Richard Paul "Rick" Astley (ˈrɪk ˈæstli; born 6 February 1966) is an English singer-songwriter, musician, and radio personality. He is known for his 1987 song, "Never Gonna Give You Up", which was a #1 hit single in 25 countries. Astley holds the record for being the only...Wikipedia
Born: 6th February, 1966, Warrington, Cheshire, England, UK
Height: 5' 10" (178 cm)
Claim to Fame: Single "Never Gonna Give You Up"
Body & Soul is Rick Astley's fourth album, released in 1993. It is generally considered to have been a flop, failing to enter the UK album chart. The album charted for a week at number 185 on Billboard 200 and reached number 28 in Italy. Two singles were released from the album. After this album, Astley left the music business behind for several years and released no new material until 2001.
He was singing in the band FBI (who gigged in pubs and clubs) when he was "discovered" by producer Pete Waterman in 1985.
Plays drums, piano/keyboards, guitar and saxophone.
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April 4, 2008, 5:27 pm PDT
NEW YORK (Billboard) - It`s been more than 20 years since Rick Astley`s "Never Gonna Give You Up" topped the Billboard Hot 100, but it is once again infiltrating the public consciousness thanks to the phenomenon known as "RickRolling."
Around March 2007, bloggers and online social networkers started casually linking to the song`s nostalgically `80s music video via YouTube. RickRolling was a psych-out for readers who would click on tantalizing hyperlinks, only to fall prey to a young Astley`s blonde bouffant and... Read More
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