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TACO - Puttin' On The Ritz (OFFICIAL VIDEO)

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Uploaded on Nov 13, 2009

Website: http://www.taco.tc -
OFFICIAL BIOGRAPHY
Born on July 21, 1955 in Djakarta/Indonesia, Taco spent his childhood in the Netherlands, U.S.A., Singapore, Luxembourg, Belgium and Germany, visited everywhere the "International Schools Of America" and graduated 1973. Studied interior decoration and finished acting school in Hamburg!
Lead roles in numerous school productions: "You're A Good Man Charly Brown", "Carousell", "The Fantasticks", "Fiddler On The Roof", etc.

1975
First professional theatrical engagements in Hamburg/Germany: "Children's Theater", member of the "Thalia Theater" ("Sweet Charity" , "Chicago", "Three Musketeers", etc.).
Direction plus choreography for "Nightchild" a musical.

1979
Played "Chino" in John Neumeiers "West Side Story" at Hamburg opera house!
Founding of his first band "TACO`S BIZZ".............. Extensive touring throughout Germany!
First commitments as "Back-up and demo singer" for various recording studios plus lyricist assignments.

1981
First record contract with Polydor: Two record releases "GRAND PRIX D´EUROVISION".

1982
RELEASE OF "PUTTIN' ON THE RITZ" BY R. C. A..................

1983-84
Extensive touring throughout Europe! Album release of "AFTER EIGHT" in over 40 countries. GOLD and PLATINUM in Scandinavia and Canada, plus GOLD for over one million copies sold in the United States! Numerous European awards, first tour throughout the U.S. with American musicians. Guest appearances on the annual "Bob Hope TV-Show", "Merv Griffith", "Alan Thicke", "Solid Gold", "Good Morning America", "Saturday Night Fever", plus numerous local TV-Shows whilst touring!

HIGHLIGHTS:
Meeting the REAGANS at the "White House", making No. 3 in the BILLBOARD CHARTS, No. 1 in the CASH-BOARD CHART plus "SINGER OF THE YEAR AWARD"!

1984
Release of the album "Let's Face The Music", tour throughout Japan. Won the "BEST SINGER AWARD" at the Tokio Music Festival with the song "Sayonara"! Continous touring and promo work. Wrote lyrics and sang title song "Beware Of The Winners" for the movie "Lassiter".

1985
Release of "Swing Classics" with Polydor. Many T.V. appearances around Europe, life venues with renowned big bands.

1986
Release of the album "Tell Me That You Like It". Continuous touring plus T.V. and radio work!

1987
Release of "Got To Be Your Lover" by Teldec.....

1988
Release of "Love Touch. Personality show "Curtain Call" at the Macadam Theatre. Extensive song writing + numerous gala shows!

1989 - 91
Austria tour. Television acting roles: "Friedrichstadt Palast"+ "Das Erbe der Guldenburgs". Movie appearance in "Karniggels". Sang title song for the movies "Bodo" + "Go Trabi Go". "Lady Of My Heart" + "Heartbreak City" released by Ariola!

1992
"Tico Tico" released by Polydor. Various T.V. shows. Album production in Athens, Greece. Played "Cico" in the theatre production "Marx Brothers Radio Show".

1993
Start of a new trilingual music project "Taron X". "The Glory Of Love" released. Taro Music Publishing founded! Numerous T.V. shows, continuous commercial spots on radio + T. V. (Chocolate Chew) ........ETC......

1994 - 96
Lead role (Dr. Propero) in Berlin's longest running musical "SHAKESPEARE ROCK N ROLL" ! Associated with K.L Music Production as producer, singer-song writer. K.L. products currently are "Dana Dragomir" and "Kid Creole And The Coconuts". Movie and T.V. scores the new Taco album. The lead role in "Shakespeare As We Like It" in Austria!

1997
Extensive studio work as composer, lyricist, commercials.

2000 - 09
Release of the CD "Soul Brothers" with Jeff Harrison. Extensive work as script writer. Continuous work as gala artist with the "Moonlight Affair" and "Brooklyn Bridge, The Band".
Occasional T.V. appearances.
On November 27, 2009 performance with "Puttin' on the Ritz" at the Olympic Stadium in Moscow, Russia.
New program "Swing & Soul" with the band "Count 8".

2010
Release of an entirely new re-recording of "Puttin' On The Ritz" by Cleopatra Records/Los Angeles!!!

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