Chris de Burgh

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Birthday
15, 1948
Birthplace
Argentina
Birth Sign
Libra
Birthday
15, 1948 (age 69)
Birthplace
Argentina

About

Most famous for his 1986 international hit "The Lady in Red," this popular Argentine-born Irish vocalist and songwriter also released such chart-topping albums as Into the Light and Flying Colours.

Before Fame

He studied English, French, and history at Trinity College, Dublin. His first album, Far Beyond These Castle Walls, was released in 1975.

Trivia

The lyrics of many of his songs reflect his interest in military history.

Family Life

Born in Venado Tuerto, Argentina to an Irish mother and an English diplomat father, he grew up in Malta, several African countries, and the United Kingdom. Following their 1977 wedding, he and his wife Diane welcomed a daughter named Rosanna and sons named Michael and Hubie.

Associated With

In 1997, he dedicated his song "There's a New Star Up in Heaven Tonight" to the recently-deceased Princess Diana.