19 Jan 2020

Musician Billy Ocean: ‘I came to the point where I was very successful and things started going a bit pear-shaped’


Born in the Caribean, raised in Romford, Billy Ocean rose to fame in the 70’s and 80’s with hits like ‘When the Going Gets Tough, the Tough Get Going’.

He turns seventy next week but has been back in the studio with a new album ‘One World’, his first in ten years. And he’s just been awarded an MBE and won a lifetime Achievement award at the Ivor Novellos.

Jon Snow went to meet him at Metropolis studios where he recorded his first big hit.