Dutch 1980s heart throb Henny Vrienten of Doe Maar dies, aged 73

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Henny Vrienten, direct singer of mega popular Dutch 1980s band Doe Maar, has died at the age of 73.

Doe Maar (the identify suggests ‘just do it’ but reported in a sulky manner) experienced a string of hits in the early 1980s, which includes De Bom, Nederwiet, Is dit alles and Doris Day.

The band, which broke up in 1984 and reformed a number of occasions for just one-off concerts, experienced a specifically substantial pursuing amid teenage women. They are deemed to be one particular of the most effective Dutch bands of all time.

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In later on many years Vrienten labored with Golden Earring guitarist George Kooijmans and Boudewijn de Groot as the Vreemde Kostgangers. He also composed soundtracks for movies and documentaries and was most just lately involved in a new musical, De Koning van Amsterdam, which is due to leading later this year.

Concent organiser Mojo, which declared his demise, did not give a cause. Vrienten had been unwell for some time and in very last September the band cancelled ideas for a farewell tour because of his health issues.

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