Mike D’Abo

Mike d’Abo is an English singer and songwriter, best known as the second vocalist of Manfred Mann. He fronted the band for three albums and multiple singles, including their 1968 transatlantic hit “Mighty Quinn.” He went solo with the 1970 MCA/Uni release d’Abo, followed by the 1972–74 A&M albums Down at Rachel’s Place and Broken Rainbows. In 1976, he teamed with ex-Dave Clark Five singer–organist Mike Smith for the CBS release Smith & d’Abo. His most famous composition, “Handbags and Gladrags,” was popularized by Chris Farlowe and Rod Stewart.

He was born Michael David d’Abo on March 1, 1944, in Betchworth, Surrey.


  • d’Abo (1970)
  • Down at Rachel’s Place (1972)
  • Broken Rainbows (1974)
  • Smith & d’Abo (1976)
  • Indestructible (1987)
  • Tomorrow’s Troubadour (1988)


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