Sayer, Leo (1948-)

Also known as
Leo Sayer
Leo Sayer (1948-)
Sayer, Gerard Hugh (1948-)
Field of activity
Singer; Composer; Performer
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Leo Sayer (born Gerard Sayer) had a string of highly polished mainstream pop hits in the late 70s. Sayer began his musical career as the leader of the London-based Terraplane Blues Band in the late 60s. He formed Patches with drummer Dave Courtney in 1971 Courtney used to play with British pop star Adam Faith. Faith was beginning a management career in the early 70s, so Courtney brought Patches to his former employer in hopes of securing a contract. Patches failed to impress Faith, yet he liked Sayer and chose to promote him as a solo artist. Sayer began recording some solo material written with David Courtney at Roger Daltreys studio the Whos lead singer liked the Sayer/Courtney originals enough to record a handful himself, including the hit Giving It All Away. Sayers debut single, Why Is Everybody Going Home, failed to make any impact, yet 1973s The Show Must Go On hit number one in the U.K. a cover by Three Dog Night stopped Sayers version from charting in the U.S. The following year he released his first album, Silver Bird.Silver Bird was followed quickly by Just a Boy, which included two more British hit singles, One Man Band and Long Tall Glasses (I Can Dance) Long Tall Glasses managed to break Sayer into the American Top Ten in early 1975. Sayers working relationship with Courtney was severed during the recording of his third album, Another Year (1975). The following year, he released Endless Flight, which was co-written with former Supertramp member Frank Furrell featuring the number one singles You Make Me Feel like Dancing and When I Need You, the record became his biggest hit in both the U.S. and the U.K., selling over a million copies in America. Following Endless Flight, Sayer became a fixture in the American Top 40, yet his hits began to dry up in England.Sayer began the 80s with the American number two hit, More Than I Can Say, yet it was his last big single in the U.S. His last chart entry in America was the early 1981 hit Living in a Fantasy the U.K. hits didnt stop until 1983, after Till You Come Back to Me scraped the charts. After laying low for the rest of the decade, he attempted a comeback in 1990 with Cool Touch, yet it fell on deaf ears. ~ Stephen Thomas Erlewine, All Music Guide

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  1. The very best of Leo Sayer / Leo Sayer
    Sayer, Leo
    [ Sound : 1979-2008 ]
    At 4 libraries
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  2. You make me feel like dancing and other hits : and other hits / Leo Sayer
    Sayer, Leo, 1948-
    [ Sound : 1981 ]
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  3. The greatest hits / Leo Sayer
    Sayer, Leo, 1948-
    [ Sound : 2010 ]
    At Geelong Regional
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  4. The show must go on : the anthology / Leo Sayer
    Sayer, Leo, 1948-
    [ Sound : 1996 ]
    At Kingston LIS
    The show must go on : the anthology / Leo Sayer
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  5. Leo Sayer collection
    Sayer, Leo
    [ Printed music : 1997 ]
    At Ryde City Library
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  6. Leo Sayer [concert program]
    Sayer, Leo
    [ Book : 1976 ]
    At State Library S Aust
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  7. Leo Sayer : the greatest hits / Leo Sayer
    Sayer, Leo
    [ Sound : 2010 ]
    At 5 libraries
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  8. The very best of Leo Sayer
    Sayer, Leo
    [ Printed music : 1979 ]
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  9. The very best of Leo Sayer
    Sayer, Leo
    [ Book : 2008 ]
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  10. Leo Sayer : at his very best
    Sayer, Leo
    [ Sound : 2006 ]
    At University of Sydney
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  1. Leo Sayer : the roaring 40 tour
    [ Poster, chart, other : 1994 ]
    At State Library of QLD
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  2. Leo Sayer : one night in Sydney / director, Simon Francis
    ABC-TV (Australia)
    [ Video : 2004 ]
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  1. PIN-UP Leo Sayer
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  1. PROMOTIONS—COMMONWEALTH PUBLIC SERVICE ACT 1922-1948.
    Commonwealth of Australia Gazette (National : 1901 - 1973) Thursday 18 January 1951 [Issue No.5] p 214

    Government Gazette Appointments And Employment

    ... William Wood, William Leo Larkin, Clarence Timothy Quinn, Zedekiah Hartstein, Thomas Benjamin Edwards ... ; Denis Michael Gilmour, Arthur Charles Sayer, 14th September, 1950; Norman Ernest Wheatley, 5th October ... 1514 words
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    ... PROMOTIONS-COMMONWEALTH PUBLIC SERVICE ACT 1922-1948. rjpHE Public Service Board has— (1) Confirmed ... , Albert Peter Millane, Leo Anthony Fan ell, John Gilbert Thomas Burney, Burton Gregory Curtis, Lindsay ... 1254 words
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    ... John Sayers, 9th September, 1948; Leslie Roy Stevens, Gavin Moore Casliman, 16th September, 1948 ... /2782), with salary £311 (£344* per annum; from 10th June, 1948. Queensland. Gerald Leo Mackay, Postal ... 3333 words
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    [ Published : 1900 ]
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  1. The little clown who could [Profile of Leo Sayer]
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  2. Thunder Downunder: Leo Sayer in Concert (29 April 1978 - 29 April 1978) [Event Description]
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  3. Stars and their Cars - Leo Sayer - pop music legend.(Drive)
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  4. Pop icon Sayer feels like dancing.(News)
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  1. Rhino Hi-Five: Leo Sayer [album]
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    [ Sound : 2007 ]
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  2. Leo Sayer : Voices in my head
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  2. Taking care of us ... and everything! / by Melvin Sayers
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