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Barry Biggs (born 1947, although some accounts list 1953; St. Andrew, Jamaica) is a reggae singer, best known in the UK for his cover of the Blue Magic song, "Sideshow", which got to # 3 in the UK Singles Chart in 1976.


Biggs worked as an recording engineer and cameraman with the Jamaican Broadcasting Company, and also spent time as a member of the band the Astronauts, before becoming the lead singer for Byron Lee's Dragonaires .
It was at Lee's Dynamic Sounds studio (where he also worked as a producer and engineer) that Biggs recorded his first Jamaican hit, a cover of The Osmonds '"One Bad Apple". He broke through to international success in 1976 with "Work All Day", which had been recorded seven years earlier. Biggs had six hit singles on the UK Singles Chart between 1976 and 1981, the most successful of these, "Sideshow", reaching # 3 in December 1976. He recorded two songs with Bunny Lee Sincerely and You're welcome which did very well in reggae charts. He topped the reggae chart in the UK with "Wide Awake in a Dream" and "A Promise is a Comfort to a Fool".
Many of Biggs 'recordings were reggae cover versions of popular soul hits, including songs such as Stevie Wonder's - "My Cherie Amour", and others originally by The Chi -Lites, The Moonglows ("Sincerely"), and The Temptations ("Just My Imagination"). Unlike many of his contemporaries, he avoided the political and Rasta themes then popular in Jamaica.
Biggs continued to perform occasionally in the 2000s, notably at a service of thanksgiving for his former bandleader, Byron Lee, in 2008
[ Br] Discography

Albums

Mr. Biggs - (1976) - Dynamic Sounds (also issued in 1977 as Side Show)
Sincerely - (1977) - Dynamic Sounds
Wide Awake In A Dream - (1980) - Starlight
A Promise Is A Comfort To A Fool - (1982)
Barry Biggs & The Inner Circle - (1983) - Trojan
So In Love - (1989) - Starlight
Wide Awake - (1990) - Mango
Night Like This - (1994) - WEA
Love Come Down - (2000) - Wesgram Records
Compilations
Sideshow: The Best of Barry Biggs - (1995) - Jamaican Gold
Vintage Series: Barry Biggs - (2001) - VP
Just My Imagination - ( 2002) - Disky Records
Sideshow: The Very Best of Barry Biggs - (2002) - Music Club
Sideshow (The best of) - (2004) - Trojan
Reggae Max - (2007) - Jet Star

Chart singles
"Work All Day" (1976) UK # 38
"Sideshow" (1976) UK # 3
"You're My Life" (1977) UK # 36
"Three Ring Circus" (1977) UK # 22
"What's Your Sign Girl" (1979) UK # 55
"Wide Awake In A Dream" (1981) UK # 44

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