Holten with Rosy Pereira in 1977
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.
Sandra & Andres
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. He co-wrote the song with Hans van Hemert.
Rosy & Andres
In 1975, now having teamed up with another Indonesian singer, Rosy Pereira the daughter of steel guitarist Coy Pereira, they released the single "Sausilito". Holten co-wrote it with Marshal Manengkei. In the Netherlands it peaked at number 7 and spent four weeks on the charts. 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.
- 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
- Billboard March 25, 1972 Page 50 International News Reports, Eurovision Song Concert, 1972
- Tjampoer.nl Rosy Pereira
- Pedalpro.co.uk News, Amsterdam, Hawaiian Steel Guitar Player Coy Pereira passed away by Alexander Zaalberg Archived 2015-12-24 at the Wayback Machine
- NLDiscografie.nl Rosy & Andres
- top40.nl Rosy & Andres - Sausalito
- hitparade.ch Rosy & Andres - Sausalito
- Billboard October 9, 1976 Page 59 Billboard Hits Of The World, Holland
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