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Gene McDaniels

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Biography

Born Eugene Booker McDaniels, a name he used in later life, in Kansas City on February 12, 1935, Gene was a former gospel singer, signed to Liberty Records in the early 1960's where he scored American hits with original version of "Tower Of Strength" (covered successfully in the UK by Frankie Vaughan) and "A Hundred Pounds Of Clay", a UK hit for Craig Douglas. However, his influence on UK copyists brought him on a nationwide cinema tour with Gary U.S. Bonds and Johnny Burnette as well as an appearance in "It's Trad Dad", one of a series of pop-based movies of the time. His classy voice should have served him a lifetime of success, and songs like the above mentioned, plus "Point Of No Return", "Chip Chip" and "Another Tear Falls" stand the test of time. He re-emerged in the 1970's with a rock/funk album, "Outlaw", on Atlantic as Eugene McDaniels, and moved to record production. He died on July 29, 2011, but it was not national news till four days later. Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply.

Top Songs

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  1.  
    Lyrics
    If I were a tower of strength, I'd walk away
    I'd look in your eyes and here's what I'd say
    "I don't want you, I don't need you, I don't love you any more"
    And I'd walk out that door
    You'd be down on your knees
    Tower of Strength  -  29,648 plays
  2. A Hundred Pounds of Clay  -  13,183 plays
  3. Point Of No Return (1995 Digital Remaster)  -  3,522 plays
  4. Walk With A Winner  -  4,090 plays
  5. It's a Lonely Town (Lonely Without You)  -  2,854 plays
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