Birth Name: Richard Paul Astley
Birth Place: Newton-le-Willows, Lancashire, England
Years Active: 1985–1993, 2001–present
Genres: Pop, Blue-Eyed Soul, Eurobeat
Richard Astley was born on February 6, 1966 in in Newton-le-Willows, Lancashire, England, and is a pop singer and radio personality. Astley is most well-known for his international hit single, “Never Gonna Give You Up” (1987), which peaked at #1 on the single chart in 25 countries. In 1993, Astley retired from the music industry; however in 2007 he became an internet sensation when renewed interest in his massive hit single surfaced again all over the web. Astley began his musical career singing in his local church choir at the age of ten, and by the time he was a teenager he had formed numerous bands and had played drums in a number of local bands. After leaving school at sixteen, Astle...
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