Ruud Englebert

From Simple English Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Ruud Englebert
Born1950 (1950)
Died (aged 72)
Occupationbass guitarist, composer

Ruud Englebert (1950 – 19 January 2023) was a Dutch bass guitarist and composer.

Englebert was a bass guitarist for over fifty years. He was a member of among others Herman Brood & His Wild Romance, Vitesse and A Girl Called Johnny [nl].[1]

Biography[change | change source]

Englebert started becoming known in the 1970s as a member of the bands Fruit and Hollander. In the 1980s he was part of the band Vitesse, with whom he made the known song Rosalyn [nl] that was eight weeks in the Dutch Top 40 and eleven weeks in the Nationale Hitparade [nl]. As a member of others Herman Brood & His Wild Romance he contributed as bass guitarist and composer to the 1988 album Yada Yada, with which Herman Brood made his musical comeback at the time.[1][2]

In the 1990s he was mainly active as a session musician in Germany. Englebert later returned to the Netherlands and was a long-standing member of the music group of Thé Lau and of the group A Girl Called Johnny [nl] of Frédérique Spigt.[1][2]

Englebert died from an illness in the night from 18 to 19 January at the age of 72. People who paid tribute to his death includes Henkjan Smits.[1][2]

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 "Wild Romance-bassist Ruud Englebert (72) overleden". RTL Boulevard (in Dutch). 21 January 2023. Retrieved 21 January 2023.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 "Wild Romance-bassist Ruud Englebert overleden op 72-jarige leeftijd". (in Dutch). 21 January 2023. Retrieved 21 January 2023.