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Gene Chandler

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by Gene Chandler


Eugene Dixon, 6 July 1937, Chicago, Illinois, USA. Recalled for the gauche but irresistible 1962 US number 1, ‘Duke Of Earl’, Chandler’s 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 soul’s most enduring careers was launched. Temporarily bedevilled by his ‘dandy’ image, the singer was... Read more


rhythm and blues
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