Fatboy Slim Biography (Wikipedia)
Norman Quentin Cook (born Quentin Leo Cook on 31 July 1963), also known by his stage name Fatboy Slim, is an English DJ, musician and record producer/mixer.
As a solo electronic act, he has won ten MTV Video Music Awards and two Brit Awards. His records as Fatboy Slim also helped to popularise the big beat genre, which achieved mainstream popularity in the 1990s.
Cook first rose to fame in the 1980s as the bassist of the indie rock band The Housemartins who scored a UK number-one single with their a cappella cover of Isley-Jasper-Isley's "Caravan of Love". After the band split, Cook formed Beats International whose début album spawned their signature hit, "Dub Be Good to Me" which was another UK number-one as well as going on to become the seventh best-selling single of 1990 in the UK. Cook then went on to join numerous other acts including Freak Power, Pizzaman and The Mighty Dub Katz to moderate success.
Cook adopted the Fatboy Slim moniker in 1996 and released Better Living Through Chemistry to critical acclaim. Follow-ups You've Come a Long Way, Baby, Halfway Between the Gutter and the Stars, and Palookaville, as well as their associated singles, including "The Rockafeller Skank", "Praise You", "Right Here, Right Now", "Weapon of Choice", and "Wonderful Night", were also met with positive reviews and commercial success.
- Fatboy Slim - Glastonbury 2016 Highlightshttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p03zh89t.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p03zh89t.jpg2016-07-26T22:59:00.000ZBrighton's award-winning DJ veteran returns to keep the rave alive at Glastonbury.http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p0414v8w
Fatboy Slim - Glastonbury 2016 Highlights
- Norman Cook talks Record Store Day with Lauren Lavernehttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p03r56t9.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p03r56t9.jpg2016-04-15T16:39:00.000ZLauren Laverne visits a Brighton record shop to talk Record Store Day with Norman Cook.http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p03r5bl3
Norman Cook talks Record Store Day with Lauren Laverne
- Funk & Soul Years - 1998https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p033mtbb.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p033mtbb.jpg2015-09-26T17:15:00.000ZCraig takes you back to 1998 in the Funk & Soul Years, with tracks from Fatboy Slim, Sugarman Three and Lee Fields.http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p033mtdp
Funk & Soul Years - 1998
- Norman Cook speaks to Radcliffe and Maconiehttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p01bqfrq.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p01bqfrq.jpg2015-06-24T11:40:00.000ZNorman Cook, aka Fatboy Slim, joins Mark and Stuart to speak about his latest curation.http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p02vgy55
Norman Cook speaks to Radcliffe and Maconie
- Fatboy Slim - Interviewhttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p0210wqc.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p0210wqc.jpg2014-06-14T14:00:00.000ZNorman Cook comes in to talk about his new World Cup album of Brazilian influenced dance tracks.http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p0210wqg
Fatboy Slim - Interview
- Fatboy Slim chats to Radcliffe and Maconiehttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p01kyndv.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p01kyndv.jpg2013-11-05T15:32:00.000ZFatboy Slim speaks to Radcliffe and Maconie about Eat, Sleep, Rave, Repeat.http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p01kyng5
Fatboy Slim chats to Radcliffe and Maconie
- Fatboy Slim - Hall of Famehttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p01mshll.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p01mshll.jpg2013-10-25T20:00:00.000ZThe man with many names - Norman Cook - enters the Hall of Fame.http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p01kdy5n
Fatboy Slim - Hall of Fame
Fatboy Slim Tracks