Wednesday, September 7, 2011

"Duke Of Earl" by Gene Chandler.

OK, more 60's two-hit wonders: Chicago native Eugene Dixon was the lead singer for The Dukays in '60 when they recorded this Williams/Dixon/Edwards R&B/doo-wop classic. Inspired by Earl Edwards, the group's founder. Dixon assumed a stage name, left the group and was able to release his first and biggest hit in '62 under his new name. It topped the charts for 3 weeks. Covered by Sha-Na-Na at Woodstock. Stage name? Biggest hit? For extra credit - other hit?

Yesterday's answer: "You Don't Have To Say You Love Me" by Dusty Springfield. Mary Isobel Catherine Bernardette O'Brion aka "The Queen of White Soul" left us in '99 at the age of 59. Her first hit came in '63 with "I Only Want To Be With You".

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