At twenty five, he returned to England and was hired at the famous Trident recording studio. Under Vogue Records he released his first solo single Un Vent de Folie under the name Richard Lory. Then he released No Stickers Please in 1979, his first album. At Trident studio, he met famous film Composer Vladimir Cosma and was selected to perform the main theme of the hit movie La Boum starring Sophie Marceau. He is the voice of the songs "Reality", "Murky Turkey", and "Go On Forever". The songs appeared on the film Soundtrack album and as singles with other songs of the film.
In 1982 Polygram released his new studio album, I'm in Love. The German version is different in two tracks from the French version ("Not Made for Me" and "Reality"). The single "She's a Lady" became number one in Italy and number four in Europe and Asia, selling more than 3 million copies. The album Surprise was released in 1984 with songs from La Boum 2, sung by him instead of Cook da Books or Freddie Meyer. Surprise is now a rare LP.
Sanderson has two compilation albums: The Best of Richard Sanderson, released in 1984 as a two CD album, and Greatest Hits: The Very Best of Richard Sanderson another two CD album where the first CD has digital remasterizations of his hits and the second CD has covers of his favourite songs.
In 1990 he released his last pop music album, Anytime at All. The song When the Night Comes became number one in Asia, and So Many Ways reached the Top Ten in RFA.
He composed for Barbara Hendricks, and produced a few albums of Jewish music. The beauty of these Shabbat songs inspired him to record some of them in English with modern orchestrations. His album Legend: Visiting The Testament was released in 1999.
In 2009 he made the album Re-creátion where he sings his favourite songs. In 2011 he released Sings the Classics (Re-creátion under Sound and Vision label).