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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126984, 126985 Hot Chocolate - Pick Of The Pops For Your D.J.-300 / 301 illustration d'album Various Love Is Life Various - Pick Of The Pops For Your D.J.-300 / 301(LP, Mono, Transcription) BBC Transcription Services, BBC Transcription Services 126984, 126985 UK 1970 Vendre cette version
128982, 128983 Hot Chocolate - Top Of The Pops - 357 illustration d'album Various Caveman Billy et 1 de plus… Various - Top Of The Pops - 357(LP, Transcription) BBC Transcription Services, BBC Transcription Services 128982, 128983 UK 1971 Vendre cette version
128633, 128634 Hot Chocolate - Pick Of The Pops For Your D.J.-357 illustration d'album Various Caveman Billy et 1 de plus… Various - Pick Of The Pops For Your D.J.-357(LP, Mono, Transcription) BBC Transcription Services, BBC Transcription Services 128633, 128634 UK 1971 Vendre cette version
127880 / 127881 Hot Chocolate - Top Of The Pops-330 illustration d'album Various Everybody's Laughing et 2 de plus… Various - Top Of The Pops-330(LP, Mono, Transcription) BBC Transcription Services 127880 / 127881 UK 1971 Vendre cette version
127894, 127895 Hot Chocolate - Pick Of The Pops For Your D.J.-330 illustration d'album Various You Could've Been A Lady et 1 de plus… Various - Pick Of The Pops For Your D.J.-330(LP, Mono, Transcription) BBC Transcription Services, BBC Transcription Services 127894, 127895 UK 1971 Vendre cette version
131755 / 131756 Hot Chocolate - Top Of The Pops-422 illustration d'album Various You'll Always Be A Friend Various - Top Of The Pops-422(LP, Mono, Transcription) BBC Transcription Services 131755 / 131756 UK 1972 Vendre cette version
Hot Chocolate - Explosive Hits '74 illustration d'album Various Emma Various - Explosive Hits '74 (Comp) His Master's Voice Australia 1974 Vendre cette version
none Hot Chocolate - Top Of The Pops-504 illustration d'album Various Changing World Various - Top Of The Pops-504(LP, Mono, Transcription) BBC Transcription Services none UK 1974 Vendre cette version
PR 218 Hot Chocolate - Soul Explosion: Part 2 illustration d'album Various Disco Queen Various - Soul Explosion: Part 2(LP, Promo, Smplr) Atlantic PR 218 US 1974 Vendre cette version
137020 / 137021 Hot Chocolate - Top Of The Pops-553 illustration d'album Various Disco Queen Various - Top Of The Pops-553(LP, Mono, Transcription) BBC Transcription Services 137020 / 137021 UK 1975 Vendre cette version
PR-246 Hot Chocolate - Atlantic/Atco October LP Sampler illustration d'album Various You Sexy Thing et 1 de plus… Various - Atlantic/Atco October LP Sampler(LP, Album, Promo, Smplr, W/Lbl) Atlantic PR-246 US 1975 Vendre cette version
137690 / 137691 Hot Chocolate - Top Of The Pops-566 illustration d'album Various A Child's Prayer Various - Top Of The Pops-566(LP, Transcription) BBC Transcription Services 137690 / 137691 UK 1975 Vendre cette version
LF-6004 Hot Chocolate - The Very Best Hits Vol. 4 illustration d'album Various Emma Various - The Very Best Hits Vol. 4(LP) Yung Feng LF-6004 Taiwan 1975 Vendre cette version
PSLP 185, SPSLP 185 Hot Chocolate - EMI Summer Sounds Volume 2 Soul illustration d'album Various Hello America Various - EMI Summer Sounds Volume 2 Soul(LP, Promo) EMI, EMI PSLP 185, SPSLP 185 UK 1976 Vendre cette version
F 666 137 Hot Chocolate - Die Aufreisser - Disco-Tip illustration d'album Various Put Your Love In Me Various - Die Aufreisser - Disco-Tip(LP, Ltd, Promo) EMI F 666 137 Germany 1977 Vendre cette version
10 C 062 21372 Hot Chocolate - Non Stop Especial Discoteca illustration d'album Various Heaven Is In The Back Seat Of My Cadillac (El Cielo Esta En El Asiento Trasero De Mi Cadillac) Various - Non Stop Especial Discoteca(LP) EMI 10 C 062 21372 Spain 1977 Vendre cette version
LP-6/27/78 Hot Chocolate - Wherehouse Albums Of The Week (Airplay Dates: 7/5/78 - 7/18/78 illustration d'album Various Going Through The Motions Various - Wherehouse Albums Of The Week (Airplay Dates: 7/5/78 - 7/18/78(LP, Promo, Smplr) Integrity Entertainment Corp. LP-6/27/78 US 1978 Vendre cette version
142636 / 142637 Hot Chocolate - Top Of The Pops-699 illustration d'album Various Every 1's A Winner Various - Top Of The Pops-699(LP, Transcription) BBC Transcription Services 142636 / 142637 UK 1978 Vendre cette version
Various Are You Getting Enough Of What Makes You Happy Various - Singles Sampler 1 (Comp) United Artists Records UK 1980 Vendre cette version
P 528 009 Hot Chocolate - Musical Times Ausgabe 9'80 illustration d'album Various love Me To Sleep Various - Musical Times Ausgabe 9'80(LP, Promo) EMI Electrola P 528 009 Germany 1980 Vendre cette version
146654 / 146655 Hot Chocolate - Top Of The Pops - 811 illustration d'album Various No Doubt About It Various - Top Of The Pops - 811(LP, Transcription) BBC Transcription Services 146654 / 146655 UK 1980 Vendre cette version
148781, 148782 Hot Chocolate - Top Of The Pops - 866 illustration d'album Various You'll Never Be So Wrong Various - Top Of The Pops - 866(LP, Transcription) BBC Transcription Services, BBC Transcription Services 148781, 148782 UK 1981 Vendre cette version
148785, 148786 Hot Chocolate - Top Of The Pops - 868 illustration d'album Various You'll Never Be So Wrong Various - Top Of The Pops - 868(LP, Transcription) BBC Transcription Services, BBC Transcription Services 148785, 148786 UK 1981 Vendre cette version
Hot Chocolate - Chart Heat illustration d'album Various It Started With A Kiss Various - Chart Heat (Comp) K-Tel, K-Tel UK 1982 Vendre cette version
P-21775 & P-21776 Hot Chocolate - Culture Club / Hot Chocolate illustration d'album Armed Forces Radio and Television Service Mystery et 4 de plus… Armed Forces Radio and Television Service - Culture Club / Hot Chocolate(12", Album) AFRT P-21775 & P-21776 US 1982 Vendre cette version