Emile Ford & The Checkmates
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Emile Ford And The Checkmates Real Name: Emile Sweetman Birth Date: 16th October 1937 Birth Place: Castries, St Lucia When Emile arrived in Britain from Nassau in the Bahamas, where he grew up, his main ambition was to become an engineer, and it was through engineering that he would gain a brief but very successful career in Pop music. He had invented a novel sound system that he claimed gave his music a consistently high quality despite the fact that he wasn't really a singer.

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