1944 - 1998
Born in Brooklyn, NY of Irish ancestry, he discovered the guitar at age 12, when his scout master fascinated him with some Johnny Cash and Bob Willis Tunes. Eddie's love for music was encouraged by his father.
He began performing in the mid-sixties and moved to Nashville in 1968. Within days he found a taker for his song "Working My way up from the Bottom" which became a hit for Roy Drusky. Eddie thought "This is gonna be easy"... but it didn't take him long to discover it wasn't.
It took years before he achieved his
ambition as a songwriter, and even longer to reach "Superstar" status.
Rabbit had successfully written songs for Elvis, Ronnie Milsap, and more,
and scored 26 number one Country chart hits and 8 Top 40 pop hits
as a performer.
Eddie Rabbitt passed away May 7th, 1998 from lung cancer...
He'll be missed...
© 1998 Eddie Bear Productions