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Chris de Burgh

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Chris de Burgh (born October 15th, 1948) is a musician and songwriter.

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Born Christopher John Davison in Buenos Aires, Argentina to British parents, his father's career moved the family to numerous places around the globe such as Malta, Nigeria, and Zaire. At the age of 12, the family returned home to live in Tomhaggard in County Wexford, Ireland, where his father bought the 12th century Bargy Castle and converted it to a hotel.

A graduate of Trinity College, Dublin, as a performer, he adopted his mother's maiden name as his stage name. The de Burgh family can trace their roots to King Richard the Lionheart. De Burgh is most famous for his single "The Lady In Red" from the album Into the Light. For that album, released in 1986, he included the song Rosanna he had written to celebrate the 1984 birth of his daughter. Rosanna Davison won the Miss World title in 2003.

His other notable songs include "A Spaceman Came Travelling," "Don't Pay The Ferryman," "Missing You," "Borderline," "Say Goodbye To It All," and "The Snows of New York". His songs have appeared in films as diverse as Arthur II and American Psycho, and he has sold more than 45 million albums internationally.

Discography

Chris de Burgh was signed to A&M Records for many years, but he now has his own label, Ferryman Productions.

  1. Far Beyond These Castle Walls, 1974
  2. Spanish Train and Other Stories, 1975
  3. At the End of a Perfect Day, 1977
  4. Crusader, 1979
  5. Eastern Wind, 1980
  6. Best Moves, 1981
  7. The Getaway, 1982
  8. Man on the Line, 1984
  9. Into The Light, 1986
  10. Flying Colours, 1988
  11. Spark to a Flame - The very best of CHRIS DE BURGH, 1989
  12. High on Emotion - Live from Dublin, 1990
  13. Power of Ten, 1992
  14. This Way Up, 1994
  15. Beautiful Dreams, 1995
  16. Live in South Africa, 1997
  17. The Love Songs, 1997
  18. Quiet Revolution, 1999
  19. Timing Is Everything, 2002
  20. The Road To Freedom, 2004

External links

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