Stuart Christie
Danny DeVito
(Movies & TV)
Kathleen Turner
(Movies & TV)

See also

Billy Ocean

Knowledge Identifier: +Billy_Ocean


Billy Ocean

British recording artist who had a string of R add

Category: Music

Born in 1950.

Countries: United States (47%), United Kingdom (20%), Australia (13%)

Education: undef.

Main connections: Rick Springfield, Stuart Christie, Pennsylvania

Linked to: Tech Music Schools, University of Westminster, BBC, Reuters




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Billy Ocean was born in 1950 add something


He released his first single in 1972 on Spark Records as Les Charles add something


In 1976, he recorded his first album, "Billy Ocean", with its first single release, "Love Really Hurts Without You," charting at number 2 in the UK Singles Chart and number 22 in the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 add something


Ocean's period of greatest success began with the releases, during 1984, of the album "Suddenly" and its main single, "Caribbean Queen add something


In 1985, Ocean won the Grammy award for Best Male R&B Vocal Performance for his worldwide hit, "Caribbean Queen" add something


Ocean appeared at Live Aid in 1985, singing "Caribbean Queen" and "Loverboy", from the JFK Stadium in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania add something


The song won Ocean the Grammy award for Best Male R&B Vocal Performance at the 1985 Grammy awards add something


His 1986 album "Love Zone" sold well add something


In February 1986, Ocean's video of "When the Going Gets Tough, the Tough Get Going" was banned by the BBC, owing to such non-union members as the American actors Michael Douglas, Kathleen Turner and Danny DeVito, all three of whom were cast members of "Romancing The Stone" and "The Jewel Of The Nile", miming to the backing vocals add something


In 2002, the University of Westminster in London awarded Ocean an honorary doctorate of music add something


In October 2007, Ocean commenced his first UK tour in over 15 years add something


In February and March 2008 he toured Australia and the Far East add something


His album, "Because I Love You" was released on 2 February 2009 add something


Stuart Christie - In 2009, Christie displayed an exhibition of Anarchist Art at the Dragon Bar, Hastings in conjunction with Wesley Magoogan, former saxophonist with The Beat, Billy Ocean and Hazel O'Connor


In April 2010, an eighteen track compilation album was released in the UK by Sony Music entitled "The Very Best of Billy Ocean", to tie in with a thirty date tour of the UK and Ireland add something


On 20 October 2010, Ocean was presented with the Lifetime Achievement award at the MOBO awards add something


On 29 July 2011, Ocean became a Companion of the Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts add something


Anthony played rugby sevens at the 2014 Commonwealth Games for Barbados add something


In January 2016, Ocean appeared on the Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon to perform some of his classic hits as part of a promo tour for his new album add something


Ocean has announced a Spring Tour 2017 in the UK during March and April 2017 add something


Katrina Leskanich - In March 2018, Leskanich performed on the 80s Cruise with 80s artists including Rick Springfield, Billy Ocean and Thomas Dolby