Chris Dowling-The English Tom Petty -Remembered (7th January 1959 to 24th September 2020)

Written by Roni Dowling
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At the age of 12, Chris was fortunate enough to be taught to play the guitar by the legendary Marc Bolan from T Rex.

Starting the foundations of his music career and creating his own unique and personal brand. Chris had different platforms in his professional capability from songwriting, producing, and performing live.

Chris was well known within the music industry, Time Out magazine once quoted, "Chris the English version of Tom Petty", Chris has supported artists such as Queen, Rod Stewart, Joe Cocker, Simply Red, Tina Turner, Katrina and the Waves, Michael Jackson in Marbella Spain.

Chris was known on the music circuit as the human jukebox, for his extraordinary talent of memorizing and performing a multitude of songs from his repertoire, from past to present. As well as producing his own music or performing with his own band called The Brainchild.

Chris was an avid member of The Monster Raving Looney Party, he even stood for a candidate for London Mayor and he also wrote and sang their iconic song, Monster Mistake.

Later on in his career, Chris played with his band, held charity events, but also played solo and hosted many open mic nights, which had an amazing following, he was such an extraordinary talented unique man.

I hope his music lives on, as he was and still is loved by many.

I am proud to have been your wife xxx

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