Howard, Eddy, engaging popular singer, bandleader, and songwriter; b. Woodland, Calif. Palm Springs, Calif. He led a band that existed mostly to support his warm, well-articulated singing of ballads and novelty songs.
Bandleader Dick Jurgens was a prominent figure in the sweet style of swing music, achieving his greatest popularity in the late '30s and early '40s. Marvin, Robert Fenton, and Harry Wills. He was dismissed from his high school orchestra for playing popular music and jazz, but that only encouraged him to organize his own dance orchestra, which he first did in while still in high school.