Charlie was a veteran British rock band formed in 1971. Originally, they were known as Charlie Cuckoo after a racing horse. Oddly enough, Charlie never charted in the United Kingdom, but they did find chart success in the USA.
Charlie's first release came in 1976 (Fantasy Girls), although they had released singles as early as 1973. Their second release, No Second Chance, did produce the moderately successful song "Turning to You". In 1978, Charlie released the album Lines, which featured the higher charting song "She Loves to Be in Love", and the following year the song "Killer Cut" offFight Dirty (1979). In support of this moderate success, Charlie toured with bands like Fleetwood Mac, Styx, BTO, The Kinks, Alice Cooper, The Doobie Brothers, and Foreigner. Shortly after, the band ran into issues with their record label, and funding was cut off. After a few band members dropped out and a few new ones joined in, they found their greatest success with the release of their 1983 self-titled release which featured their first Top 40 hit, "It's Inevitable". Even though the song was successful, the album was not, and Charlie decided to call it quits.
In 1986, vocalist Terry Thomas released a new album under the Charlie moniker due to contractual obligations (In Pursuit of Romance). It wouldn't be until 2009 that a majority of original Charlie members would release new material (Kitchens of Distinction). At the time of this writing, it was not clear whether or not Charlie was still active. The Charlie Discography is as follows:
- 1976:Fantasy Girls
- 1977:No Second Chance
- 1979:Fight Dirty
- 1981:Good Morning America
- 1982:Here Comes Trouble
- 1986:In Pursuit of Romance
- 2000:The Best of Charlie
- 2007:Charlie Anthology
- 2009: Kitchens Of Distinction