Labi Siffre


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Nationality: British
Born: Jun 25 1945


Biography

Labi Siffre is an English poet, songwriter and singer. Born the fourth of five children at Queen Charlotte’s Hospital in Hammersmith, London in 1945 to a Barbadian / Belgian mother and a Nigerian father, Siffre was brought up in Bayswater and Hampstead and educated at a Catholic monastery school, St Benedict’s School, in Ealing.

It Must Be Love, reaching number 14 in the charts in 1971 and later covered by Madness – the video for which Siffre himself appeared in – and with Crying, Laughing, Loving, Lying which reached number 11in 1972, followed by Watch Me reaching number 29 in the charts ... Read more

Labi Siffre is an English poet, songwriter and singer. Born the fourth of five children at Queen Charlotte’s Hospital in Hammersmith, London in 1945 to a Barbadian / Belgian mother and a Nigerian father, Siffre was brought up in Bayswater and Hampstead and educated at a Catholic monastery school, St Benedict’s School, in Ealing.

It Must Be Love, reaching number 14 in the charts in 1971 and later covered by Madness – the video for which Siffre himself appeared in – and with Crying, Laughing, Loving, Lying which reached number 11in 1972, followed by Watch Me reaching number 29 in the charts the same year.
Solid Love (performed by Siffre) and We Got It Bad (co-written and performed by Bob James) reached the UK finals of the BBC’s A Song for Europe contest.
(Something Inside) So Strong, an anti-Apartheid anthem, has remained enduringly popular and is an example of the political and sociological thread that has run through much of Siffre’s lyrics and poetry since the single Thank Your Lucky Star and the album For the Children released in 1973. (Something Inside) So Strong won the Ivor Novello Award for Best Song Musically & Lyrically and has been used in Amnesty International campaigns, a television advertisement and Alice Walker’s film against female genital mutilation Warrior Marks. His stance on civil and human rights has further enhanced his reputation.
Nigger in 1993, Blood on the Page in 1995 and Monument in 1997.
DeathWrite, staged at Cardiff’s Sherman Theatre in 1997 was later televised.
My Name Is, hip hop producer Dr. Dre wanted to use a sample for the rhythm track written by Siffre, and including Siffre on electric piano, from his song I Got The. In the sleeve notes of the re-mastered CD of source album Remember My Song, Siffre objected to what he described as “lazy writing”. “Attacking two of the usual scapegoats, women and gays, is lazy writing. If you want to do battle, attack the aggressors not the victims”. Eminem and Dr Dre had to edit to get the sample cleared.
The Last Songs, in 2006.

This biography was provided by the artist or their representative.

Labi Siffre is an English poet, songwriter and singer. Born the fourth of five children at Queen Charlotte’s Hospital in Hammersmith, London in 1945 to a Barbadian / Belgian mother and a Nigerian father, Siffre was brought up in Bayswater and Hampstead and educated at a Catholic monastery school, St Benedict’s School, in Ealing.

It Must Be Love, reaching number 14 in the charts in 1971 and later covered by Madness – the video for which Siffre himself appeared in – and with Crying, Laughing, Loving, Lying which reached number 11in 1972, followed by Watch Me reaching number 29 in the charts the same year.
Solid Love (performed by Siffre) and We Got It Bad (co-written and performed by Bob James) reached the UK finals of the BBC’s A Song for Europe contest.
(Something Inside) So Strong, an anti-Apartheid anthem, has remained enduringly popular and is an example of the political and sociological thread that has run through much of Siffre’s lyrics and poetry since the single Thank Your Lucky Star and the album For the Children released in 1973. (Something Inside) So Strong won the Ivor Novello Award for Best Song Musically & Lyrically and has been used in Amnesty International campaigns, a television advertisement and Alice Walker’s film against female genital mutilation Warrior Marks. His stance on civil and human rights has further enhanced his reputation.
Nigger in 1993, Blood on the Page in 1995 and Monument in 1997.
DeathWrite, staged at Cardiff’s Sherman Theatre in 1997 was later televised.
My Name Is, hip hop producer Dr. Dre wanted to use a sample for the rhythm track written by Siffre, and including Siffre on electric piano, from his song I Got The. In the sleeve notes of the re-mastered CD of source album Remember My Song, Siffre objected to what he described as “lazy writing”. “Attacking two of the usual scapegoats, women and gays, is lazy writing. If you want to do battle, attack the aggressors not the victims”. Eminem and Dr Dre had to edit to get the sample cleared.
The Last Songs, in 2006.

This biography was provided by the artist or their representative.

Labi Siffre is an English poet, songwriter and singer. Born the fourth of five children at Queen Charlotte’s Hospital in Hammersmith, London in 1945 to a Barbadian / Belgian mother and a Nigerian father, Siffre was brought up in Bayswater and Hampstead and educated at a Catholic monastery school, St Benedict’s School, in Ealing.

It Must Be Love, reaching number 14 in the charts in 1971 and later covered by Madness – the video for which Siffre himself appeared in – and with Crying, Laughing, Loving, Lying which reached number 11in 1972, followed by Watch Me reaching number 29 in the charts the same year.
Solid Love (performed by Siffre) and We Got It Bad (co-written and performed by Bob James) reached the UK finals of the BBC’s A Song for Europe contest.
(Something Inside) So Strong, an anti-Apartheid anthem, has remained enduringly popular and is an example of the political and sociological thread that has run through much of Siffre’s lyrics and poetry since the single Thank Your Lucky Star and the album For the Children released in 1973. (Something Inside) So Strong won the Ivor Novello Award for Best Song Musically & Lyrically and has been used in Amnesty International campaigns, a television advertisement and Alice Walker’s film against female genital mutilation Warrior Marks. His stance on civil and human rights has further enhanced his reputation.
Nigger in 1993, Blood on the Page in 1995 and Monument in 1997.
DeathWrite, staged at Cardiff’s Sherman Theatre in 1997 was later televised.
My Name Is, hip hop producer Dr. Dre wanted to use a sample for the rhythm track written by Siffre, and including Siffre on electric piano, from his song I Got The. In the sleeve notes of the re-mastered CD of source album Remember My Song, Siffre objected to what he described as “lazy writing”. “Attacking two of the usual scapegoats, women and gays, is lazy writing. If you want to do battle, attack the aggressors not the victims”. Eminem and Dr Dre had to edit to get the sample cleared.
The Last Songs, in 2006.

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