David Essex

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David Albert Cook, 23 July 1947, Plaistow, London, England. Originally a drummer in the semi-professional Everons, Essex subsequently turned to singing during the mid-60s, and recorded a series of unsuccessful singles for a variety of labels. On the advice of his influential manager, Derek Bowman, he switched to acting and after a series of minor roles gained his big break upon winning the lead part in the stage musical Godspell. This was followed by the authentic 50s-inspired film That’ll... Read more

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70s
pop
rock
glam rock
male vocalists
classic rock
british
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