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Leo Sayer

Background information
Birth name Gerard Hugh Sayer
Born 21 May 1948 (1948-05-21) (age 59)
Shoreham-by-Sea, Sussex, England
Genre(s) Pop
Instrument(s) Singer
Guitar
Harmonica
Years active 1973–present
Website http://www.leosayer.com/

Leo Sayer (born Gerard Hugh Sayer on 21 May 1948 in Shoreham-by-Sea, Sussex) is an English performing artist, now based in Australia, whose singing career has spanned four decades. Before you can upload images you will need to register an account Only use this if you hold the copyright on the image. ... is the 141st day of the year (142nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1948 (MCMXLVIII) was a leap year starting on Thursday (link will display the 1948 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_United_Kingdom. ... Shoreham-by-Sea, West Sussex, England, is bordered on the north by the South Downs, on the west by the Adur valley and on the south by the River Adur and Shoreham Beach. ... Sussex is a historic county in South East England corresponding roughly in area to the ancient Kingdom of Sussex. ... For other uses, see England (disambiguation). ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... For popular forms of music in general, see Popular music. ... A musical instrument is a device constructed or modified with the purpose of making music. ... For other uses, see Singer (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Guitar (disambiguation). ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... For the song by James Blunt, see 1973 (song). ... is the 141st day of the year (142nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1948 (MCMXLVIII) was a leap year starting on Thursday (link will display the 1948 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Shoreham-by-Sea, West Sussex, England, is bordered on the north by the South Downs, on the west by the Adur valley and on the south by the River Adur and Shoreham Beach. ... Sussex is a historic county in South East England corresponding roughly in area to the ancient Kingdom of Sussex. ... For other uses, see England (disambiguation). ...

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Life and career

Sayer has had success with his single and album releases, in both the UK and the U.S. He was initially discovered by David Courtney, who co-managed him with the singer-turned-manager, Adam Faith. Sayer began his music career co-writing songs with David Courtney, including "Giving It All Away," which gave Roger Daltrey of The Who his first hit as a soloist in 1973. A collection of various CD singles In music, a single is a short recording of one or more separate tracks. ... An album or record album is a collection of related audio or music tracks distributed to the public. ... Motto: (Out Of Many, One) (traditional) In God We Trust (1956 to date) Anthem: The Star-Spangled Banner Capital Washington D.C. Largest city New York City None at federal level (English de facto) Government Federal constitutional republic  - President George Walker Bush (R)  - Vice President Dick Cheney (R) Independence from... For other uses, see Singer (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Management (disambiguation). ... Terence (Terry) Nelhams-Wright, known as Adam Faith (June 23, 1940—March 8, 2003) was an English singer and actor. ... For other uses, see Song (disambiguation). ... Roger Harry Daltrey, CBE (born 1 March 1944) is a rock vocalist, songwriter, and actor, best known as the founder and lead singer of English rock band The Who. ... The Who are an English rock band that first formed in 1964, and grew to be considered one of the greatest[1] and most influential[2] bands in the world. ... In popular music, a chart-topper is an extremely popular recording, identified by its inclusion in a ranked list—a chart—of top selling or otherwise judged most popular releases. ... In music, a solo is a piece or a section of a piece played or sung by a single performer (solo is an Italian word literally meaning alone). ... For the song by James Blunt, see 1973 (song). ...


That same year, Sayer began his career as a recording artist. At the time of his initial chart breakthrough in Britain, with his debut hit "The Show Must Go On," he wore a pierrot style outfit and make-up. He dropped it soon afterwards, and his now distinctive curly hair is widely recognizable, often leading others to physically compare Sayer to fitness guru, Richard Simmons.[citation needed] The name Leo was given him by Courtney, inspired by the star sign and lion-like mane.[citation needed] A musician is a person who plays or composes music. ... // A record chart, also known as a music chart, is a method of ranking music according to popularity during a given period of time. ... Harlequin and Pierrot, André Derain commedia dellarte c. ... For other persons named Richard Simmons, see Richard Simmons (disambiguation). ... Leo is an astrological sign, which is associated with the constellation Leo. ... For other uses, see Lion (disambiguation). ...


In 1976, Sayer recorded three Beatles songs, "I Am the Walrus," "Let It Be" and "The Long and Winding Road" for the ill advised and ill-fated documentary, All This and World War II.[citation needed] Year 1976 Pick up sticks(MCMLXXVI) was a leap year starting on Thursday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... The White Album, see The Beatles (album). ... Music sample I Am the Walrus ( file info) Problems? See media help. ... Let It Be was an album by The Beatles, released on May 8, 1970. ... The Long and Winding Road is a pop ballad written by Paul McCartney that originally appeared on The Beatles album Let It Be. ... Documentary film is a broad category of cinematic expression united by the intent to remain factual or non-fictional. ... All This and World War II (1976) is a musical documentary. ...


His subsequent hits included, "Long Tall Glasses" and "Orchard Road." In 1977, he had hits with "You Make Me Feel Like Dancing" (a U.S. number one), the romantic ballad, "When I Need You", which reached number one in both the UK and U.S. Sayer also had remakes of Bobby Vee's "More Than I Can Say" (his fourth UK number 2 hit, and in the U.S., number 2 pop and number one in the adult contemporary chart), and Buddy Holly's "Raining In My Heart". In the U.S., three of his singles - "You Make Me Feel Like Dancing," "When I Need You," and "More Than I Can Say" - were certified gold. Also: 1977 (album) by Ash. ... In popular music, a chart-topper is an extremely popular recording, identified by its inclusion in a ranked list—a chart—of top selling or otherwise judged most popular releases. ... Illustration by Arthur Rackham of the ballad The Twa Corbies A ballad is a story, usually a narrative or poem, in a song. ... When I Need You is a popular song. ... In popular music, a cover version, or simply cover, is a new rendition (performance or recording) of a previously recorded song. ... Bobby Vee (born April 30, 1943) is an American pop music singer. ... Adult contemporary music, frequently abbreciated to just AC, is a type of radio format that plays mainstream and pop music, without hip-hop or rap since, as per the name, it is geared more towards adults than teens. ... Charles Hardin Holley (September 7, 1936 – February 3, 1959),[1] better known as Buddy Holly, was an American singer, songwriter, and a pioneer of rock and roll. ... “Golden record” redirects here. ...


Sayer made an appearance on The Muppet Show during the third season (second show) on which he sang "You Make Me Feel Like Dancing" and "When I Need You." The Muppet Show was a television program featuring a cast of Muppets (diverse hand-operated puppets, typically with oversized eyes and large moving mouths) produced by Jim Henson and his team from 1976 to 1981. ...


He also provided the soundtrack for the English language version of the French-Belgian animated film, The Missing Link (1980).[citation needed] In film formats, the soundtrack is the physical area of the film which records the synchronized sound. ... The English language is a West Germanic language that originates in England. ... “Moving picture” redirects here. ... Year 1980 (MCMLXXX) was a leap year starting on Tuesday (link displays the 1980 Gregorian calendar). ...


In 1990, he contributed to the last recording studio collaboration between Alan Parsons and Eric Woolfson, the album Freudiana, performing "I Am A Mirror".[citation needed] Year 1990 (MCMXC) was a common year starting on Monday (link displays the 1990 Gregorian calendar). ... A recording studio is a facility for sound recording. ... Alan Parsons (b. ... Eric Woolfson was a lead singer, songwriter and lyricist, executive producer, pianist, and co-founder of The Alan Parsons Project. ...


In 2000, "You Make Me Feel Like Dancing" was featured in the hit film, Charlie's Angels, and was on the accompanying soundtrack album. Year 2000 (MM) was a leap year starting on Saturday (link will display full 2000 Gregorian calendar). ... For other uses see film (disambiguation) Film refers to the celluliod media on which movies are printed Film — also called movies, the cinema, the silver screen, moving pictures, photoplays, picture shows, flicks, or motion pictures, — is a field that encompasses motion pictures as an art form or as... Charlies Angels ( 2000) is an action/comedy film based on the 1970s television series Charlies Angels. ... In film formats, the soundtrack is the physical area of the film which records the synchronized sound. ...


Sayer's debut UK hit, "The Show Must Go On," was covered by Three Dog Night for the U.S. market and reached Number four on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in 1974. Phil Collins covered Sayer's song "I Can't Stop Loving You" for his 2002 album, Testify. It reached number one on the U.S. adult contemporary chart. Three Dog Night is an American rock and roll band, best known for their work from 1968-1975 but still making live appearances as of 2007. ... “Hot 100” redirects here. ... Year 1974 (MCMLXXIV) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full calendar) of the 1974 Gregorian calendar. ... For other uses, see Phil Collins (disambiguation). ... In popular music, a cover version, or simply cover, is a new rendition (performance or recording) of a previously recorded song. ... Also see: 2002 (number). ... Album cover for Phil Collinss Testify. ...


In 2005, Sayer moved to Sydney, Australia, where he remains based to this day. On 12 February 2006, made a surprise return to number one in the UK Singles Chart, with Meck's remix of "Thunder In My Heart." He has also appeared in the Australian comedy, Stupid, Stupid Man. Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the metropolitan area in Australia. ... February 12 is the 43rd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... “British Hit Singles” redirects here. ... Meck is a DJ, who has reached #1 in the UK Singles Chart in 2006, with a remix of a Leo Sayer track called Thunder in My Heart, which has been renamed to Thunder in My Heart Again. Pieces of the original music video has been inserted in the new... A remix is an alternative version of a song, different from the original version. ... Thunder in My Heart is a song recorded by Leo Sayer for the album Thunder in My Heart (1977). ... Stupid, Stupid Man is an Australian television comedy, set in the office of a fictional mens magazine COQ (Chaps Own Quarterly). ...


Leo Sayer: At His Very Best, a career spanning compilation album, was released in the UK on 6 March, 2006. It exclusively features the Meck single, alongside Sayer classics such as, "When I Need You" and "You Make Me Feel Like Dancing". A compilation album is an album (music or spoken-word) featuring tracks from one or multiple recording artists, often culled from a variety of sources (such as studio albums, live albums, singles, demos and outtakes. ... is the 65th day of the year (66th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ...


A 'Leo Sayer' is cockney rhyming slang for 'all-dayer", or an all-day drinking session.[citation needed] Cockney rhyming slang is a form of English slang which originated in the East End of London. ...


He is allegedly set to release a new single called 'Happy Hour' some time in the future.


Celebrity Big Brother 5

Sayer was the fifth person to join the Celebrity Big Brother UK house at the start of the series. Celebrity Big Brother 2007 was the fifth series of the United Kingdom reality television series Celebrity Big Brother, a spin-off of Big Brother. ...


When Jade Goody arrived on Day 3, the House was divided into two groups as part of a task, (the 'masters' and the 'servants'), with Sayer entering the servants' quarters. He participated as a night butler, but eventually rebelled and pretended to be a mute, annoyed over a comment made by Dirk Benedict, suggesting that he always talks over people. However, he eventually relented and began talking to his fellow servants again, but continued his ridiculous miming antics in front of the masters and the Big Brother until the task ended. Jade Goody (born 5 June 1981) is a British reality television celebrity who gained notoriety for appearing in Big Brother in 2002. ... Master is an English title. ... It has been suggested that servant (domestic) be merged into this article or section. ... The butler is a senior servant in a large household. ... Dirk Benedict (born Dirk Niewoehner on March 1, 1945) is an American movie and television actor, perhaps best known for playing the characters Lt. ...


Sayer was nominated for eviction, along with fellow housemates Dirk Benedict and Carole Malone, with Sayer and Malone being joint favourites to leave the House. Howevever, Sayer quit on the day of the second eviction and Presenter Davina McCall revealed that at the time of his departure, he had the biggest percentage in the public vote and would have been leaving that evening anyway.[1] Carole Malone (b. ... A television presenter is a British term for a person who is known for introducing or hosting television programmes. ... Davina Lucy Pascale McCall[1] (born 16 October 1967) is an English television presenter and actress who works on British television. ...


Sayer walked out of the Big Brother house on January 12, the same day he was due to face eviction.[2] He broke an outside door with a broomstick, made his way to the outer compound and then tussled with the security guards who were the obstacle between him and freedom, issuing a tirade of abuse in the process.[3] Apparently, his decision to leave was mainly due to Big Brother refusing to provide him with clean underwear.[4] is the 12th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ...


Personal life

Sayer had a 22 year personal relationship with his manager, Donatella Piccinetti. The couple had an “open” relationship, with Piccinetti claiming in the press she had a sexual relationship with fellow Celebrity Big Brother contestant Donny Tourette after his eviction from the show. The couple split in March 2007 after 22 years.[5]. Big Brother is a reality show shown on Channel 4 in which a number of contestants live in an isolated house trying to avoid being evicted by the public with the aim of winning a large cash prize at the end of the run. ... Donny Tourette (born Patrick Brannan March 4, 1981[1]) is the lead singer of English punk rock band Towers of London which he founded together with his brother Dirk. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era. ...


Discography

Albums

Silverbird is the debut album by British singer/songwriter Leo Sayer, released in 1973 (see 1973 in music). ... Just a Boy is the second album by British singer/songwriter Leo Sayer, released in 1974 (see 1974 in music). ... Another Year is the third album by British singer/songwriter Leo Sayer, released in 1975 (see 1975 in music). ... Endless Flight is the fourth album by British singer/songwriter Leo Sayer, released in 1976 (see 1976 in music). ... Thunder in My Heart is the fifth album by British singer/songwriter Leo Sayer, released in 1977 (see 1977 in music). ... Leo Sayer is the self-titled sixth album by British singer/songwriter Leo Sayer, released in 1978 (see 1978 in music). ... The Very Best of Leo Sayer was a greatest hits compilation album released in 1979. ... Here is the seventh album by British singer/songwriter Leo Sayer, released in 1979 (see 1979 in music). ... Living in a Fantasy is the eighth album by British singer/songwriter Leo Sayer, released in 1980 (see 1980 in music). ... World Radio is the ninth album by British singer/songwriter Leo Sayer, released in 1981 (see 1981 in music). ... Have You Ever Been in Love is the tenth album by British singer/songwriter Leo Sayer, released in 1983 (see 1983 in music). ... Album: Cool Touch by Leo sayer Year Track Title Composers Album 1990- 01 Cool Touch Leo Sayer; Alan Tarney Cool Touch 1990- 02 Rely On Me Leo Sayer; Alan Tarney Cool Touch 1990- 03 Young And In Love Leo Sayer; Alan Tarney Cool Touch 1990- 04 Paperback Town Alan Tarney...

Singles

  • "The Show Must Go On" - 1973 - UK #2 (U.S. #4 in 1974 for Three Dog Night)
  • "One Man Band" - 1974 - UK #6 / U.S. #96 (1975 release)
  • "Long Tall Glasses (I Can Dance)" - 1974 - UK #4 / U.S. #9 (1975 release)
  • "Moonlighting" - 1975 - UK #2
  • "You Make Me Feel Like Dancing" - 1976 - UK #2 / U.S. #1
  • "When I Need You" - 1977 - UK & U.S. #1
  • "How Much Love" - 1977 - UK #10 / U.S. #17
  • "Thunder in My Heart" - 1977 - UK #22 / U.S. #38
  • "Easy To Love" - 1977 - U.S. #36
  • "I Can't Stop Lovin' You (Though I Try)" - 1978 - UK #6
  • "Raining in My Heart" - 1978 - UK #21, U.S. # 47
  • "More Than I Can Say" - 1980 - UK #2, U.S. #2
  • "Living in a Fantasy" - 1981 - U.S. # 23
  • "Have You Ever Been in Love" - 1982 - UK #10
  • "Heart (Stop Beating in Time)" - 1982 - UK #22
  • "Orchard Road" - 1983 - UK #16
  • "Till You Come Back To Me" - 1983 - UK #51
  • "Sea Of Heartbreak" - 1984 - UK #84
  • "Unchained Melody" - 1986 - UK #54
  • "I will fight for you" - 1992 - Germany
  • "When I Need You" (re-issue) - 1993 - UK #65
  • "You Make Me Feel Like Dancing" - The Groove Generation featuring Leo Sayer 1998 - UK #32
  • "Thunder in My Heart Again" - Meck featuring Leo Sayer - 2006 - UK #1; Australia #16

Three Dog Night is an American rock and roll band, best known for their work from 1968-1975 but still making live appearances as of 2007. ... Moonlighting is a popular single about eloping by Leo Sayer. ... When I Need You is a popular song. ... Thunder in My Heart is a song recorded by Leo Sayer for the album Thunder in My Heart (1977). ... Unchained Melody is one of the most recorded songs of the 20th century, by some counts having spawned over 500 versions. ... Thunder in My Heart is a song recorded by Leo Sayer for the album Thunder in My Heart (1977). ...

See also

  • Bedford Hotel (Brighton) — where Sayer, working as a lift operator, is said to have saved guests from a fire in 1964.

The Bedford Hotel was a hotel on the seafront in Brighton, United Kingdom which has subsequently been renamed the Holiday Inn Brighton after becoming a part of the Holiday Inn business. ...

References

  • Guinness Book of British Hit Singles - 16th Edition - ISBN 0-85112-190-X
  • The Guinness Book of 500 Number One Hits - ISBN 0-85112-250-7
  • Guinness Book of British Hit Albums - 7th Edition - ISBN 0-85112-619-7
  • Joel Whitburn's Top Pop Singles, 1955-2002 - Billboard Magazine/Record Research
  1. ^ Free-o Sayer may get his wish The Sun Online, 2007-01-12
  2. ^ Leo Sayer quits Big Brother house
  3. ^ Leo's escape in more detail
  4. ^ Leo walks out on Celeb BB
  5. ^ http://www.thesun.co.uk/article/0,,2-2007120460,00.html

The cover of the 1989 7th edition of the Guinness Book of British Hit Singles Guinness World Records - British Hit Singles & Albums is a music reference book, published in the United Kingdom, by Hit Entertainment, the company that owns such childrens entertainment brands as Bob the Builder and Thomas... Billboard is a weekly American magazine devoted to the music industry. ... Look up sun in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era. ... is the 12th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ...

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Leo Sayer: At His Very Best, a career spanning compilation was released in the UK on 6 March 2006.
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Leo was annoyed at this, but the success of Leo and David's songs in a new market set the scene for the first U.S. tour.
Leo made an immediate impact on the audiences there, and the biggest names in the music industry turned out to see the boy with the white face and white suit.
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