Fatboy Slim life and biography

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Fatboy Slim biography

Date of birth : 1963-07-31
Date of death : -
Birthplace : Surrey, England
Nationality : English
Category : Arts and Entertainment
Last modified : 2011-06-08
Credited as : Techno DJ, big beat musician, record producer

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Norman Quentin Cook (born Quentin Leo Cook) better known by his stage name Fatboy Slim, is an English DJ, big beat musician and record producer. He is a pioneer of the electronic dance genre that achieved mainstream popularity in the 1990s.

Fatboy Slim is a popular hip-hop/techno DJ and producer. As Norman Cook he played bass for the pop group The Housemartins and performed with the dub supergroup Beats International; as mixmaster Fatboy Slim his albums Better Living Through Chemistry (1996) and You've Come A Long Way Baby (1998) produced dancefloor hits that crossed over to the radio, including the hit singles "Rockefeller Skank" and "Praise You." The video for his tune "Weapon of Choice," directed by Spike Jonze and starring Christopher Walken dancing in a surreal hotel lobby, was nominated for nine 2001 MTV Video Music awards, and by that time Cook was one of the most famous DJs in the business. His albums include Halfway Between the Gutter and the Stars (2000) and Palooka (2004), but his real job is performing live with his turntables.

Cook married BBC radio host Zoe Ball in 1999; they had a son, Woody, in December of 2000... Fatboy Slim is sometimes compared with the popular DJ Moby.


1996: Better Living Through Chemistry
1998: You've Come a Long Way, Baby
2000: Halfway Between the Gutter and the Stars
2004: Palookaville
2009: I Think We're Gonna Need A Bigger Boat
2010: Here Lies Love

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