Taco Ockerse, born in
Jakarta, Indonesia, spent his childhood moving from
country to country. Taco showed an interest in the
arts at an early age, eventually going to school for
interior design and acting. By 1975, he was acting
professionally on stage and by 1979, he had started his
first band (called Taco's Bizz).
In 1981, Taco landed a record deal with
Polydor in Germany. His first release single, "Puttin'
on the Ritz", was by far his most successful
(released on the album
This international hit was his only top 40 Billboard hit
in the 1980's. Because it was so popular, we had
to include a page to Taco. And we really like
tacos. His second 80's release,
Let's Face the Music (1984), was a moderate
success in Europe, but not in the USA.
As the years went on,
Taco focused his music on a German audience, while also
concentrating on his acting career on German TV.
Taco was known to be active well into the 2010's.
The Taco Discography is as follows:1982: After Eight
1984: Let's Face the Music
1985: Swing Classics: In the Mood of Glenn Miller
1986: Tell Me That You Like It
1991: Puttin' on the Ritz - Best of Taco
2000: Best of Taco
2011: Timeless Love