Burgh - A brief Biography
- Christopher John Davison was born in Venado
(Las Magnolias), Argentina,
- on 15th October 1948 - nineteen
months after the birth of his brother Richard.
- The son of a British diplomat (Charles Davison) and an
Irish secretary (Maeve Davison)
- grew up in Malta, Nigeria and Zaire.
- When he was twelve his family settled in
Wexford, Ireland where his
- parents bought a tremendous castle (Bargy Castle) which was
built in the 12th century.
- Bargy Castle was converted into a hotel where
did his first "performances" -
- for the guests, when they sat down to dinner in
- Chris was educated at Marlborough College, England,
and graduated at the famous
- Trinity College, Dublin, with a degree in English, French and
- During the time at University Chris played his
songs in Dublin hairdresser's and
- hamburger restaurants (for 2 Dollars a night, a
hamburger and "as much wine as he could drink").
- In 1974 Chris finally got a recording contract with
A & M records.
- The debut album "Far Beyond These Castle Walls"
was released in 1975.
- To everyone's surprise the single "Turning Round"
(renamed "Flying") went to No. 1 in Brazil -
- it had sold over 500.000 copies!
- The road to success all over the world was
extremely hard for Chris. It took the
- singer/songwriter about 10 years (which
included some humiliating experiences) to become
- a world - wide star as he is today.
- Chris de Burgh's most famous songs "Don't
Pay The Ferryman" (1982), "High On Emotion" (1984)
especially the ever-green "Lady In Red" (1986) are products of a
wearisome process which
- required an admiring endurance.
- "Chris de Burgh's career has blossomed, but
has yet, not reached its full potential..."
For further, detailed information please read:
Dave Thompson: From A Spark To A Flame - The Chris
De Burgh Story UK OP 43892 or
Dave Thompson: Die Chris De Burgh Story
Tony Clayton - Lea: Chris de Burgh -
The Authorized Biography ISBN 0 - 283 - 06236 - 3
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