1950s EASY-POP Songs and Singers...on the verge of Rock 'n Roll
Eddie Fisher (born August 10, 1928)
Famous EASY-POP hit single during the 50s: Any Time 1951
Eddie Fisher also had hits with Wish You Were Here in 1952, I’m Walking Behind You and Oh! My Papa in 1953, I Need You Now in 1954, Heart and Dungaree Doll in 1955, and Cindy, Oh Cindy in 1956.
Recording career with hits on the charts: 1950-1967
Record Label: RCA Victor
Edwin Jack Fisher, born in 1928 in Philadelphia to Russian Jewish immigrants, was the #1 idol of bobbysoxers during the early 1950s. HHe appeared on Arthur Godfrey’s ‘Talent Scouts’ and at age 18 was crooning with the bands of Buddy Morrow and Charlie Ventura. The next year he got his first nationwide exposure on Eddie Cantor’s radio show where he was an instant hit and signed to a contract with RCA Victor. Drafted into the US Army in 1951, he served a year in Korea. After his discharge the melodious tenor became even more popular. He had twenty-one big hits in a row and hosted his own TV variety series ‘Coke Time with Eddie Fisher.’ Showman Mike Todd, who died in a plane crash in 1958, was his best friend and Eddie Fisher’s affair and subsequent marriage to his friend’s famous widow, Elizabeth Taylor, caused a show business scandal. He appeared in several 50s movies including a musical comedy ‘Bundle of Joy’ with first wife Debbie Reynolds and the serious drama ‘Butterfield 8’ with second wife Elizabeth Taylor.