Willy DeVille

Willy DeVille
1950 - 2009
Willy DeVille  American Musician

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American Musician Willy DeVille was born William Paul Borsey Jr on 25th August, 1950 in Stamford, Connecticut, USA and passed away on 6th Aug 2009 Manhattan, NY, USA aged 58. He is most remembered for 1987 The Princess Bride Best Song Nominated. His zodiac sign is Virgo.

Willy DeVille is a member of the following lists: American rock singers, American singer-songwriters and Deaths from pancreatic cancer.


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First Name Willy
Last Name Deville
Full Name at Birth William Paul Borsey Jr
Alternative Name William Paul Borsey Jr, Willy DeVille
Age 58 (age at death) years
Birthday 25th August, 1950
Birthplace Stamford, Connecticut, USA
Died 6th August, 2009
Place of Death Manhattan, NY, USA
Cause of Death Pancreatic cancer
Build Average
Eye Color Brown - Dark
Hair Color Brown - Dark
Distinctive Feature Long Hair
Zodiac Sign Virgo
Sexuality Straight
Ethnicity White
Nationality American
Occupation Text Singer-songwriter
Occupation Musician
Claim to Fame 1987 The Princess Bride Best Song Nominated
Music Genre (Text) Americana, Rock, Soul, R&B, Blues, Cajun, Latin, Cabaret, Mariachi, Creole, Doo-Wop, Country, Roots rock, New Orleans R&B, Latin rock, Tex-Mex
Music Genre Pop/Rock
Year(s) Active 1968–2009
Music Style Rock & Roll, Contemporary Pop/Rock, Classical, Contemporary Singer/Songwriter
Music Mood Melancholy, Reflective, Intimate, Earthy, Poignant, Bittersweet, Sentimental, Passionate, Romantic, Wistful, Searching
Instrument Guitar, Vocals
Instrument (text) Vocals, Guitar, Harmonica, Dobro, Wooden Flute
Record Label Capitol, Atlantic, Polydor, Sky Ranch, Orleans Records, Fnac Music, Rhino, New Rose, EastWest, Discovery, Eagle
Associated Acts Mink DeVille, Fast Floyd, Jack Nitzsche, Dr. John, Doc Pomus, Van Morrison, Bruce Springsteen, Southside Johnny, Ben E. King, Mark Knopfler, Eddie Bo, Ernie K-Doe, Brenda Lee, Tom Waits, Los Lobos
Official Websites http://willydevillemusic.com, www.theguardian.com/music/2009/aug/11/obituary-willy-deville, www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=103683407

Willy DeVille (born William Paul Borsey Jr., August 25, 1950 – August 6, 2009) was an American singer and songwriter. During his thirty-five-year career, first with his band Mink DeVille (1974–1986) and later on his own, Deville created original songs rooted in traditional American musical styles. He worked with collaborators from across the spectrum of contemporary music, including Jack Nitzsche, Doc Pomus, Dr. John, Mark Knopfler, Allen Toussaint, and Eddie Bo. Latin rhythms, blues riffs, doo-wop, Cajun music, strains of French cabaret, and echoes of early-1960s uptown soul can be heard in DeVille's work.

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