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Sonny Charles

Jesse Russell

Published February 1st 2012
ISBN : 9785512461648
Paperback
138 pages
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High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! Sonny Charles (born Charles Hemphill, 4 September 1940) is an American soul singer from Fort Wayne, Indiana. He was the lead singer of Checkmates, Ltd. in the 1960s and 1970s, and it is his vocals that areMoreHigh Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! Sonny Charles (born Charles Hemphill, 4 September 1940) is an American soul singer from Fort Wayne, Indiana. He was the lead singer of Checkmates, Ltd. in the 1960s and 1970s, and it is his vocals that are heard out front on their 1969, Phil Spector-poduced hit, Black Pearl. Charles launched a solo career in the early 1970s, and after a brief reunion with The Checkmates, again in the 1980s. Thereafter, he toured with another member of the Checkmates LTD, Marvin Sweet Louie Smith, under the Checkmate name.