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Gene McDaniels
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Vocalist
    (February 12, 1935-July 29, 2011)
    Born in Kansas City, Missouri
    Recorded the singles 'A Hundred Pounds of Clay' (1961), 'A Tear' (1961), 'Tower of Strength' (1961), 'Chip Chip' (1962), 'Point of No Return' (1962) and 'Spanish Lace' (1962)
    Appeared in the films 'It's Trad, Dad' (1962), 'The Young Swingers' (1963) and 'Uptown Saturday Night' (1974)
    He disliked his biggest hit, 'A Hundred Pounds of Clay,' saying it was 'mickey-mouse compared to the music I'd been involved with.'
    'A Hundred Pounds of Clay' was banned by the BBC for allegedly being blasphemous.
    He left the music biz for a few years, then came back insisting on using his full first name of Eugene.
    He spent his last years as a self-described 'hermit' in Maine.
    He had a four octave vocal range.
    'A Hundred Pounds of Clay' and 'Tower of Strength' were both top five hits and million-selling singles.
    He wrote Roberta Flack's #1 hit 'Feel Like Makin' Love' and received a BMI Million Airs award after it passed three million plays on the radio.
    His work as a songwriter, producer and arranger prompted Billboard to call him 'the best kept secret in music.'

Credit: C. Fishel


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