Charles & Eddie
Links www.eddiechacon.com (English)
Charles and Eddie
Charles and Eddie were a soul music duo that had a string of top 40 hits in the UK in the '90s. Their biggest was the worldwide hit single, "Would I Lie to You", taken from their 1992 debut album, Duophonic. "Would I Lie to You?" won three Ivor Novello Awards in 1993 (for Best Contemporary Song, Best Selling Song and International Hit of the Year).
Charles Pettigrew and Eddie Chacon met in New York City. Chacon had grown up in Hayward and Castro Valley, California where he had started his first band at age 12 with neighborhood friends Cliff Burton (Metallica) and Mike Bordin (Faith No More). Later Chacon moved to Los Angeles, Miami, London and Copenhagen where his career moved more into songwriting and production. He wrote several hit songs, mostly in Europe.
Pettigrew, meanwhile, was raised in Philadelphia, and went on to study jazz vocals at the Berklee College Of Music in Boston, while also singing with the Boston favorite, Down Avenue. Around the time of Charles' death he was recording a record with Tom Tom Club (Chris Franz and Tina Weymoth).
Charles Pettigrew died of cancer on 6 April 2001 at the age of 37.
Eddie is currently residing in Los Angeles and fronting the electronic duo, The Polyamorous Affair with his partner Sissy Sainte-Marie. In 2009 The Polyamorous Affair released the album, Bolshevik Disco.
- 1992: Duophonic UK #19, US #153
- 1993: True Romance soundtrack (Wounded Bird)
- 1993 Adams Family Values soundtrack (Supernatural Thing)
- 1993 Super Mario Bros. soundtrack (Stop the world)
- 1995: Chocolate Milk
- 1992: "Would I Lie to You?" UK #1, US #13
- 1993: "N.Y.C. (Can You Believe This City)" UK #33
- 1993: "House Is Not a Home" UK #29
- 1995: "24-7-365" UK #38
- 1995: "Jealousy"
- 2005: "Would I Lie To You" (remix) (shown as Musikk feat. Eddie Chacon) - a #1 hit in Europe