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Name: Taco Ockerse  
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Date of Birth: 21st July 1955
Place of Birth: Jakarta, Indonesia
Profession: Singer
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Taco Ockerse (born 21 July 1955) is a singer popularly known as Taco.

Taco was born to a Dutch couple in Jakarta. He gained international stardom when in 1982 he recorded a distinctive cover record of the old Irving Berlin favorite, Puttin' on the Ritz in Germany, which made him famous early the next year (United States Billboard chart number 3).

His releases include After Eight in 1982 and Let's Face The Music in 1984 for RCA, Swing Classics / In The Mood Of Glenn Miller in 1985 and Tell Me That You Like It in 1986 for Polydor. After a brief flirt with contemporary dance music (he even recorded a song for the famous Stock Aitken Waterman team in 1989) he repositioned himself as a swing/soul singer. He has collaborated with Geff Harrison of Kin Ping Meh fame.

He has been referenced on the TV show The Simpsons. ("That was Taco with his tribute to Falco.")

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