The Many Faces Of Norman Cook (A.K.A. Fatboy Slim)

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1963 – Born Quentin Cook in Bromley

1986 – Under the name Norman Cook becomes bass player with The Housemartins

1988 – The Housemartins split and Norman begins his re-mixing career.

1989 – Releases “Won’t Talk About It” featuring Billy Bragg.

1990 – Forms Beats International. Begins remixing other artists’ material.

1991 – Disbands Beats International. Forms Freakpower

1993 – Begins recording under different aliases including Pizzaman, The Mighty Dub Katz and Fried Funk Food.

1995 – Invents Fatboy Slim as a new side project.

1997 – Releases debut Fatboy Slim album; “Better Living Through Chemistry”.

1998 – Releases critically acclaimed album “You’ve Come A Long Way Baby”, and is a regular in the singles chart.

2000 – Releases “Halfway Between The Gutter And The Stars”. The Christopher Walken starring video for “Weapon Of Choice” picks up a Grammy and six MTV music video awards.

2001 – Plays on Brighton beach to an estimated audience of 35,000.

2002 – Returns to Brighton and plays in front of an incredible 250,000 people.

2004 – Releases fourth Fatboy Slim album titled “Palookaville”.

2006 – Travels to Cuba and records two cross over tracks for the album “The Revolution Presents: Revolution”

2010 – Fatboy Slim headlines The Glastonbury Festival

2012 – Performed at the closing ceremony of the 2012 Summer Olympics.

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