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Will Tura

Will Tura

CareerTura started singing when he was only nine years old, covering Gilbert B├ęcaud and Nat King Cole. Tura's first producer was Jacques Kluger, and later his son Jean Kluger.Will Tura's first hit was Eenzaam zonder jou (Eng, Lonely without you) in 1963, for which he wrote the melody, and Ke Riema the text. In a newspaper survey, the song got elected the biggest hit in Flanders ever, and it has a place in the Eregallerij (an honorary gallery of the Flemish song, an initiative of Belgian copyright collective SABAM and radio station Radio 2) since the first edition in 2000.Many hits followed in various musical styles, including rock 'n roll, gospel, country and rap (Moa vent toch, from 1992, in the West Flemish dialect). In 1984 he made a tribute album to Elvis Presley, together with Elvis' band. In 1992 he also released his first Tura in Symfonie, performing with a symphonic orchestra.In 1987 Will records the album Ouvertura, together with the London Symphony Orchestra and Robert Groslot. In 2002 one of Tura's dreams came true, recording an album entitled De Mooiste Droom (Eng, the most beautiful dream) with the London Philharmonic Orchestra.In 1995 Will was made cultural ambassador of Flanders.In 1988 Will had a car accident, and the song Mooi, 't leven is mooi (Eng, Beautiful, life is beautiful) about it becomes a megahit in Flanders, and becomes the most frequently played song of 1989 according to SABAM, with Clouseau's Anne in second place.In 1990, various rock 'n roll artists from Flanders created Turalura, a tribute album for the artist. In 2005, Tura's 65th birthday was celebrated elaborately in the Flemish media, along with the release of the cd Viva Tura.In 1993 Tura sang Ik mis je zo (Eng, I miss you so) and Hoop doet leven (Eng, Hope gives life) at the ceremony for the deceased King Baudouin of Belgium. In 2001 King Albert II of Belgium knighted him, after being made an Officer in the Order of the Crown (Belgium). At the engagement party of Prince Philippe and Princess Mathilde in 1999 gives a mini-recital.TriviaTura has a cameo in the Suske en Wiske album De Krimson Crisis, where he is one of the famous Belgians fighting Krimson.Veurne has only three honorary citizens: Will Tura, Paul Delvaux and King Albert I of Belgium.After his car accident in 1988, the prognosis was that he could never jog again with his broken kneecap. However, in 2006 he still runs 5 to 8 kilometres daily.


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Goodbye Elvis


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Toen Nat King Cole Van Liefde Zong


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El Mexicano


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Denk Je Nog Wel Eens Aan Mij


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Omdat Ik Vlaming Ben