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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Compilations

50999 947487 2 7 Hot Chocolate - Box Selection - Their 8 RAK Albums 1974-1983 illustration d'album Hot Chocolate Box Selection - Their 8 RAK Albums 1974-1983(4xCD, Comp, RM) EMI 50999 947487 2 7 Europe 2011 Vendre cette version
Hot Chocolate - All The Best illustration d'album Hot Chocolate All The Best (Comp) EMI, EMI Belgium 2012 Vendre cette version
MCDLX143 Hot Chocolate - You Sexy Thing: The Best Of Hot Chocolate illustration d'album Hot Chocolate You Sexy Thing: The Best Of Hot Chocolate(2xCD, Comp) Music Club Deluxe MCDLX143 UK 2012 Vendre cette version
5099963607529 Hot Chocolate - Greatest Hits On CD&DVD illustration d'album Hot Chocolate Greatest Hits On CD&DVD(CD, Comp + DVD-V, Comp, PAL) EMI Gold 5099963607529 UK & Europe 2012 Vendre cette version
RDCD8981-3 Hot Chocolate - Ultimate Collection illustration d'album Hot Chocolate Ultimate Collection(3xCD, Comp) Reader's Digest RDCD8981-3 UK 2012 Vendre cette version
2564636197 Hot Chocolate - Original Album Series illustration d'album Hot Chocolate Original Album Series(5xCD, Album, RE, RM + Box, Comp) Parlophone 2564636197 Europe 2014 Vendre cette version
Hot Chocolate - An Introduction To Hot Chocolate illustration d'album Hot Chocolate An Introduction To Hot Chocolate (Comp) Parlophone, Rhino Records (2) US 2017 Vendre cette version
Hot Chocolate - Countdown 16: illustration d'album Hot Chocolate Countdown 16: (Album, Comp) J & B Records Australia Unknown Vendre cette version
Hot Chocolate - Every One's A Winner illustration d'album Hot Chocolate Every One's A Winner (Comp) EMI Australia Unknown Vendre cette version
1C 220 7 48460 4 Hot Chocolate - Hot Chocolate's Greatest Hits illustration d'album Hot Chocolate Hot Chocolate's Greatest Hits(Cass, Comp) Imperial (2) 1C 220 7 48460 4 Europe Unknown Vendre cette version
36 086 7 Hot Chocolate - Golden Stars illustration d'album Hot Chocolate Golden Stars(CD, Comp, Club) SR International 36 086 7 Germany Unknown Vendre cette version
7243 4 73656 2 1, 4736562 Hot Chocolate - The Essential Collection illustration d'album Hot Chocolate The Essential Collection(2xCD, Comp, Enh, RP) EMI Gold, EMI Gold 7243 4 73656 2 1, 4736562 UK Unknown Vendre cette version
CD 158.910 Hot Chocolate - The Best Of illustration d'album Hot Chocolate The Best Of(CD, Comp) MCP Records (2) CD 158.910 Austria Unknown Vendre cette version
EMTV 22, OC 062-63 465 Hot Chocolate - 20 Hottest Hits illustration d'album Hot Chocolate 20 Hottest Hits(LP, Comp) RAK, RAK EMTV 22, OC 062-63 465 Ireland Unknown Vendre cette version
CD-MFP 6009, CDB 7 52014 2 Hot Chocolate - 14 Greatest Hits illustration d'album Hot Chocolate 14 Greatest Hits(CD, Comp, RE) Music For Pleasure, Music For Pleasure CD-MFP 6009, CDB 7 52014 2 UK Unknown Vendre cette version
COWCD 1006 Hot Chocolate - I Believe In Miracles illustration d'album Hot Chocolate I Believe In Miracles(CD, Comp) Triple Music, Cowboy Records (3) COWCD 1006 Denmark Unknown Vendre cette version

Videos

Hot Chocolate - The Very Best Of Hot Chocolate illustration d'album Hot Chocolate The Very Best Of Hot Chocolate (Comp) EMI UK 1987 Vendre cette version

Miscellaneous

CDHOT 200 Hot Chocolate - Radio Promo illustration d'album Hot Chocolate Radio Promo(CD, Promo) EMI CDHOT 200 UK 1999 Vendre cette version