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 dancing, When I need you, More 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.
|Single (s) with any charts in the
the Dutch Top 40
|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|
|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|
|Thunder in my heart again||4-3-2006||4||19||with Meck|
|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||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|When I need you||982||-||1694||1250||1320||1373||1304||1304||1501||1373||1879||-||-||-||-|