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Published on Oct 3, 2015
Samuel Edward "Eddie" Hodges was born March 5, 1947 in Hattiesburg, Mississippi. Moving with his family to New York City in 1952, this began Eddie's career in showbusiness. He began to get stage work in the mid 1950's and contributed a solo performance on a cast recording of The Music Man, eventually also starting a solo career with two releases on Decca records in 1958. In 1961 he signed with Cadence records and immediately had a hit with his first release for them, I'm Gonna Knock On Your Door. He scored a few more hits, both major and minor, for the next several years. This one here was written by Phil Everly of the Everly Brothers, who first recorded the song. After a stint in the Military that saw him sent to Viet Nam, Eddie returned home, disillusioned with the show business industry, and returned to school. He earned his B.S. in Psychology and an M.S. in Counseling from The University of Southern Mississippi, and had become a mental health counselor, from which he retired a few years ago. To this day, Eddie still enjoys hearing from his fans.