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David Essex's first notable acting role was the lead in the stage musical, Godspell in 1971. Two years later, he starred in the film That'll Be The Day (1973) and recorded a major hit single, "Rock On" (which he wrote himself), in the same year. A second single, "Lamplight", also reached the British Top 10.
In the 1970s, Essex emerged as one of the UK's top performers. His biggest hits during this decade included a pair of…

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  • saw David Essex in concert in 1983,I was 18 but he had been around years,but what a showman brilliant gig even back then in the dark ages.
  • rock on. thug pop.
  • Hold me close <3
  • Very underrated singer.
  • Silver Dream Machine
  • Gorgeous blue eyes ;)
  • Wow, he wrote Rock On all by himself? What an achievement.. 4 words and barely a comprehensive background beat!
  • David was fantastic at the NIA in Birmingham last night on the " once in a life time tour". still love ya sounding sexier than ever.
  • Jesus Christ, his eponymous album is incredible.
  • Come join us at Unsigned Christmas. A group designed for raising awareness of new artists taking Christmas & all music into a new decade. The Unsigned Christmas album has the top tunes to be heard this Christmas. http://www.last.fm/group/Unsigned+Christmas

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