An American singer. He is esteemed by soul fans as one of the leading exponents of the 1960s Chicago soul scene, along with Curtis Mayfield and Jerry Butler.
His signature hit is the number 1 Billboard Hot 100 chart song, "Duke of Earl" - 1962 selling over the million
The soul singer started singing in 1960 and joined vocal group
The Dukays Members included.
He began performing in the early 1950s with The Gaytones.
In 1957 he joined a doo-wop group called "The Dukays" with:
Earl Edwards a
Chandler becoming the lead singer.
He was drafted by the U.S. Army to Germany for three years, returned to Chicago in 1960, and rejoined his bandmates.
After a number of years on the road, Chandler decided to become more involved with the business end of the music industry.
Chandler went on to have a number of disco era hits, including "Get Down".
In 2002, his hit recording of "Duke Of Earl" was inducted into the Grammy Hall Of Fame.
He still performs in Chicago, Las Vegas and elsewhere around the U.S.
DUKE OF EARL - 1962
JUST BE TRUE - 1964
GREATEST HITS - 1964
LIVE ON STAGE - 1965
THE DUKE OF SOUL - 1966
THE GIRL DONíT CARE - 1967
THERE WAS A TIME - 1968
THE TWO SIDES OF GENE CHANDLER - 1969
THE GENE CHANDLER SITUATION - 1970
ONE AND ONE - 1971
GET DOWN - 1978
WHEN YOUR - 1979
HEREíS TO LOVE - 1981
IíLL MAKE THE LIVING IF YOU MAKE THE LOVING WORTHWHILE - 1982
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