Singer Jules Jean Vanobbergen, better known as Lange Jojo, has died at the age of 85 after a long illness. He is famous for such famous songs as On a soif, Jules César, Victor le footbaliste and E viva Mexico.
Cyril Furthom, Vanobbergen’s archivist and museum director, reported his death to Belga at around 2 a.m. on Wednesday.
Belgium is losing a great man in the world of music. Furthom, who was also a good friend of the singer, said that the King of Air, a folk symbol, is no longer around. “People will remind him of his songs, which are played with singing, dancing and partying.” Lang Jujue had been ill for some time.
3 year old first appearance
Jules Jan Vanobbergen was born on July 6, 1936 in Ixelles. At the age of three, he gave his first performance in a bistro in Koekelberg. He said this himself in his autobiography published in 2015.
He spent his childhood and youth in Molenbeek. At sixteen he left school to go to the academy because he wanted to become a painter. The nickname Vanobbergen, Grand Gogo in French, Lang Gogo in Dutch, was given to him during his student days.
His music career began in the late 1960s. Lang Juju was known for his famous hits such as We are thirstyAnd Julius CaesarAnd Victor is a soccer player employment Long live Mexico. He came up with the last number when the Red Devils went to the World Cup Finals in Mexico in 1986.
He was awarded the title of Honorary Citizen of Brussels in 2015. And in 2016 to Honorary Marolian. During the party, the singer recalled some tales from his childhood in Marolles. I was appointed first as an honorary citizen of the City of Brussels and then as an honorary Marulian: this is the icing on the cake and I feel very proud. I lost my heart to this neighborhood and my roots here. “Marol is part of the wonderful folklore of Brussels that we must preserve,” the singer said.
Lange Jojo decided in June of this year to end his music career. ‘is over. I don’t want to be on stage anymore. All planned concerts have been cancelled. He said at that time, I am retiring.
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