Emile Ford & The Checkmates

Emile Ford

Reference number:

12881G
£50.00

Description:

An original music sheet for "What Do You Want to Make Those Eyes at Me For", clearly signed in black marker by Emile Ford

Certification:

AFTAL Dealer No13 and UACC RD Memorabilia UK COA

Size:

27x21cm Music Sheet

Condition:

Average

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About Emile Ford & The Checkmates

Emile Ford & The Checkmates

EMILE FORD d2016. Popular group of the 1950-early 1960s best known for their first self-produced recording "What Do You Want To Make Those Eyes at Me For" which went to No1 in the UK singles chart at the end of 1959 and stayed there for six weeks. Emile Ford became the first black British artist to sell one million copies of a single record. In January 1960, he signed a two-year employment management contract with Leslie Grade. He had several more hits in the UK and also scored a number one EP in 1960. The readers of the British music magazine New Musical Express voted Emile Ford and the Checkmates as the "Best New Act" of 1960. His career faded as a result of the emergence of the Merseybeat groups and he made his last studio recordings in 1963

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Emile Ford & The Checkmates

Reference number:

7092
Sold

Description:

An original March 1964 promo-postcard, clearly signed in ballpoints by all five group members ; George Sweetman / Dave Sweetman / Ken Street / Alan Hawkshaw / John Cuffley AND a circa 1960s autograph book page, clearly signed by Emile Ford (adding very best wishes)

 

Certification:

From the wonderful (1964-1967) pop-music autograph books of Michael Alden Longmeadow Stevenage, containing many of the most notable groups of the period. He worked at and all the autographs were collected at The Locarno Ballroom Stevenage. AFTAL Dealer No13 and UACC RD Memorabilia UK COA.

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