Thursday, May 7, 2015

Errol Brown Has Died

Errol Brown, lead singer of one of the top interracial groups of all-time, Hot Chocolate, died this morning of liver cancer at his home in the Bahamas at age 71.

Brown's silky smooth voice can be heard on such great songs as "You Sexy Thing", "Emma", and "Every 1's A Winner".  Errol was born in Jamaica, but moved to Great Britain at age 11. 

Hot Chocolate was one of just three artists which enjoyed a hit in every year of the 70's in the U.K.  The group performed at the wedding of Prince Charles and Princess Diana in Buckingham Palace.  Queen Elizabeth named Brown a Member of the Most Excellent British Order in 2003.

Manager Phil Dale said, “Everybody uses the word gentleman but he really was a gentleman. He was a very personal friend of mine and he will be missed. I haven’t been anywhere in the world where I haven’t heard his music.”

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