|Genres:||Blues Pop / Rock|
|Tags:||60s pop mod blue-eyed soul british invasion soul blues british male vocalists rhythm and blues oldies blues rock classic rock|
|Decades:||1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s|
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John Henry Deighton, 13 October 1940, Islington, London, England. Farlowes long career began during the 50s skiffle boom when the John Henry Skiffle Group won the all-England championship. He then formed the original Thunderbirds, which remained semi-professional until 1962 when they embarked on a months engagement in Frankfurt, Germany. Farlowe then met Rik Gunnell, owner of Londons Ram Jam and Flamingo clubs, and the singer quickly became a stalwart of the citys R&B circuit. He made his recording debut that year on the Decca Records label with the pop-orientated Air Travel, and released a number of follow-up singles for Columbia Records including I Remember (1963) and Girl Trouble (1964). The singer and his backing band also recorded as the Beazers (The Blue Beat) and Little Joe Cook (a terrific interpretation of the T-Bone Walker standard Stormy Monday Blues, released in 1965...