Eileen Barton

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Eileen Barton

American singer best known for her apostrophic 1950 hit song, [GUI]If I Knew You Were Comin' I'd've Baked a Cake add

Category: Music

Born in 1924.

Country: United States (100%)

Education: undef.

Main connections: Johnny Mercer, Nancy Walker, Frank Sinatra

Linked to: Capitol Records, Mercury Records, CBS

 

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Eileen Barton was born in 1924 add something

 

"'Eileen Barton"' was an American singer best known for her 1950 hit song, "If I Knew You Were Comin' I'd've Baked a Cake add something


1929

Her birthdate is often given as 1929, but a certified copy of her birth certificate shows that she was born in 1924 add something


1940

At age 15, she appeared as a guest singer on a Johnny Mercer variety series, leading to her being noticed by Frank Sinatra, who took her under his wing and put her in a regular spot on the CBS radio show that he hosted in the 1940s add something


1948

Her first record, done for Capitol Records, was "Would You Believe Me-" , with the orchestra of Lyle "Skitch" Henderson, in 1948 add something


1949

In 1949 she cut the record of "If I Knew You Were Comin' I'd've Baked a Cake" and introduced it on Don McNeill's radio program, "The Breakfast Club add something


1961

She appeared on the show along with "Mayor" Monty Hall from March of 1961 through June of 1962 add something


1970

She appeared in motion pictures and television, working the restaurant and night club circuit well into the 1970s add something


Eileen Barton died in 2006 add something


2012

Nancy Walker - Some sources cite 2012 as the year of her death, while other genealogical sources have conflated her with an entirely different performer, singer Eileen Barton