Label: Polydor - 2372 083 • Format: Vinyl LP, Album • Country: Germany • Genre: Pop • Style: Chanson, Ballad
In he moved to another band, called Unit Gloria at that time using the name Gloria. In he began to sing solo, under the name "Robert Long", a reference to his height.
Only a year later he left Unit Gloria to concentrate on his solo career. He started singing in English, but not long after that he also began to sing self-written songs in Dutch. His Dutch songs were critical of Dutch society and of American politics. Of his first Dutch album inVroeger of Later Sooner or Later more than half a million records were sold and continued to be a best seller for consecutive weeks.
During this period the Surrender - Various - Royal Lounge Vol. 1 (File) reached the top of the charts three times.
Also his second album Levenslang Lifelong scored well with sales of more thanDuring the 80s he scored a top 10 hit in the Netherlands with his song "Iedereen doet 't" Everybody does it. Subsequent albums also sold well.
In the late 80s Long appeared on television presenting a Jos - Robert Long - Homo Sapiens called Mijn geheim My secret. Despite this new career he received some negative reactions, although the show itself was successful. Soon afterwards he switched to another television network, presenting Tien voor taal An A for spelling. In Long began writing columns for the Dutch newspaper Algemeen Dagblad.
A selection of these columns was released in a book in using the title Vandaag geen nieuws No news today. During this period he presented the television show Fantastico. Together with Dimitri Frenkel Frank Long composed the Dutch musical Chekhov based upon the life of the Russian writer Anton Chekhovwhich was a big success in the Netherlands, but the German version in which Long also participated, was less popular. In a revealing book containing letters was released. Letters about life, death, love, sex, work and colleagues were made public by him and Cees van der Pluijm using the title Beste Robert, Waarde Cees.
On 8 September Long suffered a myocardial infarction and was treated with angioplasty. Later that year, on 6 December Long married his Belgian boyfriend and manager Kristof Rutsaert28 years his junior.
The marriage ceremony was performed by fellow singer and actor Gerard Coxa close friend of Long. On 4 December it was announced he was suffering from a terminal illness as he was admitted to hospital with cancer. Robert Long died on 13 December at 11 pm in a hospital in Antwerp at Poor Butterfly - Carmen McRae - The Sound Of Silence age of From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
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