Turning 72 today, Billy Ocean had a string of Pop hits during the 1980’s including “Loverboy” and “Caribbean Queen” which earned Ocean the 1985 Grammy Award.
Billy Ocean was born on this day in 1950
Billy Ocean was born Leslie Sebastian Charles, on the 21 January 1950. Ocean is a Trinidad-born English Grammy Award winning popular music performer who had a string of rhythm and blues international pop hits in the 1970s and 1980s. He was the most popular British-based 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 U.S. number ones. “Caribbean Queen” earned Ocean the 1985 Grammy Award for Best Male R&B Vocal Performance, making him the first British artist to win in that category. Billy Ocean had a string of Pop hits during the 1980’s including “Loverboy”, “When the Going Gets Tough, the Tough Get Going” and “Get Outta My Dreams, Get into My Car”.In January 2016, Ocean appeared on the Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon to perform some of his classic hits as part of a promo tour for his new album. He also announced a Spring Tour 2017 in the UK which took place during March and April 2017.
Look back at the 1984 music video for “Caribbean Queen (No More Love On The Run) by Billy Ocean
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