Edward Thomas Rabbitt, 27 November 1941, Brooklyn, New York City, USA, d. 7 May 1998, Nashville, Tennessee, USA. Rabbitt, whose name is Gaelic, was raised in East Orange, New Jersey. His father, Thomas Rabbitt, a refrigeration engineer, played fiddle and accordion and is featured alongside his son on the 1978 track Song Of Ireland. On a scouting holiday, Rabbitt was introduced to country music and he soon became immersed in the history of its performers. Rabbitts first single was Six Nights And Seven Days on 20th Century Fox in 1964, and he had further singles for Columbia Records, Bottles and I Just Dont Care No More. Rabbitt, who found he could make no headway singing country music in New York, decided to move to Nashville in 1968. Sitting in a bath in a cheap hotel, he had the idea for Working My Way Up From The Bottom, which was recorded by Roy Drusky. At first, he had difficulty in placing...
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