Taco Ockerse (born 21 July 1955) is a singer popularly known as Taco.
Taco gained international stardom when in 1982 he recorded a distinctive cover record of the Irving Berlin co position, "Puttin' on the Ritz" in Germany, which made him famous early the next year (United States Billboard chart number 4).
Taco's first language is English, and he has almost always performed in English. He also speaks German, having recorded some songs ("Träume brauchen Zeit," "Blauer Vogel, steig!" among others) for German Eurovision in 1981. He also speaks Dutch and French.
A follow-up album, Let's Face The Music, was recorded in 1984 for RCA, but it failed to recreate Taco's initial success, and he vanished from the American market immediately thereafter.
He currently resides in Germany, occasionally performing in Berlin and recording. Taco also appears in theater, mainly in the musical genre.
Puttin On The Ritz