Maggie MacNeal

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Maggie MacNeal
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Background information
Born (1950-05-05) 5 May 1950 (age 64)
Tilburg, Netherlands
Genres Pop
Occupations Musician
Instruments Vocals
Years active 1971-present
Associated acts Mouth & MacNeal, Dutch Divas, Marga Bult

Maggie MacNeal (born Sjoukje van't Spijker; 5 May 1950) is a Dutch singer. MacNeal had released one solo single before teaming up with Willem Duyn (Mouth), a cover of "I Heard It Through the Grapevine" written by Norman Whitfield and Barrett Strong made famous by Marvin Gaye, was produced by Hans van Hemert.

Biography[edit]

After her first solo record in 1971, she teamed up with Willem Duyn, and the duo became known as Mouth & MacNeal recording Pop international hits such as "How Do You Do" (1971) and "Hello-A" (1972). She was with Mouth & MacNeal from 1971 to 1974.[1] After their break up, she formed her own group in 1975 with her husband Frans Smit (drums), Adri de Hont (guitar), Ben Vermeulen and Wil de Meyer (bass guitar). In 1977, the line-up changed to: Smit, Jons Pistoor, Lex Bolderdijk, and Robert Verwey (bass). Thereafter, MacNeal participated in the 1980 Eurovision Song Contest.[2]

Since 2000, she became a member of the Dutch Divas, together with Marga Bult.[3]

Discography[edit]

Maggie MacNeal during a rehearsal for the Eurovision Song Contest 1980

When you're gone/Mother nature Warner Brothers WBN 16632

  • 1976 Terug naar de kust/Life is going on Warner Brothers WBN 16738

Love was in your eyes/Dr. Brian Warner Brothers WBN 16816 Make the man love me/The letter Warner Brothers WBN 16840 Blackbird/Make the man love me Warner Brothers WBN 16868 LP When you're gone Warner Brothers WBN 56290

  • 1977 Jij alleen/He never said his name Warner Brothers WBN 16889

Fools together/Empty place, empty space Warner Brothers WBN 17000 LP Fools together Warner Brothers WBN 56406

  • 1978 You and I/It hurts Warner Brothers WBN 17058
  • 1979 Ooh/Take it easy Warner Brothers WBN 17365

Nighttime/Take it easy Warner Brothers WBN 17465 LP Nighttime Warner Brothers WBN 56738

  • 1980 Amsterdam/Take it easy Warner Brothers WEAN 18214

Amsterdam/Amsterdam [a-side in Dutch, b-side in English] WEAN 18216 Amsterdam/Amsterdam [a-side in English, b-side in French] WEAN 18210 Why your lady says goodbye/Sail around the world Warner Brothers WEAN 18348 Be my friend/Why your lady says goodbye Warner Brothers WEAN 18412 LP Amsterdam Warner Brothers WEAN 58138

  • 1981 Be my lover tonight/Together Warner Brothers WEAN 18774

LP When you're gone [re] K-Tel HN 4181

  • 1983 I've got you, you've got me/Won't you tell me Carrere 221.020

Still can't believe it/On the beat (instrumentaal) Carrere 221.029

  • 1985 You are my hope/Say hello again DISK 1002
  • 1989 Verloren tijd/Heel verliefd Mercury 876.1067

Papa is lief/Heel verliefd Mercury 876.3847

  • 1990 Terug naar de kust/Heel gewoon Mercury 878-6207
  • 1997 Only love/A night in the city BR Music CDS 6059
  • 1999 Old friend/Live in my dreams CNR 2004219

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Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Xandra
with "Colorado"
Netherlands in the Eurovision Song Contest
1980
Succeeded by
Linda Williams
with "Het is een wonder"