Sunday, May 4, 2008

Never gonna give him up

Published Date: 05 May 2008 By CLAIRE BLACK: He may have retreated from the limelight at the height of his fame, but we have never forgotten the 80s' pop phenomenon that was Rick Astley. CLAIRE BLACK asks what it was that persuaded him to come out of retirement and go on tour RICK ASTLEY, Stock, Aitken & Waterman's only talented act. Oh keep your hair on, Big Fun were amazing, but you know what I mean. Rick Astley stood out back in 1987 and not just because of the height of his quiff. He stood out because he could sing. And that, in the era of Milli Vanilli and Jason Donovan, was a rarity.

And, of course, the other thing about Rick Astley that set him apart is that, despite his debut single being No 1 in 16 countries, clocking up record sales of 19 million and amassing a horde of squealing fans that Bros could only dream about, at the height of his powers, aged only 26, he left it all behind.

And now he's back...

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