Eagle-Eye Cherry – Real Name?

One of the big hits of the late 1990s was the catchy song “Save Tonight” [vid] by Eagle-Eye Cherry.

If you’re familiar with the song, you’ve probably also wondered about the name Eagle-Eye. Is it real? Is it a stage name?

Turns out it’s legit:

The moniker was given to him by his father, the late jazz trumpeter Don Cherry, just after baby Eagle-Eye was born. “I opened one eye and looked at him,” [Eagle-Eye] Cherry said.

He was born in Sweden in either in the late 1960s or the early 1970s (sources don’t agree) to an American father and a Swedish mother.

Source: Welborn, Jane. “Cool Weather Greets Friday at Five.” Greensboro News and Record 18 Mar. 1999: 4.

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