His hair game is still impressive and remarkably unchanged since the Eighties. Astley, 50, is sitting in the restaurant at the Sunset Marquis in West Hollywood the day after a triumphant sold-out show at the Troubadour. The two gigs — his first in the U. The first true sign of life occurred in June when 50 , a soulful, often revealing, collection of pop songs written, produced and played entirely by Astley, debuted on top of the British albums chart, landing the singer his first Number One album in the U. As 50 , out in the U. One day Robert Plant approached him by the pool. It turns out the Led Zeppelin singer wanted a photo with Astley for his nephew.
Pete Waterman, songwriter, co-producer
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T he internet got a new folk hero yesterday when a Reddit user managed to Rick Roll Rick Astley himself. The image was a photo of the young pop star riding around on a bicycle backstage in Las Vegas on his very first tour. This is from my 1st tour in 89, backstage in Vegas. After posting the flashback picture, Astley, who is a bit of a Reddit regular and legend thanks to a few famous interactions with fans on the site, stuck around to chat with fans and answer questions. The user claimed they had met Astley backstage when they were 12 and posted a link presumably to a photo of the two of them kicking it at a concert. That was not it at all though. When Astley clicked on the link, what he got was Rick rolled. Contact us at editors time.
Rick Astley, singer
Richard Paul Astley born 6 February is an English singer, songwriter and radio personality. He rose to fame through his association with the production trio Stock Aitken Waterman ; his recording of their song " Never Gonna Give You Up " was a number 1 hit single in 25 countries, winning the Brit Award for Best British Single. Astley made a comeback in , becoming an Internet phenomenon when the music video for "Never Gonna Give You Up" became integral to the meme known as " rickrolling ". Astley was born on 6 February in Newton-le-Willows in Lancashire, the fourth child of his family.
After I started writing a few tunes, I became the singer. I signed a deal, but within months Stock Aitken Waterman started having No 1s, so I was put on the backburner. I worked at the studio, making tea and sandwiches, but also watching how SAW made their records. Usually, Pete would suggest a title and give Matt [Aitken] and Mike [Stock] an example of the sort of song he wanted. Matt normally played guitar and they both played keyboards really well. Then they got a Fairlight synthesiser-sampler delivered. I helped them get it out of the box. I made the tea while their programmer, Ian Curnow, did the basic track. Mike sang the melody literally into my ear and I went in and sang it.