Charles and Eddie

WHERE ARE THEY NOW? Charles and Eddie

Go back to the 90’s, and there was a duo that topped the charts with their debut single. Trust me. Would I lie to you?(!)

Charles Pettigrew (b.1963) and Eddie Chacon (b.1963) met on the New York subway in 1990 and began harmonising together straight away. They signed to Capitol Records in 1992 and released their first single, “Would I Lie To You?” that August. The song went to the top of the charts in six countries including the UK, were it became the third biggest seller of the year. It made No.13 in America and was a top ten in a further twelve countries.

“Would I Lie To You?” was the first cut from their debut album, “Duophonic”, released soon after, that peaked at No.19 in the UK, but fared less well Stateside, where it stopped at No.153. It featured three other tracks that were released as singles, “NYC (Can You Believe This City?)” (UK No.33), “House Is Not A Home” (UK No.29) and “Shine”, a top three hit in France.

The pair returned in 1995 with their second album, “Chocolate Milk”, which included the UK hit single “I’m Gonna Love You (24-7-365)” and “Jealousy”. The album also featured the song “Wounded Bird”, which had featured in the 1993 film ‘True Romance’. Charles and Eddie also contributed to the soundtracks of ‘Addams Family Values’ and ‘Super Mario Bros.’. After just two albums, the pair went their sperate ways in 1997.

Eddie left the music business to concentrate on photography, while Charles toured with new wave band Tom Tom Club in 1998. Sadly, he fell ill that year with cancer and died on 6th April 2001, aged just 37 years old.

But, in 2020, after 25 years away, Eddie Chacon made his return with a brand new single, “My Mind Is Out Of Its Mind”, taken from his first solo album, “Pleasure, Joy and Happiness”. Make sure you check it out…!

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Written by Christopher Smith

So perhaps you’ve read an article or two that I’ve written and wondered “just who is this character?”! Well I thought maybe it would be time to introduce myself and what I’m all about. Well it’s all about the music! Having been born in the late 1970’s I was heavily influenced by my parent’s love of ‘popular’ music and rock and roll of the 1950’s and 60’s. My Mother always said she should of married Elvis and my father was, and is still, in love with Sandie Shaw! But while my Dad’s tastes stopped in about 1967, my Mum carried on loving music throughout the 70’s, 80’s and beyond. My first memory was playing on the floor whilst my Mother was ironing one day with the radio on, and hearing ABBA’s “Super Trouper” dancing my nappy off to it! Maybe that’s where it all went wrong…?! Having been subjected to all and sundry in my infant years, I finally found my feet in the mid-1980’s and began ‘partying’ to the likes of Culture Club, Stevie Wonder(!), Elkie Brooks and Bananarama to name but a few! The year 1987 would have a profound effect on my listening tastes and from thereon in my life would be dominated with buying and listening to music. Any number of outstanding songs were released and listened to that year, most notably “Nothing’s Gonna Stop Us Now”, “I Wanna Dance With Somebody” and “La Isla Bonita”. That Summer my mind was completely taken over with music and sounds I’d never heard before and I was totally taken in by it all. My father would say “whaaar rubbish you got on naaaaao?” (I’m from Norfolk!) but I was hooked. And it continued so for the rest of the decade and the next. At the beginning of 1988 I ‘met’ my true love and the singer I’ve worshipped more than any other artist or group. You may know of her. She’s from Australia…! Aside from pop music, my tastes are many and varied and continues to grow and expand as I ‘mature’ in age. I’ve always been heavily interested in films and in particular the mechanics of film making and of course film music, so scores and subsequently orchestral music takes up a lot of my tastes and collection. 90’s dance and club tunes also takes up much of the space in my head and I’m surprised my brain has stopped shaking from the years of abuse it took being dragged to nightclubs, often three times a week in my 20’s! I find with each year that passes I regress back to my youth and of course the 1980’s. 80’s music dominates and the lust to see as many 80’s acts and singers play live now is insatiable. I’m still getting into the groove as much as every breath I take, but I’m never gonna give up listening to my heart and pumping up the volume, simply because I LOVE MUSIC…any kind of music!