Eddie Peregrina

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Eddie Peregrina
Born Eduardo Villavicencio Peregrina
November 11, 1944
Manila, Philippine Commonwealth
Died April 30, 1977(1977-04-30) (aged 32)
Mandaluyong City, Metro Manila, Philippines
Cause of death Traffic collision
Nationality Filipino
Occupation Singer, actor
Years active 1966–1977
Spouse(s) Lyn Salazar
Children Edlyn and Michelle

Eduardo Villavicencio Peregrina (November 11, 1944 – April 30, 1977), better known as Eddie Peregrina, was a Philippine singer and leading matinee idol of the 1970s. Dubbed as "the Original Jukebox King," he was most famous for hit songs such as What Am I Living For, Together Again, Two Lovely Flowers and Mardy, among others. He died at the aged of 32 after a freak car accident in the EDSA road in Manila.

Biography[edit]

He was born on November 11, 1944 to Octavio Peregrina of Pililla, Rizal and Nena Villavicencio of Cebu. Eddie started singing in amateur contests as a young child. He won the singing contest of DZXL’s "Tita Betty’s Children Show" at the age of six. He became a professional singer, working as a vocalist for some bands, most notably the Blinkers Band in Japan. His biggest break came when he won the singing contest of Tawag ng Tanghalan, a popular TV variety show of the 60s and 70s.

Singing style[edit]

Peregrina's unusually high-pitched voice distinguished him from the rest of popular singers who, at the time, were mostly influenced by the low-pitched, smooth voices of international singers like Matt Monro and Frank Sinatra. He had a habit of tipping his feet backwards to hit the highest note.

Showbiz[edit]

Peregrina's popularity was high, particularly among masses. Jukebox, the coin-operated machine which plays selected music, was said to have attained much popularity as well because of continuous requests of Peregrina's songs. His fame surge even more among the Filipino masses when he became movie star, cast with the leading ladies of the 1970s, including Esperanza Fabon and Nora Aunor, with whom he had a TV show entitled The Eddie-Nora Show on Channel 9 in the 1960s. Among his movies included Mardy, Memories of Our Dreams with Esperanza Fabon. He co-starred with his wife Lyn Salazar in Batul of Mactan in 1974. He was also the leading man in Dito sa Aking Puso (1970) with Nora Aunor and with Vilma Santos in Mardy. Most of his films were produced by JBC Productions, which invariably paired him with Vilma Santos, Edgar Mortiz, Esperanza Fabon, and directed by Bebong Osorio. When not busy attending show business commitments, he managed his own business, including Edviper Records and the Pervil Photo Studio.

Personal life[edit]

Peregrina was married to actress Lynn Salazar, with whom he had two daughters, Edlyn and Michelle. And had also a son named Raymund de Leon to his former manager.

Death[edit]

Eddie's Mustang car collided with a trailer truck in EDSA Shaw underpass in 1977. He died a month and a week later (April 30, 1977) at the age of 32 at Polymedic Hospital due to internal hemorrhage and car accident. His death shocked his millions of fans nationwide.

Movies[edit]

  • 1976 - Gold Cross
  • 1974 - Batul of Mactan
  • 1972 - I Do Love You
  • 1971 - Alaala ng Pag-ibig
  • 1971 - Luha sa bawa't awit
  • 1970 - Edong
  • 1970 - I Adore You
  • 1970 - Memories of Our Dream
  • 1970 - Songs and Lovers
  • 1970 - What Am I Living For
  • 1970 - Mardy
  • 1969 - Your Love
  • 1969 - Fiesta Extravaganza
  • 1969 - Halina Neneng ko
  • 1969 - The Jukebox King
  • 1969 - Mardy
  • 1969 - My Darling Eddie
  • 1969 - Halina Neneng ko

Television[edit]

  • 1970 - The Nora-Eddie Show

Singles (45rpm)[edit]

  • Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow
  • Say Yeah, Say No
  • Hang On Sloopy (Jerk)
  • Blue Eyes
  • You Only Live Twice
  • Midnight Caravan
  • Bare Footin'
  • Top Twenty
  • Dark Side Of Love
  • I Need Somebody
  • Girl
  • Kokotsu No Blues (I Feel Blue)
  • Itsumademo (Forever)
  • Our Love Was Born
  • No More Tears To Fall
  • I'm Gonna Find Myself A Girl
  • Matador
  • Only Yesterday
  • Mony Mony
  • Get On Up
  • We
  • Legata
  • Need You
  • Rags To Riches
  • My Funny Valentine
  • Happy Happy Birthday Baby
  • Love Me Now And Forever
  • Cry
  • This Song Of Mine
  • I'll Love You Forever
  • I Can't Find The Way
  • A World Without Love
  • Where Is Tomorrow
  • Goodbye My Old Gal
  • Didn't You Say
  • Oh Promise Me
  • Mother Song
  • Two Timer
  • On Your Wedding Day
  • Happy Birthday My Love
  • Now And Forever
  • Dusty Road
  • I'm A Drifter
  • If Ever You're Lonely
  • Sighin' Sighin'
  • Pledging My Love
  • Love Me Espie
  • Truly
  • Poor Lonely Me
  • I Love You And You Love Me
  • The Music Played
  • Mother Of Mine
  • Going Back To Indiana
  • Ben
  • A Time For Us
  • Love Is A Beautiful Thing
  • Baby I Love You
  • Sweet Pea
  • I'll Never Love Again
  • Blue Day
  • Be True
  • Forget Me
  • I Can't Believe
  • Why
  • I Am Blue
  • Lost Love
  • Mananita
  • Buhay Binata
  • Pag-ibig Ay Ginhawa
  • Ano Man Ang Kasasapitan
  • Sa Langitnong Himaya
  • Sa Pahiyum Mo Lamang

LP Albums[edit]

What Am I Living For (DSM-1001)[edit]

  • 1. What Am I Living For
  • 2. Together Again
  • 3. Memories Of Our Dream
  • 4. I Feel Blue
  • 5. I Know
  • 6. Django (Cruel Love)
  • 7. Forever
  • 8. Give Me A Sign
  • 9. Someday You'll Know
  • 10. Two Of Us
  • 11. We'll Meet Again
  • 12. Mardy

Encore (DSM-1002)[edit]

  • 1. Don't Ever Go
  • 2. Two Lovely Flowers
  • 3. Since You've Been Gone
  • 4. If I Never Knew You Cared
  • 5. Love For Sale
  • 6. Girl I Hope To Meet
  • 7. Golden Ship
  • 8. I Do Love You
  • 9. Follow The Rainbow
  • 10. Say It With Flowers
  • 11. If I Could Just Be With You
  • 12. Here I Am

Christmas Greetings (DSM-1003)[edit]

  • 1. Miracle Of Christmas
  • 2. O Holy Night
  • 3. I'll Be Home For Christmas
  • 4. Silver Bells
  • 5. Silent Night
  • 6. Whispering Hope
  • 7. Blue Christmas
  • 8. O Little Town Of Bethlehem
  • 9. The First Noel
  • 10. O Come All Ye Faithful
  • 11. You're All I Want For Christmas
  • 12. White Christmas

Love Mood (DSM-1005)[edit]

  • 1. Adore You
  • 2. Someone
  • 3. I Just Can't Tell You
  • 4. Gone With The Days
  • 5. Forever More
  • 6. Problems And Worries
  • 7. Lovers Lane
  • 8. No One
  • 9. Your Love
  • 10. You Were In My Mind
  • 11. Heartaches
  • 12. Leave Me Alone

Greatest Hits (DSM-1009)[edit]

  • 1. Memories Of Our Dream
  • 2. Forevermore
  • 3. Together Again
  • 4. I Do Love You
  • 5. Mardy
  • 6. My Way
  • 7. What Am I Living For
  • 8. Adore You
  • 9. Don't Ever Go
  • 10. Mama
  • 11. All Of A Sudden
  • 12. You Only Live Twice

Eddie Peregrina At His Best (DSM-1010)[edit]

  • 1. Don't Hurt Me Again
  • 2. I Promise You
  • 3. Miracle Of Love
  • 4. Can't Go On My Own
  • 5. Long Ago
  • 6. I'll Reach For The Stars
  • 7. Remember Someone
  • 8. On The Other Hand
  • 9. Born To Cry
  • 10. More Than You Know
  • 11. She's My First Love
  • 12. Love Conquers All

Eddie (DSM-1012)[edit]

  • 1. Wherever You Are
  • 2. We Miss You
  • 3. Oh, Oh Why
  • 4. Don't Ever Go Away
  • 5. Baby, Baby Don't Go Away
  • 6. Mama, Mama
  • 7. I Wan't You To Know
  • 8. Come Back
  • 9. World Of Love
  • 10. When I'm In Love
  • 11. I'll Be There
  • 12. Have You Ever Seen The Rain

The Jukebox King (DSM-1013)[edit]

  • 1. Why Must It Be Me
  • 2. Raindrops In Summer
  • 3. A Place Like Home
  • 4. You Don't Know This
  • 5. No Time For Love
  • 6. Too Late
  • 7. My Darling Woman
  • 8. As Much As I Do
  • 9. I'm Crying
  • 10. Teardrops
  • 11. I Need Somebody
  • 12. Waiting For You

Old Time Favorites (DSM-1015?)[edit]

  • 1. I Wish You Happiness
  • 2. The Voice Of Love
  • 3. You Mean Everything To Me
  • 4. More Than I Can Say
  • 5. Return To Me
  • 6. Hurt
  • 7. The Wonder Of You
  • 8. Slippin' And Slidin'
  • 9. Girl In The Wood (Remember Me)
  • 10. In My Little Room
  • 11. It's Now Or Never
  • 12. Time To Cry

Lonely Boy (DSM-1016)[edit]

  • 1. Lonely Boy
  • 2. I Apologize
  • 3. Puppy Love
  • 4. Everyday
  • 5. Here's My Happiness
  • 6. Diary
  • 7. Crazy Love
  • 8. Come Back To Me
  • 9. Oh Carol
  • 10. Send Someone To Love Me
  • 11. Don't Ever Leave Me
  • 12. (Can't Live) Without You

Irog Ako Ay Mahalin (TSP-5185)[edit]

  • 1. Irog Ako Ay Mahalin
  • 2. Ala-ala Ay Ikaw (Memories Of Our Dream)
  • 3. Matud Nila
  • 4. Minamahal Kita, Inay
  • 5. Hanggang Sa Dulo Ng Walang Hanggan
  • 6. Sa Iyong Pagbabalik
  • 7. Kung Ito Ang Palad Ko
  • 8. Bakas Ng Lumipas
  • 9. Pandora
  • 10. Pagsapit Ng Dapithapon
  • 11. Hinahanap Kita

Especially For You (TSP-5194)[edit]

  • 1. Don't Say Goodbye
  • 2. After
  • 3. Without Your Love
  • 4. It's Time For Me To Forget You
  • 5. Home At Last
  • 6. You're All I Need
  • 7. Believe Me
  • 8. Our Wedding Song
  • 9. Why Must I
  • 10. Where To Go
  • 11. Please Love Me Now

Hanggang Sa Dulo Ng Walang Hanggan (TSP-5228)[edit]

  • 1. Nabubuhay Ako, Dahil Sa Iyo (What Am I Living For)
  • 2. Don't Say Goodbye
  • 3. Ikaw Ang Lahat Sa Aking Buhay
  • 4. Bakas Ng Lumipas
  • 5. I Love You
  • 6. Ala-ala Ay Ikaw (Memories Of Our Dream)
  • 7. Kaligayahan (Together Again)
  • 8. Please Love Me Now
  • 9. Kung Ito Ang Palad Ko
  • 10. Why Must I
  • 11. Hanggang Sa Dulo Ng Walang Hanggan

CDs[edit]

  • Send Someone To Love Me
  • What Am I Living For
  • Memories Of Our Dreams
  • Hanggang Sa Dulo Ng Walang Hanggan
  • Memories - 3CD Collection
  • 18 Greatest Hits Vol. 1
  • 18 Greatest Hits Vol. 2
  • I Can't Believe Vol. 1
  • Eddie Peregrina's Christmas Album (Christmas Greetings)

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