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Chris Farlowe


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Chris Farlowe (born John Henry Deighton, 13 October 1940, Islington, North London, England) is an English rock, blues and soul singer. He is best known for his hit single “Out of Time” (a Rolling Stones song written by Jagger/Richards), which rose to #1 in the UK Singles Chart in 1966, his associations with Colosseum and Atomic Rooster, and when recording and performing as Chris Farlowe and The Thunderbirds.

In 1966 he signed with Andrew Loog Oldham, releasing an Immediate label EP featuring the tracks - In the Midnight Hour, Mr Pitiful, Satisfaction and Who Can I Turn To. Followed by the his first Album, 14 Things to Think About. The summer of 1966 saw the release of his biggest hit - Out of Time.

In the later part of the sixties he did the classic - Handbags and Gladrags, written by his friend Mike d’ Abo of Manfred Man and recently covered by the Stereophonics. This was to be his last solo chart success. In the 70’s Chris sang with the band Colosseum before he moved on to the group Atomic Rooster.

He was involved in a serious road accident which stopped him recording and performing for a couple of years.
He worked with various bands/musicians througout the 80’s and 90’s and
he still performs live today.

Birth name John Henry Deighton
Also known as Little Joe Cook Born October 13, 1940 (age 68)
Origin Islington, North London, England
Genre(s) Rhythm and Blues Jazz rock
Instrument(s) Vocals


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  • futurolvidado

    one of the greatest singers in the world! (2)

    10 Feb 6:18pm Reply
  • malecool

    The greatest ever blue eyed male soul singer.

    28 Mar 2013 Reply
  • DakoSuede

    Cool cool cool voice. Desgarrador y tremendo.

    2 Aug 2012 Reply
  • ZootCatchy

    one of the greatest singers in the world!

    17 Mar 2012 Reply
  • ilsonowl

    Help sort out the pictures on the Amen Corner ... it's been hijacked by some death metal band !

    25 May 2011 Reply
  • imwack

    dat voice

    9 Dec 2010 Reply
  • iamventu

    Great Voice.

    5 Oct 2009 Reply
  • mishamaruseev

    оч нравится!

    29 Jun 2009 Reply
  • VickyBN1

    Definately underrated !!

    4 May 2009 Reply
  • twmia

    Really there are white man can sing the blues. I saw him few years ago and he can sing the blues

    20 Feb 2009 Reply
  • rythmking

    1966 what a great year this song came out and England won the world cup!

    10 Jan 2009 Reply
  • Toon_1

    Only 173 plays for 'Out of Time' :s

    1 Jan 2009 Reply
  • Tr1xx

    I'm totally gobsmacked at how low the stats are for Out of Time; it must be one of the greatest pop songs ever made

    9 Nov 2008 Reply
  • jd35

    Shoot. In a fair world there would be no Tom Jones!

    2 Aug 2008 Reply
  • Don_Diego

    In a fair world, Chris would be as big as Tom Jones.

    12 Nov 2007 Reply
  • Spun_Weller

    Actually it was written by Burt Bacharach. Farlowe is only singing.

    11 Nov 2007 Reply
  • Mirsset

    One of the best singers in this shitty world.

    19 Dec 2006 Reply

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