Gene Chandler Net Worth

Gene Chandler Net Worth 2023: Wiki Biography, Married, Family, Measurements, Height, Salary, Relationships

Gene Chandler net worth is
$2 Million

Gene Chandler Wiki Biography

Gene Chandler was born as Eugene Drake Dixon on 6 July 1937, in Chicago, Illinois USA, and is best known as a singer and songwriter. He is associated with talent scouting as well.

So just how rich is gene Chandler as of late 2017? Authoritative sources report that Chandler’s net worth is as high as $2 million, accumulated from his six decades long career in the music industry.

Gene Chandler Net Worth $2 million

Gene attended Englewood High School in the south side of Chicago. At the beginning of his career, he worked with the band The Gaytones, but left them and joined The Dukays as the lead singer, performing alongside Earl Edwards. He left the band to join to US Army, but returned in 1960 and continued making music with them. The Dukays signed a record contract with Nat Records followed by the release of ‘’The Girl Is a Devil’’, and shortly after ‘’Nite Owl’’ – the song was received positively and has five out of five stars on Discogs. Gene then released ‘’ Duke of Earl’’, published by the Vee-Jay records, and a million copies were sold in the first month, and was certified gold by the RIAA. Gene made a brief appearance in the 1962 movie ‘’ Don’t Knock the Twist’’ singing ‘’The Duke of Earl’’. His net worth was considerably boosted.

He left the Vee-Jay records in 1963 and started recording for the Chicago based company, Constellation Records. At that time, he had numerous hits including ‘’Just Be True’’ and ‘’Nothing Can Stop Me’’, created in collaboration with Curtis Mayfield. However, the company faced bankruptcy in 1966, and Chandler then worked with both Chess Records and Brunswick Records.

In the early ‘70s, Chandler became involved in music production, and established Bamboo and Mister Chand, his company and record brands, and produced ‘’Backfield in Motion’’, created for Mel & Tim and receiving positive reviews, peaking at number three on the Billboard Hot 100. Chandler’s producing efforts were rewarded with Producer of the Year Award, in 1970. ‘’Groovy Situation’’ was produced by Gene in the same year and released by the Mercury Records, which also received a positive response from the critics and the audience, and peaked at number 12 on the US Billboard Hot 100. In addition, ‘’Groovy Situation’’ took eighth place on the Billboard R&B chart.

Gene went on to collaborate with Curtis Mayfield once again in 1973, and the duo produced The Impressions, and Gene sang on a live album entitled ‘’Curtis in Chicago’’, and also on ‘’Knocking on Heaven’s Door’’, a 1974 album, joined by Eric Clapton – the song received mostly positive reviews and as of today holds four out of five stars on Discogs.

In the late ‘70s, Chandler turned to the genre of disco music, and created hits such as ’’Get Down’’ and later ’’When You’re #1’’. In addition, he was named the executive vice president of Chi Sound Records. As of the more recent past, ‘’Duke of Earl’’ has been covered several times, and the song was included on the soundtrack of ‘’Hairspray’’. Chandler still performs in the US and occasionally in Europe.

In his personal life, Gene was married to Lillie J. Kennard; his wife passed away in 2013. The couple had one son together.

Full NameGene Chandler
Net Worth$2 Million
Date Of BirthJuly 6, 1937
Place Of BirthChicago, Illinois, United States
EducationEnglewood High School
SpouseLillie J. Kennard
ChildrenDefrantz Forrest
AwardsGrammy Hall of Fame, Rhythm and Blues Foundation Pioneer Award, Duke Of Earl, Groovy Situation, Just Be True
AlbumsThe Girl Don't Care, Soul Master, The Gene Chandler Situation, Duke Of Earl, Confectioner's, Live Your Life, Get Down, Duke of Earl - The Gene Chandler Story, The Duke of Earl, Duke of Soul (The Brunswick Years), The Best Of The Chi-Sound Years 1978 - 83, The Brunswick Years 1966-1969, The Very Best of Gene Chandler, The Two Sides of Gene Chandler, Be With Me, All Over The World, Keep on Smilin'
MoviesDon't Knock the Twist
1Famous for the hit song, "Duke of Earl", which he usually sang in his trademark costume cape, monocle and top hat.
1Most of his hits were produced by Carl Davis.
2Had his own record label, Mr. Chand in the early seventies.
3Recorded for the Vee-Jay, Constellation, Mercury, Chi-Sound, Salsoul and FastFire labels.
4Many of his hits in the mid-sixties were written by Curtis Mayfield.
5His first solo recording, "Duke Of Earl" went to #1 on Billboard's Hot 100 and sold over 2 million copies.


The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon2014TV Series writer - 1 episode
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon2011TV Series writer - 1 episode
Late Show with David Letterman2011TV Series writer - 1 episode
It's Kind of a Funny Story2010writer: "Da Rockwilder" - as Eugene Dixon
The Sopranos2007TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Warriors2005Video Game performer: "Get Down"
Cold Case2005TV Series performer - 1 episode
Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy2004performer: "Groovy Situation"
Stander2003performer: "Get Down" / writer: "Get Down"
All About the Benjamins2002writer: "Da Rockwilder" - as Eugene Dixon
Save the Last Dance2001as Eugene Dixon, "Da Rockwilder"
Northern Exposure1993TV Series writer - 1 episode
Wilder Napalm1993writer: "Duke of Earl" - as Eugene Dixon
King Ralph1991writer: "Duke of Earl" - as Eugene Dixon
Cheers1988TV Series writer - 1 episode
Hairspray1988performer: "Duke of Earl" / writer: "Duke of Earl" - as Eugene Dixon
Crime StoryTV Series performer - 1 episode, 1986 writer - 1 episode, 1986
WKRP in CincinnatiTV Series performer - 1 episode, 1981 writer - 1 episode, 1981
Top of the PopsTV Series writer - 2 episodes, 1979 performer - 2 episodes, 1979
Hot Child in the City1979performer: "Get Down" - uncredited
Summertime Blue1979performer: "Get Down" - uncredited
Breakdown1974performer: "Duke of Earl" - uncredited / writer: "Duke of Earl" - uncredited
Dusty and Sweets McGee1971performer: "Duke of Earl" / writer: "Duke of Earl" - as Eugene Dixon
Shindig!1965TV Series performer - 1 episode
Hollywood a Go GoTV Series performer - 1 episode, 1965 writer - 1 episode, 1965
Don't Knock the Twist1962performer: "Duke Of Earl" / writer: "Duke Of Earl"


Unsung2010TV Series documentaryHimself
Doo Wop 501999TV Movie documentaryHimself
Record Row: Cradle of Rhythm and Blues1997TV Movie documentaryHimself
Soul Train1971-1982TV Series documentaryHimself / Guest
New American Bandstand 19651965-1970TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Performer / Himself - Musical Guest
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson1970TV SeriesHimself
Shindig!1965TV SeriesHimself - Singer
Where the Action Is1965TV SeriesHimself
Hollywood a Go Go1965TV SeriesHimself - Singer
Don't Knock the Twist1962Himself - The Duke of Earl

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Top of the Pops1979TV SeriesHimself

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