|Birth name John Henry Deighton|
Name Chris Farlowe
|Also known as Little Joe Cook|
Years active 1957–present
|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
Van morrison chris farlowe born to sing live at van s 70th birthday
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.
- Van morrison chris farlowe born to sing live at van s 70th birthday
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.
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".
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.
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.
Singles 1962 - 1965
Singles & EPs on Immediate Records (1965–70)
Singles & EPs on Island and its Sue subsidiary
Out Of Time
Handbags and Gladrags
Paint It Back
Ride on Baby
Don't Just Look at Me
All or Nothing
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]
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