lundi 21 mai 2018

Patty Brard jealous of Patricia Paay's relationship with her daughter Christina

Patricia Paay & Christina Curry on "BN'ers in Therapy"

Patty Brard recently told Story magazine that she envied Patricia Paay's relationship with her daughter Christina Curry

Last year, Patricia was involved in a big sex tape scandal (see news posted on February 15th, 2017). Patty distanced herself from her. 

Now the two divas appear on RTL 5's latest reality show "BN'ers in Therapie". The first episode aired last week and featured Patricia and Christina having a therapy session conducted by psychiatric Esther van Fenema. It only drew 224.000 viewers (market share: 4.1%)

The episode featuring Patty will be broadcast later. The ex-Luv' singer hasn't been on good terms with her daughter Priscilla for more than eight years. She mentioned this touchy issue on BNNVARA's talk show "Pauw" (see news posted on May 17th, 2018). She is jealous of the special bond between Patricia and her daughter. "I really appreciate Christina. She is so kind. She wanted to hug me because she was happy to see me again. I'm really impressed by Christina. She is so calm. She has always supported her mother. I'm jealous of this relationship. I don't have such a bond with my daughter. I'm happy for Patricia because she has been through a lot of things," Patty explained to Story.

Source: Story

jeudi 17 mai 2018

Hans van Hemert & Willy Betist at the launch party of "Nicole's Gooisch Blad"

The latest issue of Privé magazine features an article about the recent launch party of Nicole's Gooisch Blad (a magazine conceived by Dutch publisher Nicole des Bouvrie, daughter of architect, interior & product designer Jan des Bouvrie). The event was held at the Netherlands Fortress Museum (Nederlands Vestingmuseum) in Naarden, NL. Legendary record producer and Luv's father Hans van Hemert and his partner Willy Betist were among the guests. 

Source: Privé, Facebook

Patty Brard discusses "BN'ers in Therapie" and her problems with her daughter on "Pauw"

Yesterday, Patty Brard appeared on BNNVARA/NPO 1's late-night talk show "Pauw" (hosted by Jeroen Pauw). The program drew 717.000 viewers (market share: 27.5%)

The former Luv' singer discussed her participation in RTL 5's reality show "BN'ers in Therapie". Therapy sessions with celebrities (including La Brard) were conducted by psychiatric Esther van Fenema. The first episode airs today at 8.30 pm and features Dutch singer Patricia Paay.

During her interview with Jeroen Pauw, Patty told that she had not seen her daughter Priscilla for eight years. "Is it because you don't want to see her or because she doesn't want to see you?" Pauw asked Patty. The diva answered: "No, there is a kind of anger because she thinks that I'm always busy working and I don't have enough time for her. It's probably true but due to my bankruptcy I couldn't stop and I had to survive. It's hard to always be strong because some people don't understand it". 

Pauw added: "OK, but when you see and know that you're losing your daughter because of your hard work, I would say to myself: "I have to solve the problem", right?". Patty was irritated and replied: "That's what I've already done but I don't have to tell you". 

Jeroen asserted that Patty was not in a hurry to make things better. "Well, these are your conclusions. That's what this therapy is all about. Some things can be told and others can't be discussed and I don't want to tell you how far I've been to contact my daughter," Patty told Jeroen coldly. 

Priscilla and Patty in happier times

Moreover, the ex-Shownieuws expert also mentioned Marc Udink, the liquidator who took care of her finances after her bankruptcy in late 1993. "This liquidator is responsible for a lot of troubles in my family," she said. Mr Udink reacted to Patty's criticism by email to Dutch magazine Quote. "I think it's good television and I realize that Miss Brard has been through a lot of traumas due to her bankruptcy that occurred almost 25 years ago. It was also a hard moment for her family. But now she's OK and the Patty Brard that I see now is less confused and self-destructive than 25 years ago," he wrote. 

Source: BNNVARA/NPO 1, SKO, De Telegraaf, RTL Nieuws, RTL Boulevard, Quote...

mercredi 16 mai 2018

Patty Brard about "Vamos Met De Familie Pos"

Patty Brard's latest column for Weekend magazine deals with RTL 4's reality program "Vamos Met De Familie Pos". This TV show is a spin-off of  "Helemaal het einde!" (see news posted on December 13th, 2017). 

The Pos family (father Stephan, mother Ilona and sons Bjorn and Tygo) go on a road trip through South America. The former Luv' singer is a fan of this kind of family entertainment. 

Click here to read the column.

Source: Weekend

mardi 15 mai 2018

Patty Brard: Nog Een Keer Slank (Episodes 7 & 8)

The latest episodes of the vlog "Patty Brard: nog een keer slank" have been posted on LINDA.TV. They focus on the diva's fight against kilos after her gastric bypass.

Patty has already lost 17 kilos two months and a half after her operation. Moreover, she has decided to go back to the Netherlands. "I'm not ready to stop working and I want to get busy with nice things in the media. I'm fed up with round-trip flights between Ibiza and Holland. These trips are so exhausting," she tells. 

Patty's weight loss has been reported in several Dutch websites (,, 

Episode 7

Episode 8

Source: LINDA.TV, Facebook, RTL Boulevard, Story, Flair

Luv' Gold & Megamix '93: 25th anniversary of Luv's triumphal reunion!!!

25 years ago, on May 15th, 1993, the "Luv' Gold" compilation entered the Dutch charts as well as a track taken from it: "Megamix '93". Thanks to their presence on the hit parade, the comeback of the original Luv' trio was a fact. Let's remember and celebrate these wonderful records. 


In late 1988 and early 1989, the original Luv' ladies (Marga Scheide, José Hoebee and Patty Brard) were close to recording new material more than seven years after their break-up. But José and Patty gave up. Marga relaunched the group with two other girls. This new formation only scored a Top 30 single ( "Welcome To My Party") in late 1989 and a minor hit ("He's My Guy") in 1991. Despite their weak chart performance, the trio remained busy on television and on stage. Their Christmas show in Dubai to support Dutch marines in 1990 generated lots of publicity. But the public missed the magic of the initial line-up and in late 1992 Marga's Luv' disbanded. 

On January 14th, 1993, "De Verleiding" (a TV program on VARA/Nederland 3) featured an interview with Patty, Marga, José and their former producer Hans van Hemert. They discussed the marketing concept of the manufactured band "Luv'" (the dance routines, the image, the cooperation between the members...). Their appearance on television caused a wave of positive reactions.

Luv' on "De Verleiding"

Meanwhile, a nostalgia for the 1970s pop and disco music spread like wildfire. The "Gold" compilations of ABBA and Boney M. sold millions of copies worldwide. It was the right moment for Luv' to make a comeback.

José's husband, record producer Will Hoebee had a wonderful idea: why not put out a "Luv' Gold" CD with the hits from the "1977-1981" period? Arcade Records was interested in the project and signed a deal with the three singers. 

Luv' signing their deal with Arcade Records (including Dennis Erhardt)

The CD's booklet featured a short bio of Luv's impressive career and beautiful photos.

Scans of the "Gold" booklet (click on the pictures to enlarge them):

Before Luv' Gold, several compilations came out. The most significant were "Greatest Hits" (by Philips/Phonogram in 1979), "Goodbye Luv'" (by CNR/Carrere in 1981) and another "Greatest Hits" (by Mercury/Phonogram in 1989). But they were rush-released and the ladies were not involved in their conception. As a result, they were not really popular and it was too early for a resurgence of interest in Luv's music. Only the 1979's Greatest Hits spent nine weeks on the Nationale Hitparade LP Top 50 in Holland and peaked at #21. This performance is weak in comparison with Luv's triumph on the single charts. In the late 1970s, the majority of the group's fans were youngsters and they bought more 7-inch singles than LPs. 

Greatest Hits (1979 version)

Goodbye Luv' (1981)

Greatest Hits (1989 CD version)

A "Megamix '93" produced by Dancability (featuring Martin Boer of 2 Brothers on the 4th Floor) was added to the track listing of Luv' Gold and released as a single. It was common practice for Disco and Dance acts to conceive a Megamix. It was also an easy way to turn old into new and to conquer the hit parades again. 

Luv' started their promotion campaign on RTL 4's "De Staatsloterijshow" to perform "Megamix '93" on April 20th. It was a highly covered event. 

Luv' on De Staatsloterijshow

A week later, the ladies gave a memorable performance at Amsterdam's iconic gay club "de It". They were chauffeured by limousine to the famous disco like real stars. Many enthusiastic fans attended the show as well as Dutch celebrities (including Gordon, Anita Meijer, Bonnie St. Claire, Saskia & Serge, Gerard Joling and the cast of "Goede Tijden, Slechte Tijden" soap opera). TV personality and comedian Paul de Leeuw gave the group the first copy of their new CD. Luv' was back for good!!!


Luv' & Paul de Leeuw

Shortly after this flamboyant show, another "Luv' Gold" release party took place in Belgium. Patty, José and Marga received the first Flemish copy of their album from Koen Wouters (lead singer of the Pop-rock band "Clouseau").

Luv' and Koen Wouters of Clouseau

This promotion paid off as Gold and Megamix '93 were on the Dutch charts and sold quite well. 

Luv's agenda was hectic again. The trio appeared on other TV shows:

You're the Greatest Lover on "Let's have a party" on RTL 4 (June 12th, 1993)

Megamix '93 on "Nederland Muziekland" on Veronica (July 3rd, 1993)

Discover the world with Luv' (TV special taped on the British Virgin Islands) on Veronica/Nederland 2, July 6th 1993

"Hollandse Hit Festival" on Veronica, September 9th, 1993

The girls toured the club circuit in the Netherlands and Belgium but also went on a promo tour through German-speaking countries and Denmark.

You're the Greatest Lover on "OPA – Die Oldie-Parade" on N3 (Germany)

Trojan Horse on  "OPA – Die Oldie-Parade" on N3 (Germany)

Megamix '93 on "Heino - die Show" on SAT 1 (Germany)

Interview broadcast on Schweizer Radio DRS (Swiss station) in November 1993 (Part 1)

Interview broadcast on Schweizer Radio DRS (Swiss station) in November 1993 (Part 2)

Chart performance

On May 15th, 1993 Luv' entered the charts with their long-awaited compilation (which later peaked at #9 on the Album Mega Top 100 and #14 on the Album Top 100) and "Megamix '93" (which reached #17 on the Mega Top 50 and #23 on the Dutch Top 40). Luv's CD spent 18 weeks on the hit parade - a respectable result for a 1970s pop act whose original formation had not scored a hit since 1980. It sold 40.000 copies in Benelux. 

From a commercial perspective, 1993 can be considered as the last year of Luv's impact on Holland's mainstream music market. Back in the day, the music industry was making profits and was not suffering a crisis. Other "Best Of" albums or ambitions projects (like the "25 Jaar Na Waldolala" double CD and the "Completely In Luv" box set) were planned later but did not reach the level of popularity of "Gold". 

Dutch TV commercial for Luv' Gold

Record releases

1. Megamix '93
Released by Arcade Records in April 1993

CD Single:

  • "Megamix '93" (Radio Version) — 2:49
U.O.Me (Waldolala)/Trojan Horse/You're The Greatest Lover/Ooh, Yes I Do

  • "You're the Greatest Lover 1993" — 3:18

Maxi CD Single:

  • "Megamix" (Radio Version) — 2:49
U.O.Me (Waldolala)/Trojan Horse/You're The Greatest Lover/Ooh, Yes I Do

  • "You're the Greatest Lover 1993" — 3:18
  • "Megamix"
You're The Greatest Lover/Casanova/Ooh, Yes I Do/Trojan Horse/U.O.Me (Waldolala)

  • "Megamix '93" (Long Version) — 4:21
U.O.Me (Waldolala)/Trojan Horse/You're The Greatest Lover/Ooh, Yes I Do/Casanova

2. Luv' Gold
Released by Arcade Records in April 1993 in Benelux, German-speaking countries and Denmark


  1. "You're the Greatest Lover" - 2:51
  2. " (Waldolala)" - 2:58
  3. "Trojan Horse" - 3:25
  4. "My Man - 3:05
  5. "Eeny Meeny Miny Moe - 2:59
  6. "Ooh, Yes I Do" - 2:58
  7. "I Like Sugar Candy Kisses" - 3:36
  8. "Dream, Dream" - 3:30
  9. "One More Little Kissie" - 3:46
  10. "Life Is On My Side" - 2:38
  11. "Ann-Maria - 4:41
  12. "Casanova - 3:51
  13. "I.M.U.R" - 3:36
  14. "Tingalingaling - 2:31
  15. "Boys Goodnight" - 2:39
  16. "Getaway" - 3:04
  17. "Shoes off (Boots on)" - 3:07
  18. "My Number One" - 3:11
  19. "Who Do You Wanna Be" - 3:42
  20. "Megamix '93"  - 2:49

All songs written by Hans van Hemert and Piet Souer (aka Janschen & Janschens)

Hans van Hemert - producer, songwriter (track 1-19)
Martin Boer & Dick Liefting for Dancability Productions - track 20

Press clippings

De Telegraaf - March 4th, 1993

Limburgs Dagblad - April 7th, 1993

Nieuwsblad van het Noorden - April 24th, 1993

De Telegraaf - April 27th, 1993

Leidsch Dagblad - April 30th, 1993

HP / De Tijd - April 30th, 1993

Limburgs Dagblad - June 12th, 1993

Privé - June 25th, 1993

Limburgs Dagblad - July 1st, 1993

Nieuwsblad van het Noorden - July 6th, 1993

Zondagsblad - 1993


  • Top 40 Hitdossier 1956-2005 (9e editie) by Johan van Slooten published by Gottmer Becht Groep, 2006

  • Albumdossier 1969-2002 by Johan van Slooten published by Gottmer Becht Groep, 2002

Source: Luv' blog archives, Wikipedia,,, De Krant van Toen...

lundi 14 mai 2018

Patty Brard in "Behind The Stars"

The latest issue of Dutch online magazine "Behind The Stars" features an article about Patty Brard. Recently, the diva performed during the Koningsparade (one day prior to the King's day) at Café Keer Weer in Rotterdam, NL (see news posted on April 29th, 2018). The magazine also mentioned that the former Luv' singer would soon appear in one episode of RTL 5's new program "BN'ers in therapie" (see news posted on May 2nd, 2018). The viewers will be able to see therapy sessions with Patty and other celebrities conducted by psychiatric Esther van Fenema.

Last year, Luv' appeared in "Behind The Stars" to promote their 40th-anniversary party (see news posted on June 16th, 2017).