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Gilbert O'Sullivan - 70's Pop Star


Gilbert O'Sullivan - Pop star lived at St George's Hill Weybridge in 1970s. Had a string of hits including Clair, Get Down (winner of an Ivor Novello award for best song of the year), No Matter How I Try (another Ivor Novello Award).
His first Gold Disc was in 1972 -  O'Sullivan reached international stardom with the ballad, "Alone Again (Naturally)", which reached No. 3 in UK; No. 1 in the U.S., spending six weeks at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart and selling nearly two million copies.
His real name is Raymond O'Sullivan, a Catholic born in Ireland.
Gilbert O'Sullivan sang most of his songs while playing the piano.
The former art college student composed songs for 3 years while earning a living as a salesman and messenger. He sent the songs on demo tapes to Gordon Mills who was the manager of Tom Jones (another former St George's Hill Weybridge resident) and Englebert Humperdink.

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His look was also key to getting noticed - image was everything in the 70's. He wore short trouser, a jacket that was too small and big hair.
Said to have been very quiet - quoted as saying 'I have never given a party in my life' - and as a non-driver he walked a lot and relied on his brother who lived in a flat at his St Georges Hill home to drive his Mercedes.
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