Arnold Charles Ernest Hintjens (21 May 1949 – 23 April 2022), better known by his stage name Arno, was a Belgian singer. He was the frontman of TC Matic, one of the best-known Belgian bands of the 1980s. After the band split in 1986 he enjoyed a solo career.
Arnold Charles Ernest Hintjens
21 May 1949
|Died||23 April 2022 (aged 72)|
|Known for||TC Matic|
Arno sang in a mixture of English, French, Dutch and his native Ostend-Flemish dialect. For TC Matic, a band which achieved moderate artistic success throughout Europe, he wrote or co-wrote all the band's material, much of it together with guitarist and producer Jean-Marie Aerts. After going solo he released more than a dozen albums during a successful career. In 2002 he received the title "Chevalier des Arts et des Lettres" (Knight in the Arts and Literature) of the French government. A 2004 biography by Gilles Deleux was translated in Dutch as Een lach en een traan ("A Smile and a Tear").
- Arno (album) (1986)
- Charlatan (1988)
- Ratata (1990)
- Tracks From The Story (1992)
- Idiots Savants (1993)
- Water (1994) with the Subrovnicks
- À La Française (1995)
- Live À La Française (1997)
- Give Me The Gift (1997)
- European Cow Boy (1999)
- À Poil Commercial (1999)
- Le Best Of (2000)
- Arno Charles Ernest (2002)
- Longbox (2002)
- French Bazaar (2004)
- Live in Brussels (2005)
- Jus De Box (2007)
- Covers Cocktail (2008)
- Brussld (2010)
- Future Vintage (2012)
- Le coffret essentiel (2014)
- Human Incognito (2016)*'
- Santeboutique (2019)
- Vivre (2021)
- Freckleface (1972)
With Tjens CouterEdit
- Who Cares (1975)
- Plat Du Jour (1978)
- Singles 1975-1980 (1978)
- If It Blows (Let It Blow) (CD compilation, 1991)
With TC MaticEdit
- TC Matic (1981)
- L'Apache (1982)
- Choco (1983)
- Yé Yé (1985)
- The Best Of (Ça Vient, Ça Vient, Change Pas Demain) (1986)
- Compil Complet! (2000)
- TC Matic - The Essential (2003)
- Charles Et Les Lulus (1991) with Roland Vancampenhout, Adriano Cominotto and Piet Jorens.
- Charles and the White Trash European Blues Connection (1998)
- 1987: Skin (by Guido Henderickx) as Chico
- 1996: Camping Cosmos (by Jan Bucquoy) as Himself
- 1997: Alors voilà (by Michel Piccoli) as Himself
- 1999: Surveiller les tortues (Short, by Inès Rabadan) as André
- 2006: Komma (by Martine Doyen) as Peter De Wit / Lars Ericsson
- 2007: Ex Drummer (by Koen Mortier)
- 2007: Parade nuptiale (by Emma Perret)
- 2007: I Always Wanted to Be a Gangster (by Samuel Benchetrit) as Himself
- 2009: Petites vacances à Knokke-le-Zoute (TV Movie, by Yves Matthey) as Maurice
- 2014: Le goût des myrtilles (by Thomas De Thier) as Eric Dessart
- 2015: Prejudice (by Antoine Cuypers) as Alain (final film role)
- Knight in the French Order of Arts and Letters: 2002
- Grand Prix du Disque for French Song (Charles Ernest): 2002
- Honorary citizen of Brussels: 2017
- Honorary citizen of Ostend: 2018
- Music Industry Awards Lifetime Achievement Award: 2019
- Ostend Film Festival Lifetime Achievement Award: 2022
- Officer in the Belgian Order of the Crown: 2022
- Provoost, Frank (10 August 2007). "Zingen is iets voor de vogeltjes". NRC Handelsblad (in Dutch). Retrieved 3 September 2012.
- "BUCQUOY FILME LE COSMOS L'HOMME AU CRANE RASE QUI REVAIT DE VACANCES A LA MER". Le Soir (in French). Retrieved 11 December 2019.
- "Death of Belgian singer Arno at the age of 72".
- "Death of Belgian singer Arno at the age of 72". 23 April 2022.
- "Arno, la dérision faite rock'n'roll". Temps (in French). 21 September 2019. ISSN 1423-3967. Retrieved 11 December 2019.
- "Arno publie «Vivre» ce vendredi: de toute beauté". Le Soir Plus (in French). 20 May 2021. Retrieved 21 May 2021.
- "De Standaard | Arno tot ridder geslagen".
- "Arno is voortaan ereburger van Brussel". 22 September 2017.
- "Arno neemt eindelijk ereburgerschap Oostende in ontvangst". May 2018.
- "Arno krijgt Lifetime Achievement Award tijdens de MIA's".
- "Lifetime Achievement Award". filmfestivaloostende.be (in Dutch)..
- "Arno krijgt ereteken Officier in de Kroonorde uit handen van Brussels minister Sven Gatz". 18 March 2022.
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