Gene Chandler

Born 6 July 1937.

Biography

Gene Chandler (born Eugene Dixon, July 6, 1937) also known as "The Duke of Earl" or simply "The Duke", is an American R&B and soul singer-songwriter, producer and record executive.

Chandler is best known for his million-selling hits "Duke Of Earl" and "Groovy Situation" and his association with the Dukays, the Impressions and Curtis Mayfield.

Gene is a Grammy Hall Of Fame inductee and a winner of both the National Association of Television and Radio Announcers' (NATRA) "Producer of the Year" Award and the Rhythm and Blues Foundation's Pioneer Award. Chandler is also one of a just a few select artists to chart hit records during the doo-wop, rhythm and blues, soul, and disco eras, with some 40 Pop and R&B chart hits between 1961 and 1986.

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