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|Birth name||Robert Eberle|
|Born||July 24, 1916|
Mechanicville, New York, U.S.
|Died||November 17, 1981 (aged 65)|
Glen Burnie, Maryland
|Genres||Jazz, big band|
|Associated acts||Jimmy Dorsey|
Robert Eberly (born Robert Eberle; July 24, 1916 – November 17, 1981) was an American big band vocalist best known for his association with Jimmy Dorsey and his duets with Helen O'Connell. His younger brother Ray was also a big-band singer, making his name with Glenn Miller and His Orchestra.
Eberly was born Robert Eberle but changed the spelling of his surname slightly to the homonymous Eberly. His younger brother Ray was also a big-band singer, most notably with Glenn Miller's orchestra. Their father, John A. Eberle, was a policeman, sign-painter, and tavern-keeper. Another brother, Al, was a Hoosick Falls, New York, village trustee.
Eberly was married to Florine Callahan from January 23, 1940 until his death in 1981; the couple had three children; Robert Jr., Kathy and Rene. Robert Jr. went on to sing professionally and although he was talented, he never achieved the popularity of his father which was due, in part, to the changing times and the diminishing nightclub scene.
- "It's the Dreamer in Me" (with Jimmy Dorsey and His Orchestra; 1938)
- "Green Eyes" (with Helen O'Connell; 1941)
- "Tangerine" (with Helen O'Connell; 1941)
- "I'm Glad There Is You (In a World of Ordinary People)" (with Jimmy Dorsey and His Orchestra; 1942)
- "Bésame Mucho" (with Kitty Kallen; 1944)
- "Love Letters in the Sand (Cartas De Amor En La Arena)" (with Enoch Light & His Orchestra; 1957)
- Colin Larkin, ed. (1997). The Virgin Encyclopedia of Popular Music (Concise ed.). Virgin Books. p. 413. ISBN 1-85227-745-9.
- "Bob Eberly". BandChirps.com. Retrieved October 13, 2019.
- "Bob and Ray Eberle". Hoosickhistory.com. Retrieved October 13, 2019.
- Warren, Jill (July 1953). "What's New from Coast to Coast" (PDF). Radio-TV Mirror. 40 (2): 5. Retrieved November 26, 2014.