Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Dutch Music (3): Andre Hazes

Number three in the Dutch music series and this week Andre Hazes is in the limelight. Yes, I know what you are thinking... he's dead isn't he? Well, yes he is. He died from a heart attack in September 2004, much to the dismay of many in the Dutch population. To be honest though, not the biggest surprise to hit the music world - he wasn't generally the healthiest bloke you could meet - an alcoholic by all accounts and a smoker.

Andre Hazes sang what is essentially a kind of folk's music, and to be fair he was incredibly popular in this genre but ironically never had a number one hit in the Dutch Top 40 until after his death when he topped the chart with a rerelease of "Zij gelooft in mij".

Next time, a change of genre with a look at Andre Rieu......

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