Steve and Eydie

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Steve & Eydie
Steve and Eydie in 1962
Steve and Eydie in 1962
Background information
OriginUnited States
Genres
Years active1954 – 2009
Labels
Members

Steve and Eydie is the name of an American pop vocal duet, consisting of Steve Lawrence and Eydie Gormé. They originally began working together on Tonight Starring Steve Allen in 1954[1][2] and performed together until Gormé retired in 2009. Both have also had separate careers as solo singers. The performer name on their duet releases was denoted as "Steve and Eydie," without the last names. Steve's birth name was Sidney Leibowitz; Edith "Eydie" Gormé was from a multilingual Sephardic Jewish family whose surname was variously spelled Gorman and Gormezano. The two were married from 1957 until Gormé's death in 2013.

They recorded on various labels including Coral and ABC-Paramount in the 1950s, United Artists, Columbia, and RCA in the 1960s, MGM in the 1970s, and others on to the present. Their last US chart record "Hallelujah", was shown as Parker and Penny.

Their 1960 song "We Got Us" was not released as a hit single but was the title tune on an ABC-Paramount LP album. The album earned them a Grammy Award that year.

In November 2009, Lawrence embarked on a musical tour without Gormé, who stayed home for health reasons. The Steve and Eydie official website confirmed in late 2010 that Gormé had officially retired from touring, for health reasons, and Lawrence would be touring alone from then on.[3]

Eydie Gormé died on August 10, 2013, six days shy of her 85th birthday.[4]

Steve and Eydie were among hundreds of artists whose material was destroyed in the 2008 Universal fire.[5]

Singles[edit]

Year Single (A-side, B-side)
Both sides from same album except where indicated
Chart positions Album
US CB US
AC
US
R&B
UK[6]
1954 "Make Yourself Comfortable"
B-side by Eydie Gorme: "I've Gotta Crow"
Presenting Steve & Eydie
[1967 compilation album][7]
1955 "Knickerbocker Mambo"
B-side by Eydie Gorme: "Give a Fool a Chance"
"(Close Your Eyes) Take a Deep Breath"
b/w "Besame Mucho"
1959 "Sentimental Me"
b/w "You Can't Be True, Dear"
Our Best to You
[1964 compilation album] [8]
1960 "This Could Be the Start of Something"
b/w "Darn It, Baby, That's Love"
113 We Got Us [1960]
1961 "The Facts of Life"
b/w "I'm a Girl, You're a Boy"
Non-album tracks
1963 "I Want to Stay Here"
b/w "Ain't Love" (from It's Us Again)
28 28 8 3 Something's Gotta Give
"I Can't Stop Talking About You"
b/w "To the Movies We Go" (from At the Movies)
35 51 14
1964 "That Holiday Feeling"
b/w "Happy Holiday"
That Holiday Feeling! [1964] [9]
1967 "The Honeymoon Is Over"
b/w "Together Forever"
14 Together on Broadway [1967] [10]
"Mame"
b/w "Cabaret"
"Summer, Summer Wind"
b/w "Be Still"
Steve & Eydie, Bonfa & Brazil
1968 "The Two of Us"
b/w "Mr. Spoons" (Non-album track)
33 This Is Steve & Eydie
[1971 compilation album] [11]
"Dear World"
b/w "A Break at Love" (Non-album track)
"Hurry Home for Christmas"
b/w "Dedicated to Love" (Non-album track)
Christmastime In Carol and Song
[1969] [12]
1969 "Real True Lovin'"
b/w "Chapter One"
119 20 Real True Lovin' [1969] [13]
1970 "(You're My) Soul & Inspiration"
b/w "Now I Love the World Again" (Non-album track)
21 This Is Steve & Eydie
[1971 compilation album] [14]
"Did You Give the World Some Love Today, Babe?"
b/w "For All We Know"
Non-album tracks
1971 "Love Is Blue"/"Autumn Leaves"
b/w "Hi Sweetie" (Non-album track)
37 A Man and A Woman [1970] [15]
"Lead Me On"
b/w "Tea for Two" (Non-album track)
The World of Steve & Eydie
1972 "We Can Make It Together" (featuring The Osmonds)"
b/w "E Fini" (with The Mike Curb Congregation)
68 64 7
1973 "Feelin'"
b/w "It Never Rains in Southern California"
31 Feelin' [1973] [16]
1979 "Hallelujah"
b/w "Broken Hearts, Broken Promises"
As "Parker & Penny"
46 Non-album tracks

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ruhlmann, William. "Eydie Gorme". AllMusic. Retrieved 8 August 2018.
  2. ^ "Singer Eydie Gorme dies at 84". CNN.com. Retrieved 2013-08-13.
  3. ^ "Steve Lawrence, minus Eydie Gorme, set for Westbury". Newsday.com. Retrieved 9 October 2018.
  4. ^ Gates, Anita. "Eydie Gorme, Voice of Sophisticated Pop, Dies at 84". Nytimes.com. Retrieved 9 October 2018.
  5. ^ Rosen, Jody (25 June 2019). "Here Are Hundreds More Artists Whose Tapes Were Destroyed in the UMG Fire". The New York Times. Retrieved 28 June 2019.
  6. ^ Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. p. 314. ISBN 1-904994-10-5.
  7. ^ "Presenting Steve & Eydie". discogs.com. Retrieved 28 December 2020.
  8. ^ "Our Best to You". discogs.com. Retrieved 28 December 2020.
  9. ^ "That Holiday Feeling". Retrieved 28 December 2020.
  10. ^ "Together on Broadway". discogs.com. Retrieved 28 December 2020.
  11. ^ "This Is Steve & Eydie". Retrieved 28 December 2020.
  12. ^ "Christmastime In Carol and Song". Retrieved 28 December 2020.
  13. ^ "Real True Lovin'". Retrieved 28 December 2020.
  14. ^ "This Is Steve & Eydie". Retrieved 28 December 2020.
  15. ^ "A Man and A Woman". Retrieved 28 December 2020.
  16. ^ "Feelin'". Retrieved 28 December 2020.

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