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Since the s, he has attained 19 Top 40 singles in the UK including two number ones and 16 Top 40 albums. He Come My Way (Clean) - Big Tone - Come My Way also had an extensive career as an actor. Essex was born in PlaistowEssex now a neighbourhood in the London Borough of Newhamincluded in the establishment of Greater London on 1 April Essex was two years old when his parents moved out of the overcrowded home the family was sharing with relatives, Oh What A Circus - David Essex - Greatest Hits Canning Town where he grew up.
Essex attended Star Lane Primary School. He loved playing football and did not answer any of the questions in the Eleven plus exam for entry into a grammar schoolso that he could ensure he attended Shipman County Secondary School where he knew they played the game. He then toured with a band called 'David Essex and the Mood Indigo' for two years and released a further seven singles in the s.
He also recorded two songs, 'A Rose' and 'Leon and John and Billy and Me' which remain unreleased, but exist as acetates. His first notable acting role aside from small appearances in the films Assault and All Coppers Are Two years later, he starred in the film That'll Be the Day  and recorded his international hit single, the self-penned " Rock On ", in the same year.
It sold over one million copies, and was awarded a gold disc by the R. It was nominated for a Grammy and reached No.
In the s, Essex emerged as a performer of some note. He also appeared in Stardusta sequel to That'll Be the Day. Essex's pop idol looks gave him a strong female fan base and his British tours created scenes of hysteria reminiscent of Beatlemania. According to The Guinness Book of British Hit Singles he was voted the number one British male vocalist inand was a teen idol for more than a decade.
Inhe appeared on Jeff Wayne 's Rosanna - Toto - The Collection album, a musical version of The War of the Worldsas the Artilleryman. In the UK the two-record set remains a bestseller.
In the same year, Essex played the character Che in the original production of the Andrew Lloyd Webber musical Evita and his recording of the show's " Oh What a Circus "  reached Number 3.
Essex, a keen motorcyclist, waived his fee for the then-new electric start Triumph Bonneville he had contracted to advertise on behalf of the struggling Triumph motorcycle workers' co-operative. The score produced two more hit singles, including "Tahiti," his tenth Top 10 success.
Essex continued to perform in all areas of show business. A sitcom, " The River ", achieved good ratings. His autobiography, A Charmed Lifewas published inand became a bestseller. He still tours the UK every year and releases albums through his website. Despite his long and successful British career, he remains largely unknown in the United States.
Essex, who claims to come from a family of Irish Travellersplayed a kind-hearted nomad in one episode of ITV1 's s Yorkshire -based drama Heartbeat Oh What A Circus - David Essex - Greatest Hits Inhe appeared as a guest vocalist and wrote songs for Saint Etienne 's album Tales from Turnpike House.
The Christmas Number One. Essex was due to join the cast of soap opera EastEndersin earlyas new character Jack Edwards. However, the role was expanded beyond Oh What A Circus - David Essex - Greatest Hits three weeks planned, and Essex was unable to commit the time. In the recording, he explains his reasons for supporting West Ham and his love of the team. Essex used to record and release records on his own 'Lamplight' record label.
He has since changed the name of his company to Joseph Webster Ltd, named after his first grandchild. He followed this in the autumn with a sell-out tour of the UK, named the Secret Tour. Essex Michael Rabon And The Five Americans* - Virginia Girl / Call On Me released a DVD on his website of the last night of the tour, filmed in Bournemouth.
He returned to London's West End with his own hit musical All the Fun of the Fair but with a different ending to that performed in the Provinces. He first met her at the end of whilst she was auditioning for a role in Essex's musical, All the Fun of the Fair.
He had previously been married to Maureen Neal in and Carlotta Christy in Essex has five children. In Januaryit was announced that Essex had finally joined the cast of EastEnders as Eddie Moonfive years after he was initially supposed to appear in the show. Eddie left the square on 6 October He then wrote the music score for the film Travellerin which he co-starred with his son Billy Cook who played the main role as a half-gypsy trying to find his identity.
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