On 27 December 2003, during his 40th year in show business, Tober was made a Knight in the Order of Orange-Nassau by H.M.Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands. Tober's name is also inscribed on the Wall of Fame at the Zuiderkerk ("southern church") in Amsterdam.
Tober was born in Bussum, Netherlands and at the age of three moved to the United States with his family, where they lived in Albany, the capital of the State of New York. Attending St. Peter's Episcopal Church was a soprano soloist.
Invited to appear on "The Teen Age Barn", a television show on the CBS affiliate WRGB, he performed every week for several years. During this time he appeared as a guest of singer Perry Como on television where they performed O Holy Night. He was also to guest star on the CBS series Route 66 with George Maharis and Martin Milner and appeared on The Ed Sullivan Show.
Tober went on to perform for several notable people including the then Senator John F. Kennedy, Vice-President Richard Nixon along with W. Averell Harriman and Nelson Rockefeller, both Governors of New York.
Tober played the role of Tony in the musical The Boy Friend and Billy Jester in Little Mary Sunshine. Introduced to songwriter/record producer Bob Crewe, Tober recorded his first record in 1959 entitled Who Taught You How To Love.
In 1963 while in the Netherlands to visit his grandmother he appeared on the "Off The Cuff" a television show hosted by Willem Duys. Based on the reaction to his performance he decided to return and live in the Netherlands. He signed with Phonogram/Philips and produced his first Dutch record Iedere Avond (Every Night) in 1964.
Ronald Edwin "Ronnie" Tober (born April 21, 1945 in Bussum) is a Dutch born singer. Jan Jochems, who Tober has been with since 1968, and Tober were married on February 24, 1998. On December 27, 2003, during his 40th year in show business, Tober was made a Knight in the Order of Orange-Nassau by H.M.Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands. Tober's name is also inscribed on the Wall of Fame at the Zuiderkerk ("southern church") in Amsterdam.
In 1966 he was a winner at the Sopot International Song Festival in Sopot, Poland for his medley, Showtime on Broadway. Tober performed at the Royal Albert Hall in London as the Netherlands representative in the Eurovision Song Contest 1968 and finished 16th with the song Morgen.
Tober has had TV shows on both AVRO and KRO and his guests have included Vikki Carr, Roger Whittaker and Nancy Wilson.
In 2002 he started the "Ronnie Tober Foundation" to help assist people who have a developmental disability through cultural and musical works. He has also participated in the 2006 International Four Days Marches Nijmegen in Nijmegen, the march was cancelled after the first day due to the 2006 European heat wave. In 2007 Tober, Jochems and friends completed the 160 km march and were able to raise € 10,000 for his foundation. The money will be used to take 50 children to Euro Disney.
Het Beste van Ronnie Tober by Ronnie Tober
Original Release Date: May 18, 2008
Copyright: (C) 2008 Telstar BV
Total Length: 52:47
Amazon: Het Beste van Ronnie Tober
1 Iedere Avond by Ronnie Tober
2 Geweldig by Ronnie Tober
3 Marijke Uit Krabbendijke by Ronnie Tober
4 Rozen Voor Sandra by Ronnie Tober
5 Morgen by Ronnie Tober
6 Petite Mademoiselle by Ronnie Tober
7 Merci Cherie by Ronnie Tober
8 Arrivederci Ans by Ronnie Tober
9 Mijn Avontuur by Ronnie Tober & Marjan Kampen
10 Ik Ben Zo Eenzaam Zonder Jou by Ronnie Tober
11 Ave Maria No Morro by Ronnie Tober
12 Met 'n Roos In Je Blonde Haren by Ronnie Tober
13 Ik Zoek Naar 'n Dorp by Ronnie Tober
14 Come Prima by Ronnie Tober
15 Rosemarie Polka by Ronnie Tober
16 De Zon In M'n Hart by Ronnie Tober
17 Verboden Vruchten by Ronnie Tober
18 You Are My Sunshine by Ronnie Tober
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