Billy Ocean at the Heritage Theatre
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Born in Trinidad, Billy Ocean settled in London's East End when he was a seven year old calypso crazy kid. He soon got turned on to soul singers like Otis Redding and Sam Cooke, as well as pop groups like The Beatles and The Rolling Stones. Billy Ocean went on to become the biggest black recording star Britain has ever produced, one who has sold over 30 million records in his lifetime.
The million selling American number one single "Caribbean Queen" won Billy a Grammy for best R&B Vocal. It was followed by "Loverboy," and "Suddenly,"which became the first of Billy's killer ballads. The Album from which these singles came spent a year in the US Charts selling double platinum.
More hits were to follow with the now classic "Get Outta My Dreams; Get Into My Car," another US No. 1 hit, "When the Going gets Tough," "Love on Delivery," "Stop Me," and "Red Light Spells Danger."