Fatboy Slim, 2004
|Birth name||Quentin Leo Cook|
|Also known as||Norman Cook, Pizzaman, Fatboy Slim|
|Born||July 31, 1963|
|Origin||Bromley, Kent, United Kingdom|
|Genre(s)||Electronic, Big beat, Trip-hop, Dance, Trance|
|Occupation(s)||Musician, Producer, DJ|
|Years active||1981 - present|
|Label(s)||Skint, Astralwerks, Southern Fried|
|Associated acts||The Housemartins, Beats International, Freak Power|
Fatboy Slim (born Quentin Leo Cook on July 31, 1963, also known as Norman Cook) is an English big beat musician. Events 30 BC - Battle of Alexandria: Mark Antony achieves a minor victory over Octavian 's forces but most of his army subsequently Year 1963 ( MCMLXIII) was a Common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. About the town The town has a large shopping and retail area including a pedestrianised High Street and The Glades shopping centre KENT (1400 AM) is a Radio station broadcasting a Adult Standards/MOR format The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, commonly known as the United Kingdom, the UK or Britain,is a Sovereign state located A music genre is a categorical and typological construct that identifies musical sounds as belonging to a particular category and type of music that can be distinguished from other Electronic music is music that employs Electronic musical instruments and Electronic Music technology in its production Big beat (sometimes called chemical breaks) is a term deployed in the mid 1990s by the British music press to describe the music of The Chemical Brothers, Trip hop is a music Genre also known as the Bristol sound or Bristol acid rap. This article is about music for dancing in general You may also be looking for Electronic dance music. Trance is a style of Electronic dance music that developed in the 1990s A musical instrument is a device constructed or modified for the purpose of making Music. The phonograph, or gramophone, was the most common device for playing recorded Sound from the 1870s through the 1980s In the Music industry, a record label can be a Brand and a Trademark associated with the Marketing of music recordings and Music Astralwerks is a New York based Record label that releases primarily Electronic music. Southern Fried Records is a London -based independent, Electronic dance music Record label founded and owned by Norman Cook, better The Housemartins were an English pop band that was active in the 1980s Freak Power were a band founded by Norman Cook (later to become known as Fatboy Slim) Ashley Slater (the trombonist with the anarchic British jazz big band Events 30 BC - Battle of Alexandria: Mark Antony achieves a minor victory over Octavian 's forces but most of his army subsequently Year 1963 ( MCMLXIII) was a Common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. England is a Country which is part of the United Kingdom. Its inhabitants account for more than 83% of the total UK population whilst its mainland Big beat (sometimes called chemical breaks) is a term deployed in the mid 1990s by the British music press to describe the music of The Chemical Brothers,
Quentin Leo Cook grew up in Reigate, Surrey, England, and was educated at Reigate Grammar School. Reigate is a historic market town in Surrey, England at the foot of the North Downs, and in the London commuter belt. Surrey is a county in the South East of England and is one of the Home Counties. England is a Country which is part of the United Kingdom. Its inhabitants account for more than 83% of the total UK population whilst its mainland Reigate Grammar School is an independent Co-educational Day school located in the Surrey town of Reigate. He started a punk fanzine titled Peroxide with his neighbour Andrew Thomas and art student Ian McKay (formerly Laidlaw). A fanzine (see also Zine) is a nonprofessional publication produced by fans of a particular cultural phenomenon (such as a literary or musical genre for the pleasure Ian McKay (born 1962 is an English Writer, Critic, Publisher, and Academic. Contemporary with his publishing activities, he played drums in Disque Attack (a British new-wave-influenced rock band) for which he later performed lead vocals. New Wave is a Rock music genre that existed during the late 1970s and the 1980s At Reigate College he also met Paul Heaton and, at 18, he went to the Brighton Polytechnic to study a BA in English, Politics and Sociology. Reigate College is a state Sixth form college for 16-19 year old students in Reigate, Surrey. Paul David Heaton (born 9 May 1962 is an English Singer-songwriter. The University of Brighton (formerly Brighton Polytechnic until its re-designation in 1992 is a multi-site University based in the City of Brighton English is a West Germanic language originating in England and is the First language for most people in the United Kingdom, the United States Politics Politics is the process by which groups of people make decisions Sociology (from Latin: socius "companion" and the suffix -ology "the study of" from Greek λόγος lógos "knowledge" Although he had begun DJing some years before, it was at this time that he began to develop his skills on the thriving Brighton club scene. A disc jockey (also known as DJ or deejay) is a person who selects and plays recorded music for an audience Brighton ( is a town on the south coast of England and with its neighbour Hove, forms the city of Brighton and Hove.
In 1985 Cook's friend Paul Heaton who lived in Hull had formed a guitar band called The Housemartins. Year 1985 ( MCMLXXXV) was a Common year starting on Tuesday (link displays 1985 Gregorian calendar) Paul David Heaton (born 9 May 1962 is an English Singer-songwriter. Kingston upon Hull ( almost invariably referred The guitar is a Musical instrument with ancient roots that is used in a wide variety of musical styles The Housemartins were an English pop band that was active in the 1980s The Housemartins' bassist had just quit on the eve of their first national tour. A bass player (bassist is a Musician who plays a Double bass, Bass guitar, keyboard bass or wind Cook had lost interest in the rock scene and could barely play a musical instrument, he agreed to move to Hull to join them. Rock music is a genre of Popular music often though not necessarily employing Electric guitar, Bass guitar, and Drums. The band soon had a hit single with "Happy Hour". They also reached number one just before Christmas 1986 with a version of "Caravan of Love" originally a hit the year before for Isley Jasper Isley. This is a list of the number one singles on the UK Singles Chart, during the 1980s. Year 1986 ( MCMLXXXVI) was a Common year starting on Wednesday (link displays 1986 Gregorian calendar) However, by 1988 they had split up. Year 1988 ( MCMLXXXVIII) was a Leap year starting on Friday (link displays 1988 Gregorian calendar) Heaton and the band's drummer Dave Hemingway went on to form The Beautiful South, while Cook moved back to Brighton to pursue his interest in the style of music he preferred. The Beautiful South were an English Pop group formed at the end of the 1980s by former members of Hull group The Housemartins - Paul Heaton It was at this time that he first started working with young studio engineer Simon Thornton, with whom he continues to make records. Simon Thornton is a Brighton -based recording engineer, Mix engineer, Remixer, producer and musician All Cook's records released from that point onwards have involved both of them to varying degrees (Thornton is credited in 2004 as "Executive Producer" for example). "MMIV" redirects here For the Modest Mouse album see " Baron von Bullshit Rides Again "
Cook formed Beats International, a loose confederation of studio musicians including vocalists Lindy Layton, Lester Noel, D. Session musicians are musicians available for hire as opposed to musicians who are either permanent members of a musical outfit or who have acquired fame in their own right Lindy Layton (born Belinda Kimberly Layton, 7 December 1970) was a founding member of and Vocalist for Beats International. J. Baptiste, rapper MC Wildski, and keyboardist Andy Boucher. Their first album, Let Them Eat Bingo, included the number one single, "Dub Be Good to Me". "Dub Be Good To Me" caused a legal dispute revolving around allegations of infringement of copyright through the liberal use of unauthorised samples: the bassline was a note-for-note lift from The Clash's "The Guns Of Brixton" and the song also borrowed heavily from the S.O.S. Band's "Just Be Good to Me". Copyright is a legal concept enacted by Governments, giving the creator of an original work of authorship Exclusive rights to control its distribution usually for In Music, sampling is the act of taking a portion or sample, of one Sound recording and reusing it as an instrument or element of a new recording A bassline (also spelled bass line) is the term used in many styles of Popular music, such as jazz blues funk and electronic Music for the low-pitched For the debut album by The Clash see The Clash (album The Clash were The SOS Band is an American Musical ensemble founded in Atlanta Georgia, in 1977. The 1991 follow-up album Excursion on the Version, an exploration of dub and reggae rhythms, failed to repeat the success of its predecessor. Year 1991 ( MCMXCI) was a Common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full calendar of the Gregorian Calendar. Dub is a form of music which evolved from Reggae in the late 1960s Reggae is a Music genre first developed in Jamaica in the late 1960s
Cook then formed Freakpower, with horn player and singer Ashley Slater. Freak Power were a band founded by Norman Cook (later to become known as Fatboy Slim) Ashley Slater (the trombonist with the anarchic British jazz big band The duo released their debut album, Drive Thru Booty, in 1994, which contained the single "Turn On Tune In Cop Out". Year 1994 ( MCMXCIV) was a Common year starting on Saturday (link will display full 1994 Gregorian calendar) The cut was picked up by the Levi's company for use in a multimillion-dollar advertisement campaign. Levi Strauss & Co (LS&CO is a privately held Clothing company known worldwide for its Levi's brand of Denim Jeans. Advertising is a form of Communication that typically attempts to persuade potential Customers to Purchase or to consume more of a particular Brand Freakpower has also done several other releases under the name Fried Funk Food. Freak Power were a band founded by Norman Cook (later to become known as Fatboy Slim) Ashley Slater (the trombonist with the anarchic British jazz big band
In 1995, Cook enlisted help from producer friends Tim Jeffery and JC Reid to create a solo house music album under the 'Pizzaman' pseudonym. Year 1995 ( MCMXCV) was a Common year starting on Sunday. Events of 1995 House music is a style of Electronic dance music initially popularized in mid-1980s Discothèques catering to the African-American, Latino An album or record album is a collection of related audio or Music tracks distributed to the public A pseudonym is a fictitious alternative to a person's legal name (see Alias) The Pizzamania album spawned 3 UK Top 40 hits in "Trippin' on Sunshine", "Sex on the Streets" and "Happiness". The UK Singles Chart is compiled by The Official UK Charts Company (OCC on behalf of the British record industry "Happiness" was picked up by the Del Monte Foods corporation for use in a UK fruit juice ad. Del Monte Foods ( is an American food production and distribution company based in San Francisco, California. The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, commonly known as the United Kingdom, the UK or Britain,is a Sovereign state located
Cook is also behind a group The Mighty Dub Katz along with Gareth Hansome (aka GMoney), Cook's former flatmate and the inventor of the name "Big Beat". Together they started the Boutique Nightclub in Brighton, formerly known as the Big Beat Boutique, evidently imitating the Heavenly Social in London. Mighty DubKatz are best known for their dance hit Magic Carpet Ride and numerous remixes of it. http://www.myspace.com/damightydubkatz
In 1996, Cook then re-joined Ashley Slater for the second Freakpower album, titled More of Everything for Everybody. Year 1996 ( MCMXCVI) was a Leap year starting on Monday (link will display full 1996 Gregorian calendar)
The Fatboy Slim album Better Living Through Chemistry (released through Skint Records) marked Cook's emergence into the big time. Better Living Through Chemistry is the first album by Fatboy Slim. Filled with retro samples and funk-laden grooves, the album was among the first in the then-new big beat sound. Big beat (sometimes called chemical breaks) is a term deployed in the mid 1990s by the British music press to describe the music of The Chemical Brothers, It also spawned one Top 40 UK hit, "Everybody Needs a 303". The Top Forty or Top 40 is a music industry shorthand for the currently most-popular songs in a particular genre. The Roland TB-303 Bass Line is a Synthesizer with built-in sequencer manufactured by the Roland corporation from 1982 to 1984 After Cook's remix of Cornershop's "Brimful of Asha" topped the charts, such musical heavy hitters as Madonna and U2 asked him to produce for them. A remix is an alternative version of a song different from the original version Cornershop are a British indie band formed in Leicester in 1992 by Wolverhampton -born Tjinder Singh (singer songwriter and Dholaki " Brimful of Asha " is an East-West Fusion pop-rock song by the British band Cornershop, which originally reached number 60 in the UK Singles Chart Madonna Louise Ciccone Ritchie (born August 16 1958 known as Madonna, is an American
Fatboy Slim's next work was the single "The Rockafeller Skank," released prior to the album You've Come a Long Way, Baby, both of which were released in 1998 to rave reviews. " The Rockafeller Skank " is a song by British musician Fatboy Slim. You've Come a Long Way Baby is the second studio album by Fatboy Slim and was released in 1998 Year 1998 ( MCMXCVIII) was a Common year starting on Thursday (link will display full 1998 Gregorian calendar) This album also produced the single "Praise You", which also became a major dance hit, giving Cook his first UK solo number one. " Praise You " is a 1999 song by dance/electronic musician Fatboy Slim, also known as Norman Cook from his second studio album You've Come This is a list of the number one singles on the UK Singles Chart, during the 1990s Its video, directed by Spike Jonze, won numerous awards. A music video is a Short film or video that accompanies a complete piece of music most commonly a Song with lyrics Spike Jonze (born Adam Spiegel October 22, 1969) is an American director of Music videos and commercials and an Academy Further Fatboy Slim works have appeared in movies, television series, and more ads and started a trend where Norman Cook appeared in each video in some shape or form. A television program (US television programme (UK or television show (U Advertising is a form of Communication that typically attempts to persuade potential Customers to Purchase or to consume more of a particular Brand In 1999, he was on tour, stopping in San Francisco and New York's Hammerstein Ballroom. The City and County of San Francisco is the fourth most populous city New York ( is a state in the Mid-Atlantic and Northeastern regions of the United States and is the nation's third most populous The Hammerstein Ballroom is a two-tiered 12000 square feet (1115m2 Ballroom located within the Manhattan Center Studios on 311 West 34th Street It should be noted that the single Rockafeller Skank was based entirely around a Lord Finesse vocal sample; "Right about now, the funk soul brother. Lord Finesse is a Hip hop artist and producer hailing from The Bronx, New York, best known as the leader of the D Check it out now, the funk soul brother".
Halfway Between the Gutter and the Stars was released in 2000 and featured two collaborations with Macy Gray. Halfway Between the Gutter and the Stars is the third studio album by Fatboy Slim. 2000 ( MM) was a Leap year that started on Saturday of the Common Era, in accordance with the Gregorian calendar. Macy Gray (born Natalie Renee McIntyre on September 6 1967; also credited as Natalie Hinds in her music is an American It also included "Sunset (Bird of Prey)", a slower tempo piece based around a sample of Jim Morrison from The Doors, and "Weapon of Choice", which also boasted an award-winning video starring Christopher Walken. James Douglas Morrison (December 8 1943—July 3 1971 was an American Poet, Singer, Songwriter, Writer, and Film director This article is about the band For their self-titled debut album see The Doors (album; for the Oliver Stone film see The Doors (film; for Doors in computing " Star 69 " / " Weapon of Choice " are songs by Fatboy Slim. " Star 69 " / " Weapon of Choice " are songs by Fatboy Slim. Christopher Walken (born March 31 1943 is an American Film and Theatre Actor.
On 13 July 2002 Fatboy Slim performed the second of his free, open air concerts on Brighton beach. Events 1174 - William I of Scotland, a key rebel in the Revolt of 1173-1174, is captured at Alnwick by forces loyal to See also 2002 (disambiguation Year 2002 ( MMII) was a Common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. Despite expecting a crowd of around 60,000 people the event instead attracted an estimated 250,000 who crammed the promenade and beach between Brighton's famous piers. Local police forced the event to end early amid safety concerns, overcrowding, and one death. After the music had finished and the crowd began to dissipate, traffic ensued throughout the Brighton area with many caught in traffic jams until the morning. 
Cook was awarded a star on the city of Brighton's Walk of Fame, next to that of Winston Churchill. Sir Winston Leonard Spencer-Churchill, KG, OM, CH, TD, FRS, PC, PC (Can ( 30 November 1874 He married TV personality Zoë Ball in 1999; the couple have one son named Woody. Zoë Louise Ball (born 23 November 1970 in Blackpool, Lancashire) is an English television and radio personality most famous for becoming the Year 1999 ( MCMXCIX) was a Common year starting on Friday (link will display full 1999 Gregorian calendar) Cook is also a 12% shareholder of the football club he has supported since moving to Brighton in the late 1980s, Brighton & Hove Albion. Association football, more commonly known as football or soccer, is a Team sport played between two teams of eleven players and is widely considered The 1980s was the decade spanning from January 1 1980 to December 31 1989. Brighton and Hove Albion Football Club are an English football club based in the coastal city of Brighton & Hove, East Sussex.
Fatboy has often played to welcoming crowds in the superclubs of Ibiza, where he also met his wife. 2002 saw him make appearances at Space and Privilege. For the Miami nightclub see Club Space Space is one of Ibiza 's most celebrated Nightclubs famous for its all-day all-night Privilege Ibiza bills itself as the world's largest Nightclub with a capacity of 10000 At Space there was a minor altercation when Cook inadvertently faded down the house PA while playing on the Terrace during the marathon 'We Love Sundays' closing party. With only the booth monitors barely audible the crowd began to shuffle indifferently, in stark contrast to Cook who was having a great time behind the decks. This continued for several minutes until 'We Love' promoter Darren Hughes ran into the booth, grabbed the appropriate control on the mixer and slammed the volume back to full blast. This resulted in a humorous acknowledgement from Cook and euphoria amongst the assembled revellers. Cook went on to complete a memorable set, including a classic Space Terrace moment with John Paul Young's vintage singalong track "Love is in the Air". John Paul Young (born June 21, 1950 in Glasgow, Scotland) is an Australian Singer best known for his 1978 worldwide hit for the Desperate Housewives episode see Love is in the Air (Desperate Housewives "Love is in the Air" is a 1977 Disco
The following day Cook appeared in the main room at Privilege, officially the world's biggest club, for Manumission. His set began well but a thunderstorm was raging outside and after a few records the house PA failed, and once again Cook was playing to a huge crowd with only the weak output of the booth monitors. Attempting to make the best of the situation, Cook angled the monitors towards the crowd and continued with his set, at least entertaining those clubbers fortunate enough to be near the booth. In the cavernous space of Privilege this proved futile and after a short while Cook abandoned any attempt to DJ, removed his shoe, placed this on the turntable, then finally admitted defeat and departed the booth with a shrug of the shoulders and a wave to the disappointed crowd.
Later the same year Q magazine named Fatboy Slim in their 50 Bands To See Before You Die list. Q is a Music Magazine published monthly in the United Kingdom, with a circulation of 130179 as of June 2007 
In January 2003, Cook and his wife underwent a very public break-up, but three months later, they were reconciled. Year 2003 ( MMIII) was a Common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. 
In 2004, Cook released two remixes in June and July, based on Max Sedgley's "Happy" and "Follow Me Follow Me (Quem Que Caguetou)" by Black Alien & Speed. Max Sedgley is a British producer and Disc jockey, currently signed to the indepedent Record label, Sunday Best (founded by Black Alien & Speed was an independent Brazilian Hip hop duo active between 1993 and 2001 The latter, a Hip Hop hit from Brazil, became popular in Europe after having appeared on the Nissan X-Trail advert (portraying a more extreme type of marathon). |utc_offset = -2 to -4 |time_zone_DST = BRST |utc_offset_DST = -2 to -5 |cctld Fatboy Slim's remix was then used in the advert itself.
His first album in four years, Palookaville, was less successful than previous releases. In the UK, BBC Radio 1 received an exclusive play of the first single "Slash Dot Dash", while in the U. S. "The Joker" (a collaboration with Bootsy Collins) had been exclusively aired. William "Bootsy" Collins (born October 26, 1951 in Cincinnati, Ohio) is a Funk Bassist, Singer The song was appearing on the radio and was made quickly available on iTunes months ahead of the album release. The iTunes Store is a software-based online Digital media store operated by Apple Inc
Palookaville represented a significant shift in style for Cook, from loop and sample based compositions to more conventional song structures and many original recordings of real instruments (Cook himself plays bass on some of the album's tracks, with Simon Thornton playing various other instruments along with guest artists, e. g. Justin Robertson). This change in style also led to the use of new production techniques and studio technology. Until Palookaville Cook had been using an Atari ST computer for sequencing and composition, a classic production tool favoured by many dance music producers for its stability, simplicity and rock solid timing. The Atari ST is a home / Personal computer that was commercially available from 1985 to the early 1990s For the new album he made use of a Pro Tools rig, a powerful digital audio workstation environment found in most modern recording studios. Pro Tools is a Digital Audio Workstation platform for Mac OS and Microsoft Windows operating systems developed and manufactured by Digidesign This perhaps reluctant move by Cook was ultimately necessary to deliver the polished production style evident in the recordings. The resulting body of work features "traditional" Fatboy Slim tracks such as "Jin Go Lo Ba" alongside full length vocal tracks including a suitably updated rendition of the Steve Miller Band's "The Joker". The Steve Miller Band is an influential American Blues rock band led by Steve Miller on Guitar and lead vocals (The music video for the latter consists entirely of kittens in the lead roles). Kittens ( Old English Diminutive of Cat) are juvenile domesticated cats ( Felis catus) that are not fully-grown The album also features many more vocal collaborations including tracks with rapper Lateef, Brighton-based band Johnny Quality and Damon Albarn (Blur, Gorillaz). Lateef the Truthspeaker (born Lateef Daumont in Oakland California) also known as The Truthspeaker or simply Lateef, is a hip-hop Damon Albarn, ˈdɛɪmən ˈɔːɫbɑːn (b March 23 1968 in Leytonstone, London) is an English Singer-songwriter who gained fame as the lead Blur are an English Alternative rock band that formed in London in 1989 Gorillaz is a Virtual band created in 1998 by Damon Albarn of alternative rock band Blur, and Jamie Hewlett, co-creator of the Comic
In 2005, his 2004 hit single "Wonderful Night" was placed on Konami's Dance Dance Revolution Extreme 2 for PlayStation 2. Dance Dance Revolution (abbreviated DDR) previously known as Dancing Stage in PAL territories until the announcement of
In June 2005 he filled the Friday night headline slot on the 'Other Stage' at the Glastonbury Festival, a booking which actually generated a financial loss for Cook when he decided to stage a spectacular visual show involving banks of display screens at the rear of the stage (with his DJ booth set in the middle) and a sophisticated 3D light show with special glasses supplied to members of the audience. For the classical music and theatre festivals co-founded by Rutland Boughton between 1914 and 1926 see Glastonbury Festival (1914-1925 The In a televised post-gig interview Cook revealed how the cost of staging the show had outstripped the famously low appearance fees received by Glastonbury performers. 
In October of the same year Fatboy Slim and Talking Heads singer David Byrne revealed their plans for a musical about Imelda Marcos, the controversial ex-First Lady of the Philippines. Talking head Talking Heads was an American New Wave band formed in 1974 in New York City and active until 1991 Imelda Remedios Visitacion Romualdez-Marcos (born Imelda Remedios Visitacion Trinidad Romualdez on July 2, 1929 in Manila) is the widow First Lady of the Philippines or First Gentleman of the Philippines is the unofficial title of the hostess/host of the Malacañang Palace, the nation's residence of It premiered at Australia's Adelaide Festival of Arts in March 2006. The Adelaide Festival of Arts is an Arts festival held biennially in the South Australian capital of Adelaide.
On the New Years Eve 2005, Fatboy Slim performed live on Bondi Beach in Australia. Bondi Beach (pronounced "BOND-eye" or /'bɒndaɪ/ is a popular Beach and the name of the surrounding Suburb in Sydney, Australia During this all night set, Fatboy Slim reverted to his original style of music production and DJing with an emphasis on Dance music.
Why Try Harder is Fatboy Slim's greatest hits album and was released on 19 June 2006. The Greatest Hits - Why Try Harder is a 2006 Compilation album by Fatboy Slim, released in June 2006 Events 1179 - The Norwegian Battle of Kalvskinnet outside Nidaros. Year 2006 ( MMVI) was a Common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. It comprises eighteen tracks, including ten Top 40 singles, a couple of Number Ones and two exclusive new tracks - "Champion Sound" and "That Old Pair of Jeans". The Top Forty or Top 40 is a music industry shorthand for the currently most-popular songs in a particular genre. The title comes from the famous UK album cover for You've Come a Long Way Baby, which featured a large man with a T-shirt bearing the legend "I'M #1 SO WHY TRY HARDER". Cook has repeatedly stated in 2006 interviews that the phrase "why try harder" is a statement, not a question.
On 24 June 2006, Fatboy Slim headlined The "Rock Ness Festival" at Loch Ness, Scotland. Loch Ness ( Scottish Gaelic: Loch Nis) is a large deep freshwater Loch in the Scottish Highlands ( extending for approximately 37 km (23 miles The following month he also filled the Saturday headline slot at the Global Gathering festival, Long Marston Airfield in the English Midlands. Global Gathering is an annual dance Music festival promoted by Angel Music Group, the company behind Godskitchen, on the last weekend of July each Long Marston is a village in Warwickshire, England. Parish Council Marston Sicca Parish Council serves the village of Long Marston in Warwickshire This article is mainly about the English Midlands For other uses see Midlands (disambiguation. He played a two hour set containing most of his classics and also some of his new material. This is widely regarded as one of the highlights of the festival, perhaps just losing out to Daft Punk's once in a lifetime performance the previous evening. Daft Punk Once again Fatboy appeared in front of an impressive visual stage set comprising video screens and 3D lighting. A spectacular firework display rounded off the show. A firework is classified as a low explosive pyrotechnic device used primarily for aesthetic and entertainment purposes 
After being banned by police from playing in Brighton since 2002 after the deaths of two people at his 2002 gig, Fatboy Slim was given permission in 2006 to play again in his home town. Police are agents or agencies usually of the executive, empowered to enforce the law and to effect public and social order through the legitimatized use of force
It should be noted that the first death was a heart attack brought on by natural causes and the second death was caused by a fall from a wall some time after the gig had finished. The police attributed no blame to Fatboy Slim or the promoter for the deaths. However the promoter had massively underestimated the numbers that would attend, mainly due to the show being unofficially advertised on a London radio station. As a result the entire towns roads and pavements became grid locked and the emergency services were heavily affected.
On 1 January 2007 he played to an audience of over 20,000 fans along Brighton's seafront (along Madeira Drive along the beach east of Brighton Pier). The Brighton Marine Palace and Pier is a pleasure Pier in Brighton, England. Tickets to the event were made available only to Brighton residents, although inevitably some were sold to others on eBay. eBay Inc is an American Internet company that manages eBaycom an Online auction and shopping Website in which people and businesses buy and He recently performed in Brazil, in its version of the Big Brother reality show.
Fatboy Slim's Big Beach Boutique 3 was deemed a stunning success by Sussex Police, Fatboy Slim, and the crowd.  The gathering was named "best party city" by DJ David Guetta, although this was just after both his CD mixers broke down. David Guetta (born November 7 1967 in Paris) is a French DJ. Guetta began mixing his first vinyls at home at age 13 and "Luckily" he said "Fatboy plays vinyl" and so the crowd returned. The Cuban Brothers and David Guetta opened the show. Cook performed mixes of Gorillaz and Fedde Le Grand's "Put Your Hands Up For (Brighton)". Gorillaz is a Virtual band created in 1998 by Damon Albarn of alternative rock band Blur, and Jamie Hewlett, co-creator of the Comic
Summer 2007 saw Fatboy take a well earned break from the DJ circuit, although he did still return for appearances at Glastonbury and in Ibiza. Glastonbury saw him headlining the East Dance Tent on Friday night and also playing an intimate Saturday night secret gig in the Lost Vagueness ballroom, sharing the bill with ska legends Madness. Befitting of a Lost Vagueness party, Cook accompanied his DJ set with a protracted costume change, transitioning smoothly from a regular set of casual clothes into what could best be described as a bizarre and somewhat revealing bee outfit, complete with novelty wings. For his return to Ibiza, Cook once again joined up with the Manumission crew, now creating their unique brand of Mayhem in legendary superclub Amnesia. Amnesia is one of several internationally renowned clubs in Ibiza and was awarded Best Global Club in the 2007 International Dance Music Awards for 2006 Here he shared the bill with Sheffield indie boys Arctic Monkeys and Radio One DJ Zane Lowe.
In summer 2007, "The Rockafeller Skank" was used for season 3 of So You Think You Can Dance. In September 2007, the song was also featured on Konami's Dance Dance Revolution SuperNova 2 for PlayStation 2. Dance Dance Revolution (abbreviated DDR) previously known as Dancing Stage in PAL territories until the announcement of
According to Norman's regular "Ask Norm" segment on his MySpace, his untitled fifth studio album has Iggy Pop collaborating with him, and the album is "seven-eighths finished". The recording process has been completed, but the record is yet to be mixed. There are 18 tracks on the record.
|1993||Skip to My Loops||A collection of samples aimed at DJs; Released as 'Norman Cook'|
|1995||Pizzamania||Released under the moniker 'Pizzaman'|
|1995||Southern Fried House||Compilation appearance as 'Pizzaman'; features 'Baby Loop' and 'Trippin' on Sunshine'|
|1997||Beat Up the NME (live)||Free mix tape with NME magazine|
|2000||Signature Series Volume 1||Songs Remixed + produced by Fatboy Slim/Norman Cook. Better Living Through Chemistry is the first album by Fatboy Slim. Year 1996 ( MCMXCVI) was a Leap year starting on Monday (link will display full 1996 Gregorian calendar) You've Come a Long Way Baby is the second studio album by Fatboy Slim and was released in 1998 Year 1998 ( MCMXCVIII) was a Common year starting on Thursday (link will display full 1998 Gregorian calendar) Halfway Between the Gutter and the Stars is the third studio album by Fatboy Slim. 2000 ( MM) was a Leap year that started on Saturday of the Common Era, in accordance with the Gregorian calendar. "MMIV" redirects here For the Modest Mouse album see " Baron von Bullshit Rides Again " 2008 ( MMVIII) is the current year in accordance with the Gregorian calendar, a Leap year that started on Tuesday of the Common On the Floor at the Boutique is a live album by Fatboy Slim. It was recorded at the Big Beat Boutique in 1997 in Brighton, England and released Year 1998 ( MCMXCVIII) was a Common year starting on Thursday (link will display full 1998 Gregorian calendar) Live on Brighton Beach is a live album released by Fatboy Slim in 2002 See also 2002 (disambiguation Year 2002 ( MMII) was a Common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. Big Beach Boutique II is a mixed Compilation album containing some of the songs which were played by Fatboy Slim and Midfield General in a live performance See also 2002 (disambiguation Year 2002 ( MMII) was a Common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. Bondi Beach New Years Eve '06 is a Studio album by Fatboy Slim. Year 2006 ( MMVI) was a Common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. 2008 ( MMVIII) is the current year in accordance with the Gregorian calendar, a Leap year that started on Tuesday of the Common Beat Up The NME - 60 Knockout Minutes Mixed By Fatboy Slim, was a free cassette tape given away with the NME in 1997 The New Musical Express (better known as the NME) is a Popular music Magazine in the United Kingdom which has been Compilation release on BML Entertainment in 2000 Remixed and produced by Fatboy Slim/Norman Cook|
|2000||The Fatboy Slim/Norman Cook Collection||Songs Remixed + produced by Fatboy Slim/Norman Cook, US release. US compilation release on Hip-O Records in 2000 Remixed and produced by Fatboy Slim/Norman Cook Track listing " Won't Talk About It " -|
|2001||Halfway Between the Gutter and the Guardian||Free Promo (FAT11CD) with The Guardian.|
|2001||A Break from the Norm||Sample compilation|
|2002||My Game||Live album|
|2006||Fala aí!||released only in Brazil|
|2006||The Greatest Hits - Why Try Harder||#2 UK|
|2007||The Greatest Hits - Remixed||the above album remixed|
|2007||Late Night Tales: Fatboy Slim||A Compilation of some of Norman's favourite songs from years gone by. A Break from the Norm is a compilation album arranged and released by Fatboy Slim, under his name of Norman Cook My Game is an EP by Fatboy Slim. It was released in 2002 and is not available in Australia Fala aí! is a Studio recorded DJ set by Fatboy Slim. Track listing "Cowboy 78" (Guitarapella - The Wiseguys The Greatest Hits - Why Try Harder is a 2006 Compilation album by Fatboy Slim, released in June 2006 The Greatest Hits - Remixed is a 2007 compilation album by Fatboy Slim released in September 2007 Late Night Tales Fatboy Slim is the 19th DJ mix album released in the Late Night Tales series on Azuli Records. Also contains a remake of the Kraftwerk song, "Radioactivity". Kraftwerk (ˈkʁaftvɛɐk German for " power plant " or " Power station " is an influential Electronic music band from " Radioactivity " (original German language title "Radioaktivität" is a song written by Ralf Hütter, Florian Schneider and Emil Schult|
|Year||Single||UK Singles Chart||Album|
|March 1996||"Everybody Needs a 303"||#191||Better Living Through Chemistry|
|September 1996||"Punk to Funk"||#177|
|May 1997||"Going Out of My Head"||#57|
|November 1997||"Everybody Needs a 303 (Remix)"||#34|
|June 1998||"The Rockafeller Skank"||#6||You've Come a Long Way, Baby|
|October 1998||"Gangster Trippin"||#3|
|January 1999||"Praise You"||#1|
|May 1999||"Right Here Right Now"||#2|
|1999||"Build It Up - Tear It Down" (promo only) ||—|
|October 2000||"Sunset (Bird of Prey)"||#9||Halfway Between the Gutter and the Stars|
|January 2001||"Demons" (featuring Macy Gray)||#16|
|May 2001||"Star 69 / Weapon of Choice"||#10|
|September 2001||"Song for Shelter / Ya Mama"||#30|
|December 2001||"Song for Shelter (Remix)" (featuring Roland Clarke) (12 Inch Only)||#90|
|December 2001||"Drop the Hate" (12-inch Only)||#101|
|January 2002||"Retox" (12-inch Only)||#73|
|May 2002||"Everybody Loves a Carnival" (Remix of "Everybody Loves a 303") (12-inch Only)||#199||single only|
|June 2002||"Talkin' Bout My Baby" / "Drop the Hate (Remix)" (12-inch Only)||#92||Halfway Between the Gutter and the Stars|
|October 2004||"Slash Dot Dash"||#12||Palookaville|
|December 2004||"Wonderful Night"||#51|
|March 2005||"The Joker"||#32|
|July 2005||"Don't Let the Man Get You Down"||#153|
|July 2006||"That Old Pair of Jeans"||#39||The Greatest Hits - Why Try Harder|
|July 2006||"Weapon of Choice (Remix)" (featuring Bootsy Collins) (12-inch Only)||#137|
|November 2006||"Champion Sound"||#88|
|October 2007||"Radioactivity" (7-inch Only)||—||Late Night Tales: Fatboy Slim|
|1999||"Badder Badder Schwing" (Freddy Fresh feat. Illuminati is a single by Fatboy Slim The track is a re-make of a previous Fatboy Slim song called Michael Jackson, which is featured on the US edition of Better Events 1095 - The Council of Clermont, called by Pope Urban II to discuss sending the First Crusade to the Holy Land See also 2002 (disambiguation Year 2002 ( MMII) was a Common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. "Camber Sands" is a single by Fatboy Slim. It was originally the B-side to " Demons " Events 1095 - The Council of Clermont, called by Pope Urban II to discuss sending the First Crusade to the Holy Land See also 2002 (disambiguation Year 2002 ( MMII) was a Common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. " The Pimp " is a single by Fatboy Slim. It was originally the B-side to " Demons. Events 1095 - The Council of Clermont, called by Pope Urban II to discuss sending the First Crusade to the Holy Land See also 2002 (disambiguation Year 2002 ( MMII) was a Common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. Big Beach Boutique II The Movie is a music DVD featuring a concert on the beach at Brighton, UK by musician Fatboy Slim and other artists See also 2002 (disambiguation Year 2002 ( MMII) was a Common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. The Greatest Hits - Why Try Harder is a 2006 Compilation album by Fatboy Slim, released in June 2006 Year 2006 ( MMVI) was a Common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. 2008 ( MMVIII) is the current year in accordance with the Gregorian calendar, a Leap year that started on Tuesday of the Common The UK Singles Chart is compiled by The Official UK Charts Company (OCC on behalf of the British record industry " Everybody Needs a 303 " is the first single by Big Beat artist Fatboy Slim. Better Living Through Chemistry is the first album by Fatboy Slim. " Going out of My Head " is a single by the music artist Fatboy Slim, released on his album Better Living Through Chemistry. " Everybody Needs a 303 " is the first single by Big Beat artist Fatboy Slim. " The Rockafeller Skank " is a song by British musician Fatboy Slim. You've Come a Long Way Baby is the second studio album by Fatboy Slim and was released in 1998 " Gangster Trippin " is a song by Fatboy Slim from his album You've Come A Long Way Baby. " Praise You " is a 1999 song by dance/electronic musician Fatboy Slim, also known as Norman Cook from his second studio album You've Come " Right Here Right Now " is a 1999 single by Fatboy Slim. " Build It Up - Tear It Down " is a promo-only single by British Big beat artist Fatboy Slim released on his second studio album You've Come " Sunset (Bird of Prey " is the title of a remix by Fatboy Slim, which uses samples from a recording by Jim Morrison, "Bird of Prey" from Halfway Between the Gutter and the Stars is the third studio album by Fatboy Slim. " Demons " is a single by Big beat artist Fatboy Slim, featuring Grammy Award -winning singer Macy Gray. Macy Gray (born Natalie Renee McIntyre on September 6 1967; also credited as Natalie Hinds in her music is an American " Star 69 " / " Weapon of Choice " are songs by Fatboy Slim. " Song for Shelter " / " Ya Mama " is a double a-side by British artist Fatboy Slim released in 2001 " Song for Shelter " / " Ya Mama " is a double a-side by British artist Fatboy Slim released in 2001 " Drop the Hate " is a single released by Fatboy Slim. " Retox " is a single released by Fatboy Slim from his 2000 album Halfway Between the Gutter and the Stars. " Everybody Needs a 303 " is the first single by Big Beat artist Fatboy Slim. " Talkin' bout My Baby " (or " Talking 'bout My Baby " is a song by British Big Beat artist Fatboy Slim released in 2002 as a single " Drop the Hate " is a single released by Fatboy Slim. Halfway Between the Gutter and the Stars is the third studio album by Fatboy Slim. " Slash Dot Dash " is the name of a song by Fatboy Slim from his album Palookaville. " The Joker " is a song by the Steve Miller Band from their 1973 album The Joker. " Don't Let the Man Get You Down " is a song by Fatboy Slim from his album Palookaville. " That Old Pair of Jeans " is the name of a song by Fatboy Slim from his compilation album The Greatest Hits - Why Try Harder. The Greatest Hits - Why Try Harder is a 2006 Compilation album by Fatboy Slim, released in June 2006 " Star 69 " / " Weapon of Choice " are songs by Fatboy Slim. William "Bootsy" Collins (born October 26, 1951 in Cincinnati, Ohio) is a Funk Bassist, Singer " Champion Sound " is a song by Fatboy Slim from his compilation album The Greatest Hits - Why Try Harder. " Radioactivity " is the name of a song by Fatboy Slim from his compilation album Late Night Tales Fatboy Slim. Late Night Tales Fatboy Slim is the 19th DJ mix album released in the Late Night Tales series on Azuli Records. Fatboy Slim)||The Last True Family Man (Freddy Fresh album)|
|2001||"Because We Can"||Moulin Rouge! soundtrack|