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Date of Birth 12 November 1943Kingston, Jamaica
Date of Death 6 May 2015Bahamas  (Liver Cancer)
Birth NameLester Errol Brown
Height 6' (1.83 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Errol Brown was born on November 12, 1943 in Kingston, Jamaica as Lester Errol Brown. He was married to Ginette. He died on May 6, 2015 in the Bahamas.

Spouse (1)

Ginette (1974 - 6 May 2015) (his death) (2 children)

Trivia (5)

He was awarded the M.B.E. (Member of the Order of the British Empire) in the 2003 Queen's Birthday Honors List for his services to music.
Father of Colette and Leonie Brown.
The group had at least one hit every year between 1970 and 1984, making them the only group in the UK to have a hit for 15 consecutive years. They played at Charles and Diana's pre-wedding reception at Buckingham Palace.
His musical career began in 1969 when he and some friends, as a joke, sent their own reggae version of "Give Peace a Chance" to John Lennon. A week later, they received a call saying that Lennon liked it and wanted to sign the band to the Apple record label. They were originally named by a staffer at the record company as The Hot Chocolate Band, which was later shortened.
He moved from Jamaica to the UK with his mother when he was 12.

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