Chris Farlowe

Chris Farlowe is an English rock singer who surfaced in the R&B–beat boom with five 1962–65 singles on Decca and Columbia–EMI, which issued his 1966 debut album with backing band The Thunderbirds. He cut eleven singles through 1968 on Immediate Records and scored a UK No. 1 with the Rolling Stones song “Out of Time.”

In 1970, Farlowe assembled The Hill for the Polydor release From Here to Mama Rosa and joined Colosseum for their third studio album, Daughter of Time, and ensuing live double-album. In 1972, he joined Atomic Rooster for the albums Made in England and Nice ‘n’ Greasy.

Backing Bands

The Thunderbirds (1963-68): Dave Greenslade (organ), Ricky Charman (bass, 1963-65), Johnny Wise (drums, 1963-65), Albert Lee (guitar, 1964-68), Bugs Waddell (bass, 1965-68), Ian Hague (drums, 1965-68), Carl Palmer (drums, 1968)

The Hill (1969-70): Peter Robinson (keyboards), Bruce Waddell (bass), Paul Buckmaster (cello), Colin Davy (drums), Steve Hammond (guitar, vocals), Chris Farlowe (vocals)

Chris Farlowe was born John Henry Deighton on October 13, 1940, in Islington, Greater London.


  • Chris Farlowe & The Thunderbirds (1966 • Chris Farlowe and the Thunderbirds)
  • 14 Things to Think About (1966)
  • The Art of Chris Farlowe (1966)
  • From Here to Mama Rosa (1970 • Chris Farlowe with The Hill)
  • Live (live, 1975 • The Chris Farlowe Band)
  • Out of the Blue (1985 • Chris Farlowe and the Thunderbirds)
  • Born Again (1986 • Chris Farlowe and the Thunderbirds)
  • Extremely Live at Birmingham Town Hall (live, 1989 • Chris Farlowe, Spencer Davis, Pete York, Colin Hodgkinson, Zoot Money & Miller Anderson)


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