Dries Holten

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Dries Holten
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Holten with Rosy Pereira in 1977
Born (1936-01-30)30 January 1936
Cimahi, Dutch East Indies
Nationality Dutch
Occupation singer
songwriter
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Dries (Andres) Holten (born 30 January 1936 in Cimahi, Dutch East Indies) is a Dutch singer, songwriter of Indo descent. He represented the Netherlands at the 1972 Eurovision Song Contest alongside Sandra Reemer. After he and Reemer broke up Holten formed a new group with Rosy Pereira and called it Rosy & Andres. In 1980 Holten final group was of him and Ria Shield Meyer.

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Sandra & Andres[edit]

In 1972 at Eurovision, along with fellow Dutch-Indonesian singer Sandra Reemer he represented the Netherlands with their song "Als het om de liefde gaat", the meaning in English is when love is concerned.[1] He co-wrote the song with Hans van Hemert.[2]

Rosy & Andres[edit]

In 1975, now having teamed up with another Indonesian singer, Rosy Pereira the daughter of steel guitarist Coy Pereira,[3][4] they released the single "Sausilito".[5] Holten co-wrote it with Marshal Manengkei.[6] In the Netherlands it peaked at number 7 and spent four weeks on the charts.[7] The following year, it was reported in the 9 October 1976 issue of Billboard that their single "My Love" reached position number 3 in the Dutch chart, just behind "In Zaire" by Johnny Wakelin and with "Dancing Queen" by ABBA at no 1.[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ A Song for Europe: Popular Music and Politics in the Eurovision Song Contest edited by Ivan Raykoff, Robert Deam Tobin Page 67 Music, lyrics and politics
  2. ^ Billboard March 25, 1972 Page 50 International News Reports, Eurovision Song Concert, 1972
  3. ^ Tjampoer.nl Rosy Pereira
  4. ^ Pedalpro.co.uk News, Amsterdam, Hawaiian Steel Guitar Player Coy Pereira passed away by Alexander Zaalberg Archived 2015-12-24 at the Wayback Machine.
  5. ^ NLDiscografie.nl Rosy & Andres
  6. ^ top40.nl Rosy & Andres - Sausalito
  7. ^ hitparade.ch Rosy & Andres - Sausalito
  8. ^ Billboard October 9, 1976 Page 59 Billboard Hits Of The World, Holland

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