History Music / RickAstley

20th Aug '17 6:53:30 PM LucaEarlgrey
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-> ''Never gonna make you cry \\
Never gonna say goodbye \\
Never gonna index this page \\
And hurt you''
20th Jun '17 12:52:26 PM PhysicalStamina
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* OverlyPrepreparedGag: That ''WesternAnimation/FostersHomeForImaginaryFriends'' "lead-up" went on for so long that it would have been perfectly reasonable to turn to another show ''and miss the payoff completely.''

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8th Mar '17 6:37:47 PM jamespolk
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* HeAlsoDid: Composed the music for the 2004 short film ''Film/{{Cashback}}''.
19th Jan '17 2:35:03 PM Exxolon
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'''Richard Paul "Rick" Astley''' (born 6 February 1966, Newton-le-Willows, Merseyside) is an English singer-songwriter and musician. Astley is married to producer Lene Bausager and has one daughter. Astley has released or appeared on recordings that have sold more than 40 million copies worldwide. He is best known for his 1987 hit single in 16 countries, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1SvJ3fSlXww "Never Gonna Give You Up"]].

After 2 successful dance-pop studio albums Whenever You Need Somebody (1987) and Hold Me in Your Arms (1988) helmed by [[Music/StockAitkenWaterman Stock, Aitken, and Waterman]], Astley changed his sound with his third album Free (1991), preferring to focus on ballads. However, fading into obscurity in the 1990s, Astley made a comeback in 2007 when he became a MemeticMutation, as his video for [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1SvJ3fSlXww "Never Gonna Give You Up"]] became part of a popular meme known as {{Rickroll}}ing. Astley was voted by Internet users "Best Act Ever" at the MTV Europe Music Awards 2008. He even performed a Rickroll ''live in person'' on the Creator/CartoonNetwork float at the 2008 UsefulNotes/MacysThanksgivingDayParade. In 2016 he turned fifty, released the album ''50'' and saw it go straight to number one on the UK album charts.

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'''Richard Richard Paul "Rick" Astley''' Astley (born 6 February 1966, Newton-le-Willows, Merseyside) is an English singer-songwriter and musician. Astley is married to producer Lene Bausager and has one daughter. Astley has released or appeared on recordings that have sold more than 40 million copies worldwide. He is best known for his 1987 hit single in 16 countries, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1SvJ3fSlXww "Never Gonna Give You Up"]].

After 2 successful dance-pop studio albums Whenever ''Whenever You Need Somebody Somebody'' (1987) and Hold ''Hold Me in Your Arms Arms'' (1988) helmed by [[Music/StockAitkenWaterman Stock, Aitken, and Waterman]], Astley changed his sound with his third album Free ''Free'' (1991), preferring to focus on ballads. However, fading into obscurity in the 1990s, Astley made a comeback in 2007 when he became a MemeticMutation, as his video for [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1SvJ3fSlXww "Never Gonna Give You Up"]] became part of a popular meme known as {{Rickroll}}ing. Astley was voted by Internet users "Best Act Ever" at the MTV Europe Music Awards 2008. He even performed a Rickroll ''live in person'' on the Creator/CartoonNetwork float at the 2008 UsefulNotes/MacysThanksgivingDayParade. In 2016 he turned fifty, released the album ''50'' and saw it go straight to number one on the UK album charts.
28th Nov '16 4:03:12 PM Exxolon
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* StepUpToTheMicrophone: Played with - Rick's first instrument was the drums and he often takes over drumming for a cover song during his sets while still singing - notably he bashes out a rocking version of "Highway to Hell" by Music/ACDC in some concerts.

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* StepUpToTheMicrophone: Played with - Rick's first instrument was the drums and he often takes over drumming for a cover song during his sets while still singing - notably he bashes out a rocking version of "Highway to Hell" by Music/ACDC Music/{{ACDC}} in some concerts.
15th Nov '16 12:39:12 PM Exxolon
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* StepUpToTheMicrophone: Played with - Rick's first instrument was the drums and he often takes over drumming for a cover song during his sets while still singing - notably he bashes out a rocking version of "Highway to Hell" by Music/ACDC in some concerts.
20th Oct '16 11:17:06 AM FordPrefect
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* SillyLoveSongs: In all fairness, "Never Gonna Give You Up" it's a great love song.

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* SillyLoveSongs: In all fairness, "Never Gonna Give You Up" it's is a great love song.
26th Jun '16 7:30:12 AM Exxolon
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After 2 successful dance-pop studio albums Whenever You Need Somebody (1987) and Hold Me in Your Arms (1988) helmed by [[Music/StockAitkenWaterman Stock, Aitken, and Waterman]], Astley changed his sound with his third album Free (1991), preferring to focus on ballads. However, fading into obscurity in the 1990s, Astley made a comeback in 2007 when he became a MemeticMutation, as his video for [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1SvJ3fSlXww "Never Gonna Give You Up"]] became part of a popular meme known as {{Rickroll}}ing. Astley was voted by Internet users "Best Act Ever" at the MTV Europe Music Awards 2008. He even performed a Rickroll ''live in person'' on the Creator/CartoonNetwork float at the 2008 UsefulNotes/MacysThanksgivingDayParade.

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After 2 successful dance-pop studio albums Whenever You Need Somebody (1987) and Hold Me in Your Arms (1988) helmed by [[Music/StockAitkenWaterman Stock, Aitken, and Waterman]], Astley changed his sound with his third album Free (1991), preferring to focus on ballads. However, fading into obscurity in the 1990s, Astley made a comeback in 2007 when he became a MemeticMutation, as his video for [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1SvJ3fSlXww "Never Gonna Give You Up"]] became part of a popular meme known as {{Rickroll}}ing. Astley was voted by Internet users "Best Act Ever" at the MTV Europe Music Awards 2008. He even performed a Rickroll ''live in person'' on the Creator/CartoonNetwork float at the 2008 UsefulNotes/MacysThanksgivingDayParade. In 2016 he turned fifty, released the album ''50'' and saw it go straight to number one on the UK album charts.



* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AC3Ejf7vPEY Keep Singing]]
* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cc91EfoBh8A Angels On My Side]]



* BadassBaritone: At the start of his career, he had to go and personally perform for some record company bosses who didn't believe such a deep soulful voice could come from a thin white guy.



* CoolOldGuy: Rick turned fifty in 2016 but has definitely still got it with his concurrent album going straight to the top of the UK album chart on release.



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* TheEightiesTheEighties: Had most of his initial success in the latter half of this decade.
20th Jan '16 6:56:48 AM youngbond007
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After 2 successful dance-pop studio albums Whenever You Need Somebody (1987) and Hold Me in Your Arms (1988) helmed by [[Music/StockAitkenandWaterman]] Astley changed his sound with his third album Free (1991), preferring to focus on ballads. However, fading into obscurity in the 1990s, Astley made a comeback in 2007 when he became a MemeticMutation, as his video for [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1SvJ3fSlXww "Never Gonna Give You Up"]] became part of a popular meme known as {{Rickroll}}ing. Astley was voted by Internet users "Best Act Ever" at the MTV Europe Music Awards 2008. He even performed a Rickroll ''live in person'' on the Creator/CartoonNetwork float at the 2008 UsefulNotes/MacysThanksgivingDayParade.

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After 2 successful dance-pop studio albums Whenever You Need Somebody (1987) and Hold Me in Your Arms (1988) helmed by [[Music/StockAitkenandWaterman]] [[Music/StockAitkenWaterman Stock, Aitken, and Waterman]], Astley changed his sound with his third album Free (1991), preferring to focus on ballads. However, fading into obscurity in the 1990s, Astley made a comeback in 2007 when he became a MemeticMutation, as his video for [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1SvJ3fSlXww "Never Gonna Give You Up"]] became part of a popular meme known as {{Rickroll}}ing. Astley was voted by Internet users "Best Act Ever" at the MTV Europe Music Awards 2008. He even performed a Rickroll ''live in person'' on the Creator/CartoonNetwork float at the 2008 UsefulNotes/MacysThanksgivingDayParade.
20th Jan '16 6:56:11 AM youngbond007
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After 2 successful dance-pop studio albums Whenever You Need Somebody (1987) and Hold Me in Your Arms (1988) helmed by Stock, Aitken, and Waterman, Astley changed his sound with his third album Free (1991), preferring to focus on ballads. However, fading into obscurity in the 1990s, Astley made a comeback in 2007 when he became a MemeticMutation, as his video for [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1SvJ3fSlXww "Never Gonna Give You Up"]] became part of a popular meme known as {{Rickroll}}ing. Astley was voted by Internet users "Best Act Ever" at the MTV Europe Music Awards 2008. He even performed a Rickroll ''live in person'' on the Creator/CartoonNetwork float at the 2008 UsefulNotes/MacysThanksgivingDayParade.

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After 2 successful dance-pop studio albums Whenever You Need Somebody (1987) and Hold Me in Your Arms (1988) helmed by Stock, Aitken, and Waterman, [[Music/StockAitkenandWaterman]] Astley changed his sound with his third album Free (1991), preferring to focus on ballads. However, fading into obscurity in the 1990s, Astley made a comeback in 2007 when he became a MemeticMutation, as his video for [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1SvJ3fSlXww "Never Gonna Give You Up"]] became part of a popular meme known as {{Rickroll}}ing. Astley was voted by Internet users "Best Act Ever" at the MTV Europe Music Awards 2008. He even performed a Rickroll ''live in person'' on the Creator/CartoonNetwork float at the 2008 UsefulNotes/MacysThanksgivingDayParade.
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