Duke of Earl – Darts (1979)


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An individual, limited edition, example of vinyl art made from a genuine, original, 45rpm, 7” single featuring the  single, Duke of Earl by UK Doo Wop band, Darts. The record was released in 1979, on the Magnet record label and has been reworked into the silhouette of a stereo typical Duke wering a top hat and sporting an eye glass.

A great framed gift for a friend or family member who is a fan of Darts,  Doo Wop, Dukes  or has a special memory linked to the song.

Presented in a black wooden box frame
Limited Edition of 100, signed and numbered by myself, the artist

Title: Duke of Earl
Media Artist/s: Darts
Record Label: Magnet
Medium: Mixed media, hand cut from an original 7″ vinyl single
Era: 1970s
Genre: Rock / Doo Wop

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Additional information about this, Darts vinyl art.

Darts – The Artist

Darts are a nine-piece British doo-wop revival band that achieved chart success in the late 1970s and early 1980s. The London-based band had a number of UK top 20 hits including three successive number twos with revivals of early US rock and roll, R&B and original songs. Founded in 1976, by Den Hegarty along with Griff Fender (real name: Ian Collier), Rita Ray (real name: Lydia Sowa) and Horatio Hornblower (real name: Nigel Trubridge), all former members of the band Rocky Sharpe and the Razors (pre-Rocky Sharpe and the Replays). Joining the band was Iain “Thump” Thomson, George Currie and John Dummer, all ex-members of the John Dummer’s Blues Band. The line-up was completed by William “Hammy” Howell and ex-Mickey Jupp singer Bob Fish. They built up a large following playing clubs and universities, although their break came after they appeared on Charlie Gillett’s show on BBC Radio London in October 1976. This secured the band a recording contract with Magnet Records, where they were teamed up with record producer Tommy Boyce who had previously produced The Monkees.
Covering 1950s rock and roll hits, they scored their first UK hit in November 1977 with a medley of “Daddy Cool” (originally the b side of the single ‘Silhouettes’, a US 1955 hit for The Rays) and Little Richard’s 1957 hit “The Girl Can’t Help It”. More cover versions followed in 1978 with “Come Back My Love” (originally recorded by US R&B group The Wrens in 1955), and “The Boy from New York City” (originally a US hit for The Ad Libs in 1965).

Duke of Earl – The Song

Duke of Earl is a 1962 US number-one song, originally recorded by Gene Chandler. It is the best known of Chandler’s songs, and he subsequently dubbed himself “The Duke of Earl”. The song was written by Chandler, Bernice Williams, and Earl Edwards. The Song has been recorded by many artists since it was originally released including this version by the UK Doo Wop band Darts. It reached number 6 in the UK singles charts.

The Duke- The Shape

This record is modelled into a stereo typical duke wearing a top hat and sporting an eye glass.

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Weight 1030 g
Dimensions 25 × 4.5 × 25 cm
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