Murray Head

Murray Head (born March 5, 1946) is an English singer–songwriter and actor who portrays Judas Iscariot on the 1970 rock musical album Jesus Christ Superstar by Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber. He released the albums Nigel Lived (CBS, 1972) and Say It Ain’t So (Island, 1975), which offered source material for Roger Daltrey (“Say It Ain’t So, Joe”) and Cliff Richard (“Never Even Thought,” also covered by Colin Blunstone).

Between 1979 and 1986, Head released six albums and scored a 1984 international hit with “One Night in Bangkok” from the musical Chess, a collaboration between Rice and ABBA songwriters Benny Andersson and Björn Ulvaeus.

As an actor, Head co-starred in the 1971 British drama Sunday Bloody Sunday with Glenda Jackson, Peter Finch, and Peggy Ashcroft.


  • Nigel Lived (1972)
  • Say It Ain’t So (1975)
  • Between Us (1979)
  • Voices (1980)
  • Find the Crowd (1981)
  • Shade (1982)
  • Restless (1984)
  • The Flying Devils (OST, 1985 • Kasper Winding & Murray Head)
  • Sooner or Later (1986)


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