Singer Murray Head suffers accident, admitted to hospital in France

Murray Head, an English actor and musician, was sent to the hospital after a lorry struck his car in France. He was driving when the tragedy occurred on Monday in the Southern Pyrenees, close to the city of Pau.

Head, 76, collided with the truck after losing control of his vehicle. He made it out safely, suffering minor wounds, and returned to his house. While being saved, he was awake, and the truck driver was unharmed. Access to the road was restricted and diverted while the authorities got rid of the wrecked cars.

Representatives for Murray Head have not responded to the event. When the accident occurred, he was enroute to the radio station France Bleu Bearn Bigorre to give an interview about the Queen’s passing.


When did Murray Head make his film debut?
With “The Family Way”, Murray Head made his film debut in 1966. In 1971, “Sunday Bloody Sunday” came after that. But he was largely unknown until the 1975 release of “Say It Ain’t So Joe”. Then, in 1973, he appeared in the radio play “The Fourth Tower of Inverness”. “The Prince Regent’s miniseries” and the ITV programme “Return of the Saint” followed in 1979.

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He is known for his songs like ‘Cooler than Me’, ‘Please Don’t Go’ besides his most popular hit ‘I Took a Pill in Ibiza’.

Un femme un homme, his duet with Marie Carmen, was published in 1993. In 1999, he co-wrote the script for the film Les Enfants du Siècle, and in the UK, he made appearances on North Square, The Bill, Judge John Deed, and Casualty. Despite not having much success in the UK or the US, he recorded many French-language albums.

Murray Head persisted in making appearances on programmes including Vera, Heartbeat, Music-Hall, Doctors, and others. The Smiths’ album Stop Me had a picture of him on the cover.

What are some of Head’s most famous works?

Murray Head, who was born on March 5, 1946, is well-known for his roles in several movies, particularly for playing Bob Elkin in the Oscar-nominated drama Sunday Bloody Sunday in 1971. His international smash singles, Superstar and One Night in Bangkok, have also made him well known.

In 1971, he also recorded the song “Superstar”, which peaked at number 14 on the Billboard Hot 100.

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