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Murray Head

Murray Seafield St George Head (born 5 March 1946) is an English actor and singer. Head has appeared in a number of films, including the role of Bob Elkin in the Oscar-nominated 1971 film Sunday Bloody Sunday. As a musician, he is most recognised for his international hit songs "Superstar" (from the 1970 rock opera Jesus Christ Superstar) and "One Night in Bangkok" (the 1984 single from the musical Chess, which topped the charts in various countries), and for his 1975 album Say It Ain't So. He has been involved in several projects since the 1960s and continues to record music, perform concerts, and make appearances on television either as himself or as a character actor.

Birth and Death Data: Born 1946 (London)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1969 - 1970

Roles Represented in DAHR: vocalist


Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Decca LN 885 11/17/1969 Superstar Murray Head vocalist  
Decca LN 886 11/17/1969 John Nineteen Forty-One Murray Head vocalist  
Decca LN 1175 6/15/1970 Heaven on their minds Murray Head vocalist  
Decca LN 1176 6/15/1970 Strange thing Murray Head vocalist  


Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Head, Murray," accessed November 29, 2020,

Head, Murray. (2020). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved November 29, 2020, from

"Head, Murray." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2020. Web. 29 November 2020.

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