Old Guy, New Hero

Hello, People!!

How are you all doing today?

So, today I am here to talk about one of the legends of the 70s and 80s! Yes, today is old music – always new! – day.

Young Billy Ocean (source: internet)

I remember the first time I heard Billy Ocean I was in the car with my BF and he played  Caribbean Queen and I thought: this is good! A week later he came to town and we were lucky to have the chance to be there because it was awesome!

Billy Ocean “Here We Are” Tour in Utrecht, Netherlands (source: TivoliVredenburg FB Page)

Billy Ocean is 67 – yes, he is! – but he sings and dances the entire concert which is super cool to see – especially given all the ‘playbacks’ going on with the new generation! – and he interaction with the crowd is amazing; he is funny, fun, throws kisses around all the time, gives attention to the public and shakes his bones more than young guys do on the dance floor!

Billy Ocean “Here We Are” Tour in Utrecht, Netherlands (source: TivoliVredenburg FB Page)

He recorded his first album Billy Ocean (1976), and since his first single release, Love Really Hurts Without You (my favorite!), he had a series of successes all over the world, including Suddenly, Loverboy (I know: the video doesn’t make sense at all!!), When The Going Gets Tough, The Tough Get Going, There’ll Be Sad Songs (To Make You Cry); he was the most popular British R&B singer-songwriter of the early to mid-1980s and in 1985 he won the Grammy Award for Best Male R&B Vocal Performance for his hit Caribbean Queen.

A curious fact about him (at least for me it is!): he is a member of the Rastafari Movement – and he has a white rasta!

Billy Ocean “Here We Are” Tour in Utrecht, Netherlands (source: TivoliVredenburg FB Page)

So, this is my tip for the old good times of this week: listen to Billy!

And, if you want to check the chance to see him live, go to his website: http://www.billyocean.com/

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See you next time,

XoXo,
Hadassa

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