The Flemish singer Tim Visterin died. That reports the VRT. Visterin became especially famous with the hit ‘The bird’ from 1970.
Tim Visterin initially played as a musician in the jazz group The Jokers and the rock band Roland et les Bémols, but he was best known for his song of The bird. That was an adaptation of the French song Dites-moi, Monsieur Jean-Claude Darnal, who, in Flanders, a huge hit. The song, about a boy who is of magician Merlin and strong wings calls for a beautiful bird, was recorded with the Mechelen onze-Lieve-Vrouw-boys-choir (including a young Frank Deboosere, Eric Melaerts and Pat Donnez) and was going to be more than 100,000 times over the counter.
Visterin, born in Antwerp in 1940, was 77 years old.