10 Facts about Fatboy Slim

Let us check Facts about Fatboy Slim in the below post. He is known as Norman Quentin Cook and Fatboy Slim.  However, his birth name is Quentin Leo Cook. He was born on July 31, 1963.  He is known as a record mixer, record producer, musician and DJ.  In 1980s, he rose to prominence as the bassist for The Housemartins. It was an Indie rock band. The famous single of the band was “Caravan of Love”. It was a cappella cover, which earned the status as a number-one single in United Kingdom charts. Let us find out other interesting facts about Fatboy Slim below:

Facts about Fatboy Slim 1: as a solo electronic act

During his career, Fatboy Slim was a recipient of two Brit Awards and 10 MTV Video Music Awards as a solo electronic act.

Facts about Fatboy Slim
Facts about Fatboy Slim

Facts about Fatboy Slim 2: the big beat genre

Fatboy Slim was a key figure who made the big beat genre popular in the world. In 1990s, this genre earned the mainstream popularity.

Facts about Fatboy Slim 3: split

Beats International was established by Fatboy Slim after his former band dissolved. “Dub Be Good to Me” was the famous single for the debut album. In 1990, it became the best-selling single in United Kingdom.

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Fatboy Slim Image

Facts about Fatboy Slim 4: the moderate success

Fatboy Slim gained moderate success when he joined other acts such as The Mighty Dub Katz, Pizzaman and Freak Power.

Facts about Fatboy Slim 5: Fatboy Slim moniker

In 1996, he applied the Fatboy Slim Moniker. He earned the critical acclaim with his Better Living Through Chemistry.

Facts about Fatboy Slim 6: commercial success

He enjoyed commercial success and positive reviews with the following singles like “Wonderful Night”, “The Rockafeller Skank”, “Weapon of Choice”, “Praise You”, and “Right Here, Right Now”.

Facts about Fatboy Slim 7: the successful remixes

As I have stated before Fatboy Slim is a record mixer where he created successful remixes for other artists such as Wildchild, Groove Armada and Beastie Boys.

Fatboy Slim
Fatboy Slim

Facts about Fatboy Slim 8: the birthplace

The birthplace of Fatboy Slim was located in Bromley. He grew up in Reigate, England.

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Facts about Fatboy Slim 9: Summer Olympics

Fatboy Slim performed at the Closing Ceremony of 2012 Summer Olympics.

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Fatboy Slim Images

Facts about Fatboy Slim 10: as a record producer

“Mama Do the Hump” was a single of Rizzle Kicks. It was produced by Fatboy Slim.

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