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Billy Ocean

About Billy Ocean

Greatest Hits Tour 2009

Billy Ocean holds the prestigious title of being the biggest selling British black artist of all time. During a career spanning over 25 years, he has sold in excess of 30 million singles and albums worldwide, reaching his pinnacle throughout the 1980's. He has collected a pile of Gold and Platinum records across the world and hit the number one spot worldwide on pop charts including the USA, Australia, Germany, Holland, and the UK. Billy has achieved extraordinary success as both an artist and a songwriter.

Now for the first time, the legend Billy Ocean will be bringing his Greatest Hits Tour to Australia!

Born in Trinidad, Billy moved to London aged seven and soaked up the music of Otis Redding, Sam Cooke, The Beatles and the Rolling Stones. Billy got his first break when he signed to GTO records, for whom his second single was "Love Really Hurts Without You" which reached number 2 in the UK charts and number 12 in the US. A further two Top 20 singles followed; "Love On Delivery" and "Stop Me". Billy changed record labels and his move to Jive Records provided instant success, with the million selling American number one single "Caribbean Queen" (for which Billy won a Grammy), followed by "Loverboy" and "Suddenly", which became the first of Billy's killer ballads.

1986 saw Billy release "When The Going Gets Tough (the tough gets going)", which was the theme song to the Michael Douglas/Kathleen Turner/Danny Devito movie "Jewel Of the Nile". More hits were to follow with "Get Outta My Dreams, Get Into My Car" giving him yet another US number 1 hit.

After huge worldwide success and with a young family at home, Billy decided to take a break to spend some well earned time with them. In 2007, Billy went back on the road to perform his hits again to great success. The tour culminated in him getting the bug once more for writing and recording and 2008 saw Billy back in the studio for the first time in 15 years, recording his brand new album "Because I Love You".

Don't miss this rare opportunity to see Billy Ocean live in concert performing all his smash hits!

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