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Live On – Pierre de Charmoy

Live On – Pierre de Charmoy

Live On – Pierre de Charmoy

Pierre de Charmoy was blue-eyed boy of SA pop in the early 80’s. With his rugged good looks, guitar in hand and Neil Diamond-esque voice, it was only a matter of time before he had a hit. And that hit came in 1983 with ‘Live On’ which went to number 6 on the Springbok Charts and brought him to the country’s attention.

The song is a country-tinged rock song, that highlights Pierre’s voice. He has that deep whiskey-soaked sound but his voice has a coating of honey over it, giving it a rich sound that says he is all man. The song is akin to some of the late 70’s US bands like the Doobie Brothers and The Eagles but updated to the 80’s and nestling comfortably next to REO Speedwagon and some of the more laid back Foreigner material of that era.

Further hits followed for Pierre in the form of ‘You’re My Lady’ and ‘Don’t Girls Get Lonely’ which featured on the Radio 5 and Capital 604 charts, but for many growing up in the 80’s, Pierre will always ‘Live On’ in our memory for this track.

Where to find it:
Various Artists – The Best of SA Pop Volume 3 (1994) GSP, CDREDD 610


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