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
LabelsPye
Associated actsThe Checkmates
Websitehttp://www.soundrevelation.co.uk/

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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