Eddie Luster

(1917 - 1985)

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Eddie Luster
1917 - 1985
Born
September 1, 1917
Death
February 1985
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Holly Springs, Marshall County, Mississippi 38635
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Eddie Luster was born on September 1, 1917. He died in February 1985 at 67 years of age. We know that Eddie Luster had been residing in Holly Springs, Marshall County, Mississippi 38635.
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Eddie Luster passed away in February 1985 at 67 years old. He was born on September 1, 1917. There is no information about Eddie's surviving family. We know that Eddie Luster had been residing in Holly Springs, Marshall County, Mississippi 38635.

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In 1917, in the year that Eddie Luster was born, "I Want You" became famous. James Montgomery Flagg's poster, featuring Uncle Sam and based on a 1914 British poster, attracted thousands of U.S. recruits to WWI duty. Over 4 million posters were printed in 1917 and 1918.

In 1927, by the time he was merely 10 years old, the first "talkie" (a movie with music, songs, and talking), The Jazz Singer, was released. Al Jolson starred as a cantor's son who instead of following in his father's footsteps as expected, becomes a singer of popular songs. Banished by his father, they reconcile on his father's deathbed. It was a tear-jerker and audiences went wild - especially when they heard the songs. Thus begun the demise of silent films and the rise of "talkies".

In 1969, Eddie was 52 years old when in August, a previously planned small concert turned into a (free) more than 400,000 strong gathering of attendees and bands at Max Yasgur's farm in upstate New York - now called Woodstock. Just some of the 32 acts: Richie Havens, Joe Cocker, Janis Joplin, Jimi Hendrix, The Who, Joan Baez, Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young, Jefferson Airplane, Country Joe, Santana, The Band, and Sly and the Family Stone.

In 1975, he was 58 years old when in January, Popular Mechanics featured the Altair 8800 on it's cover. The Altair home computer kit allowed consumers to build and program their own personal computers. Thousands were sold in the first month.

In 1985, in the year of Eddie Luster's passing, on March 7th, the song "We Are the World" was released as a charity effort to alleviate the African famine. The song was written by Michael Jackson and Lionel Richie, and produced by Quincy Jones. They were joined by 37 other famous singers in the recording studio and a phenomena had begun

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