Raymond van het Groenewoud

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Raymond van het Groenewoud
Born (1950-02-14) 14 February 1950 (age 64)
Schaarbeek, Belgium
Nationality Belgium
Occupation musician

Raymond van het Groenewoud (born 14 February 1950) is a Belgian musician. He is born in Schaarbeek, of Dutch descent, and he sings primarily in Dutch. His biggest hits include "Vlaanderen Boven", "Meisjes", "Je Veux de l'Amour" and "Liefde voor Muziek". He refers to himself as a musician but also a poet, philosopher and clown.[citation needed]

Career[edit]

His debut was as a guitar player with Johan Verminnen. In 1972 he started the group Louisette with Erik Van Neygen. A number of solo albums followed, accompanied by his group De Centimeters. In 1977 he had his first hit record, the single "Meisjes" from the album Nooit meer drinken.

His lyrics are sometimes happy, sometimes sad, jovial or philosophical. In 1980 he had his first success in the Netherlands with a concert at the Pinkpop Festival and the hit "Je Veux de l'Amour".

He wrote the soundtrack for the film Brussels by Night by Marc Didden (1983).

In 1990 most of his songs were re-recorded for a compilation album, with a new single "Liefde voor Muziek", a parody of the gospel by James Brown in the movie The Blues Brothers. It reached number one in Belgium and the Netherlands.

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

  • Je moest eens weten hoe gelukkig ik was (1973)
  • Ik doe niet mee (1975)
  • Nooit meer drinken (1977)
  • Kamiel in België (1978)
  • Ethisch reveil (1979)
  • Leven en liefdes (1981)
  • Brussels by Night (1984)
  • Habba! (1984)
  • Ontevreden (1986)
  • Intiem (1988)
  • Sensatie (1992)
  • RvhGBox 10 (1993)
  • De minister van ruimtelijke ordening (1994)
  • Walhalla (1995)
  • Ik ben God niet (1996)
  • Liefde voor muziek (1996)
  • Tot morgen (1998)
  • Een jongen uit Schaarbeek (2001)
  • Ballades (2004)
  • Meneer Raymond (2005)
  • Feest! Live! (2008)
  • De laatste rit (2011)
  • Live in de AB (2013)

Compilation albums[edit]

  • Meisjes (Het beste van Raymond van het Groenewoud) (1990)
  • Het beste van Raymond van het Groenewoud (1974-1976) (1999)

Singles[edit]

  • "Meisjes" (1977)
  • "Je Veux de l'Amour" (1980)
  • "Cha cha cha" (1981)
  • "Liefde voor muziek" (1991)

DVDs[edit]

  • Live in Antwerpen (2004)

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