Norman Cook

  • Born Norman Quentin in Bromley on 31 July 1963
  • He is an English musician, DJ, and record producer
  • He was educated at Reigate Grammar School, where he took violin lessons alongside future Labour Party leader Keir Starmer.
  • When he was 14, his brother brought home the first album from the punk band The Damned, which turned him onto that genre; he started attending gigs at the Greyhound pub in Croydon and playing in punk bands
  • At 18, he went to Brighton Polytechnic and whilst there began DJing as DJ Quentox at Brighton Belle and student favourite The Basement
  • He was once the bassist for the indie rock band the Housemartins
  • In 1996, he adopted the name Fatboy Slim and released the album Better Living Through Chemistry
  • He holds the Guinness World Record for most top-40 hits under different names
  • He is a shareholder of Brighton & Hove Albion Football Club
  • In 2002 he played at the second of his free open-air concerts on Brighton Beach. Although organisers expected a crowd of around 60,000 people, the event instead attracted an estimated 250,000
  • He performed his famous The Rockafeller Skank (‘Funk Soul Brother’) at the closing ceremony for the 2012 Summer Olympics on top of a giant inflatable octopus, which emerged from the top of a party bus – what else!!
  • He married TV personality Zoe Ball in 1999 and they have a son together. Separated 2016
  • He has released four studio albums and 28 singles.
  • Hits include:  “The Rockafeller Skank”, “Praise You”, “Right Here, Right Now”, “Weapon of Choice”, and “Wonderful Night”

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