American professional songwriter and musician Desmond Child has taken up Hungarian citizenship at a ceremony held on Sunday at the country’s embassy in Washington, D. C.
He said that he has been a regular visitor to Hungary since the age of nineteen and his Hungarian-born father showed him around the entire city. Born in Florida to a singer mother of Cuban background and Hungarian émigré Count Sándor Márfy, a nobleman born in Budapest, Desmond Child was inducted into the Songwriting Hall of Fame in 2008. The artist has plans to establish a similar institution for world-famous Hungarian musicians in Budapest.
His hits can be heard on records which have sold in excess of 300 million copies globally.
Here are some of his most famous works: