Chris de Burgh – singer from the UK
Chris de Burgh’s real name is Christopher John Davison. He was born on 15 October 1948 in Argentina. Initially, the talented singer, songwriter, and musician enjoyed rock. However, with time, Chris started focusing on pop music. De Burgh’s hits reached high spots on British and American charts. He was also very popular abroad. Chris has numerous fans in Norway, Brazil, and Russia. In 1986, his song “Lady in Red” conquered charts all over the world. Since the beginning of his singing career, De Burgh sold more than 45 million copies of his albums in many countries.
The talented singer was born in a small city called Venado Tuerto. His father, Charles Davison, was a British ambassador while his mom was a secretary from Ireland. When Chris decided to become a musician, he chose his mother’s last name for a pseudonym since it seemed more appropriate for a celebrity. The Davison family moved around a lot. Young Chris lived in Malta, Nigeria, and the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
When De Burgh was a teenager, his family decided to settle in Ireland where the boy’s dad purchased a castle. The 12th-century building was in dire straits. However, Charles renovated the castle and turned it into a successful hotel. In the hotel, Chris arranged his first concerts, performing for the guests. The talented young man enrolled in Marlborough College in England. Then he went on to Trinity College in Dublin. De Burgh was studying English, French, and History. After graduating, the young man decided to become a professional musician.