Profil:
Hot Chocolate formed in Brixton, London, England. Members of the group around Errol Brown included Tony Connor, Larry Ferguson, Harvey Hinsley, Derek Lewis, Pat Olive and Tony Wilson.
In 1969 while demoing a slight reggae version of the John Lennon song "Give Peace A Chance" with a group of friends, Errol Brown changed the lyrics of the number but he was informed that he could not change Lennon's song without his permission! So a copy of the demo was sent to the Beatles record label, 'Apple', with fingers crossed. Amazingly John Lennon loved the version and it was released on the 'Apple' label. Errol and his friends were given the name, 'The Hot Chocolate Band', a name thought up by a secretary at the company but which the band later changed to 'Hot Chocolate'.
Towards the end of 1969 Mickie Most signed Errol and the cofounder of the group, Tony Wilson as writers and recorded their songs with Mary Hopkins, Julie Felix and Herman's Hermits before encouraging them to come up with a song for themselves. In 1970 'Hot Chocolate', with Errol Brown as lead singer released their first record entitled, "Love Is Life" which reached number 6 in the charts. This was the start of a fifteen year career for the group who amassed a total of over 30 hits and also became the only group in the UK to have a hit for fifteen consecutive years. Brown's bald headed charismatic image and unique voice being the central focus of the group along with a great song writing talent that saw him pen such pop classics as, "It Started With A Kiss","You Sexy Thing" and "Every 1's A Winner".
In 1981 'Hot Chocolate' had the honour of being invited by Prince Charles and Lady Diana at their pre-wedding reception at Buckingham Palace which was attended by heads of Government and many members of European Royalty.
In 1985 Errol left the band and took time out to spend more time with his wife and then young children, resurfacing in 1990 and 1993 to embark on successful solo tours of the UK. He helped with the promotion of the classic single "You Sexy Thing" which was featured in the movie 'The Full Monty' and re-released by EMI Records in 1997. A new Hot Chocolate 'Greatest Hits' compilation released in October 1997 reached number 10 in the album charts the next month. Errol also performed live on 'Top Of The Pops' as the single reached the number 6 position. Hot Chocolate hit the charts again in February 1998 when EMI reissued the single, "It Started With A Kiss" and appeared on TOTP again.
The same year Errol completed a sell out 58 date UK tour, which included an outstanding performance at the London Palladium in May. July 98 saw Errol on an extensive promotion tour of concerts, television/radio and media appearances throughout Germany having topped the bill at The Frankfurt Festival where he played to an audience of over 300,000. In 1999 Errol embarked on a very successful tour across the UK of 69 concerts. In the Queen's birthday honours list of June 2003 Errol was awarded an MBE by the Queen for "services to popular music". The investiture took place on Nov 27th 2003.
Errol stated - "I would like to say how very proud and moved I was to be honoured with an MBE". In 2004 Errol received the Ivor Novello award.
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Hot Chocolate - BRAVO Präsentiert: Hot Chocolate illustration d'album Hot Chocolate BRAVO Präsentiert: Hot Chocolate (Comp) RAK, EMI Electrola Germany 1976 Vendre cette version
Hot Chocolate - XIV Greatest Hits illustration d'album Hot Chocolate XIV Greatest Hits (Comp) RAK, RAK India 1976 Vendre cette version
11465 Hot Chocolate - Tu, "Cosa Sexy" illustration d'album Hot Chocolate Tu, "Cosa Sexy"(LP, Comp) EMI 11465 Colombia 1976 Vendre cette version
Hot Chocolate - 10 Greatest Hits illustration d'album Hot Chocolate 10 Greatest Hits (Comp) Big Tree Records US 1977 Vendre cette version
EPR 7 Hot Chocolate - So You Win Again illustration d'album Hot Chocolate So You Win Again(7", MiniAlbum, Comp) RAK EPR 7 New Zealand 1977 Vendre cette version
Hot Chocolate - 20 Hottest Hits illustration d'album Hot Chocolate 20 Hottest Hits (Comp) RAK, RAK Germany 1979 Vendre cette version
Hot Chocolate - 20 Greatest Hits illustration d'album Hot Chocolate 20 Greatest Hits (Comp) Arcade Netherlands 1979 Vendre cette version
Hot Chocolate - The Very Best Of Hot Chocolate illustration d'album Hot Chocolate The Very Best Of Hot Chocolate (Comp) EMI Europe 1987 Vendre cette version
KN CD 12056 Hot Chocolate - The Heart & Soul Of Hot Chocolate illustration d'album Hot Chocolate The Heart & Soul Of Hot Chocolate(CD, Comp) Knight Records KN CD 12056 France 1990 Vendre cette version
7951742 Hot Chocolate - Het Beste Van Hot Chocolate illustration d'album Hot Chocolate Het Beste Van Hot Chocolate(CD, Comp) EVA, EVA Records (9) 7951742 Netherlands 1990 Vendre cette version
PS CD12 (7520142) Hot Chocolate - De Hits Van Hot Chocolate illustration d'album Hot Chocolate De Hits Van Hot Chocolate(CD, Comp) Prijzenslag PS CD12 (7520142) Netherlands 1991 Vendre cette version
Hot Chocolate - Platinum (The Very Best Of) illustration d'album Hot Chocolate Featuring Errol Brown Hot Chocolate Featuring Errol Brown - Platinum (The Very Best Of) (Comp) EMI, EMI Netherlands 1993 Vendre cette version
Hot Chocolate - Their Greatest Hits illustration d'album Hot Chocolate Their Greatest Hits (Comp) EMI, EMI Europe 1993 Vendre cette version
Hot Chocolate - The Rest Of The Best Of illustration d'album Hot Chocolate The Rest Of The Best Of (Comp) EMI, EMI UK & Europe 1994 Vendre cette version
Hot Chocolate - Greatest Hits Volume Two illustration d'album Hot Chocolate Greatest Hits Volume Two (Comp) Music For Pleasure, Music For Pleasure, Music For Pleasure UK 1995 Vendre cette version
Hot Chocolate - Original Hits illustration d'album Hot Chocolate Original Hits (Comp) Disky Europe 1995 Vendre cette version
Hot Chocolate - Premium Gold Collection illustration d'album Hot Chocolate Premium Gold Collection (Comp) EMI Germany 1996 Vendre cette version
7243 8 52891 2 5, CDBTS 8 Hot Chocolate - 20 Classic Tracks illustration d'album Hot Chocolate 20 Classic Tracks(CD, Comp) EMI, Boots (22) 7243 8 52891 2 5, CDBTS 8 UK 1996 Vendre cette version
cd3563 Hot Chocolate - The Best Of Hot Chocolate illustration d'album Hot Chocolate The Best Of Hot Chocolate(CD, Comp) Cameo (4) cd3563 UK 1996 Vendre cette version
HR 853772 Hot Chocolate - Original Gold illustration d'album Hot Chocolate Original Gold(2xCD, Comp) Disky HR 853772 Europe 1998 Vendre cette version
7243 8 33343 2 2 Hot Chocolate - The Hot Chocolate Collection illustration d'album Hot Chocolate The Hot Chocolate Collection(2xCD, Comp, RM) EMI 7243 8 33343 2 2 Australia 1998 Vendre cette version
72438-19574-2-4 Hot Chocolate - Back 2 Back Hits illustration d'album Tavares / Hot Chocolate Tavares / Hot Chocolate - Back 2 Back Hits(CD, Comp) EMI-Capitol Special Markets 72438-19574-2-4 US 1998 Vendre cette version
Hot Chocolate - The Collection illustration d'album Hot Chocolate The Collection (Comp) Marks & Spencer UK 1999 Vendre cette version
7243 4 98751 2 8 Hot Chocolate - Greatest Hits Part Two (1977-1987) illustration d'album Hot Chocolate Greatest Hits Part Two (1977-1987)(CD, Album, Comp) EMI 7243 4 98751 2 8 UK 1999 Vendre cette version
7243 4 99691 2 4 Hot Chocolate - The Full Monty - The Ultimate Hot Chocolate Collection illustration d'album Hot Chocolate The Full Monty - The Ultimate Hot Chocolate Collection(2xCD, Comp) EMI 7243 4 99691 2 4 UK 1999 Vendre cette version