It eventually reached #1 on the charts in 1962, but the legendary 45 titled "DUKE OF EARL" by Gene Chandler was first released to the public this day in 1961. Chicago's Chandler also had hits such as "Rainbow," "Just Be True," and "Groovy Situation," but he never again made it all the way to the very top of the charts. Watch Gene lip-sync to this classic hit by clicking on the link below.