Burt Blanca was born on August 6, 1944 in the northern suburbs from Brussels.
Guitarist of considered studios, Burt Blanca
is the pioneer of the rock'n'roll in Belgium.
is the interpreter of many hit tunes such as: Touche pas à mon rock'n'roll, Ma Guitare bleue, Le Train ne passe plus par là, Voilà le temps des vacances, Dansons, Limbobossa, Rock'n'Roll is good for the soul, Le Locomotion, Hey Baby, Twist twist senora or ClapClap Sound.
First price of Academy, author, type-setter and musical arranger, he will become singer by largest of the chances!
A life in rock'n'roll at the age of the 5 years, Norbert is caught and attracted by the music.
After the recording of one 45 record for the French label "Festival", Burt
signs in 1961 a contract with the French firm "Pathé- Marconi", under the management of Jean Paul GUITER, also artistic director of "LES CHATS SAUVAGES", with which he
will collaborate until 1964.
With the 16 years age he
attends all the Belgian studios of recording, with the guitar, to accompany: ADAMO, FREDERIC FRANCOIS, ROBERT COGOI, ANDRE BRASSEUR, CLAUDE BARZOTTI, PLASTIC BERTRAND, WILL TURA, JOHAN VERMINNEN..... and also some French artists, not of least: CHARLES AZNAVOUR, JULIETTE GRECO, GILBERT BECAUD, CARAVELLI, LA COMPAGNIE CREOLE....
In the years 1960, he
is devoted like one of the "sizes" of the rock'n'roll in Europe.
will play an uninterrupted series of concerts in various prestigious rooms (le Golf Drouot, Palais des sports in Paris, in Olympia in Paris, etc.) and will officiate with the same poster as a number of artists of international fame (THE ANIMALS, THE KINKS, GENE VINCENT, inter alia).
In 1968, Burt BLANCA
makes a hit with "R.N.ROLL IS GOOD FOR THE SOUL" with the brother of an American producer Albert VAN HOOGTEN
, who makes pass Burt
for an American under the pseudonym of Winky HAWKS.
Always in 68, Burt meets in MONTBELLIARD, Vince TAYLOR, who is then "with the trough of vagueness".
Vince finds himself without musicians and after his
proposes to him to accompany it with his
In the years 1970, Burt
will specialize in the albums of rock' roll covers under his
In 1974, Burt
makes the first part of Bill HALEY in ANCIENNE BELGIQUE of Brussels.
ensured, several times, the first part of JohnnyHALLIDAY.
In 1976, following an estrangement with his
is found without anything.
That curbs temporarily its career.
At the same time, Burt
goes up on stage of Forest National.
is found to make dance parties, in competition with Liane FOLY, GOLD, Jean Jacques GOLDMAN, VOULZY, SOUCHON.
At the beginning of the Eighties, Burt
collaborates with the producer Lou DEPRIJCK
plays and composes for PLASTIC BERTRAND.
During this Burt composes the hit : "THEY'LL NEVER KILL R.N.Roll" at HEBRA RECORDS.
In 1983, he
creates Belgian group THE KLAXONS and composes, in collaboration with his
friends Jean-Marie TROISFONTAINE and RogerVERBESTEL, the piece "Clap, Clap Sound".
Despite everything the encountered problems, Burt
comes out regularly of the 33 and 45 records.
first CD is born also at HEBRA RECORDS and very quickly become missing "25 YEARS AGO AND NOW".
Then it is the title "UN TRAIN CE SOIR", which makes the turn of the world.
In the eighties, missing on T.V. and radio's, most of his
fans think that he
stopped playin'music but continue to buy the CD's.
After a few years, Burt BLANCA makes in 1998 the albums "IL FAUT LE VIVRE" and its English copy "HERE TODAY, GONE TOMORROW" (Hebra Records) to which take part Ricky NORTON as author, Alain DARMOR English joint author, and Burt the composer.
These albums came out in 2003, at the same time as CD "CLASSICAL ROMANCE".
At the beginning of the years 2000, he becomes musical arranger for Reader' S Digest.
In November 2003, Burt BLANCA
is the head of the show in the THEATRE DE LA LOUVIERE in Belgium.
At the end of January 2004, he
is a part of the recording of a television series "FAMILIE", this episode was diffused at the beginning of December 2004 on chain VTM in Belgium.
In June 2004, he
notoriety back, and is again on stage of OLYMPIA in PARIS.
In October, Burt
celebrates its 45 years of career in ANCIENNE BELGIQUE in Brussels.
In 2007, Burt
comes out a DVD, heading "the OTHER KING OF ROCK'N'ROLL!!!
", taking the integrality of a concert collected on July 1, 2006 on stage of Saint-Amand-les-Eaux.
Produced by association "Burt BLANCA
", this DVD is composed of 33 titles.
Parallel to its solo career, Burt never gave up his activities of musician of studio.