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eddie and ernie

Eddie & Ernie

Eddie And Ernie comprised of:

William Edgar Campbell (b. 23rd December 1940, Lodi, Marion County, U.S.A. d. 10th July 1994, Los Angeles, California, U.S.A.)


Ernest (Ernie) L. Johnson Jnr (b. 22nd October 1945, Grimes County, U.S.A. d. 20th August 2005, Phoenix, Arizona, U.S.A.)

Eddie and Ernie were two underrated heroes of Soul Music.

Eddie's first wife was Barbara Faye Myers.

They were married on the 19th of August, 1966 in Mesa Arizona.

On the 27th March, 1967, they had a son Christopher CoShea Campbell.

Christopher was born in Mesa Arizona at Mesa General Hospital.

Eddie Campbell and Barbara were later to divorce in June 1980.

During the Sixties and early Seventies they recorded several sides for the Eastern Record label and the Artco label amongst others.

Their solo singles are extreemly rare and change hands for four figure sums today.

Dave Godin (the man who coined the phrase 'Northern Soul') included their 1965 tune 'I'm Going For Myself' for his excellent 'Dave Godin's Deep Soul Treasures Volume 1' for the Kent label in 1997.

That label released a compilation of the duo's recording's entitled 'Lost Friends' in 2002.

Their recordings included 'You Make My Life A Sunny Day', 'Bullets Don't Have Eyes', 'Tell It Like it Is', 'Falling Tears (Indian Drums)' and a fine version of Bob Dylan's 'Lay Lady Lay'.

William Edgar Campbell passed away on the 10th of July 1994 in Los Angeles.

Eddie also had a son called Edgar William Lamar Campbell who was born during August 1964 at the Marcopia Co. Hospital in Arizona. His mothers name is Verdi Willis.

If you know where she and her daughter reside, let me know and I will put her in touch with the relevant parties.

Ernie Johnson was tragically killed in Phoenix after a car hit him in August 2005.

Eddie & Ernie

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Lost Friends (Kent Records 2002)

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