Wannes Van de Velde

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Wannes Van de Velde
Born (1937-04-29)29 April 1937
Antwerp, Belgium
Died 10 November 2008(2008-11-10) (aged 71)
Antwerp, Belgium
Nationality  Belgium
Occupation artist, musician, poet

Wannes Van de Velde (29 April 1937 – 10 November 2008), born Willy Cecile Johannes Van de Velde, in Antwerp, was a Flemish singer, musician, poet and artist.

His father, Jaak Van de Velde, was a metal worker and talented singer, his mother a housewife and singer. He grew up in the Zirkstraat, near the Antwerp Red Light district. At home the young boy was always surrounded by music.

Van de Velde died at Antwerp on 10 November 2008, aged 71.[1][2]

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  1. ^ "Wannes Van de Velde (71) wisselt tijdelijke voor eeuwige" (in Dutch). Het Belang van Limburg. 11 November 2008. Retrieved 14 November 2008. 
  2. ^ Hunt, Ken (9 January 2009). "Wannes van de Velde: Musician and poet who promoted Flemish language and culture". The Independent (UK). Retrieved 29 September 2010.