Crooner Eddie Fisher was the most successful pop singer in the early Fifties, before rock & roll and fallout from his affair and later marriage to Elizabeth Taylor got in the way. Between 1950 and 1956 he had 17 songs in the Top Ten and 35 in the Top 40.
1953’s “I’m Walking Behind You” went to #1 on both the Billboard and Cash Box surveys, and also reached #1 in the UK. He’s joined by Sally Sweetland and Hugo Winterhalter and His Orchestra.
His last Top Ten single was “Cindy, Oh Cindy,” in late 1956. It reached #10 on the Billboard chart, #9 on the Cash Box chart, and #5 in the UK. He’s again joined by Winterhalter’s Orchestra and Chorus.
Fisher did enjoy some success on the Adult Contemporary chart in the Sixties, reaching #12 in 1961 with “Tonight” (from West Side Story), #2 in 1966 with “Games That Lovers Play”, and #4 the following year with “People Like You”. He died in 2010 of complications following hip surgery.
Eddie Fisher, your Two For Tuesday, September 26, 2017.