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Mike D´Abo (born: March 1, 1944, Betchworth, United Kingdom) is an English singer, songwriter and musician. He is best known as the former lead vocalist of Manfred Mann and as the composer of the popular song "Handbags and Gladrags". He was first in a band called A Band Of Angels. He joined Manfred Mann in 1966 to replace Paul Jones. He composed and produced Chris Farlowe's "Handbags and Gladrags", which was later recorded by Rod Stewart. Manfred Mann enjoyed numerous hits.