He had his first outings in clubs in his hometown but without big success. He got the idea of writing a homage to the boxing champion Muhammad Ali who fought on 30 October in KinshasaZaire, against George Foreman in a matchup known as The Rumble in the Junglegaining victory in the eighth round. In January the song reached number seven in singles charts of both UK  and Australia.
It also spent six months in the US Billboard Hot in more than one chart run ineventually peaking at No. A bigger success was "In Zaire", also about the fight, which reached the charts in many parts of Europe inwith the chorus "And who was the victor in the night?
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