NEWS / (Amsterdam, The Netherlands June 19, 1947 - Rhodos, Greece January 3, 2016)
I'm very sad to announce that Jerry Rix (real name: Gertjan Lacunes) passed away 2 days ago.
I was notified by a friend of the family Elly Karstens-Hanselaar.
He leaves behind his wife Jutta Lacunes, father performer & singer Toby Rix (95) and sister actrice and artist Maroesja Lacunes. My sincere condolences to all of them.
Jerry Rix started his professional singer career in 1964.
In 1967 he was part of the Dutch section of the then famous Knokke Festival (with a.o. Patricia Paay).
In the early seventies he moves to Germany to start a career there. He becomes members of the groups Love Generation (1974), White Heat (1979) and Lo Budget (1981).
He becomes a much asked session singer and records with a.o. Giorgio Moroder, Donna Summer, Linda G. Thompson, Silver Convention, Boney M and LaBionda.
He also composes and produces for artists like a.o.Donna Summer, Elton John, The Bellamy Brothers, Al Martino, Engelbert Humperdinck, David Hasselhoff and Melba Moore.
He recorded 3 solo albums and more than 25 Singles.
He had an international Disco hit with The Sound of Munich composition "Disco Train" in 1976 (Reaching no. 35 in the US Dance Charts).
R.I.P. dear Jerry and thanks for your musical legacy.
(Bron: The Silver Convention Official Tribute Page on Facebook)