Why else would he have had a protest against the war read out in the Commons? His men called him Mad Jack, because of his recklessness in the trenches, where he was recommended for a Victoria Cross. That one argument must have cost him millions of pounds.Although Tony earned vast sums of money from my songs he begrudged my success Fate meant "You sexy thing" didn't go that same way too. Now The Full Monty movie and the revival of "You Sexy Thing" have brought me to the attention of a whole new generation. I feel that justice has finally been served; perhaps my mother is still busy on my behalf Tony and I have lost touch.
However, I will always be grateful to him for planting the seed and helping me find myself. I understand his frustration so I can now look back with fondness.Interview by Andrew G MarshallErrol Brown's tour of the UK starts on 20 March in Portsmouth and ends on 22 May in Jersey..
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10/11 - 11/11 Buy Alabama Crimson Tide Tickets staging in Bryant Denny Field, Coleman Coliseum. Alabama Crimson Tide is staging in Tuscaloosa, and Mississippi State. Alabama Crimson Tide ticketsTony had started as the front man but ended up having to hide behind me. The problems got worse, until we had a row about a B-side I had written.
I told him: "If that is the way that you feel, I don't think we should share royalties any more." His retort was: "I don't want to share anything with you anyway." It must be very tough for him now because that song was "You Sexy Thing" which went on to become a standard. I wrote most of the Hot Chocolate hits and in particular "Brother Louie" and "Emma" - Top 10 hits in America and all over the world. However, like Lennon and McCartney we credited them all as joint compositions and split the money right down the middle. We both presented songs to Mickie but he kept choosing mine - adding to Tony's frustration. We started arguing about what was a good idea for a song so decided to work separately. Another twist of fate.Tony and I had been extremely close, almost like brothers, and although he was happy that he had finally got off the ground with Hot Chocolate, he was probably a bit peeved that I was the singer I don't think he ever got over that I have never spoken about this before I was very modest and previously didn't say much. After a while Mickie Most wanted us to write songs for ourselves too.