10 things you didn’t know about Robert Lange

  1. Robert John Lange was born in Mufulira, Northern Rhodesia today Zambia
  2. He was raised in Durban, South Africa.
  3. His German mother came from a prosperous family
  4. His South African father was a mining engineer. Nicknamed “Mutt” at an early age
  5. Lange grew up a fan of country music
  6. While studying at Belfast High School in what is now Mpumalanga province, he started a band in which he played rhythm guitar and sang harmonies.
  7. After his national service (1966–1967) Lange formed the band Sound Reason in 1969. In 1971, he started the group Hocus, recording one album and releasing five seven-inch singles.
  8. In 1978, Lange wrote and produced Ipswich Town’s FA Cup final single “Ipswich Get That Goal”, his connection with the club being due to their South Africa-born player Colin Viljoen
  9. He Begin production work in 1976
  10. Lange is a strict vegetarian and a follower of the egalitarian teachings of Sant Mat.