Billy Ocean
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1950-01-21
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Billy Ocean

Billy Ocean Biography (Wikipedia)

Billy Ocean (born Leslie Sebastian Charles; 21 January 1950) is a Trinidadian-English recording artist who had a string of R&B international pop hits in the 1970s and 1980s. He was the most popular Trinidad - British R&B singer-songwriter of the early to mid-1980s. After scoring his first four UK Top 20 successes, seven years passed before he accumulated a series of transatlantic successes, including three US  No. 1's. His 1985 hit "When the Going Gets Tough, the Tough Get Going" reached  No. 1 in the UK and  No. 2 in the US. In 1985, Ocean won the Grammy Award for Best Male R&B Vocal Performance for his worldwide hit "Caribbean Queen (No More Love on the Run)" and in 1987 was nominated for the Brit Award for Best British Male Artist. His 1988 hit "Get Outta My Dreams, Get into My Car" reached  No. 1 in the US and  No. 3 in the UK.

In 2002, the University of Westminster, London, awarded Ocean an honorary doctorate of music. In 2010, Ocean was presented with the Lifetime Achievement Award at the MOBO Awards. On 29 July 2011, Ocean became a Companion of the Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts, presented to him by Sir Paul McCartney. He is a member of the Rastafari movement.

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Billy Ocean Performances & Interviews


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Love Really Hurts Without You
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Love Really Hurts Without You
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When the Going Gets Tough, the Tough Get Going
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When the Going Gets Tough, the Tough Get Going
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Caribbean Queen
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Caribbean Queen
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Red Light Spells Danger
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Red Light Spells Danger
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Loverboy
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Loverboy
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Get Outta My Dreams, Get Into My Car
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Get Outta My Dreams, Get Into My Car
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Upcoming Events

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Burghley House, Leicester, UK
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2019
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Digbeth Arena, Birmingham, UK
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Jul
2019
Billy Ocean, Beverley Knight
Kew Gardens, London, UK
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2019
Billy Ocean, Jess Glynne
Kew Gardens, London, UK

Past BBC Events

BBC Music Presents The Biggest Weekend
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Coventry, War Memorial Park
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2018
BBC Music Presents The Biggest Weekend

BBC Music Presents The Biggest Weekend

Coventry, War Memorial Park
BBC Radio 2 Live in Hyde Park
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Hyde Park, London
2014-09-14T19:59:21
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Sep
2014
BBC Radio 2 Live in Hyde Park

BBC Radio 2 Live in Hyde Park

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Hyde Park, London
Radio 2 Live in Hyde Park: 2014
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Hyde Park, London
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Sep
2014
Radio 2 Live in Hyde Park: 2014

Radio 2 Live in Hyde Park: 2014

Hyde Park, London

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