Harry van Hoof

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Harry van Hoof
Van Hoof in 1974
Born(1943-03-16)16 March 1943
Died1 June 2024(2024-06-01) (aged 81)
Eindhoven, Netherlands
Occupation(s)Conductor, composer
Years active1963–2024
Spouse
Trea Dobbs
(m. 1967; div. 1991)

Harry van Hoof (16 March 1943 – 1 June 2024) was a Dutch conductor, composer, and music arranger.

Life and career

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Van Hoof wrote many successful productions in his name, he had his own production company and he had his first success as an arranger with "Sofie" by Johnny Lion. Van Hoof conducted Dutch entries on 15 occasions for the Eurovision Song Contest: 1972, 1973, 1974, 1975, 1976, 1977, 1978, 1979, 1986, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1992, 1993, and 1994.

Van Hoof was divorced from singer Trea Dobbs [nl]. He died on 1 June 2024, at the age of 81.[1]

References

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  1. ^ "Componist en dirigent Harry van Hoof (81) overleden". NOS (in Dutch). 2 June 2024.
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