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Charles and Eddie were an American vocal duo made up of Charles Pettigrew and Eddie Chacon. The two originally met on a New York City subway train. Chacon was holding a copy of Marvin Gaye’s “Trouble Man,” and so the two struck up a conversation and later started performing together. Chacon had grown up in Oakland, California, where he was in a soul band, and later moved to Miami, Florida, where his recording career continued on projects with the Dust Brothers and Daddy-O. 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 pop band Down Avenue.

Charles and Eddie enjoyed a worldwide hit in 1992 with “Would I Lie To You?”

Their song “I Would Stop The World” was featured in the 1993 film Super Mario Bros. based on the popular series of video games.

After the break up of Charles and Eddie in 1996, Eddie continued as a writer/producer selling 6 million cd’s and writing another eight number one hits in various territories around the globe. Eddie is currently in another duo (boy/girl this time). They are called THE POLYAMOROUS AFFAIR. There debut cd is slated for release May 2008.

Charles Pettigrew died of cancer on April 7, 2001 at age 37.

1992: Duophonic
1995: Chocolate Milk

1996: 24-7-365
1995: Jealousy
1993: House Is Not a Home
1992: Would I Lie to You?
1992: N.Y.C.


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  • ThrowedYungPeeg

    what's your beef with the mac?

    17 Aug 2012 Reply
  • Stef-Style

    Please vote for "Would I Lie To You?"

    7 Jun 2012 Reply
  • weastcoast

    Would I Lie To You > Big Classic song [4] R.I.P. Charles...

    24 May 2012 Reply
  • maxcg29

    Would I Lie To You > Big Classic song [3]

    13 May 2012 Reply
  • oakesy54

    I agree with 'The80sFan', highly underrated, really soulful with sweet voices.

    18 Feb 2012 Reply
  • gleninferno

    one hit wonder

    6 Jan 2012 Reply
  • tyzmatos

    Would I Lie To You > Big Classic song [2]

    17 Jul 2011 Reply
  • juliendu48

    Would I Lie To You > Big Classic song :D

    14 May 2011 Reply
  • The80sFan

    This duo is a VASTLY UNDERRATED group, as they had some truly great songs on their only 2 albums. So soulful, great melodies, and fantastic vocals! "Be A Little Easy On Me", "Hurt No More" and "Would I Lie To You?" are MUST listens. RIP Charles Pettigrew

    19 May 2010 Reply
  • RenatoMarx

    would I lie to you is SWEET

    13 May 2010 Reply
  • MattPsot

    first song in radio today :-)

    1 Apr 2010 Reply
  • hexcrasher

    I would like to play...would i lie to you, by charles and eddie.

    8 Feb 2010 Reply
  • DavidBN

    would i lie to you - a great song that makes my mind fly <3

    17 Nov 2009 Reply
  • GoWithTheFlowXD

    would I lie to you baby, would I lie to you, oh yeah! :)

    5 Jul 2009 Reply
  • sibss

    r.i.p charles ):

    6 Apr 2009 Reply
  • Chris_1982

    Would I lie to you, just brings me back to the old memories :) very nice song

    3 Feb 2009 Reply
  • bassemjmaestro

    heard that song 115 times... still rocks

    11 Jan 2009 Reply
  • henry352

    Look into my eyes, can't you see they're open wide

    1 Jan 2009 Reply
  • Newhybridkilla

    I was a store and heard "would i lie to you" and I could have sworn it was maroon 5.

    22 Aug 2008 Reply
  • Kristalicious

    I just bought the Duophonic album.. I cant wait to get it in the mail!

    17 Aug 2008 Reply
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