mardi 23 mai 2017

Interview with José Hoebee on Volgspot (NPO Radio 5)

Yesterday, José Hoebee was interviewed by Hijlco Span on his show "Volgspot" on NPO Radio 5. Currently, the radio station is celebrating the "week of the 1970s". As a member of Holland's greatest girl group, José discussed her amazing career with Luv'. Dutch jazz and musical singer Gerrie van der Klei took also part in the program. The ladies clicked immediately.

Click here to listen to "Volgspot". 

Photo courtesy of David Hay Gibson

Gerrie and José

Source: NPO Radio 5, Facebook....

Luv' @ De Els Waalwijk (Part 2)

Three days ago, Luv' gave a show for the reopening party of shopping center "De Els" in Walwijk, NL (see previous post). 

Other pictures and videos have surfaced on internet. 

The female pop trio posed for a photo with the organizors of the event: Ger Valkenburg and his partner Dyon Haagenaars (of DC Models).

The funny interview of John Vermeer (aka Mr. Hullie Gullie) with the ladies on his TV show "Gaat U Mee TV" was posted on YouTube:

A video of the group singing their signature song "You're the Greatest Lover" was posted on the Official Luv' Facebook Page:

YouTube video of Luv' performing "Casanova": 

Here are nice pictures (courtesy of Co Rnz, Jennifer Bostelaar and Karin Angeleyes): 

Source: Facebook, YouTube

samedi 20 mai 2017

Luv' show @ De Els Walwijk

Earlier today, Luv' performed at the reopening party of shopping center "De Els" in Walwijk, NL. The ladies shared the stage with Dutch Eurovision Song Contest finalists O'G3NE. The two girl groups even posed for group photos before the show. 

Photos were posted on

Here are other pictures of the live performance (credits: Jos Theuns, Official Luv', Co Rnz, Roy Stienen, Ria Thielsch, David Hay Gibson...):

 Luv' & O'G3NE

A video of Luv' performing "Ooh, Yes I Do" was posted on the Official Luv' Facebook page:

This event was organized by DC Models. Here are the best moments of this nice day:

The Luv' singers were also interviewed by John Vermeer (aka Mr. Hullie Gullie) on his TV show "Gaat U Mee TV":

Source: Facebook

jeudi 18 mai 2017

Patty Brard's latest news

* Latest columns in Weekend magazine:
  • May 10th: break-up of radio duo "Mattie & Wietze": click here to read it. 
  • May 17th: Patty's departure from "Shownieuws": click here to read it. In this column, the enfant terrible of Dutch showbiz revealed that her gift shop "By Patty" won't open at the Marble Stella Maris Corendon Hotel in San Antonio on Ibiza island on June 1st as it was supposed to be initially. Yesterday, Patty wrote a short message on Facebook telling that she would inform her fans later about the new location of her store. 

Source: Weekend,, Facebook, 

* On May 7th, Patty Brard took part in the single release party of Dutch singer Sasja Brouwers at Club Roekz in Vinkeveen, NL. The first copy of the single entitled "Onze dag" was presented to Sasja by the SBS 6 star. 

Source: Facebook

* On May 15th, the former Luv' singer and Hilmar Mulder (editor-in-chief of Dutch women's magazine "Libelle") opened the Libelle Zomerweek (Libelle's summer week) in Almere, NL.

Source: Libelle, social media

* On May 16th, Patty started the taping of the new season of BNN/NP0 3's panel game "Ranking the Stars" (hosted by Paul de Leeuw). She posted backstage pictures with Dutch model Sylvia Geersen and former super heavyweight kickboxer Remy Bonjasky on social media:

Sylvia & Patty

Patty & Remy

Patty and fellow celebrities in the "Ranking the Stars" studio

Source: Patty Brard on social media

* On May 16th, the 10.50 pm edition of "Shownieuws" (SBS 6's entertainment news program) featured Airen Mylene as the anchor with Patty Brard and Maurice Wijnen as experts. The TV program drew 607.000 viewers (market share: 16.1%)

Source: SBS 6, SKO, Patty Brard's Twitter account

José on "Volgspot" (NPO Radio 5)

José Hoebee will appear live on Hijlco Span's show "Volgspot" on NPO Radio 5 on May 22nd between 8.00 pm and 10.00 pm. 

Source: KRO-NCRV/NPO Radio 5, Facebook (José Hoebee, Jos Theuns)

José on "Arbeidsvitaminen" (NPO Radio 5)

José Hoebee gave a phone interview this morning on Hans Schiffers' show "Arbeidsvitaminen" on NPO Radio 5. She discussed several subjects (especially her #1 hit "I Will Follow Him" but also her solo career, her lesser-known songs and her current activities with Luv'). 

Click here to listen to her interview (José appears at 1:19:43). 

Source: AVROTROS/NPO Radio 5

Patty Brard in "Nieuwe revu": "Who does she think she is?"

The latest issue of Dutch magazine "Nieuwe Revu" features a portrait of Patty Brard entitled "Who does she think she is?". The article also includes the reactions of Luv' fan Peter Boonstra (who published Luv's photo book which was banned soon after its release in 2015), her ex-colleague José Hoebee (who appears in a photo taken by Marco Rens) and Bart Ettekoven (editor-in-chief of Weekend magazine). 

Click on the image to enlarge it (scan by Marco Rens)

Patty Brard has been active for 40 years. She started her career with Luv' in 1977. In September she will leave "Shownieuws" (SBS 6's entertainment news show which features her as an expert). Recently, she has settled down in Ibiza.

Nieuwe Revu explains that La Brard is necessary for Dutch showbiz like Gerard Joling, Gordon and Connie Breukhoven (aka Vanessa). Her private life has been exposed in the media since her debut. Her weddings, her love affairs and break-ups (including Ron Brandsteder, Carlo Nasi, Gert Berg, Hans van Hemert, Eric Peute, René Muthert....) have been largely discussed in the tabloid press. Her ups and downs (including her resounding bankrupcy in 1993) have always caused a sensation. Her numerous feuds with fellow celebrities (Patricia Paay, Peter R. de Vries, José Hoebee, Ajouad El Miloudi, Sophie Hilbrand, Chazia Mourali...) have often been discussed. 

Nieuwe Revu insists on the fact that Patty is self-centered.

Here's what Peter Boonstra said about her:

"Because I was a fan of Luv' I wanted to celebrate them with a book due to the million records they sold and their fame. Marga Scheide, José Hoebee and Patty Brard were very positive about this project. Suddenly Patty didn't want to collaborate but I didn't need her approval to publish this book. Her mails became more and more violent. Finally she persuased photographers (who first gave me their permission) to withdraw from this project. To sum up: the book was banned and I was described as an amateur who was not business-minded. I regretted her reaction. She should have seen it as a tribute. The publication of this book was the best moment of 2015 but also the saddest event of that year afterwards. It's a pity that Patty destroyed my efforts. She always wants to be in the spotlight and when it doesn't happen she doesn't like it. She says that she goes to Ibiza because her husband is busy there. I think she decided it because she has less activities here. I cannot take her seriously because of appearance. There's nothing left from the beautiful woman she used to be 30 or 40 years ago."

Here's how José expressed her point of view on her former Luv' partner:

"Patty, Marga and me had a specific role in Luv'. Marga was the beautiful blonde doll. Patty was an exotic beauty and I was the girl next door. The three of us were equally important. But then she started to be selfish as if she was the leader of Luv'. Of course she wasn't. We were an entity. We couldn't stand her behaviour. Our performances became more and more the Patty Brard show. However Patty played a huge part in my past with Luv' and we really enjoyed it. Although we are not on speaking terms anymore I don't want to be negative about her. She welcomed me in Ibiza and was kind to me after the death of my husband. Deep in her heart Patty is a good person. Unfortunately she said terrible things about me and she vetoed the amazing Luv' book. What a pity how it ended. Now we are performing with Ria Thielsch and we are going to celebrate our 40th anniversary. Will Patty attend the party? Everybody with good intentions is welcome."

Source: Facebook (Marco Rens), Nieuwe Revu