Singer and songwriter Eddie Rabbitt died on the 7th of May 1998.
Eddie learnt guitar at age 12 and he performed at a local club in New Jersey.
He won a talent contest resulting in a record deal in '64.
He moved to Nashville to progress his songwriting and his big break came in '69 when Elvis Presley recorded his song Kentucky Rain.
His song Pure Love was recorded by Ronnie Milsap and it became his first Number One hit.
In the same year his own recording of You Get To Me became his first Top 40 appearance.
Some of other 70's country hits include You Don't Love Me Anymore, Suspicions and Every Which Way But Loose, from the movie of the same name.
His biggest crossover hit came in 1980 with I Love A Rainy Night.
In the 80's he recorded duets with fellow country stars Crystal Gayle and Juice Newton.
Sadly Eddie died of lung cancer aged just 56.
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