The singer Errol Brown died after a long battle with liver cancer. The man who fronted the band Hot Chocolate was always a glamorous persona even with his trademark shaven head, which was not fashionable during the hippy era. He and his band first came to attention when John Lennon persuaded The Beatles record label Apple to sign and release Hot Chocolate’s version of John Lennon’s “Give Peace a Chance”.
However, things really got going when the band was signed up to Mickie Most’s RAK records. This lead to major fame and Hot Chocolate had a hit single in the charts for a number of years.
Errol Brown was a life long Conservative supporter as well as a race horse owner and amateur racing car driver.His songs will always be in demand as they as about having a good time at a party, wedding reception or anywhere where being an embarrassing mom and dad dancing is seen as good fun.
The fact that his music as unashamedly ‘happy go lucky’ they did tackle social issues such as racism, social mobility and UFO’s.
Errol Brown leaves a wife and two children.