National Cleveland Style Polka Hall of Fame and Museum
605 East 222nd Street Euclid, OH 44123
Toll Free: 1-800-66POLKA
Eddie Platt was one of the leading Cleveland-style saxophone players for many years.
He played and recorded with the Johnny Pecon band from 1948 through 1952. He also
performed on television on Cleveland Bandstand, Polka Varieties, and the Old Dutch
Show. Eddie wrote and recorded "The Waddling Duck" polka with Eddie Habat. He also
played in back-up bands for a young Elvis Presley, Pat Boone, Paul Anka, and Bobby
Darin. He is the only Cleveland-Style bandleader to have a hit rock and roll single.
Eddie's recording of "Tequila," in 1958, sold 350,000 copies. With his Eddie Platt
orchestra, from 1952 to 1985, he played every style of music, always with the dancers
in mind. He played at the Polka Hall of Fame show, "Polkas at the Rock" at the Rock
and Roll Hall of Fame in 2001.