Beckham started his career as a child star in several films. Beckham, after a stint in the United States. Army as a paratrooper during World World War II, signed to Decca Records. He scored two hit singles in the United States., both released on Decca Records.
"Just as Much as Ever" peaked at Number.
32 on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1959 (in early 1968 Bobby Vinton"s cover peaked at Number 24), and "Crazy Arms" peaked at Number. 36 in 1960. Beckham composed Vic Dana"s 1963 chart entry "Danger".
He later became the owner of Combine Records.