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Taco Ockerse

Taco Ockerse was born on July 21, 1955 in Jakarta, Indonesia. See full bio »

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The Call
The Call Soundtrack
Lassiter Soundtrack
Baby Geniuses
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 2014 The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Liam Neeson/Terry Gilliam/Tim McGraw (2014) ... (performer: "Puttin' On the Ritz" - as Taco)
 2013/II The Call (performer: "Puttin' On the Ritz" - as Taco)
 2010 Skateland (performer: "Puttin' On the Ritz")
 1999 Baby Geniuses (performer: "Puttin' On The Ritz" - as Taco)
 1994 New Wave Hits of the 80's: Just Can't Get Enough Vol. 2 (Video short) (performer: "Puttin' on the Ritz" - as Taco)
 1994 Monte Video (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Herbst (1994) ... (performer: "Puttin' On The Ritz" - uncredited)
 1992 Das war der wilde Osten (performer: "Heartbreak City" - as Taco)
 1984 Lassiter (performer: "Lassiter's Theme: Beware of the Winners") / (writer: "Lassiter's Theme: Beware of the Winners")
 1983 Iltatähti (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Episode dated 25 January 1983 (1983) ... (performer: "Puttin' on the Ritz" - as Taco)
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Had #4 hit (USA) in 1983 with Puttin' On the Ritz. Recorded under the name Taco. See more »

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'Taco' | Taco

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Best known for his faithful 1982 cover of Irving Berlin's "Puttin' on the Ritz". A novel idea at the time, he then put his own spin on other Irving Berlin standards, as well as songs by Glenn Miller, but none caught on. Today, though he still makes music, he is considered a one-hit-wonder.

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