|Born||January 1940(age 78)|
Joe Fagin (born January 1940) is a British pop singer-songwriter. He is best known for the 1984 chart hit Breakin' Away / That's Livin' Alright, and for singing a version of "As Time Goes By" for the 1990s BBC comedy series of the same name starring Judi Dench. He now has retired from singing and songwriting, and has become a driving instructor for Army recruits going through their training.
Fagin was musical director for Jim Davidson, including his 1983 Falklands tour. "Breakin' Away" / "That's Livin' Alright", the opening and closing theme songs to the first series of the comedy-drama Auf Wiedersehen, Pet, which as a double A-side reached number 3 in the UK Singles Chart in January 1984.
"Get it Right" and "Back With the Boys Again", the two songs for the second series of Auf Wiedersehen, Pet, were also released as a single, reaching number 53 in 1986.
"Breakin' Away" / "That's Livin' Alright" was re-released when Auf Wiedersehen, Pet was repeated on Channel 4 in 1996.
A reworked version of "That's Living Alright" was released on 5 June 2006 for the World Cup. However, "That's England Alright" was an unofficial song, since Embrace were chosen to record the official song, "World at Your Feet".
He is now a driving instructor who delivers driving lessons to young recruits for the British Army.
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