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Leo Sayer born Gerard Hugh Sayer21 May  is an English-Australian singer-songwriter musician and entertainer whose singing career has spanned four decades. He is now an Australian citizen and resident. Sayer launched his career in the United Kingdom in the early s, and became a top singles and album act on both sides of the Atlantic in the s.
He was the second child of three siblings - Michael, b. He was initially discovered by musician David Courtneywho then co-managed and co-produced him with former pop singer turned manager, Adam Faith.
He himself was rescued from the blazing hotel by builders working on a block of flats beside the hotel. Records in the United States. His debut single "Why Is Everybody Going Home" failed to chart, but he achieved national prominence in the United Kingdom with his second single, the music hall styled song " The Show Must Go On ", which Sayer performed on British television, wearing a pierrot costume and makeup. The single went to 2 on the chart in the United Kingdom,  as did his debut album Silverbirdco-written with David Courtney, who co-produced the album with Adam Faith.
Three Dog Night 's cover, the group's last Hot top 10 record, reached 4 on 25 May His albums in this period were also consistently successful in the United Kingdom: he scored five consecutive Top 10 placings on the United Kingdom album chart between and His fourth album Endless Flight consolidated his international popularity, reaching 4 in the United Kingdom and 10 in the United States; it also charted strongly in other countries including Sweden, Norway, the Netherlands, and New Zealand, The End - Leo Sayer - Here was certified as a platinum album in both the United Kingdom and the United States, and double-platinum in Canada.
While touring Memphis in Augusthis knee faltered and he was taken to the hospital by a security guard who also worked for Elvis Presley. A couple of days later he and Presley made arrangements to meet, but on the day they had scheduled to visit at Graceland, Presley died. Inhe The End - Leo Sayer - Here Dan the forest ranger in The The End - Leo Sayer - Here on IceThe End - Leo Sayer - Here second of four specials serving as a predecessor to the Canadian animated series The Raccoons.
He also sang several songs for the special, all of which were included on the album Lake Freeze. After a decade of success, Sayer's career suffered repeated setbacks due to a series of financial and legal problems. When Sayer and his first The End - Leo Sayer - Here Janice divorced insubsequent financial disclosure revealed Adam Faith had badly mishandled his business affairs and that much of the millions of pounds he had earned over the previous decade had been lost through Faith's questionable investments and business expenses.
In the early s, his career stalled again while he fought a protracted but ultimately successful legal battle against his former label, Chrysalis, to regain the publishing rights to his songs. He assembled a band led by former Van Morrison guitarist Ronnie Johnson and toured his way back to financial security.
They recorded a live album, Live in Londonwhich was released in It was his first appearance in the United Kingdom Top 10 for almost twenty-four years, and his second chart-topper in the United Kingdom, almost three decades after his first.
This album, produced by Garth Porter from the Australian pop band Sherbetand released by Universal Music Australia, featured selections from his catalog re-arranged with strings and acoustic Åsneritt - Various - Gothenburg Project jazz instrumentation. Sayer has appeared in various television shows including The Muppet Show 's Episode 3. In the episode " Days of Wine and D'oh'ses " of the television series The Simpsonsa character mentions Sayer as being another singer he likes, after Elvis Presley.
In JanuarySayer released his album, Restless Years and toured from Perth across many places in Australia to Singaporewith various support acts including Jason Ayres. Sayer and his wife Janice married inand divorced in Sayer The End - Leo Sayer - Here dyslexic.
He still suffers from the effects of injuries to his legs and ankles that were caused by a fall off a stage in Sayer's family has a history of cancer; both his parents died of cancer, as did other family members on both sides. On his 65th birthday, after experiencing intestinal problems, Sayer was given a colonoscopy which revealed he had intestinal ulcers and a tumor.
He underwent surgery which successfully treated both problems and said that the tumor Dr. Mindfuck - Wo Ist Der Doktor benign. Media related to Leo Sayer at Wikimedia Commons. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. British singer-songwriter, musician, and entertainer. Soft rock disco . Vocals guitar harmonica. Retrieved 16 September London: Guinness World Records Limited.
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