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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Instruments & Performance

PR 216 Hot Chocolate - October Sampler illustration d'album Various Disco Queen Various - October Sampler(12", Comp, Promo, Smplr) Atlantic PR 216 US 1974 Vendre cette version
954836963 4 Hot Chocolate - Bis Party Hits illustration d'album Various You Sexy Thing Various - Bis Party Hits(Cass, Comp) Warner Music Poland 954836963 4 Poland 1998 Vendre cette version
108 918-2 Hot Chocolate - Scream illustration d'album Nalin Inc. Nalin Inc. - Scream(CD, Maxi) Kosmo Records 108 918-2 Germany 2002 Vendre cette version
none Hot Chocolate - GHP Complete CD7 "The Bootlegs" 2005 illustration d'album Go Home Productions Jason Downs vs GHP Hot Choc Mix Go Home Productions - GHP Complete CD7 "The Bootlegs" 2005(25xFile, MP3, Comp, 320) Not On Label (Go Home Productions Self-Released) none UK 2007
9 61133-2, 61133-2 Hot Chocolate - I Wish My Brother George Was Here illustration d'album Del Tha Funkeé Homosapien* Sunny Meadowz Del Tha Funkeé Homosapien* - I Wish My Brother George Was Here(CD, Album, RP) Elektra, Street Knowledge Records (2) 9 61133-2, 61133-2 US Unknown Vendre cette version

Writing & Arrangement

US 741007 Hot Chocolate - You Always Be A Friend illustration d'album Names And Faces You Always Be A Friend Names And Faces - You Always Be A Friend(7") Uncle US 741007 Suriname 1974 Vendre cette version
Hot Chocolate - Going Through The Motions illustration d'album Hot Chocolate Hot Chocolate - Going Through The Motions (Album) RAK, EMI Electrola US 1979 Vendre cette version
Hot Chocolate - I Just Love What You're Doing illustration d'album Hot Chocolate Congas Man Hot Chocolate - I Just Love What You're Doing (Single) Infinity Records (2) US 1979 Vendre cette version
Hot Chocolate - Recorded Live At Brixton Ace illustration d'album The Sisters Of Mercy Emma The Sisters Of Mercy - Recorded Live At Brixton Ace Not On Label (The Sisters Of Mercy) 1984 Vendre cette version
Hot Chocolate - The Lights Shine Clear Through The Sodium Haze illustration d'album The Sisters Of Mercy Emma The Sisters Of Mercy - The Lights Shine Clear Through The Sodium Haze Not On Label (The Sisters Of Mercy) 1984 Vendre cette version
Hot Chocolate - Knocking On Heavens Door illustration d'album Sisters Of Mercy* Emma Sisters Of Mercy* - Knocking On Heavens Door Not On Label (The Sisters Of Mercy) 1985 Vendre cette version
Hot Chocolate - Possession illustration d'album The Sisters Of Mercy Emma The Sisters Of Mercy - Possession Skeleton Songs Ltd. UK 1985 Vendre cette version
Hot Chocolate - Heaven Is In The Backseat Of My Cadillac (Swedish Remix) illustration d'album Patricia Harris Patricia Harris - Heaven Is In The Backseat Of My Cadillac (Swedish Remix) (Single) Beat Box Sweden 1985 Vendre cette version
Hot Chocolate - Live In The Troyan Horse illustration d'album The Sisters Of Mercy Emma The Sisters Of Mercy - Live In The Troyan Horse Spiderskull L.T.D. Belgium 1985 Vendre cette version
DH 19 Hot Chocolate - Disguised In Black illustration d'album The Sisters Of Mercy Emma The Sisters Of Mercy - Disguised In Black(2xLP, Unofficial) Dharma Records (2) DH 19 Belgium 1985 Vendre cette version
201 Hot Chocolate - Time To Cry illustration d'album Sisters Of Mercy* Emma Sisters Of Mercy* - Time To Cry(2xLP, Unofficial) Not On Label (The Sisters Of Mercy) 201 Germany 1986 Vendre cette version
Hot Chocolate - Revelations illustration d'album The Sisters Of Mercy Emma The Sisters Of Mercy - Revelations Planet Rock Records (2), P.R. Records (3) 1986 Vendre cette version
Hot Chocolate - I Can't Await To Meet My Deadly Friends illustration d'album The Sisters Of Mercy Emma The Sisters Of Mercy - I Can't Await To Meet My Deadly Friends Shelter Records (7) 1986 Vendre cette version
Hot Chocolate - We're All Aware Of That illustration d'album The Sisters Of Mercy Emma The Sisters Of Mercy - We're All Aware Of That Clean Sound US 1986 Vendre cette version
Hot Chocolate - In The Dark Night illustration d'album The Sisters Of Mercy Emma The Sisters Of Mercy - In The Dark Night Ghenos Records Switzerland 1986 Vendre cette version
Hot Chocolate - Through The Years illustration d'album The Sisters Of Mercy Emma The Sisters Of Mercy - Through The Years Not On Label (The Sisters Of Mercy) 1986 Vendre cette version
198.50517 Hot Chocolate - No Time To Cry illustration d'album Sisters Of Mercy* Emma Sisters Of Mercy* - No Time To Cry(2xLP, Unofficial) Not On Label (The Sisters Of Mercy), MAR.co Records 198.50517 Belgium 1986 Vendre cette version
Hot Chocolate - The Last Time Around illustration d'album The Sisters Of Mercy Emma The Sisters Of Mercy - The Last Time Around Not On Label (The Sisters Of Mercy) 1987 Vendre cette version
Hot Chocolate - Wake - In Concert At The Royal Albert Hall illustration d'album The Sisters Of Mercy Emma The Sisters Of Mercy - Wake - In Concert At The Royal Albert Hall Not On Label (The Sisters Of Mercy) 1987 Vendre cette version
Hot Chocolate - Blood Money illustration d'album The Sisters Of Mercy Emma The Sisters Of Mercy - Blood Money Not On Label (The Sisters Of Mercy) France 1987 Vendre cette version