Hot Chocolate

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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Singles & EPs

Hot Chocolate - A Child's Prayer illustration d'album Hot Chocolate A Child's Prayer (Single) RAK UK 1975 Vendre cette version
none Hot Chocolate - Tornado / Disco Queen illustration d'album Original Cast "The Wiz" / Hot Chocolate Original Cast "The Wiz" / Hot Chocolate - Tornado / Disco Queen(12", TP) Atlantic none US 1975 Vendre cette version
Hot Chocolate - Blue Night illustration d'album Hot Chocolate Blue Night (Single) RAK Belgium 1975 Vendre cette version
Hot Chocolate - You Sexy Thing illustration d'album Hot Chocolate You Sexy Thing (Single) RAK Germany 1975 Vendre cette version
2 C 010-97241, 2C 010-97.241 Hot Chocolate - Call The Police illustration d'album Hot Chocolate Call The Police(7", Single) RAK, EMI Pathé Marconi 2 C 010-97241, 2C 010-97.241 France 1975 Vendre cette version
Hot Chocolate - Man To Man illustration d'album Hot Chocolate Man To Man (Single) RAK, EMI Electrola Germany 1976 Vendre cette version
Hot Chocolate - Heaven Is In The Back Seat Of My Cadillac illustration d'album Hot Chocolate Heaven Is In The Back Seat Of My Cadillac (Single, Maxi) RAK Australia 1976 Vendre cette version
Hot Chocolate - Don't Stop It Now illustration d'album Hot Chocolate Don't Stop It Now (Single) RAK, RAK US 1976 Vendre cette version
3C 000-70064 Hot Chocolate - You Sexy Thing / Indian Love Call illustration d'album Hot Chocolate / Alexander (19) Hot Chocolate / Alexander (19) - You Sexy Thing / Indian Love Call(7", Jukebox) Columbia, Parlophone 3C 000-70064 Italy 1976 Vendre cette version
Hot Chocolate - Put Your Love In Me illustration d'album Hot Chocolate Put Your Love In Me (Single) RAK, EMI Electrola Netherlands 1977 Vendre cette version
Hot Chocolate - So You Win Again illustration d'album Hot Chocolate So You Win Again (Single) RAK Netherlands 1977 Vendre cette version
RAK 259 Hot Chocolate So You Win Again(7", Single) RAK RAK 259 Ireland 1977 Vendre cette version
3C 000 - 79016 Hot Chocolate - Put Your Love In Me / Emotions illustration d'album Hot Chocolate / Samantha Sang Hot Chocolate / Samantha Sang - Put Your Love In Me / Emotions(7", Jukebox) Columbia, Private Stock 3C 000 - 79016 Italy 1977 Vendre cette version
3C 000-79002 Hot Chocolate - So You Win Again / Toi Et Moi  illustration d'album Hot Chocolate / Rosanna* E Gianni* Hot Chocolate / Rosanna* E Gianni* - So You Win Again / Toi Et Moi (7", Jukebox) Columbia, EMI 3C 000-79002 Italy 1977 Vendre cette version
3C 000 - 70097 Hot Chocolate - Heaven Is In The Back Seat Of My Cadillac / Let Yourself Go illustration d'album Hot Chocolate / The Supremes Hot Chocolate / The Supremes - Heaven Is In The Back Seat Of My Cadillac / Let Yourself Go(7", Jukebox) Columbia, Motown 3C 000 - 70097 Italy 1977 Vendre cette version
Hot Chocolate - Every 1's A Winner illustration d'album Hot Chocolate Every 1's A Winner (Single) RAK Australia 1978 Vendre cette version
Hot Chocolate - I'll Put You Together Again  illustration d'album Hot Chocolate I'll Put You Together Again (Single) RAK Ireland 1978 Vendre cette version
B652 Hot Chocolate - Sometimes It Hurts To Be A Friend illustration d'album Hot Chocolate Sometimes It Hurts To Be A Friend(7") EMI B652 Barbados 1978 Vendre cette version
L33-1001 Hot Chocolate - Every 1's A Winner / You Can Do It illustration d'album Hot Chocolate / Dobie Gray Hot Chocolate / Dobie Gray - Every 1's A Winner / You Can Do It(12", Promo) Infinity Records (2) L33-1001 US 1978 Vendre cette version
Hot Chocolate - Going Through The Motions illustration d'album Hot Chocolate Going Through The Motions (Single, Maxi) RAK, EMI Electrola Spain 1979 Vendre cette version
Hot Chocolate - I Just Love What You're Doing illustration d'album Hot Chocolate I Just Love What You're Doing (Single) Infinity Records (2) US 1979 Vendre cette version
Hot Chocolate - Mindless Boogie illustration d'album Hot Chocolate Mindless Boogie (Single, Maxi) RAK US 1979 Vendre cette version
Hot Chocolate - No Doubt About It illustration d'album Hot Chocolate No Doubt About It (Single, Maxi) RAK Germany 1980 Vendre cette version
Hot Chocolate - Are You Getting Enough Of What Makes You Happy? illustration d'album Hot Chocolate Are You Getting Enough Of What Makes You Happy? (Single) RAK Netherlands 1980 Vendre cette version
Hot Chocolate - Love Me To Sleep illustration d'album Hot Chocolate Love Me To Sleep (Single, Maxi) RAK Ireland 1980 Vendre cette version