"Leo Sayer" (born on May 21, 1948) is a performing artist whose singing career has spanned four decades.
He was born "Gerard Hugh Sayer" at Shoreham-by-Sea, Sussex, England, and he has had huge success with his single and album releases, in both the UK and US. He was initially discovered by David Courtney who co managed him with singer-turned-manager Adam Faith.Sayer began his music career co-writing songs with David Courtney, including "Giving It All Away", which gave Roger Daltrey of The Who his first hit as a soloist in 1973.
That same year Sayer began his career as a recording artist. At the time of his initial chart breakthrough in Britain, with his debut hit "The Show Must Go On", he wore a pierrot style outfit and make-up, but dropped it soon afterwards, and his now distinctive curly hair is widely recognisable. The name Leo was given him by Courtney, inspired by the star sign and lion mane.
His subsequent hits included, "Long Tall Glasses"; "Orchard Road", "You Make Me Feel Like Dancing"; the romantic ballad "When I Need You", which reached No. 1 in 1977; and remakes of Bobby Vee's "More Than I Can Say" (his fourth UK number 2 hit); and Buddy Holly's "Rainin...