Emile Ford

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Emile Ford
Birth nameMichael Emile Telford Miller
Also known asEmile Sweetnam
Born(1937-10-16)16 October 1937
Castries, Saint Lucia, West Indies
Died11 April 2016(2016-04-11) (aged 78)
London, United Kingdom
GenresRock and roll, pop
Occupation(s)Singer, guitarist, sound engineer
InstrumentsVocals, guitar, keyboards, drums
Years active1957–late 1960s
Associated actsThe Checkmates

Emile Ford (born Michael Emile Telford Miller, 16 October 1937 – 11 April 2016) was a Saint Lucian musician and singer. He was born in Castries. He was popular in the United Kingdom in the late 1950s and early 1960s as the leader of Emile Ford & the Checkmates. They had a number one hit in late 1959 with "What Do You Want to Make Those Eyes at Me For?". He also did pioneering work as a sound engineer.

Ford died in London on 11 April 2016, aged 78.[1]

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