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William Pitt (birth name: William Frederick Pate) is a U.S.-born pop singer who scored a European hit with "City Lights".


William Pitt, whose real name is William Frederick Pate or Will Pate has been a singer-songwriter since first being offered a Sears & Roebuck Harmony guitar - in 1964. Halfway through the 1980s living in Paris, Europe, he got discovered by music producer Pascal W├╝thrich who offered him a record deal.

Pitt's debut single 'City Lights' became a hit in France in 1987. Following, the song became a hit in many European countries, including Germany, Belgium and The Netherlands where the song reached the Top 20. It was number one in Spain for a brief period of time. The follow-up single 'Funny Girl' only made it to the lower regions of the German charts. A comeback single was released in 1990.

'City Lights' contains the bassline from another song: "Don't Look Any Further", by Dennis Edwards and Siedah Garrett.

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