Bles Bridges, born Lawrence John Gabriel Bridges, was a South African singer. He became known as Bles Bridges, as his Irish grandfather called him "Bles", due to his very thin hair from an early age.
Married to Leonie Bridges from 1969 till his death on 24 March 2000.
He made his 1ste album in 1972 under the nickname, Morné with a lady called Mimi van Heerden, called, Adios, my skat.
He released his first solo album in 1982, Onbekende Weermagman. His professional career began in 1984, with the release of his second album, Bles, which went gold in under a month and included Maggie, one of his better-known songs. The album had sold twice that by the time his third album was released. At the time of his death, Bles had sold more than 2.6 million albums. Up to 2016, he sold over 3 million records, making him the biggest selling male singer in the Afrikaans Music industry.
Soon Bles Bridges began alternating between Afrikaans and English language albums, to great acclaim. He also began working with Eurovision South Africa. In 2000, he began recording an album with his friends in the music industry.
Description provided by Wikipedia under Creative Commons Attribution CC-BY-SA 4.0