Gene "Duke of Earl" Chandler honored with street name in Englewood

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Sunday, December 4, 2016
Musician Gene Chandler
A stretch of 59th Street in the Englewood neighborhood was renamed in honor of musician Gene "Duke of Earl" Chandler.

CHICAGO (WLS) -- Musician Gene Chandler, known as the "Duke of Earl," was honored Saturday in the city's Englewood neighborhood where he grew up.

A stretch of 59th Street between Racine Avenue and May Street is now named for Chandler.

Chandler got his nickname from his best known song --- a doo-wop hit from 1961.

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