Died: July 21, 2005, Vancouver, Canada
Height: 2 m
Movies: Nilus the Sandman: The Boy Who Dreamed Christmas, Long John Baldry: Live in Concert
Lived: 18 Frinton Road, East Ham, London
Long John Baldry was an English and Canadian blues singer and a voice actor. He sang with many British musicians, with Rod Stewart and Elton John appearing in bands led by Baldry in the 1960s. It Ain't Easy was one of Baldry's biggest successes. The opener, Don't Try to Lay No Boogie Woogie on the King of Rock 'n' Roll was inspired by his arrest for busking. In 1978 Baldry moved to New York: dressed in leather, out on the town, he met the man he would spend the rest of his life with, Felix "Oz" Rexach, a charming, chatty, flamboyant Puerto Rican immigrant who frequented Studio 54. Baldry lived in Canada from the late 1970s until his death; there he continued to make records and do voiceover work. One of his best-known roles in voice acting was as Dr. Robotnik in Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog. Baldry had said he felt more comfortable "treading the boards" as a stage actor than in other performing venues. He first appeared in a stage play called Big Rock Candy Mountain. Baldry died on July 21, 2005, in Vancouver General Hospital, of a chest infection. His partner, Felix “Oz” Rexach, survived him.
Together from 1978 to 2005: 27 years.
Long John Baldry (January 12, 1941 – July 21, 2005)
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Long John Baldry (January 12, 1941 –July 21, 2005) was an English blues singer and a voice actor. At the time of the registration of his birth his parents lived at 18 Frinton Road, East Ham, London. He obtained the nickname Long John as a baby, being remarkably long, and by his mid-teens he was six feet seven inches tall. In 1978 Baldry moved to New York: dressed in leather, out on the town, he met the man he would spend the rest of his life with, Felix "Oz" Rexach, a charming, chatty, flamboyant Puerto Rican immigrant who frequented Studio 54.
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