Singer-Songwriter

Chris Rea

  • Mar 04, 1951 (age 69)
  • 5' 8" (1.73 m)
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2017
Road Songs for Lovers
AlbumSep 29, 2017

Road Songs for Lovers

Road Songs for Lovers is the …
Road Songs for Lovers is the twenty-fourth studio album by British singer-songwriter Chris Rea, released on 29 September 2017 by Jazzee Blue and BMG labels.
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2011
The Journey 1978-2009
AlbumOct 3, 2011

The Journey 1978-2009

The Journey 1978-2009 is a …
The Journey 1978-2009 is a compilation album by Chris Rea, released in 2011 by Music Club Deluxe. It features songs spanning his entire career, from 1978's Whatever Happened to Benny Santini? to 2009's Still So Far to Go: The Best of Chris Rea. It had a modest chart performance, peaking at #66 in UK, but was certified Gold by BPI in 2013.
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Santo Spirito Blues
AlbumSep 5, 2011

Santo Spirito Blues

Santo Spirito Blues is the twenty-third studio album by British …
Santo Spirito Blues is the twenty-third studio album by British singer-songwriter Chris Rea, released in 2011 by his independent record label Jazzee Blue and Rhino Entertainment.
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Blue Jukebox
AlbumMar 11, 2011

Blue Jukebox

Blue Jukebox released.
2010
Original Album Series
AlbumMar 9, 2010

Original Album Series

Original Album Series released.
2009
Still So Far to Go: The Best of Chris Rea
AlbumSep 29, 2009

Still So Far to Go: The Best of Chris Rea

Still So Far to Go: The Best …
Still So Far to Go: The Best of Chris Rea is a compilation album by British singer-songwriter Chris Rea, released by Rhino Records in 2009. The album reached #8 in the UK, making it Rea's first entry in the Top 10 in ten years since The Blue Cafe (1998), and was certified Gold by BPI in 2013.
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2008
On the Beach/Road to Hell
AlbumSep 5, 2008

On the Beach/Road to Hell

On the Beach/Road to Hell released.
The Return of the Fabulous Hofner Blue Notes
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AlbumFeb 8, 2008

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The Return of the Fabulous …
The Return of the Fabulous Hofner Bluenotes is the twenty-second studio album by British singer-songwriter Chris Rea, released in 2008 by his own record label, Jazzee Blue. It comprises three CDs and double 10" Vinyl records in an 80-page hardback book. It is the second album of his project, the Hofner Blue Notes (2003).
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2 in 1: On the Beach / The Road to Hell
AlbumJan 1, 2008

2 in 1: On the Beach / The Road to Hell

2 in 1: On the Beach / The Road to Hell released.
2007
The Works
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AlbumNov 10, 2007

The Works

The Works released.
Chris Rea: The Ultimate Collection 1978–2000
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AlbumMay 21, 2007

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Chris Rea - The Ultimate …
Chris Rea - The Ultimate Collection (1978-2000) is a 2007 3-CD compilation of the most recognisable tracks from Chris Rea's solo career.
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2006
The Road To Hell And Back
AlbumOct 16, 2006

The Road To Hell And Back

The Road To Hell And Back released.
The Platinum Collection
AlbumMar 20, 2006

The Platinum Collection

The Platinum Collection released.
2005
Blue Guitars
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AlbumOct 14, 2005

Blue Guitars

Blue Guitars is the twenty-first studio album by British …
Blue Guitars is the twenty-first studio album by British singer-songwriter Chris Rea, released on 14 October 2005 by his independent record label Jazzee Blue. The Blue Guitars album, packaged in the style of an earbook, consists of eleven CDs, one DVD and a full colour book, including paintings by the artist, liner notes and song lyrics. It is an ambitious project about blues music with the 137 songs recorded over the course of 18 months with a work schedule - according to Chris Rea himself - of twelve hours a day, seven days a week. 2007 saw the release of a 2 CD "best of" compilation Blue Guitars: A Collection Of Songs.
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Blue Guitars: A Collection of Songs
AlbumAug 30, 2005

Blue Guitars: A Collection of Songs

Blue Guitars: A Collection of Songs released.
Heartbeats – Chris Rea's Greatest Hits
AlbumAug 1, 2005

Heartbeats – Chris Rea's Greatest Hits

Heartbeats – Chris Rea's …
Heartbeats – Chris Rea's Greatest Hits is a 2005 compilation album by British singer-songwriter Chris Rea. It reached #24 position in UK Albums Chart, and was certified Silver by BPI in 2006.
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2004
The Blue Jukebox
AlbumMar 22, 2004

The Blue Jukebox

The Blue Jukebox is the twentieth studio album by British …
The Blue Jukebox is the twentieth studio album by British singer-songwriter Chris Rea, released in 2004 by his independent record label Jazzee Blue. The cover artwork is inspired by Edward Hopper's Nighthawks painting. Compared to the Dancing Down the Stony Road (2002) has a smoother and jazzier take on the blues.
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2003
Blue Street (Five Guitars)
AlbumJul 28, 2003

Blue Street (Five Guitars)

Blue Street (Five Guitars) released.
Hofner Blue Notes
AlbumJul 28, 2003

Hofner Blue Notes

Hofner Blue Notes is the nineteenth studio album by British …
Hofner Blue Notes is the nineteenth studio album by British singer-songwriter Chris Rea, released in 2003 by his own record label, Jazzee Blue. The album was part of series of largely instrumental blues and jazz albums released by his label Jazzee Blue and mostly fronted by his band members, of which this album was preceded by Rea's eighteenth studio and instrumental album Blue Street (Five Guitars) in 2003.
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2002
Dancing Down the Stony Road
AlbumSep 20, 2002

Dancing Down the Stony Road

Dancing Down the Stony …
Dancing Down the Stony Road is the seventeenth studio album by British singer-songwriter Chris Rea, released in 2002 on his own record label, Jazzee Blue. The album has also been released in Europe by Edel under the shorter title Stony Road with different cover art and only one CD (except Germany), while the original UK is double CD edition with additional tracks. The album is notable for its change of Rea's previous rock music style to Delta blues and gospel blues. It reached #14 position in UK album charts, and was certified Gold by BPI. A version of Dancing Down The Stony Road was used in the BBC television programme Speed.
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2001
Richard & Judy
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TV ShowNov 26, 2001

Richard & Judy

Richard & Judy (also known as Richard & Judy's New …
Richard & Judy (also known as Richard & Judy's New Position) is a British television chat show presented by the married couple Richard Madeley and Judy Finnigan. The show originally aired on Channel 4 from 26 November 2001 to 22 August 2008, but later moved to digital channel Watch from 7 October 2008 to 1 July 2009.
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The Very Best of Chris Rea
AlbumOct 15, 2001

The Very Best of Chris Rea

The Very Best of Chris Rea …
The Very Best of Chris Rea is the third compilation album by British singer-songwriter Chris Rea, released in 2001. The last track "Saudade" was originally written and recorded in 1994 as a tribute to the formula 1 racing driver Ayrton Senna who died in a crash at Imola on 1 May that year. The word Saudade in Portuguese language roughly means the feeling, emotions and euphoria of a certain moment in time. It reached #69 position in UK album charts, and was certified Gold by BPI in 2004.
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2000
King of the Beach
AlbumOct 2, 2000

King of the Beach

King of the Beach is the sixteenth studio album by British …
King of the Beach is the sixteenth studio album by British singer-songwriter Chris Rea, released in 2000. The album, being a loose sequel to earlier On the Beach, was inspired by Rea's trip to Turks and Caicos Islands. A remix of "All Summer Long" was a dance hit in Ibiza and other Mediterranean places.
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BBC Breakfast
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TV ShowOct 2, 2000

BBC Breakfast

BBC Breakfast is a British Breakfast television …
BBC Breakfast is a British Breakfast television programme on BBC One and BBC News channels. The simulcast is presented live, originally from the BBC Television Centre before moving to MediaCityUK in 2012. The programme contains a mixture of news, sport, weather, business, and feature items and is broadcast 365 days a year.
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1999
Loose Women
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TV ShowSep 6, 1999

Loose Women

Loose Women is a British talk show that broadcasts on ITV …
Loose Women is a British talk show that broadcasts on ITV weekdays 12:30pm–1:30pm. The show was originally broadcast from Norwich, then Manchester, before moving to London, and focuses on a panel of four female presenters who interview celebrities, discuss their lives, and discuss topical issues ranging from politics and current affairs to celebrity gossip and entertainment news. The 3,000th episode of Loose Women was broadcast on 15 May 2018.
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1998
SongJan 19, 1998

Where Do We Go From Here?
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1996
La Passione
AlbumNov 11, 1996

La Passione

La Passione is a British 1996 drama film written and …
La Passione is a British 1996 drama film written and produced by Chris Rea, directed by John B. Hobbs, and starring Sean Gallagher, Paul Shane and Shirley Bassey. The film premiered on 14 November 1996 at the BFI London Film Festival. The film features a cameo appearance by Rea, as well the same-titled soundtrack also composed by him. It reached #43 position in UK album charts, and was certified Silver by BPI in 1997.
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1995
SongJan 24, 1995

Road to Hell
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1994
The Best of Chris Rea
AlbumOct 21, 1994

The Best of Chris Rea

The Best of Chris Rea is the …
The Best of Chris Rea is the second compilation album by British singer-songwriter Chris Rea, released in 1994. The album contains 16 previously released songs, plus one bonus track "Three Little Green Candles". The collection does omit one track, his 1988 Christmas hit "Driving Home for Christmas". One of the tracks is a duet between Chris and Elton John, that originally featured on Elton's Duets album in 1993.
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1993
Espresso Logic
AlbumNov 3, 1993

Espresso Logic

Espresso Logic is the thirteenth studio album by British …
Espresso Logic is the thirteenth studio album by British singer-songwriter Chris Rea, released in 1993. The US edition of the album has a significantly different track listing to other editions, as it also features two songs ("God's Great Banana Skin" and "Miles Is A Cigarette") from Rea's previous album, God's Great Banana Skin (not released in the US), along with "If You Were Me", a track recorded with Elton John for his 1993 Duets release. The cover art of the US edition is the same as the UK single "Espresso Logic". The song "Julia" was dedicated to his daughter Julia Christina, who was 4 years old at the time of the release of the album.
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Taratata
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TV ShowJan 10, 1993

Taratata

Taratata is a French TV show showcasing live and pre …
Taratata is a French TV show showcasing live and pre-recorded footage of current rock acts. Presented by Nagui since its début in 1993, the show was initially shown on France 2. The show often involved surprise and unlikely duets, as well as brief interviews with the artists. Taratata was cancelled in 2000, but returned in April 2005 on the public French network France 4 once a week on prime time, France 3, and late night once a month on France 2 and radio station Virgin Radio. Artists including Devendra Banhart, Katie Melua, and Ayo made their French TV debuts on the show. The show's chief lighting technician, Jean-Philippe Bourdon, was awarded two Sept d'or awards in 1994 and 1995.
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1992
God's Great Banana Skin
AlbumNov 2, 1992

God's Great Banana Skin

God's Great Banana Skin is …
God's Great Banana Skin is the twelfth studio album by British singer-songwriter Chris Rea, released in 1992. The album wasn't released in the USA, though some tracks later appeared on the US release of Rea's following album Espresso Logic.
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Nomination1992

Best International Rock/Pop Male Artist

Nominated for Echo Award …
Nominated for Echo Award For Best International Rock/Pop Male Artist.
Echo Award
1991
Road to Hell
AlbumAug 6, 1991

Road to Hell

Road to Hell released.
Auberge
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AlbumFeb 1, 1991

Auberge

Auberge (a French word meaning "inn") is the eleventh studio …
Auberge (a French word meaning "inn") is the eleventh studio album by English singer-songwriter Chris Rea, released in 1991. The album, as well as the title song, is notable for its association with the Caterham Super Seven that Rea owned, which he called the "Blue Seven". The car appears on the album cover, illustrated in oil by renowned motoring artist Alan Fearnley. The album makes several references to the car over several tracks, as well on the video of the title song, and its cover illustration was used for its adverts. In 2005, Rea sold the car in an auction.
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Winter Song
AlbumJan 1, 1991

Winter Song

Winter Song released.
1990
Nomination1990

British Male Solo Artist

Nominated for Brit Award for …
Nominated for Brit Award for British Male Solo Artist.
Brit Award
1989
The Road to Hell
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AlbumOct 30, 1989

The Road to Hell

The Road to Hell is the tenth studio album by English singer …
The Road to Hell is the tenth studio album by English singer-songwriter Chris Rea, released in 1989. It is Rea's most successful studio album, topping the UK Albums Chart for three weeks, and was certified 6x Platinum by BPI until 2004. The second part of the two-part title track, "The Road to Hell (Pt. 2)", is also one of Rea's most famous songs.
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Julia Christina Rea
ChildMarch 1989

Julia Christina Rea

Julia Christina Rea born.
Bingolotto
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TV ShowJan 16, 1989

Bingolotto

Bingolotto is a Swedish primetime television game show lottery …
Bingolotto is a Swedish primetime television game show lottery that was first broadcast 1989 on local TV and since 1991 nationwide on the Swedish network TV4. The show is a collaboration work between Swedish TV channel TV4, the Swedish lottery game company Folkspel and the Swedish sports life. The show premiered on 16 January 1989 on the local TV channel Kållevisionen with the highly popular Leif "Loket" Olsson as show host. Since the beginning, the show has given 16 billion Swedish krona to the Swedish sports life centre.
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Nomination1989

British Male Solo Artist

Nominated for Brit Award for …
Nominated for Brit Award for British Male Solo Artist.
Brit Award
1988
New Light Through Old Windows
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AlbumOct 17, 1988

New Light Through Old Windows

New Light Through Old …
New Light Through Old Windows is the first compilation album by British singer-songwriter Chris Rea, released in 1988. The album consists primarily of re-recordings of songs released on earlier Rea albums, as well as the new songs "Driving Home for Christmas" and "Working on It" (the latter of which gave him a rare U.S. chart single, peaking at #73 on the Billboard Hot 100, and giving him his only #1 single on the Mainstream Rock Tracks chart). The re-recorded and released as single "On the Beach" gave him another rare US hit, it peaked #9 on the US Adult Contemporary singles chart in 1989, and #12 in the UK singles chart in 1988. The album reached #5 position in UK album charts, charted for 56 weeks, and was certified 3x Platinum by BPI until 1992.
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Driving Home for Christmas: The Christmas EP
AlbumJan 1, 1988

Driving Home for Christmas: The Christ…

Driving Home for Christmas: The Christmas EP released.
Nomination1988

British Male Solo Artist

Nominated for Brit Award for …
Nominated for Brit Award for British Male Solo Artist.
Brit Award
1987
Going Live!
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TV ShowSep 26, 1987

Going Live!

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Going Live! was a Saturday-morning magazine show, broadcast on BBC1 between 1987 and 1993. It was presented by Phillip Schofield and Sarah Greene. Other presenters included Trevor and Simon, Peter Simon, Emma Forbes, Mark Chase and puppet Gordon the Gopher.
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Dancing with Strangers
AlbumSep 1, 1987

Dancing with Strangers

Dancing with Strangers is the …
Dancing with Strangers is the ninth studio album by British singer-songwriter Chris Rea, released in 1987. It became Rea's first major success in UK, peaking at #2, behind Michael Jackson's Bad, and spent 46 weeks in the charts, achieving Platinum accreditation. It reached the Top 10 in six other European countries, while in New Zealand it became a number one album.
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SongSep 1, 1987

Let's Dance
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SongSep 1, 1987

Que Será
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SongSep 1, 1987

Josie's Tune
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1986
On the Beach
AlbumApr 2, 1986

On the Beach

On the Beach is the eighth studio album by British singer …
On the Beach is the eighth studio album by British singer-songwriter Chris Rea, released in 1986. It reached No. 11 in the UK Albums Chart.
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1985
Shamrock Diaries
AlbumJul 21, 1985

Shamrock Diaries

Shamrock Diaries is the seventh studio album by British …
Shamrock Diaries is the seventh studio album by British singer-songwriter Chris Rea, released in 1985. This album represents the beginning of a creative and commercial zenith for Rea. Shamrock Diaries was a huge seller in Europe, reaching the Top 20 in several countries including Ireland, Germany, the Netherlands, and the United Kingdom. The album was also successful in Australia, where it charted in the Top 50.
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1984
Wired to the Moon
AlbumApr 1, 1984

Wired to the Moon

Wired to the Moon is the sixth studio album by British …
Wired to the Moon is the sixth studio album by British singer-songwriter Chris Rea, released in 1984. The album reached #35 position on the UK album charts. The single "I Don't Know What It Is But I Love It" peaked at #65 on the UK singles chart, while following "Touché d'Amour" at #86 and "Ace of Hearts" at #79. The latter was again released in 1985 and reached #78.
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1983
Josephine Rea
ChildSeptember 1983

Josephine Rea

Josephine Rea born.
Water Sign
AlbumJan 1, 1983

Water Sign

Water Sign is the fifth studio album by British singer-songwriter …
Water Sign is the fifth studio album by British singer-songwriter Chris Rea, released in 1983. The album reached No. 64 on the UK Albums Chart. "I Can Hear Your Heartbeat" was released as a single, initially peaking on the UK Singles Chart at No. 60 in 1983, while a re-recorded version for Rea's New Light Through Old Windows compilation album, reached No. 74 in 1988.
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1982
Late Night with David Letterman
TV ShowFeb 1, 1982

Late Night with David Letterman

Late Night with David …
Late Night with David Letterman is an American late-night talk show hosted by David Letterman. It premiered on NBC on February 1, 1982, and concluded on June 25, 1993. Letterman began hosting Late Show with David Letterman on CBS in August 1993. The series has since been reformatted as Late Night with Conan O'Brien, Late Night with Jimmy Fallon and Late Night with Seth Meyers.
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1981
The Kenny Everett Television Show
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TV ShowDec 24, 1981

The Kenny Everett Television Show

Zany antics and sketches by …
Zany antics and sketches by the anarchic camp comic.
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1980
Tennis
AlbumJan 1, 1980

Tennis

Tennis is the third studio album by British singer-songwriter …
Tennis is the third studio album by British singer-songwriter Chris Rea, released in 1980.
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1978
Whatever Happened to Benny Santini?
AlbumApr 1, 1978

Whatever Happened to Benny Santini?

Whatever Happened to …
Whatever Happened to Benny Santini? is the debut album by the British singer-songwriter Chris Rea, released in 1978.
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SongApr 1, 1978

Fool (If You Think It's Over)
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Nomination1978

Best New Artist

Nominated for Grammy Award for Best New Artist.
Grammy Award
1971
Parkinson
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TV ShowJun 19, 1971

Parkinson

Parkinson is a British television chat show that was …
Parkinson is a British television chat show that was presented by Michael Parkinson. It was first shown on BBC1 from 19 June 1971 to 10 April 1982 and from 9 January 1998 to 24 April 2004. Parkinson then switched to ITV on which the show continued from 4 September 2004 to 22 December 2007. A series entitled Parkinson One to One was produced by Yorkshire Television from 28 March 1987 to 23 July 1988.
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1964
Top of the Pops
TV ShowJan 1, 1964

Top of the Pops

Top of the Pops, also known as TOTP, is a British music …
Top of the Pops, also known as TOTP, is a British music chart television programme, made by the BBC and originally broadcast weekly between 1 January 1964 and 30 July 2006. The world's longest running weekly music show, TOTP was shown every Thursday evening on BBC One, except for a short period on Fridays in mid-1973, and again in autumn 1974, before once again being moved to Fridays at 7:30 pm from 1996 to 2005 and then to Sundays on BBC Two from 2005 till the last ever weekly show in 2006. Each weekly show consisted of performances from some of that week's best-selling popular music records, usually excluding any tracks moving down the chart, including a rundown of that week's singles chart. This was originally the Top 20, changing to the Top 30 during the 1970s and the Top 40 in the 80s. The distinctive TOTP theme tune – a riff of Led Zeppelin's "Whole Lotta Love" – first appeared in 1973 as the background music to the chart countdown.
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1962
The Late Late Show
TV ShowJul 6, 1962

The Late Late Show

The Late Late Show, with its title often shortened to The Late …
The Late Late Show, with its title often shortened to The Late Late, is an Irish chat show. It is the world's second longest-running late-night talk show, after the American The Tonight Show. Perceived as the official flagship television programme of the Republic of Ireland's public service broadcaster Raidió Teilifís Éireann (RTÉ), it is regarded as an Irish television institution (even abroad) and is broadcast live across two hours plus in front of a studio audience on Friday nights between September and May at 21.30. Certain segments are sometimes pre-recorded and aired within the live parts of the show.
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1951
Chris Rea
BirthMarch 1951

Chris Rea

Chris Rea was born.
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