Gilbert O'Sullivan

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Rock Singer
Date of Birth December 1, 1946
Place of Birth Ireland
Age 74 years old
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Gilbert O'Sullivan

Gilbert O'Sullivan is an Irish singer songwriter, best known for his early 1970s hits "Alone Again", "Clair", and "Get Down". Worldwide he has charted 16 top-40 records, including six No. 1 songs, the first of which was 1970's "Nothing Rhymed". Across his career, he has recorded 19 studio albums, up to his UK top 20 self-titled record in 2018. Speaking in 2009 he said, "I write pop songs. That's all I want to do. I have no interest in just touring, and living in the past." The music magazine Record Mirror voted him the top UK male singer of 1972. He has received three Ivor Novello Awards, including "Songwriter of the Year" in 1973.

Birth name: Raymond Edward O'Sullivan
Born: December 1, 1946, Waterford, Ireland
Genres: Soft rock, pop, easy listening
Occupation(s): Singer-songwriter, pianist
Instruments: Vocals, piano
Years active: 1967–present
Labels: Bygum Records, CBS, MAM
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About Gilbert O'Sullivan

Famous in the early 1970s for such hit songs as "Get Down" and "Alone Again (Naturally)," this Irish vocalist released several top United Kingdom albums, including Back to Front and I'm a Writer, Not a Fighter.

Before Fame

While studying at the Swindon College of Art, he became the drummer for Rick Davies' early music group, Rick's Blues. His first Top Ten hit was the 1970 track "Nothing Rhymed."


In 2011, he released an album titled Gilbertville.

Family Life

Born Raymond Edward O'Sullivan, he grew up in Waterford, Ireland and Wiltshire, England. He and his Norwegian wife, Aase, welcomed their first daughter, Helen-Marie, in 1980, and their second child, Tara, in 1982.


In the late 1960s, music manager Gordon Mills (who also represented the popular singer Engelbert Humperdinck) signed O'Sullivan to his MAM Records label.

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