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Rick Astley to perform after racing at Uttoxeter

Uttoxeter racecourse have announced Rick Astley is to perform after racing in May.

He will perform on Saturday 16 May.

The Lancashire singer and songwriter, who has sold over 40 million records worldwide, rose to fame with the 1987 hit “Never Gonna Give You Up” which became a number 1 in 25 countries and winning the 1988 Brit Award for Best British Single.

He originally started off drumming before going on to have 13 top 30 hit singles worldwide.

This year, Astley served as the support act on Take That's Greatest Hits Live 38-date tour in Britain and Ireland.

On 25 October 2019, he released a new album called The Best of Me which includes some of his original tracks and some re-imagined versions of his existing songs.

One of them is a pianoforte version of Never Gonna Give You Up. For the Pianoforte version, Astley changed the key to F Minor. In a live concert, Astley sings the song in A Minor.

 

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