There actally was a Chuck E. He was a mutual friend of Tom Waits and Ricki Lee Jones. One day he called Waits to announce he was in love. When Waits hung up the phone he said to Jones, “Chuck E’s In Love,” and so a hit song was born.
Ricki Lee Jones released “Chuck E’s In Love” and it became the biggest hit ofher career, reaching number four on the BILLBOARD MAGAZINE Pop Singles Chart. Jones has always had a very jazz oriented vocal sound but this one came close to pop which put into the mainsteam.
There is no word if Chuck E is still in love.