Lenny Kuhr

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Lenny Kuhr
LennyKuhr1.jpg
Lenny Kuhr in 2008
Born February 22, 1950
Eindhoven, Netherlands
Occupation Musician, Singer
Spouse(s) Herman Pieter de Boer (1981-1993)
Rob Frank
Lenny Kuhr singing on live in 2008.
Lenny Kuhr's 1969 Eurovision Song Contest dress

Lenny Kuhr (born 22 February 1950 in Eindhoven) is a Dutch singer-songwriter.

In 1967 she started a singing career in the Netherlands, performing songs in the French chanson tradition. In 1969 she represented the Netherlands in the Eurovision Song Contest with her composition De Troubadour (lyrics by David Hartsema; orchestra conducted by Franz de Kok). She was one of the four winners that year.

In the early seventies Kuhr was more successful in France than in her home country. She topped the French charts in 1972 with the song Jesus Christo and performed in the shows of Georges Brassens.

In 1980 she had her biggest hit in the Netherlands: Visite, a song she performed together with the French group Les Poppys. She has been releasing records ever since, though without major chart success.

In 1982 Kuhr hosted the Nationaal Songfestival, the Dutch national heat for Eurovision.

Lenny Kuhr converted to Judaism. She was married to Herman Pieter de Boer and is now married to Rob Frank and has two daughters from an earlier marriage who live in Israel. For a while, she also lived in Israel. [1][dead link][2]

Discography[edit]

  • 1969: De troubadour
  • 1971: De zomer achterna
  • 1972: Les enfants
  • 1972: De wereld waar ik van droom
  • 1974: God laat ons vrij
  • 1975: 'n Avondje Amsterdam
  • 1976: 'n Dag als vandaag
  • 1980: Dromentrein
  • 1981: Avonturen
  • 1982: Oog in oog
  • 1983: De beste van Lenny Kuhr
  • 1986: Quo vadis
  • 1990: Het beste van Lenny Kuhr
  • 1990: De blauwe nacht
  • 1992: Heilig vuur
  • 1994: Altijd heimwee
  • 1997: Gebroken stenen
  • 1997: Stemmen in de nacht
  • 1998: De troubadour
  • 1999: Oeverloze liefde
  • 2000: Visite
  • 2001: Fadista
  • 2004: Op de grens van jou en mij
  • 2005: Panta Rhei

References[edit]

Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Spain Massiel
with "La, la, la"
Winner of the Eurovision Song Contest
1969
(tied with United Kingdom Lulu, Spain Salomé & France Frida Boccara)
Succeeded by
Republic of Ireland Dana
with "All Kinds of Everything"
Preceded by
Ronnie Tober
with "Morgen"
Netherlands in the Eurovision Song Contest
1969
Succeeded by
Hearts of Soul
with "Waterman"