Chris DeBurgh









Chris DeBurgh

Chris DeBurgh

was born as Christopher John Davison in Pergamino, Province of Buenos Aires, Argentina, on October 15, 1948. Chris is a singer and songwriter and one of his biggest hits was Lady In Red. The song was a huge hit in Britain in 1986. He was also popular in many other countries such as Germany, Brazil, Norway, and Iran. His father was a British diplomat, Colonel Charles Davison. His mother was Maeve Emily de Burgh and she was an Irish secretary. His father was interested in farming so the family went with him on his Engineering and Diplomatic trips to Malta, Nigeria, and Zaire. The family settled in Bargy Castle in Ireland, which was a twelfth century castle which had been bought by his maternal grandfather. The castle was converted into a hotel and Chris got a lot of his early musical experience performing for the guests of the hotel. He got a Master of Arts Degree in French, English, and History at the Marlborough College in Wiltshire, England and graduated from Trinity College in Dublin.

Chris signed up with A&M Records in 1974 and supported Supertramp on their Crime of the Century tour. While doing this he acquired his own fans. His debut album, Far Beyond These Castle Walls, was released in 1975 but it failed to gain any attention. In July of the same year he released a single from the album called, Flying, did not gain any success in the U. K. But it hit the Brazilian charts and stayed there for 17 weeks. All throughout the 1970's his albums failed to chart in the United States and the U. K. But they charted and were big successes in Europe and the South American countries. He released his first charted album in the U. K. In 1981. The album was called Best Moves and it was a collection from songs from his previous albums. In 1982 he released the album, The Getaway, and it reached number 30 on the U. K. charts and number 43 in the U. S..

Chris had a long career and he was involved in local charities and also world wide issues. He helped to raise millions of dollars in aid for Kurdish refugees in 1991. In 2001 he performed a charity concert for victims of the New Year s Eve disaster in Volendam, Netherland. He also performed in the series of Live8 concerts and also many British and Irish charities. In January, 2007, Chris was appointed an Ambassador for Intergovernmental Institution for the use of Micro-algae Spirulina Against Malnutrition.

Chris has released a total of 26 albums, 6 music videos and DVDs, and 20 Top100 Singles in the U. K..