You Sexy Thing: Errol Brown Dies At 71

Hot Chocolate vocalist Errol Brown, whose 1975 smash You Sexy Thing remains one of the most enduring hits of the disco era, died of liver cancer yesterday at his home in the Bahamas. His group landed 33 Top 40 hits in the UK, including three separate Top 10 appearances by You Sexy Thing in three different decades. Here in the US, Hot Chocolate took You Sexy Thing to #3 and scored Top 10 hits with Emma (1974) and (my favorite) Every 1’s A Winner (1978). Just like I Will Survive, another disco classic, You Sexy Thing was first released as the B-side to different track. Hot Chocolate was a favorite of Princess Diana and they performed at her wedding reception. Condolences from the music world are pouring out on Twitter, including a message from Chic’s Nile Rodgers.