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Chris Rea
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    (March 4, 1951- )
    Born in Middlesbrough, North Riding of Yorkshire, United Kingdom
    Birth name is Christopher Anton Rea
    Hit song 'Fool (If You Think It's Over)' reached #12 on the Billboard Hot 100 (1978)
    Recorded 'I Can Hear Your Heartbeat,' 'Stainsby Girls,' 'Josephine,' 'On the Beach,' 'Let's Dance,' 'Tell Me There's a Heaven,' 'Looking for the Summer,' 'Nothing To Fear,' and 'Julia'
    He is a Danny Bonaduce lookalike.
    The Guinness Rockopedia described him as 'a gravel-voiced guitar stalwart.'
    He shot down an internet story claiming he had donated between 25 to 100,000 pounds to the Conservative Party (2009).
    He recounted his first trip to the Grammy Awards by saying: [I] thought I was going to bump into people who mattered, like Ry Cooder or Randy Newman. But I was surrounded by pop stars.'
    He married his high school sweetheart.
    He sold more than 30 million albums worldwide.
    'Fool (If You Think Its Over)' spent three weeks at No. 1 on the Adult Contemporary chart (1978).
    He received a Grammy nomination as Best New Artist in 1979.
    He was nominated for the Brit Award for Best British Male Artist in three consecutive years (1988 - 90).
    He wrote 'Saudade' as a tribute to Formula One champion Ayrton Senna.
    He underwent treatment for pancreatic cancer and later suffered a stroke.
    He was forced to cancel several tour concerts after collapsing onstage during a performance (Dec. 2017).

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