Eddie Peregrina 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 various bands, most notably the Blinkers Band in Japan. His biggest break came when he won the singing contest Tawag ng Tanghalan, a popular TV variety show of the 60s and 70s.
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 unfortunately died young at the age of 32 after a freak car accident on the EDSA road in Manila.
Here we have his version of a James Brown classic.