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Leo Sayer Quotes

    Leo Sayer
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  • Name: Leo Sayer
  • Born: 21st May 1948 - Shoreham On Sea, Sussex, England
  • Occupation: Singer, songwriter and musician
  • Height: 5' 4" (1.63 m)
  • Instruments: Vocals, harmonica and guitar
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"I'm one of those terribly self-centred kind of singer-songwriters who can only really feel my own passion"

Leo Sayer

"I’ve been written off as a songwriter and performer more times than I’ve had hot dinners, but you’ve just got to persevere and wait for the ball to bounce back"

Leo Sayer

"He made it happen for me. Adam gave me such confidence, opened doors for me and believed in me more than I did myself in the early days"

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"Live performance is my mainstay because record sales are down from what they were in the Seventies"

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"The hair’s still mad and big and curly. My dad died with a full head of hair, so I have that legacy"

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"Having a studio at home, I can write, record and produce my releases all by myself"

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"I'd like my songs to be remembered. I'm not so worried about myself"

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"I really don't write for anybody else, I only write for myself"

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"You need people like him, he reveals the truth, they’re all scared of the truth of course" (about Julian Assange)

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"You find yourself asking to be driven around in a pink limo, and if the limo turns up and it’s not pink you scream and throw a tantrum"

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"I was blessed with an incredibly fertile imagination. I had all my crazy ideas and they went into my songs"

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"I bump into old rockers and they’re wheezy and tired because of the drugs"

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"Sometimes I feel like Leonard Cohen when he went off to become a Buddhist"

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"I feel like the last man standing"

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"He was a lothario beyond comparison" (about Adam Faith)

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Leo Sayer Biography

Leo Sayer rose to fame in the early 1970's with his soft rock style notching up an impressive first seven hit singles all reaching the U.K. top ten. Curiously enough his then manager Adam Faith had also previously achieved the same feat with his first seven singles reaching the top 5 in the U.K. charts.

Leo Sayer's first raised ripples on the U.K. music scene by co-writing songs with David Courtney which included Roger Daltry of The Who fame gaining his first solo hit in 1973 with "Giving It All Away" which reached the heady heights of No 5 in the U.K. charts. Daltry would never achieve a higher chart position during the rest of his solo career.

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For a decade Leo Sayer rode the crest of a successful pop wave until divorce and financial difficulties were exposed leading to lawsuits against his own management team. 2006 was to see the resurrection of Sayers career gaining a No 1 hit with the remix "Thunder In My Heart Again".

By this time Sayer was living in Australia and he officially became an Australian citizen in 2009. Various tours and TV show appearances kept Sayer busy and with the 2015 release of his latest album "Restless Years" proving popular Leo Sayer then celebrated with a 40 Years At The Top concert in Singapore. These days Leo is still going strong with a tour planned in 2020 and he's still good for a quick quip or two, so this is my compilation of 15 of the best Leo Sayer quotes

Quotes About Leo Sayer

What Elvis Presley said to Leo backstage: "You Make Me Feel Like Dancing. I love that song, man! Michael [Elvis security personnel] has been looking after you. I hear you’re a great guy. And you need to come over to Graceland"

Loenard Cohen spoke about melodic comparison: "I once had that 'nicking' happen with Leo Sayer. Do you remember that song 'When I Need You'? Somebody sued them on my behalf … and they did settle'. They hired a musicologist, who said, that particular motif was in the public domain and, in fact, could be traced back as far as Schubert"

Leo Sayer quote Sometimes I feel like Leonard Cohen when he went off to become a Buddhist