Backed up by the Dukays, Chicago's GENE CHANDLER scored a #1 hit in 1962 with "THE DUKE OF EARL." It then became his nickname for life. It proved to be his biggest hit, but he did score several other hits such as "Rainbow," "Just Be True," and "Groovy Situation." The living legend Chandler turns 80 today, and continues to perform his memorable hits. See a classic lip-sync performance of "Duke of Earl" below with Chandler in full "Duke" regalia.