Fatboy Slim - Did You Know?

Fatboy Slim - Did You Know?January 20, 2019

Music facts, music trivia, interesting stories and much more. Introducing the "Did You Know" page about English musician, DJ and record producer, Fatboy Slim.




Fatboy Slim (real name: Norman Quentin Cook) is an English musician, DJ and record producer. He is one of the musicians who helped popularise the big beat genre during the 1990s.

Norman Quentin Cook adopted the name Fatboy Slim In 1996, and released the albums Better Living Through Chemistry, You've Come a Long Way, Baby, Halfway Between the Gutter and the Stars, and Palookaville. Successful singles from the albums include the songs  'Right Here, Right Now', 'The Rockafeller Skank', 'Praise You' and others.

The song 'Praise You' is based on the 1975 song by the actress and soul singer Camille Yarborough called 'Take Yo' Praise'. She released only one album and this song was the last track on the album.

The song was very obscure, but Fatboy Slim found it on a compilation CD and smapled it, with Camille Yarborough's vocal also featuring throughout the song. Thanks to this version by Fatboy Slim, Yarborough made much more money on royalties than she did on her own album.

Fatboy Slim holds the Guinness World Record for the most top 40 hits under different names, and as a solo act, he has also won no less than ten MTV Video Music Awards as well as two Brit Awards.

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