Eugene Dixon, 6 July 1937, Chicago, Illinois, USA. Recalled for the gauche but irresistible 1962 US number 1, Duke Of Earl, Chandlers million-selling single in fact featured the Dukays, a doo-wop quintet he fronted (Eugene Dixon, Shirley Jones, James Lowe, Earl Edwards and Ben Broyles). His record company preferred to promote a solo artist and thus one of souls most enduring careers was launched. Temporarily bedevilled by his dandy image, the singer was rescued by a series of excellent Curtis Mayfield -penned songs, including Rainbow and Mans Temptation. These were hits in 1963, but the relationship blossomed with Just Be True (1964) and the sublime Nothing Can Stop Me (1965), both US Top 20 singles. Chandler later recorded under the aegis of producer Carl Davis, including (The) Girl Dont Care, There Goes The Lover and From The Teacher To...
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