Eddy Wally, "The Voice of Europe" (in concert)
|Birth name||Eduard Van De Walle|
|Also known as||Eddy Wally|
12 July 1932 |
Zelzate, East Flanders, Belgium
|Occupations||Musician, Singer-songwriter, Producer, Actor|
Attire and cultural iconography
On stage and off, Wally usually wears flashy, shiny, expensive outfits, characterized by a camp and kitsch style reminiscent of Liberace. In 2004, Eddy Wally's extreme wardrobe was acquired by the Stedelijk Modemuseum van Hasselt, and was shown under the title "Eddy Wally's Geweldige Garderobe". The show consisted of 115 custom made outfits, each valued up to $5,300 apiece.
In October 2009, famed Belgian artist Kamagurka proclaimed:
|“||Eddy Wally is popart.||”|
Eddy Wally started as a salesman on markets selling handbags and became popular in the 1960s, after his association with Dutch producer Johnny Hoes. He even had his own disco "Chérie-Paris Las Vegas", first known as "Eddy Wally's Texas Bar".
Eddy Wally used to be a regular feature on the UK television programme Eurotrash, mostly due to his name and obscure dress sense.
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