Chris Farlowe

Genres: Blues Pop / Rock
Descriptive "tags": 60s pop mod blue-eyed soul british invasion blues soul male vocalists classic rock british oldies blues rock Powered by AudioScrobbler
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
Links online: BBC Music Official Homepage Wikipedia

Biography

John Henry Deighton, 13 October 1940, Islington, London, England. Farlowe’s 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 month’s engagement in Frankfurt, Germany. Farlowe then met Rik Gunnell, owner of London’s Ram Jam and Flamingo clubs, and the singer quickly became a stalwart of the city’s 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...

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