Billy Eckstine's home is on Bryant Street in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The famed vocalist and band leader grew up in this house in Highland Park. He was born William Clarence Eckstine on July 8, 1914, to William and Charlotte Eckstine and lived here in his family's home until graduating high school, then moved to Washington, D.C. By 1939 he was in Chicago working with Earl Hines and in 1944 formed his own band. Between 1945 and 1951 he recorded 6 million-selling singles, including A Cottage For Sale, Prisoner Of Love, Blue Moon, and I Apologize. He died in 1993. There is a historic marker in front of his childhood home.