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Chris Farlowe is a successful English pop, soul and R&B singer born in 1940. Farlowe’s musical career started with a skiffle group, The John Henry Skiffle Group, in 1957 and then as The Johnny Burns Rhythm and Blues Quartet in 1958. The following year he met lead guitarist of The Thunderbirds Bob Taylor and joined them. They recorded 5 singles with Columbia but had little success.
He then moved to Andrew Loog Oldham's Immediate label and recorded another 11 singles of which 5 were covers of The Rolling Stones including "Paint it Black", "Think", "Ride it Baby", "(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction" and "Out of Time" which topped the UK charts. Another notable hit for Farlowe was "Handbags and Gladrags" which was later covered by Rod Stewart and recently by the Stereophonics.
Farlowe released the track "Stormy Monday Blues" under the pseudonym Little Joe Cook, which helped perpetuate the myth he was black.
In the 70s he began his association with jazz rock band Colosseum recording 1 live album and 3 studio albums, "Daughter of Time", "Bread & Circuses" and "Tomorrow's Blues". In 1972 he also joined Atomic Rooster and featured on their albums "Made in England" and "Nice & Greasy". 1982 saw him sing on the "Deathwish II" soundtrack.
Farlowe continues to tour with Colosseum and his own band. In his spare time he runs an antique store in Islington, London.
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