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Billy Ocean

Billy Ocean

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Billy Ocean (1984)

Interview by Simon Witter, Rock's Backpages audio, 14 November 1984

From tailoring in Savile Row to 'Caribbean Queen' – Billy tells of his fight to break away from the cabaret circuit of his early days to score his mega-hits of the mid-'80s.

File format: mp3; in 2 parts, total file sizes: 55.1mb, total interview length: 1 h 00' 14" sound quality: ***

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Billy Ocean: The Other Side of the Ocean

Interview by David Hancock, Record Mirror, 3 April 1976

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Billy Ocean: Love Zone (Jive HIPLP 35)

Review by Chris Roberts, Sounds, 3 May 1986

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The pacific world of Billy Ocean

Interview by Michael Azerrad, Rolling Stone, 14 July 1988

Fame hasn't rocked the even-keeled pop singer ...

Billy Ocean

Book Excerpt by Phil Hardy, Dave Laing, The Faber Companion to 20th-Century Popular Music, 2001

b. Leslie Sebastian Charles, 21 January 1950, Trinidad ...


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