Ben Cramer is a Dutch singer. He made his television debut in 1966 with his backing group the Spaklings, and was spotted by singer Annie de Reuver, who helped him obtain a record deal. In 1967, his first single, “Zai zai zai”, became a hit, reaching #7 on the Dutch chart. The follow-up “Dans met mij” also peaked at #7, and he would have a string of successful records in the late 1960s and early 1970s. His most fondly-remembered record is “De Clown” from 1971.Cramer continued to enjoy periodic chart success through the 1970s; his last charting single was “Alles is anders” in 1980. The 1980s were relatively quiet, then in 1989 he starred as Juan Perón in the musical Evita, and went on to appear in many stage productions.