Ray Eberle

Raymond Eberle was a vocalist during the Big Band Era, making his name with the Glenn Miller Orchestra. His elder brother, Bob Eberly, sang with the Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra. Eberle was born in Saratoga County, New York, his father, John A. Eberle, was a local policeman, sign-painter, publican, his elder brother was Big Band singer Bob Eberly. Ray started singing with no formal training. In 1938, Glenn Miller, looking for a male vocalist for his big band, asked Bob Eberly if he had any siblings at home who could sing. Bob said "yes", Ray was hired on the spot. Eberle recalled walking by a table when his similar-looking brother was performing, being stopped by Miller and invited to audition. Music critics and Miller's musicians were unhappy with Eberle's vocal style but Miller stuck with him. Critic George T. Simon said. Simon noted. Eberle went on to find success with Miller, deeming the songs for Orchestra Wives, such as the jazz standard "At Last", to be among his favorites as there were songs he could "sink my teeth into, make a story out of".

He appeared in Sun Valley Serenade and Orchestra Wives. He made several Universal films, including Mister Big. Eberle sang ballads, he led his own orchestra called, The Ray Eberle Orchestra as well as the Serenade In Blue Orchestra from 1943 and maintained his band until his death in 1979. From 1940-43 he did well on Billboard's "College Poll" for male vocalist, he appeared on numerous television variety shows in the 1950s and 1960s. Ray Eberle sang lead on "Sometime", composed by Glenn Miller in 1939, "Polka Dots and Moonbeams", "At Last", a number 9 chart hit on Billboard in 1942, "To You", but Miller ran a tight ship and fired people after one negative incident. Eberle was stuck in traffic one day during a Chicago engagement, was late for a rehearsal. Miller fired him on the spot, replaced him in June 1942 with Skip Nelson. After his departure from Miller, Eberle joined Gene Krupa's band before launching a solo career, he joined former Miller bandmate Tex Beneke's orchestra in 1970 for a national tour, reformed his own orchestra in the decade.

Ray and his wife, had three children, Jan and Raye Ellen Eberle. Janet's daughter Nancy Atchison became Nancy Eberle. Janet died in 1964. Ray had two sons from his second marriage to Ray Eberle Jr. and John Eberle. He has numerous grandchildren. Ray Eberle died of a heart attack in Douglasville, Georgia on August 25, 1979, aged 60. Biography Ray Eberle on IMDb

21st Arizona State Legislature

The 21st Arizona State Legislature, consisting of the Arizona State Senate and the Arizona House of Representatives, was constituted in Phoenix from January 1, 1953 to December 31, 1954, during the last two years of John Howard Pyle's term as Governor of Arizona. The number of senators remained constant at 19, while the members of the house of representatives increased from 68 to 80; the Republicans picked up four Senate seats, leaving the Democrats in control of the upper house with a 15–4 margin. In the House, the Republicans picked up nineteen seats, while the number of seats controlled by the Democrats decreased by seven, giving the Democrats a 50–30 edge; the Legislature met for two regular sessions at the State Capitol in Phoenix. The first opened on January 12, 1953; the only special session was convened on October 13, 1953 and adjourned sine die on November 3, 1953. The asterisk denotes members of the previous Legislature who continued in office as members of this Legislature; the ** means that James W. Ewing died in office and was replaced by H. S. Corbett The asterisk denotes members of the previous Legislature who continued in office as members of this Legislature.

The ** means that Elijah Allen died in office and was replaced by William S. Porter