Arno (singer)

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.

Arno Hintjens
Hintjens, Arno (2005).jpg
Hintjens in 2005
Born
Arnold Charles Ernest Hintjens

(1949-05-21)21 May 1949
Ostend, Belgium
Died23 April 2022(2022-04-23) (aged 72)
Brussels, Belgium
Other namesArno
OccupationSinger, actor
Known forTC Matic

CareerEdit

Arno sang in a mixture of English, French, Dutch and his native Ostend-Flemish dialect.[1] 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.[1] 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").[1]

In the Belgian film Camping Cosmos he played the homosexual lifeguard Harry who does not pay attention to Lolo Ferrari who is incarnating a caricature of Pamela Anderson.[2]

At the beginning of 2020, Arno postponed his upcoming tour after being diagnosed with pancreatic cancer.[3] He died from the disease on 23 April 2022, at the age of 72.[4]

DiscographyEdit

SoloEdit

  • 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)[5]
  • Vivre (2021)[6]

FrecklefaceEdit

  • 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)

As CharlesEdit

  • Charles Et Les Lulus (1991) with Roland Vancampenhout, Adriano Cominotto and Piet Jorens.
  • Charles and the White Trash European Blues Connection (1998)

FilmographyEdit

HonoursEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c Provoost, Frank (10 August 2007). "Zingen is iets voor de vogeltjes". NRC Handelsblad (in Dutch). Retrieved 3 September 2012.
  2. ^ "BUCQUOY FILME LE COSMOS L'HOMME AU CRANE RASE QUI REVAIT DE VACANCES A LA MER". Le Soir (in French). Retrieved 11 December 2019.
  3. ^ "Death of Belgian singer Arno at the age of 72".
  4. ^ "Death of Belgian singer Arno at the age of 72". 23 April 2022.
  5. ^ "Arno, la dérision faite rock'n'roll". Temps (in French). 21 September 2019. ISSN 1423-3967. Retrieved 11 December 2019.
  6. ^ "Arno publie «Vivre» ce vendredi: de toute beauté". Le Soir Plus (in French). 20 May 2021. Retrieved 21 May 2021.
  7. ^ "De Standaard | Arno tot ridder geslagen".
  8. ^ "Arno is voortaan ereburger van Brussel". 22 September 2017.
  9. ^ "Arno neemt eindelijk ereburgerschap Oostende in ontvangst". May 2018.
  10. ^ "Arno krijgt Lifetime Achievement Award tijdens de MIA's".
  11. ^ "Lifetime Achievement Award". filmfestivaloostende.be (in Dutch)..
  12. ^ "Arno krijgt ereteken Officier in de Kroonorde uit handen van Brussels minister Sven Gatz". 18 March 2022.

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