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Gene Chandler was born on July 6, 1937 in Chicago, Illinois, USA as Eugene Dixon. See full bio »
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 2011 Late Night with Jimmy Fallon (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #3.85 (2011) ... (writer: "Duke of Earl" - uncredited)
 2011 Late Show with David Letterman (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #18.93 (2011) ... (writer: "Duke of Earl" - uncredited)
 2010 It's Kind of a Funny Story (writer: "Da Rockwilder" - as Eugene Dixon)
 2007 The Sopranos (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Walk Like a Man (2007) ... (writer: "Hand on the Pump (Muggs' Blunted Mix)")
 2005 Cold Case (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Strange Fruit (2005) ... (performer: "Rainbow")
 2004 Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy (performer: "Groovy Situation")
 2003 Stander (performer: "Get Down") / (writer: "Get Down")
 2002 All About the Benjamins (writer: "Da Rockwilder" - as Eugene Dixon)
 2001 Save the Last Dance (as Eugene Dixon, "Da Rockwilder")
 1993 Wilder Napalm (writer: "Duke of Earl" - as Eugene Dixon)
 1991 King Ralph (writer: "Duke of Earl" - as Eugene Dixon)
 1988 Cheers (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Slumber Party Massacred (1988) ... (writer: "Duke of Earl" - uncredited)
 1988 Hairspray (performer: "Duke of Earl") / (writer: "Duke of Earl" - as Eugene Dixon)
  WKRP in Cincinnati (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 1981) (writer - 1 episode, 1981)
- Baby, It's Cold Inside (1981) ... (performer: "Duke of Earl") / (writer: "Duke of Earl")
  Top of the Pops (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes, 1979) (performer - 2 episodes, 1979)
- Episode dated 2 August 1979 (1979) ... (writer: "Duke of Earl")
- Episode dated 19 July 1979 (1979) ... (writer: "Duke of Earl")
- Episode dated 22 February 1979 (1979) ... (performer: "Get Down")
- Episode dated 8 February 1979 (1979) ... (performer: "Get Down")
 1979 Hot Child in the City (performer: "Get Down" - uncredited)
 1979 Summertime Blue (performer: "Get Down" - uncredited)
 1974 Breakdown (performer: "Duke of Earl" - uncredited) / (writer: "Duke of Earl" - uncredited)
 1971 Dusty and Sweets McGee (performer: "Duke of Earl") / (writer: "Duke of Earl")
 1965 Shindig! (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.51 (1965) ... (performer: "I Got a Woman", "Good Times", "Sugar Dumpling")
  Hollywood a Go Go (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 1965) (writer - 1 episode, 1965)
- Episode #1.15 (1965) ... (performer: "Duke of Earl", "Nothing Can Stop Me") / (writer: "Duke of Earl")
 1962 Don't Knock the Twist (performer: "Duke Of Earl") / (writer: "Duke Of Earl")
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Single: "Baby That's Love" / "Bet You Never Thought" (Constellation Records) See more »


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Most of his hits were produced by Carl Davis. See more »


Famous for the hit song, "Duke of Earl", which he usually sang in his trademark costume cape, monocle and top hat.

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