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Birth name  John Henry Deighton
Instruments  Vocals
Name  Chris Farlowe
Also known as  Little Joe Cook
Years active  1957–present
Role  Singer
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Born  13 October 1940 (age 75) (1940-10-13)
Origin  Islington, North London, England
Genres  Rock, blues, blue-eyed soul, R&B, jazz rock
Movies  Chris Farlowe: At Rockpalast
Music groups  Colosseum (Since 1970), Atomic Rooster
Albums  The Art of Chris Farlowe, 14 Things to Think About, Hungary for the Blues, Colosseum Live, In Hearing of Atomic Rooster

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Chris Farlowe (born John Henry Deighton, 13 October 1940 in Islington, North London) is an English rock, blues and soul singer. He is best known for his hit single "Out of Time", which rose to #1 in the UK Singles Chart in 1966, and his association with Colosseum and the Thunderbirds. Outside his music career, Farlowe collects war memorabilia.


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Inspired by Lonnie Donegan, Farlowe's musical career began with a skiffle group, the John Henry Skiffle Group, in 1957, before he joined the Johnny Burns Rhythm and Blues Quartet, in 1958. He met guitarist Bob Taylor in 1959 and, through Taylor, joined the Thunderbirds, who went on to record five singles for the Columbia label. On Island's Sue label, he released a version of "Stormy Monday Blues" under the pseudonym Little Joe Cook, which perpetuated the myth that he was a black singer.

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Farlowe moved to Andrew Loog Oldham's Immediate label and recorded eleven singles, five of which were cover versions of Rolling Stones songs including "Paint It, Black", "Think", "Ride On, Baby", "(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction", and "Out of Time", which reached no. 1 (1966) in the UK Singles Chart. He recorded four more singles, the best known of which is Mike d'Abo's "Handbags and Gladrags".

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He began an association with the jazz rock group Colosseum in September 1970, recording a live album and two studio albums including, Daughter of Time (1970). Later from Colosseum reunion in 1994 he appeared on all Colosseum albums released.

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In February 1972 he joined Atomic Rooster, and is featured on the albums Made in England (1972) and Nice 'n' Greasy (1973).

He sang vocals for the theme music written by Greenslade for the BBC Television series Gangsters. In 1978 he had a part in a play produced by BBC Birmingham, Curriculee Curricula, first shown on BBC Two and shot in its entirety on video at the University of Birmingham campus, with Magnus Magnusson as the narrator. Farlowe and Greenslade provided the music. He also sang on three tracks from Jimmy Page's Death Wish II soundtrack (1982), as well as the tracks "Hummingbird", "Prison Blues" and "Blues Anthem" on Page's album Outrider (1988).

Chris Farlowe toured for a long time with Hamburg Blues Band, mainly in Germany.

In 2009, Farlowe toured as a featured artist with Maggie Bell and Bobby Tench as part of the "Maximum Rhythm and Blues" tour of 32 UK theatres.


  • Chris Farlowe and the Thunderbirds (February 1966)
  • 14 Things to Think About (June 1966) (UK #19)
  • The Art of Chris Farlowe (November 1966) (UK #37)
  • Tonite Let's All Make Love in London (Soundtrack) (July 1968)
  • The Last Goodbye (compilation, August 1969)
  • From Here to Mama Rosa (September 1970)
  • Chris Farlowe Band Live (November 1975)
  • Out of the Blue (July 1985)
  • The Live EP: Live in Hamburg (March 1986)
  • Born Again (June 1986)
  • Chris Farlowe & Roy Herrington Live in Berlin (17/18 October 1991)
  • Superblues (Recorded live 1991, released 1994)
  • Waiting in the Wings (May 1992)
  • Swinging Hollywood (1994)
  • Lonesome Road (September 1995)
  • BBC in Concert (January 1996)
  • As Time Go By (October 1996)
  • The Voice (April 1998)
  • Glory Bound (March 2001)
  • Farlowe That! (May 2003)
  • Hungary for the Blues (November 2005)
  • At Rockpalast (October 2006)
  • Hotel Eingang (2008)
  • Bursting over Bremen/Live 1985 (2014)
  • DVDs

  • At Rockpalast (October 2006)
  • At Rockpalast 2 (November 2008)
  • At Rockpalast 3 (December 2012)
  • Singles

    Singles 1962 - 1965

  • "Air Travel" / "Why Did You Break My Heart?" (Decca F.11536) (1962)
  • "Girl Trouble" / "Itty Bitty Pieces" (Columbia DB 7237) (1964)
  • "Just a Dream" (Columbia DB 7311) (1964)
  • "Buzz with the Fuzz" / "You're The One" (Columbia DB 7614) (1965)
  • Singles & EPs on Immediate Records (1965–70)

  • IM016 "The Fool" / "Treat Her Good" (1965)
  • IM023 "Think" / "Don't Just Look at Me" (UK #37) (1966)
  • IM035 "Out of Time" / "Baby Make It Soon" (UK #1) (1966)
  • IM038 "Ride On Baby" / "Headlines" (UK #31) (1966)
  • IM041 "My Way of Giving" / "You're So Good To Me" (UK #48) (1967)
  • IM049 "Yesterday's Papers" / "Life is But Nothing" (1967)
  • IM056 "Moanin'" / "What Have I Been Doing" (UK #46) (1967)
  • IM065 "Handbags and Gladrags" / "Everyone Makes a Mistake" (UK #33) (1967)
  • IM066 "The Last Goodbye" / "Paperman Fly in the Sky" (B-side with the Thunderbirds) (1968)
  • IM071 "Paint It Black" / "I Just Need Your Loving" (1968)
  • IM074 "Dawn" / "April was the Month" (with the Thunderbirds) (1968)
  • IM078 "Out of Time" / "Ride On Baby" (1969)
  • IMEP001 "Farlowe in the Midnight Hour" (EP) (1965)
  • IMEP004 "Chris Farlowe Hits" (EP) (1966)
  • Singles & EPs on Island and its Sue subsidiary

  • "Stormy Monday Blues" (Part One/Part Two) (as Little Joe Cook, Island Sue WI 385)
  • Stormy Monday (EP: "Stormy Monday" / "She's Alright" / "Voodoo") (as Chris Farlowe, Island IEP 709, ca. 1966)
  • Songs

    Out Of Time
    Handbags and Gladrags
    Paint It Back
    Ride on Baby
    Don't Just Look at Me
    All or Nothing
    Hotel Eingang
    Yesterday's Papers
    I'll Sing the Blues for You
    Blues as Blues Can Get
    Tough on Me - Tough on You
    Ain't No Love in the Heart of the City
    April Was The Month - Original
    Satisfy Susie [feat The Thunderbirds]
    Feel The Power Of Love
    Never Too Old
    Life Is But Nothin' - Original
    Tamp 'Em up Solid
    One Night Stand
    Looking for Love in a Stranger
    Watching the River Flow [feat The Thunderbirds]
    Private Number
    The Fool - Original
    End of the Line
    As Long As I Can See the Light
    It's Only Rock 'N' Roll
    I Never Loved A Girl
    Everyone Makes A Mistake - Original
    I Just Need Your Lovin' - Original
    Key to My Kingdom
    Take a Giant Stride
    Feel so Good


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