Nevadans remember Eydie Gorme

Posted on 08/14/2013 by | AARP Nevada | Comments

Eydie GormeShe won as many fans with her warmth and wit as she did with her one-of-a-kind voice.  She topped the charts as a solo performer and as half of one of the most famous duos in music history.  She lit up the Steve Allen Show, The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson, and countless stages around the world.  To many Nevadans, Eydie Gorme was more than an iconic performer –  she became a part of their own story.  When Eydie passed away on August 10 and we shared this tribute from CBS News, many of our friends shared their own special memories.

Here are just a few of the personal reflections that were shared with AARP Nevada on Facebook.  You can see the full post and many more tributes at this link.

“As a kid, I remember many Sunday nights watching (Steve & Eydie) on TV with my parents, probably on the Ed Sullivan show.” – Laurie Bee

“I had a terrible crush on (Eydie) when I was a kid.  She had a true lyrical gift.  I feel fortunate to have played for them (Steve & Eydie) the last time they were in Reno at the Silver Legacy.  We played her hits and Sinatra’s book.” – Leonard Neidhold

“Hers was a voice you could always recognize.” – Evelyn Moyer

“My dad worked with her years ago at bell sound recording studios” – Gayle Stoddard

“My favorite album was EYDIE SINGS DIXIELAND. I haven’t seen it in years and wish I could find a replacement.  It was fantastic and a super fav!!” – Mary Kay Connely Duda

“My dad lived her music! Played her all the time! – Darlene Ahlheim Curtis

“Steve & Eydie is all the marquee had to say and they’d pack the place.  Their music was sensational and their comedy superb.” – Jim Parker

“Thanks for all the musical fun and great talent you shared with us over the years.  I grew up listening to their  music, along with my parents.  Eydie and Steve sang to all age groups, an amazing feat.” – Linda Fukuchi

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