Can you imagine being a cool black guy and naming your band Hot Chocolate? How confident is that? Think about how much this guy got laid, despite being bald, and despite having some downright effeminate disco moves.
I myself am of the Asian persuasion and would find it difficult to be in a band called Banana Smoothie or Yellow Fever. I suppose we Orientals don’t have the same lineage of funky sexuality that Hot Chocolate were probably leveraging.

If you haven’t guessed, I’m blogging Hot Chocolate because of Easter/chocolate connection. But there’s another reason too. Universal Pictures has just announced that a film about this seminal disco band is about to go into production. In the role of lead singer Errol Brown will be none other than Sir Ben Kingsley.
Just kidding. There is no such movie. But enjoy this clip instead.