Patricia Paay

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Patricia Paay
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Patricia Paay in 1982
Background information
Birth name Patricia Anglaia Margareth Paaij
Born (1949-04-07) 7 April 1949 (age 65)
Rotterdam, Netherlands[1]
Genres Jazz, disco, folk, pop
Occupation(s) Singer, media personality
Instruments Vocals
Years active 1965–present
Associated acts Anita Meyer, Yvonne Keeley, Pierre Kartner, Himalaya, Full House, Jacques Kloes, The Star Sisters, Adam Curry, Rob de Nijs

Patricia Anglaia Margareth Paaij (born 7 April 1949), best known as Patricia Paay, is a Dutch singer, radio host, glamour model and television personality. In the Netherlands, she is well known for her musical career, which spans over four decades. She is also regularly featured on Dutch television and in Dutch tabloid media.

Personal life[edit]

Patricia Paay was born and grew up in Rotterdam, though one of her grandfathers was Greek. She and her sister attended secondary school in Schiedam (now for many purposes subsumed within Rotterdam), but Patricia did not complete her schooling because much of her time was given over to singing with her father's band.

She met Adam Curry and semi-retired from music in the Netherlands in the mid-1980s to set up home with Adam in the U.S. and help develop his career. In 2009 she divorced Curry after 20 years of marriage. Their daughter Christina Curry lives in the Netherlands with her girlfriend whilst her ex-husband Adam now resides in Austin, Texas.

Career[edit]

In The Netherlands Paay enjoyed successes from 1966 onwards with predominantly Dutch songs. Her best-known Dutch song is "Je bent niet hip" ("You're not hip") which reached #12 in the Dutch Top 40 in 1967.

Paay's best-known English-language solo songs are her 1977 "Who's that lady with my man", which reached #2 in the Dutch Top 40, and her 1977 cover of "Everlasting Love", the song written by Buzz Cason and Mac Gayden which has been a hit for numerous other artists worldwide. It appeared on her album The Lady Is a Champ.

Paay also sang many of the internationally popular music remixes under the Stars on 45 brand name and was a member of the spin-off act Star Sisters, alongside sister Yvonne Keeley.

From 2008 till 2012 Paay participated as a judge on Holland's Got Talent. At the time it aired on SBS 6 and was hosted by Gerard Joling.

In 2010 she was the main guest in an episode of the television show Gehaktdag.

Between September 2011 and September 2013 Patricia Paay was on the TV program Diva's draaien door.

In 2013 she was on the jury of the figure skating TV program Sterren Dansen Op Het IJs.

Playboy[edit]

In 1984, Paay was the first glamour model in the Dutch edition of Playboy. In 2009, Paay posed for the December issue of the Dutch version of the magazine at age 60. It was the third time she has posed for Playboy.[2][dated info]

Discography[edit]

Also see: The Star Sisters

Singles[edit]

  • 1966 - No one can love you like I do (as Patricia)
  • 1967 - You called me baby (as Patricia)
  • 1967 - Je bent niet hip (as Patricia) ( #12 in Dutch top 40 )
  • 1967 - Wat moet ik doen (as Patricia) ( #36 in Dutch top 40 )
  • 1968 - Corriamo (as Patricia) ( #33 in Dutch top 40 )
  • 1968 - Hey girls (as Honey Bee)
  • 1968 - Hey taxi (as Patty Paay) (German single)
  • 1968 - Dat is de liefde (as Patricia)
  • 1968 - Tambourine girl (as Patricia)
  • 1969 - Kleine tovenaar (as Patricia)
  • 1969 - Sim sala bim (as Patricia)
  • 1969 - Fisherman king (as Patricia, with Brainbox)
  • 1969 - Sing me a lovesong/All or nothing (as Honey Bee & the Harbourlights)
  • 1970 - Were you there (as Package - occasion formation from Patricia Paay, The Buffoons, Left Side and Unit Gloria) ( tipparade )
  • 1970 - Tell me (you're never gonna leave me) (as Patricia, accompanied by The Golden Earring) ( tipparade )
  • 1971 - Put your hand in the hand (as member of Himalaya) ( tipparade )
  • 1972 - I believe in love (as Honey Pie (= with her sister Yvonne Paay))
  • 1973 - Easy Boy (as background singer at Greenfield & Cook) (#8 in Dutch top 40)
  • 1973 - Music lovin' girl (as member of occasion formation Sealegs[disambiguation needed])
  • 1975 - Can you please crawl out your window
  • 1976 - Children come home
  • 1976 - Someday my prince will come ( #22 in Dutch top 40 )
  • 1976 - Now (is the moment) ( #20 in Dutch top 40 )
  • 1977 - Who's that lady with my man ( #2 in Dutch top 40 )
  • 1977 - Livin' without you ( #5 in Dutch top 40 )
  • 1978 - Everlasting love
  • 1978 - Malibu ( #14 in Dutch top 40 )
  • 1979 - The best friend I know (duet with Yvonne Keeley) ( #26 in Dutch top 40 )
  • 1979 - You colour my life (promosingle for Mary Quant)
  • 1979 - You make it allright (duet with Jacques Kloes) ( #25 in Dutch top 40 )
  • 1980 - Give it to me ( tipparade )
  • 1980 - Maybe - To know him is to love him ( #31 in Dutch top 40 )
  • 1980 - Sweets For My Sweet - Definitely Too Young (Under the name The Twits_
  • 1981 - Who let the heartache in ( #9 in Dutch top 40 )
  • 1981 - Saturday nights ( #15 in the Dutch top 40 )
  • 1982 - A dime a dance
  • 1982 - Queen for tonight
  • 1982 - Tomorrow ( #6 in Dutch top 40 )
  • 1983 - Solitaire ( #16 in Dutch top 40 )
  • 1987 - Stop me ( tipparade )
  • 1992 - De wereld (duet with Rob de Nijs) ( tipparade )
  • 1995 - I've never been to me
  • 1998 - I Love My Daughter Aimee (with Adam Curry her former husband and daughter Christina)
  • 2000 - Daddy (as Patricia Paay & the John Paay Orchestra)
  • 2009 - Who's that lady with my man '09 (John Marks featuring Patricia Paay)
  • 2009 - Verliefd (Duet with Diego)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "www.radio.nl : Yvonne Keeley aan de slag als trouwambtenaar" (in Dutch). 2005-01-11. Retrieved 2010-01-18. 
  2. ^ Moriarty, Richard (2009-11-24). "'Cougar strips for Playboy". The Sun (London). Retrieved 2009-11-24. 

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