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A FANTASTIC PERFORMER !! 50 years in show business, over 30 chart hits, songwriter, producer, record executive, entrepreneur...hardly a one hit wonder after the million-selling "DUKE OF EARL". Still rocking and rolling today, at the the age of 72!! Hits include the Top 20 hits JUST BE TRUE, NOTHING CAN STOP ME,WHAT NOW,I FOOLED YOU THIS TIME, GOD BLESS OUR LOVE,RAINBOW,A MAN'S TEMPTATION,YOU CANT HURT ME NO MORE,GOOD TIMES, THERE WAS A TIME, RAINBOW'65,GET DOWN, TO BE A LOVER, and many more, including the 1970 R.I.A.A. Certified Million-Seller, GROOVY SITUATION. Former Executive Vice President of Chi-Sound Records, he helped the careers of numerous artists,including JOHNNY NASH, MEL & TIM,and many others. His songs have been sampled and covered by many artists and have been featured in numerous films.
Posted by Bill G. on Sunday, 03.7.10 @ 11:47am
THE "DUKE OF EARL" , Gene Chandler , was also featured in 2 PBS specials.... and STOLE THE SHOW BOTH TIMES!! Way to go, Gene !!
Posted by Bill G. on Sunday, 03.7.10 @ 12:03pm
PUT "THE DUKE" IN !! HE SHOULD HAVE BEEN THERE ALREADY!!!
Posted by Bill G. on Sunday, 03.14.10 @ 12:11pm
Gene Chandler "THE DUKE" IN ACTION !
Posted by Bill G. on Sunday, 03.14.10 @ 12:25pm
GENE "The Duke of Earl" CHANDLER SHOULD HAVE BEEN INDUCTED INTO THE ROCK AND ROLL HALL OF FAME YEARS AGO !!! How he's not in ,( with over 30 chart hits, and a Grammy Hall Of Fame Inductee,singer,songwriter , producer, entrepreneur, and record executive, and winner of the National Association of Television and Radio Announcers Producer of the Year Award, and the Rhythm and Blues Foundation's Pioneer Award) but one -hit wonder Percy Sledge is, BLOWS MY MIND !!! This man is one of the FOUNDING FATHERS of SOUL &R&B!! http://www.genechandler.com/
Posted by Bill G. on Friday, 08.5.11 @ 14:18pm
Posted by Bill G. on Monday, 08.29.11 @ 16:49pm
GENE "The Duke of Earl" CHANDLER has had a LOT more hits than numerous inducted artists....and he wrote and produced a lot of his own stuff , too. How PERCY SLEDGE and JIMMY CLIFF have gotten inducted ....and JOE TEX has gotten nominated ...but GENE hasn't recieved EITHER ONE, boggles the mind !!!
Posted by Bill G. on Wednesday, 11.30.11 @ 03:47am
Posted by Bill G. on Wednesday, 11.30.11 @ 03:51am
Posted by Bill G. on Wednesday, 11.30.11 @ 03:56am
I saw BOTH of them on the SAME show, three years ago...Believe me when I say, GENE CHANDLER MURDERED PERCY SLEDGE ON STAGE !!!
Posted by Bill G. on Wednesday, 11.30.11 @ 04:07am
Posted by Bill G. on Wednesday, 11.30.11 @ 04:14am
Gene should've been inducted YEARS ago. FAR more hits than Joe Tex...and more prolific to boot !!
Posted by Bill G. on Wednesday, 02.8.12 @ 01:13am
I think that my dad should be inducted also ,I've had many years with him and to this day, he STILL PERFORMS all over the world I'm working on a project for him I want him to have his flowers while he is still here.I love YOU DAD!
Posted by forrest on Sunday, 02.19.12 @ 21:25pm
***GENE cHANDLER- FROM WIKIPEDIA***
Posted by Bill G. on Sunday, 02.26.12 @ 02:37am
Wow he is great!
Posted by Happy on Sunday, 02.26.12 @ 06:49am
Posted by Bill G. on Wednesday, 03.7.12 @ 12:39pm
I believe that GENE CHANDLER is deserving of induction,or at least consideration for induction. He is one of those artists that ,while meeting all of the qualifications for induction,( a long,storied career, major influence on others, great performer, numerous chart hits, wrote and produced his own material, as well as that of other artists, worldwide popularity, etc, ) seems to have fallen through the cracks, for one reason or another (didn't record for one of the two major sixties R&B labels , limited Pop Chart penetration, doesn't have a major Rock star pushing for him, like Ron Wood did for Bobby Womack, or Billy Joel and Paul Shaffer did with Little Anthony and The Imperials,etc - are you listening,Eric Clapton ?), but, like fellow Chicagoans The Dells,who were inducted in 2004, DID have a long string of hits, consistently high-quality work, and were important in the early days of Rock and Roll. Chandler was also involved in the Executive Capacity, owning two music publishing companies, and even his own label for a time,(Bamboo Records) as well as being Vice President of Chi-Sound Records .But ,The Dells took many years to finally get in . Gene Chandler is 74 years old He has never really left the public eye in over 51 years of performing, and has that major iconic (actually two) iconic hits that have gotten even more popular with time, and have been used in movies , plays , TV Shows etc. He has won the Rhythm & Blues foundation's prestigious Pioneer Award, the National Association of Television and Radio Announcers Producer of the Year Award, and is in The Grammy Hall Of Fame. Ironically, when Bobby Womack was inducted, Pop and Rock music fans said: "Who in the world is HE ?" and "Why does HE merit induction?" But , there's more to life than the Pop Charts. Bobby certainly deserved induction, and Gene does too.
Posted by Bill G. on Wednesday, 03.14.12 @ 15:05pm
81% of those who voted here on FUTURE ROCK LEGENDS say that Gene Chandler , " THE DUKE OF EARL" deserves induction. I must say I agree with them .
Posted by Bill G. on Wednesday, 03.14.12 @ 15:09pm
Posted by Bill G on Friday, 06.29.12 @ 22:31pm
Posted by Bill G. on Thursday, 09.13.12 @ 15:44pm
Unfortunately I don't think Gene will be inducted, although he did have an impressive career. Only reason I say that is because he's only known for his 'Duke of Earl' hit. He's had several titles on the R&B charts, but hey, so did some of the other forgotten people like Tyrone Davis and Joe Simon. And he had some crossover hits that were mostly on the bottom rung on the Hot 100. I really dig his disco tune 'Get Down' though.
Posted by Jason Voigt on Monday, 03.4.13 @ 02:15am
From "FUTURE ROCK LEGENDS". What do the voters say? #245 [-]
Posted by Bill G. on Monday, 03.4.13 @ 04:58am
Posted by Bill G. on Friday, 07.19.13 @ 20:32pm
Posted by Bill G. on Friday, 07.19.13 @ 20:49pm
****GENE CHANDLER The "Duke of Earl****
Posted by Bill G. on Friday, 07.19.13 @ 21:09pm
I have always thought that sometimes 1hit is better than a hundred hits
Posted by Happy on Friday, 07.19.13 @ 23:20pm
I'm still not 100% sold on the Duke, but I do enjoy reading you making the case for him. Very interesting and informative. He won't be near the top of my queue anytime soon (SRV&DT still hold that spot, with the Marvelettes, Spinners, Tokens, and Chubby Checker behind that, not necessarily in that order), but he may make into the queue eventually.
Posted by Philip on Sunday, 07.21.13 @ 11:49am
****GENE CHANDLER "The Duke of Earl"****
Posted by Bill G. on Sunday, 07.21.13 @ 16:36pm
So.... why hasn't Gene Chandler been nominated...not even ONCE ??
Posted by Bill G. on Sunday, 07.21.13 @ 20:06pm
Posted by Bill G. on Monday, 07.22.13 @ 02:24am
Gene has worked with numerous Rock Hall Inductees in the past... including 3 time inductee Eric Clapton. One good word from him is all that it would take...if others joined him, Gene would be a shoo-in...
Posted by Bill G. on Monday, 07.22.13 @ 09:21am
Bill G. you know how it is. Having a high induction chance by FRL voters may actually reduce his chance. You never know how they (actual voters) are thinking & it could be that having 'fanboys' like us love his work drops him down in their eyes.
Posted by Paul in KY on Monday, 07.22.13 @ 09:23am
Plus people only usually vote on acts they care about or really hate. Only regular visitors like us do otherwise.
Posted by Philip on Monday, 07.22.13 @ 12:37pm
****Gene Chandler: The "Duke of Earl"****
Posted by Bill G on Saturday, 03.29.14 @ 18:35pm
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