Good morning, Netizens…
Pop vocalist Eddie Fisher, who sold millions of records with 32 hit songs including “Thinking of You,” “Any Time,” “Oh, My Pa-pa,” “I’m Yours,” “Wish You Were Here,” “Lady of Spain” and “Count Your Blessings,” has died at age 82.
He was married and divorced five times, to Debbie Reynolds, Elizabeth Taylor, Connie Stevens, Terry Richard and Betty Lin.
In 1955 when he married movie darling Debbie Reynolds; they were touted as “America’s favorite couple”. Unfortunately that didn’t last long.
Their daughter Carrie Fisher became a film star herself in the first three “Star Wars” films as Princess Leia, and later as a best-selling author of “Postcards From the Edge” and other books.
In Fisher’s heyday he was an incredible pop star, with a clear voice that set millions of his young female fans screaming in the pre-Beatles era.
I remember listening to “Oh, My Pa-Pa” on a 45 RPM record a long time ago, and one night listening to him sing “Any Time” on a radio station outside of Dallas, Texas late into the night. That is the sort of saccharine sweet songs that made him into a star.
Rest in Peace, Eddie…