Top Song 50 Years Ago; #3

The third song to hit the top of the charts in 1962 is “The Duke of Earl” by Gene Chandler. Gene had been the lead singer for the Dukays and recorded the song with them. The group’s record company preferred to release another song and said that Gene could release as a solo artist.

The song was #1 on the Cash Box chart from Jan. 28 to March 3rd. It was the number one song on the Billboard chart from Feb. 11 to March 3rd.

This video is probably from the movie “Don’t Knock the Twist” which was released in 1962 but I am not positive of that source.