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Eddie Peregrina
Born Eduardo Villavicencio Peregrina
November 11, 1945
Manila, Philippines
Died April 30, 1977(1977-04-30) (aged 31)
Mandaluyong City, Metro Manila, Philippines
Nationality Filipino
Occupation Singer, actor
Years active 1969–1977
Spouse(s) Lyn Salazar
Children Edlyn and Michelle

Eduardo Villavicencio Peregrina (November 11, 1945 – April 30, 1977), better known as Eddie Peregrina, was a 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 age of 32 after a freak car accident in EDSA.

Biography[edit]

He was born on November 11, 1945 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 Monroe 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 Salazarin 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. His death shocked his millions of fans nationwide.

Movies[edit]

  • 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]

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)

References[edit]

External links[edit]


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Philippine Star
Thu, 31 Jan 2013 08:33:41 -0800

On April 30, 1977, millions of Filipino fans were shocked when the original Jukebox King Eddie Peregrina died of complications a month and a week after his Mustang car collided with a trailer truck on EDSA Shaw underpass. He was only 32 and at the peak ...

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Tue, 23 Sep 2014 05:30:56 -0700

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Thu, 19 Jun 2014 11:50:32 -0700

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Sat, 26 Oct 2013 19:53:08 -0700

... forgetting that in the 1980s Filipinos had Janice de Belen who as Flor de Luna made many people cry buckets of tears every 6 o'clock in the evening, and Victor Wood and Eddie Peregrina and Edgar Mortiz who serenaded their way into the hearts of ...

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Fri, 27 Sep 2013 09:08:54 -0700

“Aside from foreign standards, it features local songs from the likes of Pilita Corrales, including the early recordings of Nora Aunor and Eddie Peregrina—a wonderful treat for senior citizens like me!” Other notes: Melody Chavez, graduate student: “I ...
 
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Tue, 13 Mar 2012 01:36:30 -0700

The band even turned in a most requested reworking of Eddie Peregrina's tearjerking ballad, “Memories (Of Our Dream),” a song that would later become a big radio hit for a later incarnation of the band after Karl's departure. There was also something ...
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