Eddie Platt

 

 

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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.

 

Inducted 2004

National Cleveland Style Polka Hall of Fame

 

Trustees Honor Roll Recipient

 

EDDIE PLATT

 

1921 - 2010

 

 

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