It is almost 41 years ago to the day that I first heard your song “You Make Feel Like Dancing.” I was living in Southwest England, specifically New Quay, Cornwall. I caught a glimpse of a tv program while heading out one evening and had to stop and listen to your singing. If memory serves correctly I brought an album that was a compilation of rock hits of 73-74 containing that song. Upon my return to the States my luggage was broken into at JFK. The albums were among the item taken. I lost track of the music scene as I got married and got tangled up raising kids.
Tonight I was watching an old Johnny Carson show in which the Muppets played host and you were one of the guests. I looked you up on YouTube and was struck by the number of hits you had. Your voice seemed to be very versatile. Of course I knew the songs and hearing them again brought back memories of the late 70’s.
I also found out that you are still performing. Good for you. Thank you for the songs.
Sorry about my very belated reply – I usually message on Leo’s other message board page more than this one. That’s great to read you included me on your radio show. Apologies also for such a late reply to your question. I would have said no, I get too nervous talking live on air. I spoke live on air one occasion before when I spoke to DJ Mike Reed in 1998. Somehow he figured out I’m a big Leo Sayer fan, and he knew I like Leo’s music. Good to hear you’re a Leo Sayer fan too. Hope you got Leo’s approval too for your radio show. I’m sure your radio show would have been a brilliant one playing all Leo Sayer songs. Jackie.
Hello, My friends and I are looking for an original theme for London based pub crawl. I believe you’ve recently given up drinking but I’m hoping you could provide us with a list of your 10 favourite drinking establishments (pubs) in London? We’ll then instigate what we believe to be the worlds first (you may tell us otherwise) Leo Sayer themed pub crawl. Hope you can help. Carl. ps. Obviously feel free to join us.
Leo, I wish that I could tell you in person or a personal letter how truly glad I am to have known your songs. I wish that I could say that my life has been great, but I had a pretty rough childhood. My mother died when I was 3. My dad was not there. I can remember hearing your song “when I need you” when I was about 4 years old believe it or not. I hadn’t heard that song for literally 30 years…The next time I heard that song, I immediately broke down in tears, and was brought instantly back to what little childhood I could remember that was any good. For that sir, I want to thank you. I would love to hear from you…that would be just icing on the cake. Thanks Leo God Bless
Dear Mr. Sayer,
I’ve been fashionated by your songs since early 1980. At that time I stayed in London in an appartment, where the said “Leo Sayer stayed here”, what was great for me. Please make a concert journey to Europe! Kind regards, Jack Vannisselroij, the Netherlands
Jo Harman slags off Leo Sayer on video from Worthing gig.
Sorry but what a bitch especially after using Leo on her Youtube videos to promote herself previously !
She spends the first few minutes trying to make herself look better by slagging off Leo Sayer. I think her name dropping is bad enough but to try to endear herself to an audience by attacking a veteran musician she’s associated herself with is I think very small minded .
Dear Mr. Sayer
I recently purchased a set of songs by you that have been personal favourites of mine for most of my life. Specifically, they were the three songs you performed on your guest appearance on THE MUPPET SHOW — now that’s going back a while. Even more specifically, The Show Must Go On. Until I saw your performance on that program, the only exposure I had to the song was the “must go on” version performed by Three Dog Night. I was not aware of the differences between them until then. With my purchasing of the music on MP3, I chose your version of the song for my library. As I have said, it has been a personal favourite of mine. I wanted to say one thing — thank you.
I just purchased your album “Don’t wait until tomorrow”
It’s @@@@@@@@@ sensational. Love it
My Dear Sir,
Good morning.I sincerely hope that you are keeping very fine,in good health.Please accept my heartiest wishes on your birthday,on 21st May.
This is one of my countless attempts to reach you,as you have always been my source of inspiration,I’ll be grateful to you,if you please bless me,with your autographed photograph.Though I never got despite my countinous efforts,but I hope that you would not disappoint me,this time.I pray that may God always keep you happy and healthy.
Once again,”HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU !!!!!!!!!!”
With high regards
Sanjay Kumar Joshi
17A,Jadulal Mullick Road
We do we contact you for shows to bring you to South Africa ? Advise info please
Your double is living in New Zealand and plays bridge. I asked him once if he was Leo and he was a bit cagey………….He also has a very English accent!
My wife turns 40 next month and i was wondering if you would be able to send her a birthday card (if i gave you her name and address to post it to ..of course)..that would be awesome if you could and mean a lot…also what would be the chances of you ringing her on the day (big ask but i thought id try)?
Went to Seniors Concert in Sydney today. Leo you were fantabulous! Thank you, you bring a lot of joy into our lives
How bout an oz tour/gig guide for 2014? Store on web should sell all of your albums, it would seem there is broad & strong demand for many timeless tunes.
Would like a copy of your most recent album to span 40 yr career.
Seeking contact details for Leo’s management please.
0418 556 569.
Thanks for your feedback and approval. I will be including you on my show. Maybe you would like to chat to me live on air about your favourite Leo Sayer songs?
when can we hear you in Sweden?
Please add me to your news letter,
We feel thunder in our heart. Would love to see Leo play in the wonderful town of Glen Huntly.
It would excite us more than we can say, no one loves Leo more than the residents of Glen Huntly.
Love your work.
Tim (my mate and our wives Leanne and Lauren) & I are wondering when you are coming to Melbourne again?
Can you come and play at St. Anthony’s in Glen Huntley Graduation Dinner for Grade 6. The 11 year olds will love your music and talent as much as we do.
Look forward to seeing you soon.
Tim & Tim
Here in USA at the Jicarilla Apache Reservatiuon (aliens, cattle mutilations etc.) and local station yesterday played original version of ‘More than I Can Say’, then yours. Callers voted yours BY FAR the best, and I agreed. YOU SLAYED THAT! And all the oher hits you had I used to TRY to sing back in the day. Thanks for teaching me the meaning of the “inside smile” to brighten and raise my voice to a new level (how Van Morrisson didit without that is a mystery to me), and for the inspiration from a distance. From one Irishman to another, Love you, man!
just writing with a query in the hope you can be of help.
I am currently having a debate with a friend of mine who insists your Irish Mum Teresa Nolan was a native of Navan County Meath in Ireland.
The internet material I have found suggests she came from Maguiresbridge in County Fermanagh.
There is a reference on a message board on the net which says you told a fan following a concert that your uncle Hughie lived in Navan!
Can you solve this ongoingshowbiz riddle please?
Really looking forward to your home gig in worthing on 22 November.
Please please sing my wifes favourite Orchard Road.its lovely.
See you soon .Mark and Theresa x
Leo – thanks for a great show at The Brook last night. You mentioned how nice it was to perform in a small venue. I saw you in similar venues back in the 70s and early 80s and it was great to get so close to you again. You are a credit to all us 60 somethings with your drive and outlook on life. Your voice is a good as ever and I am so glad I had this chance to revisit some of my younger days. You said you would be back before too long so maybe I will see you again. Take good care of yourself.
can you please add me to your newsletter?
Leo Sayer singing 1974 live on Youtube : The Show Must Go On :Is my favorite,he clearly gives 110% performance ..Than I watched again and notice that the microphone is unstable ..WOW I was in aw that is the most amazing performance I ever seen.The fun part of it, is he is singing : I won’t let the show go on but yet he is,effortlessly.Again I say WOW.
Heard interview on Graham Norton show this morning. Disappointed to hear Leo Sayer use the term “train station” – I wouldn’t have had him down as a Train Station Merchant!
Hi leo… just wanted to thank you for your wonderful gig on cruise and groove… my wife and I were in the suite next to you but unfortunately never got to catch up with you.. hope to come to one of your gigs in sydney soon.. cheers
It was great to chat with you at the cafe last Tuesday. We included the photo and some information about the ACMF concert in our September newsletter: http://www.ayac.org.au/news/archived-newsletters.html
We hope to see you again
All the very best from the AYAC team
I am thrilled to give you my approval.
Here’s more in depth reasons to why those are my favourite Leo Sayer songs. ‘More Than I Can Say’ and ‘One Man Band’, Leo knows One Man Band is my favourite song and he very kindly performed it second after firstly performing both our favourite song, More Than I Can Say in the set he laid out for his part in the Once In A Life Time show at Birmingham LG Arena on Friday 2nd July 2010 also another favourite is ‘You Make Me Feel Like Dancing’ was told that Leo thinks I resemble the girl dancing during Leo singing that song in ‘The Wiggles’ dvd and I whole heartedly agree with Leo. ‘When I Need You’ reason being a favourite song is both Leo and I have said the song brings a tear to our eye and ‘Giving It All Away’ Leo knows I just love the way he performs that song in his Greatest Hits DVD (an Australian import) love the way he narrates the story of a dream he has to live in Australia and love the way he plays harmonica during that song. ‘Raining In My Heart’ is a favourite because Leo is more than just another guy to me, he is my life time hero and Pop Life, is a favourite Leo Sayer song of mine love its catchy melody and not only that I feel I’m one of the ‘crazy’ women in the song Leo has met and love the way he starts it off with the clown image heading off to town and he is living in a Pop Life yes….brilliant.
My fourth Leo Sayer favourite song I meant to include in my first message is Raining In My Heart, for the same reason as the other first three songs mentioned.
My favourite Leo Sayer songs are More Than I Can Say, Giving It All Away, When I Need You, those four songs always bring a tear to my eyes and other favourite Leo songs are One Man Band and Pop Life they both get me jumping with excitement.
I am in the process of producing a special tribute to Leo Sayer for my radio show and would like to invite his fans to tell me about your favourite Leo song and why you like that particular song. I do hope that Leo himself will give me his blessing for my radio feature.
Leo, I am a massive fan and intend to do you justice. Would love to have your approval
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