Leo Sayer, a West Sussex native who was raised in Shoreham-by-the-Sea, first pursued a career in commercial art and graphic design before starting to write songs for other performers, such as Roger Daltrey of The Who. He began his solo career in 1973 with the No. 2 song The Show Must Go On, managed by actor and singer Adam Faith. When You Make Me Feel Like Dancing topped the US charts and won a Grammy, as well as When I Need You hitting No. 1 on both sides of the Atlantic, his popularity peaked between 1976 and 1977. Sayer, 71, now resides close to Sydney, Australia, with his partner and company manager Donatella Piccinetti.