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David Essex
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    (July 23, 1947- )
    Birth name is David Cook
    Recorded 'Rock On' (1973), 'Lamplight' (1973), 'Gonna Make You a Star' (1974), 'Hold Me Close' (1975), 'Oh What a Circus' (1978), 'Silver Dream Machine' (1980), 'A Winter's Tale' (1982). Starred in 'That'll be the Day' (1973), 'Stardust' (1974), 'Silver Dream Racer' (1980). On London stage in 'Godspell' (1971-1972), 'Evita' (1978), 'Mutiny!' (1985-1986) and 'She Stoops to Conquer' (1993)
    He smokes.
    He appears bitter about being a one-hit wonder in America.
    He claims he was offered the role of Che Guevara in the film version of 'Evita,' even though he was 49 when the film opened.
    He chose his stage name because he was living in the county of Essex at the time.
    He has a tattoo of a star on his left shoulder.
    He was nominated for a Grammy as Best New Artist (1974).
    He wrote most of his own hit records.
    He formed his own record company after he was dropped by PolyGram.
    He was the 1990 Voluntary Service Overseas ambassador and served in Uganda.
    He is the father of twin sons.
    He was honored as an Officer of the Order of the British Empire in 1999.
    He flies his own helicopter.

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