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Willy DeVille
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Birth Date:August 25, 1950
Astrology Sign:Virgo
Chinese Sign:Tiger - Yang
Birth Name:William Borsay
Birth Place:Stamford, Connecticut


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Willy DeVille

Biography:Willy DeVille Willy DeVille, singer and songwriter, was born William Borsay in New York City, New York on August 25, 1953. As a teenager, he had a band Billy and the Kids in Stamford, Connecticut. He moved to London looking to form a band, but was unsuccessful finding likeminded musicians. Eventually, he moved to San Francisco, where he formed a band with bassist Ruben Siguenza and drummer Tom "Manfred" Allen. The band played under the names Billy DeSade & the Marquis and the Lazy Eights before settling on the name Mink DeVille. Later, DeVille took the band to New York City, where they helped to pioneer punk rock music and were one of the original house bands at CBGB, the New York nighclub where punk rock music was born in the mid-1970s.

The typical DeVille song -- if any of his songs can by called "typical" -- is filled with romantic conviction and yearning. Latin rythmes, Blues riffs, and strains of country music can be heard in DeVille songs. "Spanish Stroll" was a hit in the U.S. and the UK in 1978. "Storybook Love" (nominated for an Academy Award in 1987) is the theme song of the movie The Princess Bride; DeVille's "Just to Walk that Little Girl Home" can be heard in the movie "The Pope of Greenwich Village."

Why DeVille isn't as popular as, for example, Bruce Springsteen, and why DeVille isn't as popular in America as Europe, will always be a mystery to his fans. DeVille suffered from drug addiction for many years, which stiffled his career. Among musicians and songwriters, he is highly respected. Songwriter Doc Pomus said about Deville, "He knows the truth of a city street and the courage in a ghetto love song."

DeVille lives in New Orleans and Mississippi.

Chinese Horoscope for Willy DeVille
Includes characteristics and Vices
Willy DeVille's Chinese Horoscope
Chinese Year: February 17, 1950 - February 05, 1951
Birthday: August 25, 1950

The Tiger is a Yang,
and is the Third sign of the Chinese horoscope.

Good Luck

Personality and Character Cards:
Numerology is used to calculate tarot cards

Willy DeVille's Personality Tarot Card The Hanged Man - Personality Card

Birthday: August 25, 1950

A sacrifice must be made in order to gain something of great value.

Willy DeVille's Character Tarot Card The Empress - Character Card

Birthday: August 25, 1950

Abundance, fruitfulness and fertility; perhaps marriage or children.

This year's Growth Tarot Card
Based on this year's birthday

Willy DeVille's Growth Tarot Card The Chariot

Birthday: August 25, 2017

A struggle or conflict, yet strong potential for triumph over adversity.




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