Eddie Rabbitt started his career writing 'Kentucky Rain' for Elvis and 'Pure Love' for Ronnie Milsap. Soon, he was singing his own smash hits 'I Love a Rainy Night' and 'Drivin' My Life Away.'
Consistently recording and touring in the final stages of his life, Eddie kept his battle with lung cancer private. As a matter of fact, only a few immediate family members even knew of his passing until the funeral was over. Eddie, 56 at the time, died on May 7, 1998.