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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Albums

89761 Hot Chocolate - Music From The Motion Picture Frances Ha illustration d'album Various Every 1's A Winner Various - Music From The Motion Picture Frances Ha(LP, Promo, Pin) ABKCO 89761 US 2013 Vendre cette version
UMTV6132 Hot Chocolate - Jackie - Pin-Ups illustration d'album Various You Sexy Thing Various - Jackie - Pin-Ups(3xCD) Universal Music TV UMTV6132 UK 2013 Vendre cette version
WMTV 202 Hot Chocolate - Alan Partridge: Alpha Papa illustration d'album Various It Started With A Kiss Various - Alan Partridge: Alpha Papa(CD, Album) Rhino UK WMTV 202 UK 2013 Vendre cette version
5356199 Hot Chocolate - Safety First - The Official Soundtrack illustration d'album Various Girl Crazy Various - Safety First - The Official Soundtrack(3xCD, Album, Gat) Universal Music Belgium 5356199 Belgium 2014 Vendre cette version
Hot Chocolate - Mistress America (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) illustration d'album Dean Wareham & Britta Phillips* You Could've Been A Lady Dean Wareham & Britta Phillips* - Mistress America (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) (Album) Milan US 2015 Vendre cette version
0190295729127 Hot Chocolate - Christmas: The Collection illustration d'album Various Brand New Christmas Various - Christmas: The Collection(3xCD, Album) Rhino UK 0190295729127 UK 2017 Vendre cette version
5981342 Hot Chocolate - Música com Saber 1 ~ Pop illustration d'album Various You Sexy Thing Various - Música com Saber 1 ~ Pop(CD) EMI 5981342 Europe Unknown Vendre cette version
6.252B Hot Chocolate - 30 Jahre Schubert (Eine Zeitreise 1967-1997) illustration d'album Various No Doubt About It Various - 30 Jahre Schubert (Eine Zeitreise 1967-1997)(CD) Schubert Unternehmensgruppe 6.252B Germany Unknown Vendre cette version
Comp 3 Hot Chocolate - Love Lines illustration d'album Various I Gave My Heart, Didn't I? Various - Love Lines(LP) EMI Comp 3 Hong Kong Unknown Vendre cette version
A 4176 Hot Chocolate - Playback Disco Favourites Dance Hits illustration d'album Various You Sexy Thing Various - Playback Disco Favourites Dance Hits(CD) Not on Label A 4176 South East Asia Unknown Vendre cette version
cd 142.653 Hot Chocolate - Black & Soul Gold  illustration d'album Various Emma Various - Black & Soul Gold (CD) EMI cd 142.653 Germany Unknown Vendre cette version
KNCD 22078 Hot Chocolate - Soul Years 1978 illustration d'album Various Every One's A Winner Various - Soul Years 1978(2xCD, Album) KNIGHT RECORDS KNCD 22078 Unknown Vendre cette version

Singles & EPs

none Hot Chocolate - EMI Records LTD 10th Anniversary Of The Uxbridge Road Site illustration d'album Various Everyone's A Winner Various - EMI Records LTD 10th Anniversary Of The Uxbridge Road Site(12", Ltd, Promo) His Master's Voice none UK 1982 Vendre cette version
HIT 7 Hot Chocolate - HIT 7 illustration d'album Various You Sexy Thing et 1 de plus… Various - HIT 7(7", Promo) Stylus Music HIT 7 UK 1987 Vendre cette version
DMC 52/1 Hot Chocolate - May 87 - Mixes 1 illustration d'album Various Sexy Thing (Bonus Beats) Various - May 87 - Mixes 1(12", P/Mixed) DMC DMC 52/1 UK 1987 Vendre cette version
BTR 20347 Hot Chocolate - Australon Two illustration d'album Various You Sexy Thing Various - Australon Two(12", P/Mixed, Unofficial) Boom-Trade Records BTR 20347 Belgium 1987 Vendre cette version
DMC 51/2 Hot Chocolate - April 87 - Mixes 2 illustration d'album Various Two In A Bed Various - April 87 - Mixes 2(12", P/Mixed) DMC DMC 51/2 UK 1987 Vendre cette version
DMC 166/3/4 Hot Chocolate - The Megamixes 166 illustration d'album Various You Sexy Thing Various - The Megamixes 166(2x12") DMC DMC 166/3/4 UK 1996 Vendre cette version
DMC 185/4 Hot Chocolate - Megamixes 185 illustration d'album Various You Sexy Thing Various - Megamixes 185(12", Ltd) DMC DMC 185/4 UK 1998 Vendre cette version
DMC 191/3 Hot Chocolate - Pop Mixes 191 illustration d'album Various You Sexy Thing (The Full-On Monty Mix) Various - Pop Mixes 191(12", Ltd) DMC DMC 191/3 UK 1998 Vendre cette version
DMC 182/4 Hot Chocolate - Megamixes 182 illustration d'album Various It Started With A Kiss Various - Megamixes 182(12", Ltd) DMC DMC 182/4 UK 1998 Vendre cette version
ES 4 Hot Chocolate - U.B.'s Return illustration d'album U.B.'s Bump & Dilly U.B.'s - U.B.'s Return(12") Electric Souls ES 4 UK 2002 Vendre cette version
BLC005 Hot Chocolate - Balearica 5 illustration d'album Various Don't Turn It Off (Extended Edit) Various - Balearica 5(12", Unofficial) Balearica Records BLC005 UK 2011 Vendre cette version
Hot Chocolate - Promo-3 For D.J. Only illustration d'album Various You Sexy Thing Various - Promo-3 For D.J. Only Not On Label (Promo Series) US Unknown Vendre cette version
none Various You Sexy Thing Various - You Sexy Thing(12") Not On Label none Unknown Vendre cette version