Chris de Burgh (born Christopher John Davison, 15 October 1948) is an Argentine-born British-Irish singer-songwriter. He is most famous for his 1986 love song «The Lady in Red«, which reached number one in Belgium, Canada, Ireland, Norway, the United Kingdom and South Africa.

De Burgh was born in Venado Tuerto, Argentina, to Colonel Charles Davison, a British diplomat, and Maeve Emily de Burgh, an Irish secretary.His father had substantial farming interests, and Chris spent much of his early years in Malta, Nigeria and Zaire, as he, his mother and brother accompanied Colonel Davison on his diplomatic and engineering work.

 

 

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