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Leo Gerard Hugh Sayer (Shoreham-by-Sea21 may 1948) is a British pop singer. His nickname refers to his curls hairstyle that generates associations with Lions.


[hide]*1 Biography


In the late 1960s was Sayer member of the Terraplane Blues Band from London.

In 1971 he formed the band with drummer Dave Courtney Patches . Courtney also had played with the famous pop star Adam Faith. This began in the early 1970s a management for artists. Sayer was one of the first artists he offered a contract, after Roger Daltreyin 1973, singer with The Who, had a solo hit with Sayers composition "Giving it all away".

That same year reached Sayers second single "The show must go on" in november the number 2 position in the English charts. Three Dog Night covered the song and scored a hit elsewhere on the world beginning with 1974, when Sayer again with "One man band" was in the UK singles chart.

His breakthrough came in Netherlands in 1974 with the hit Long tall glasses. Other major hits were You make me feel like dancingWhen I need youMore than I can say andOrchard Road. Leo Sayer won a Grammy In 1978 for the song You make me feel like dancing in the category Best R & B Song.

From 1984 it became quiet around Sayer. In the early 90s a comeback failed.

In 2006, dj and producer from Los Angeles a Meck remix of Sayers plate Thunder in my heart (1977). Meck was intrigued touched by the story at this record. Sayer had written the song after he and his friend Tom Snow on Sunset Boulevard in Los Angeles with their limousine drove and looked at all the beautiful ladies who are milling about on the streets. Sayer is very excited about the new version of Meck. Meck gave the name Thunder In My Heart Again to. The song peaked at number 1 in the charts of England, the plate came in the Dutch Top 40 no further than the 4th place.

Sayer lives from 2005 in Australia and is an Australian citizen since 2009.

Cover Versions[Edit]Edit

In 1977 took the Surinamese ballad-singer Max Nag When I need you as Mi Wan Sji Joe. In the 1990s, he made a new version for a best ofcd.


Single (s) with any charts in the

the Dutch Top 40

Date of


Date of




Number Of


Why is everybody going home 6-10-1973 tip
The show must go on 9-2-1974 tip
Long tall glasses 16-11-1974 1 10 # 2 in the National hit parade
Train 15-3-1975 15 5
Moonlightning 17-9-1975 tip
You make me feel like dancing 4-12-1976 15 7
When I need you 5-2-1977 3 7
Thunder in my heart 1-10-1977 11 6
More than I can say 2-8-1980 6 11
Time ran out on you 8-11-1980 30 3
Bye Bye now my sweet love 21-2-1981 tip
Have you ever been in love 6-3-1982 19 5
Orchard road 30-4-1983 7 8
Unchained melody 8-2-1986 tip
Thunder in my heart again 4-3-2006 4 19 with Meck

Radio 2 Top 2000[Edit]Edit

Number (s) with markings

in the Radio 2 Top 2000

' 99 ' 00 ' 01 ' 02 ' 03 ' 04 ' 05 ' 06 ' 07 ' 08 ' 09 ' 10 ' 11 ' 12 ' 13
Long tall glasses - 1509 - 1414 - - - - - - - - - - -
Orchard road 805 730 870 1027 872 1000 886 882 1194 942 1266 1559 1535 1791 1865
When I need you 982 - 1694 1250 1320 1373 1304 1304 1501 1373 1879 - - - -

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