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Chris de Burgh Net Worth

Chris de Burgh Net Worth 2018: Wiki, Married, Family, Wedding, Salary, Siblings

Christopher John Davidson net worth is
$45 Million

Christopher John Davidson Wiki/Biography

Chris De Burgh was born on October 15, 1948 in Buenos Aires, Argentina as Christopher John Davidson. He has been married to Diane since 1977. They have three children.



Full NameChris de Burgh
Net Worth$45 Million
Date Of BirthOctober 15, 1948
Place Of BirthBuenos Aires, Argentina
Height5' 6" (1.68 m)
ProfessionSoundtrack, Music Department, Actor
EducationTrinity College, Dublin, Marlborough College, The Lady in Red, A Spaceman Came Traveling, Don't Pay the Ferryman, Heidenheim, Germany, Dublin 2, Ireland, Gateshead Quays, Gateshead, United Kingdom
SpouseDiane Davison
ChildrenRosanna Davison, Michael Davison, Hubie Davison, The Lady in Red, A Spaceman Came Traveling, Don't Pay the Ferryman, Heidenheim, Germany, Dublin 2, Ireland, Gateshead Quays, Gateshead, United Kingdom
ParentsCharles Davison, Maeve Emily de Burgh, The Lady in Red, A Spaceman Came Traveling, Don't Pay the Ferryman, Heidenheim, Germany, Dublin 2, Ireland, Gateshead Quays, Gateshead, United Kingdom
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NominationsBrit Award for British Single, Juno Award for International Single of the Year, Echo Award for Best International Rock/Pop Male Artist, Brit Award for British Male Solo Artist, VIP Style Award for Most Stylish Couple, The Lady in Red, A Spaceman Came Traveling, Don't Pay the Ferryman, Heidenheim, Ge...
MoviesChris De Burgh: Beautiful Dreams Live, How to Cheat in the Leaving Certificate, Chris De Burgh: Live in Concert: The Road to Freedom, Heidenheim, Germany, Dublin 2, Ireland, Gateshead Quays, Gateshead, United Kingdom
#Trademark
1Songs with romantic, historical or religious themes.
#Quote
1[performing in Europe] There's this song "Borderline", which is about a man going off to war but his girlfriend is from the other country, so he wants to keep it going and start things up again when it's over. It has a line "But these are only boys and I will never know/ how men can see the wisdom in a war", and that always gets a massive cheer.
2[on "Crime of the Century" by Supertramp] They had a big influence and this is a stunning album. You don't have to be a fan. It's evocative and provoking and it takes me back.
3[on Peter Gabriel] I've known him for years and I put him very high on my list of people I admire. He's always ploughed his own furrow. I just adore his use of rhythm.
4[on his favourite album by The Beatles, "Rubber Soul"] Just looking at the titles, every single track has fantastic melodies: "Drive My Car", "Norwegian Wood", "Michelle" ... just amazing stuff. And the pressure those guys were under; they were coming out with three albums a year. It was almost as if there was a mine with gorgeous melodies and these guys went in first.
5I learned my trade, my craft, almost at the feet of the Great Masters.
6I was brought up in this old castle. Sounds romantic but it was extremely cold.
7I've written a lot of songs, like "Don't Pay the Ferryman", and rock hits like "High on Emotion" was a number one in many countries and that's a good old stonker, but "Lady in Red" just seems to have hit a chord worldwide.
8[on "The Living Years" by Mike + The Mechanics] When I first heard this, I had to pull the car over because I was crying so hard. It discusses the difficulties between fathers and sons and I had a very difficult relationship with my father. The words are staggering and the music is beautiful.
9[on "Ombra mai fu" by George Frideric Handel] This really is a soaring and majestic piece of music. I'd love to put English words to it and record it one day.
10[on "Without You" by Harry Nilsson] There's an entire X Factor (The X Factor (2004)) generation that thinks it's good to sob your way through a song. It's absolute crap. Unless you genuinely feel it, it just sounds fabricated. When Nilsson sings this, it has real impact.
11[on "What A Fool Believes" by The Doobie Brothers] I love the story in this song. I also admire the writing - the rhythm sounds so complicated, I have no idea how they wrote or recorded it.
12[on For a Few Dollars More (1965)] Morricone (Ennio Morricone) has written soundtracks for about 400 films but this theme stands out. It starts off with a pocket watch playing a tinkly melody and grows into a massive orchestral piece.
13As a songwriter what I try to do is put across a strong melody. For example, "The Lady in Red", which starts with this movement 'I've never seen you looking so lovely' and then, it's called tension and release, when it gets to the chorus it goes 'Lady in Red' and everything kind of smooths down. And that's what I learned from listening to Lennon and McCartney music.
14As far as I'm concerned, a strong melody is one that people that you've never met before the other side of the world can repeatedly remember and sing along to.
15I would be very reluctant actually to say that I've written melodies that can stand the test of time like most of The Beatles's songs.
16[on the Royal Albert Hall] The most prestigious venue in the world.
17[on the first single he bought, "Please Please Me" by The Beatles] What really struck me about the song was the way that McCartney (Paul McCartney) held the high note and John Lennon peeled off it. That was really unusual.
18Please! No more boy bands! I'm sick of them!
19"The Lady in Red" appears to transport people into a different place, to involve people in a dream perhaps.
20Love songs are the most complex to write because everybody knows about it.
#Fact
1At a songwriting awards ceremony in 1992, de Burgh claimed that his song "The Lady in Red" was the most commonly used song to listen to while making love. Phil Collins, also at the ceremony, then asked what people did for the other three minutes.
2Performed live with the candidates of Star Academy 4 in Lebanon. [February 2007]
3After his wife was pictured wearing a red dress, people speculated he wrote 'Lady In Red' for his wife. He has always strenuously denied this.
4Adopted his mother's maiden name - de Burgh - as his professional name.
5Educated at Marlborough College, Wiltshire, England.
6(February 2, 2007) Performed live with the candidates of Star Academy 4 in Lebanon.
7His favorite songs are "Long Train Running" by The Doobie Brothers, "Over The Rainbow" by Eva Cassidy, "Mr Tambourine Man" by The Byrds, "It Must Have Been Love" by Roxette, "Without You" by Harry Nilsson, "While You See A Chance" by Steve Winwood, "American Tune" by Paul Simon, "Unbreak My Heart" by Toni Braxton, "The Living Years" by Mike + The Mechanics and "Let It Be" by The Beatles. (Source: BBC Radio 2 "Tracks of My Years").
8He is estimated to have sold more than 45 million albums.
9On January 30th 2004, he performed with the students of Star Academy in Beirut, Lebanon.
10He and Lebanese pop singer, Elissa, have recorded a duo called "Lebanese Night".
11His daughter Rosanna Davison was crowned Miss World on Dec. 6, 2003. She beat 105 other contestants from around the world.
12Singer/songwriter.
13His song "The Lady in Red" spent three weeks at number one on the British singles chart in the summer of 1986 and stayed on the chart for 14 weeks. It was his third British hit single and the first to get into the top 40.

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Paper Towns2015writer: "THE LADY IN RED"
Color Congruity2015Short writer: "Lady in Red"
Bob Servant2014TV Mini-Series writer - 1 episode
Udo Jürgens - Mitten im Leben2014TV Movie performer: "Sixty-Six"
Bates MotelTV Series performer - 1 episode, 2013 writer - 1 episode, 2013
Austenland2013performer: "Lady in Red" / writer: "Lady in Red"
PsychTV Series performer - 1 episode, 2012 writer - 1 episode, 2012
10 Years2011writer: "The Lady In Red"
Celebrity JuiceTV Series performer - 1 episode, 2011 writer - 1 episode, 2011
Dancing on IceTV Series performer - 1 episode, 2009 writer - 1 episode, 2009
Herois quotidiansTV Series performer - 1 episode, 2008 writer - 1 episode, 2008
Baby Mama2008performer: "The Lady in Red" / writer: "The Lady in Red"
Patinando por un sueñoTV Series performer - 1 episode, 2007 writer - 1 episode, 2007
The Ferryman2007"Don't Pay The Ferryman"
SupernaturalTV Series performer - 1 episode, 2007 writer - 1 episode, 2007
Buat Al-Gaida2007TV Series writer - 1 episode
That Mitchell and Webb Look2006TV Series writer - 1 episode
Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story2004performer: "Lady in Red" / writer: "Lady in Red"
Bill Bailey: Part Troll2004Video documentary writer: "Cousin in Red"
New Zealand Idol2004TV Series writer - 1 episode
Monkey DustTV Series performer - 1 episode writer - 1 episode
Idols!2002TV Series writer - 1 episode
Deutschland sucht den Superstar2002TV Series writer - 1 episode
EastEndersTV Series performer - 6 episodes, 2000 - 2001 writer - 2 episodes, 2000 - 2001
Stars in Their EyesTV Series writer - 6 episodes, 1990 - 2000 performer - 1 episode, 2000
American Psycho2000performer: "Lady in Red" / writer: "Lady in Red" - as Christopher John Davison
Erich von Däniken - 30 Jahre Erinnerungen an die Zukunft1998TV Movie documentary performer: "A Spaceman Came Travelling" - uncredited
Ang maton at ang showgirl1998performer: "Lady In Red" / writer: "Lady In Red"
TohuwabohuTV Series performer - 1 episode, 1997 writer - 1 episode, 1997
Freunde fürs LebenTV Series performer - 3 episodes, 1994 - 1996 writer - 1 episode, 1996
Mystery Science Theater 30001994TV Series writer - 1 episode
Reasonable DoubtsTV Series performer - 1 episode, 1991 writer - 1 episode, 1991
Birds of a FeatherTV Series performer - 1 episode, 1989 writer - 1 episode, 1989
Children's Ward1989TV Series 2 episodes
Miami ViceTV Series performer - 2 episodes, 1987 - 1989 writer - 1 episode, 1987
Only Fools and Horses....TV Series performer - 1 episode, 1989 writer - 1 episode, 1989
Working Girl1988performer: "The Lady in Red" - as Chris DeBurgh / writer: "The Lady in Red" - as Chris DeBurgh
Split Decisions1988performer: "The Spirit of Man" / writer: "The Spirit of Man"
Arthur 2: On the Rocks1988performer: "LOVE IS MY DECISION" / writer: "LOVE IS MY DECISION"
If You Could See What I Hear1982writer: "Carry On", "Something Else Again"

Music Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Adventures of Dawdle the DonkeyTV Series composer - 20 episodes, 1996 - 1997 performer - 20 episodes, 1996 - 1997

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
How to Cheat in the Leaving Certificate1997Petrol Pumper
Liederzirkus1981TV Movie

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Wright Stuff2016TV SeriesHimself - Special Guest
Weekend2016TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Willkommen bei Carmen Nebel2004-2016TV SeriesHimself
Brisant2015TV Series documentaryHimself
Loose Women2006-2014TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Performer
Udo Jürgens - Mitten im Leben2014TV MovieHimself
Night of the Proms2013TV SeriesHimself - Singer
Strictly Come Dancing: It Takes Two2010-2011TV Series documentaryHimself
The Xtra Factor2011TV SeriesHimself
Die Hit-Giganten2010TV Series documentaryHimself
The One Show2009-2010TV SeriesHimself
Breakfast2004-2010TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Singer / Songwriter / ...
BBC Proms2009TV SeriesHimself
Xposé2009TV SeriesHimself
Hell's Kitchen2009TV SeriesHimself
Chris Moyles Quiz Night2009TV SeriesHimself
The Alan Titchmarsh Show2009TV SeriesHimself
Ant & Dec's Saturday Night Takeaway2009TV SeriesHimself - Performer
Saturday Kitchen2009TV SeriesHimself
III nach neun2009TV SeriesHimself
Die ultimative Chartshow2005-2008TV Series documentaryHimself
Play It Again2007TV SeriesHimself
Musik für Sie2007TV SeriesHimself
Comic Relief 2007: The Big One2007TV SpecialHimself - Performer
Tubridy Tonight2006TV SeriesHimself
Verstehen Sie Spaß?1994-2006TV SeriesHimself
This Morning2006TV SeriesHimself
NDR Talk Show2006TV SeriesHimself
Songs of Praise2004-2006TV SeriesHimself
Live 82005TV Special documentaryHimself - Berlin
Gottschalk & Friends2005TV SeriesHimself
More All-Time Greatest Love Songs2005TV Movie documentaryHimself
Down to Earth2005TV SeriesHimself
José Carreras Gala2004TV SeriesHimself
Melodien für Millionen2004TV SeriesHimself
Richard & Judy2004TV SeriesHimself
The Terry and Gaby Show2004TV SeriesHimself
Liquid News2004TV SeriesHimself
Wetten, dass..?2004TV SeriesHimself
Miss World 2003 Pageant2003TV SpecialHimself - Audience Member
Kelly1992-2003TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Guest
Live Talk2001TV Series documentaryHimself
80s Mania2001TV Movie documentaryPerformer
VH-1 Where Are They Now?2000TV Series documentaryHimself
Stars in Their Eyes2000TV SeriesHimself - Surprise Guest
Millionär gesucht! - Die SKL Show2000TV SeriesHimself
Showpalast1999TV SeriesHimself - Singer
Talking Telephone Numbers1996-1997TV Series
Diana: The Nation's Farewell1997TV MovieHimself
Noel's Christmas Presents1996TV MovieHimself - Special Guest
Surprise Surprise!1994TV SeriesHimself - Performer
Peter's Pop Show1992TV SeriesHimself
This Is Your Life1992TV Series documentaryHimself
Top of the Pops1986-1992TV SeriesHimself
Cue the Music1991TV SeriesHimself (1993)
The Simple Truth: A Concert for Kurdish Refugees1991TV MovieHimself
ITV Telethon1990TV SeriesHimself - Singer
The Royal Variety Performance 19891989TV MovieHimself
Wogan1987-1989TV Series
Homeward Bound1989TV SeriesHimself
Cannon and Ball1988TV SeriesHimself
Live from Her Majesty's1988TV SeriesHimself
The Grand Knockout Tournament1987TV SpecialHimself
Entre amigos1986TV SeriesHimself
Bitte umblättern1982-1986TV Series documentaryHimself
Champs-Elysées1984TV SeriesHimself
Na sowas!1982-1984TV SeriesHimself
Euro-Show1984TV MovieHimself - Singer
L'académie des 91982TV SeriesHimself
Razzamatazz1982TV SeriesHimself
Show-Express1982TV SeriesHimself - Singer
Sight & Sound in Concert1978TV SeriesHimself

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
TV Heaven, Telly Hell2007TV SeriesHimself
Willkommen bei Carmen Nebel2007TV SeriesHimself
Room 1011994-2000TV SeriesHimself

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