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Name: Mike d'Abo  
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Date of Birth: 1st March 1944
Place of Birth: Betchworth, Surrey, England, UK
Profession: Composer
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Mike d'Abo is a British singer and songwriter, best known as the former lead vocalist of Manfred Mann.

D'Abo began his musical career while still at Harrow School, and in 1966 he joined Manfred Mann, already a chart-topping group, as replacement for Paul Jones, who was leaving to go solo.

Mike D'Abo had already had minor success with another group, and had composed a hit single, "Handbags and Gladrags", for Chris Farlowe. His period with the Manfreds was probably the most successful attempt by a group to replace its lead singer at the height of its popularity. With D'Abo fronting, Manfred Mann enjoyed numerous hits, including "Ragamuffin Man", "Ha Ha Said the Clown" and the number one hit, "Mighty Quinn". After leaving the group, D'Abo played the part of Herod on the original recording of "Jesus Christ Superstar".

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