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Bernard Fowler is an American singer best known for his collaborations with the Rolling Stones, as well as being a regular featured vocalist on individual projects.

Fowler's first recordings were for the group Total Eclipse in 1974. In 1982, he was featured on dance hits by The Peech Boys ("Don't Make Me Wait") and Material ("I'm the One"). He also guested on Herbie Hancock's 1983 album Future Shock, as well as the 1985 albums Compact Disc by Public Image, Ltd., Language Barrier by Sly & Robbie, and She's the Boss, a Mick Jagger solo effort. In 1986, he sang a song written by Paul Simon which appeared on Philip Glass's Songs from Liquid Days. 1987 saw him singing backup for James Blood Ulmer on America:Do You Remember the Love?, and the next year he appeared on Bootsy Collins's What's Bootsy Doin'?.

In 1989 he was chosen to sing on the Rolling Stones Steel Wheels world tour and also became the lead singer of Adrian Sherwood's band, Tackhead. He has remained as a regular backup singer on tours with the Stones since the Steel Wheels tour, as well as as serving as frontman for Charlie Watts' three jazz solo albums and appearing on albums from Herb Alpert, Little Axe, Todd Terry, and Michael Hutchence, in addition to another solo album by Mick Jagger, Goddess in the Doorway, and solo albums by both Keith Richards and Ron Wood.

In 2006, Fowler released his first solo album, Friends with Privileges, on Sony Japan.


With the Rolling Stones and their solo projects

With others

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