One of the nation's most popular vocalists, he had 11 gold records. He grew up in this house.
Marker Name: Billy Eckstine

County: Allegheny

Date Dedicated: 07/31/1994

Marker Type: City

Location: 5913 Bryant St., Highland Park, Pittsburgh

Category: African American, Performers

Website: [Web Link]

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