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|Birth name||Michael Emile Telford Miller|
|Also known as||Emile Sweetnam|
16 October 1937|
Castries, Saint Lucia, West Indies
|Died||11 April 2016
London, United Kingdom
|Genres||Rock and roll, pop|
|Occupation(s)||Singer, guitarist, sound engineer|
|Instruments||Vocals, guitar, keyboards, drums|
|Years active||1957–late 1960s|
|Associated acts||The 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.
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