jeudi 27 mars 2014

Luv' biography - Chapter X

2005 - 2012: Back In Luv'



In late 2004, as the members of Luv' were about to reconcile, Patty Brard made awful comments about José Hoebee on Robert Jensen's late-night talk show. The efforts to plan a comeback were reduced to nothing. The fans were pessimistic about the chance of seeing the group performing again. 

But a miracle happened at José's 51st birthday on March 29, 2005. Patty went to Lommel, Belgium where José lived with her husband Will. At that time, the diva worked on her reality show "Pat's Life". For the purpose of this TV program, she met people who played an important role in her existence (including record producer Hans van Hemert, ex-lover Pepe Lienhard (a famous Swiss bandleader) and José). The ladies worked out their problems and finally José accepted Patty's apologies in front of the camera.



"Rasta" Patty during her "Pat's Life" era (2005)

A few days later, the Luv' singers caused a sensation when they gave a surprise performance at the 60th birthday and 40th business anniversary of their former Pygmalion Hans van Hemert. This unique show made the headlines. The trio was even on the front page of "De Telegraaf" (Holland's most popular daily newspaper) on April 8th, 2005.  Nothing could stop the long-awaited comeback of Luv'.


Photo courtesy of René Moonen


Luv' at Hans van Hemert's 60th birthday - April 2005

The following months, Patty and José were busy with their own projects. 

In September 2005, Dutch independent record label WVS Music released Miss Hoebee's first CD compilation entitled "Alle Hits & Unieke Bonustracks". This album featured her solo hits (including "I Will Follow Him" and "Secret Love"), B-sides and bonus songs (like her very first recording "Elongi" performed with her sisters in 1976 and the medley "Don't Give Up / Don't Give Up On Us", a previously unreleased track sung with Piet Souer). The CD release party took place during her fan club meeting in Oirschot, NL. One of the highlights of this event was the presence of Patty



WVS boss Willem van Schijndel, José and Flemish group "Swoop" at the singer's CD release party and fan club meeting (2005)


Patty & José during Miss Hoebee's CD release party in Oirschot (September 2005)

In late 2005, Miss Brard hosted "Lieve Patty", a reality program on RTL 5 in which she tried to solve the love problems of desperate candidates. In addition to her activities on television, the tabloid press was also interested in her privacy. After her break-up with René Muthert, the larger than life entertainer had an affair with Pop singer Derick (with whom she recorded "That's Life", the theme song of her show "Pat's Life") and the above-mentioned Pepe Lienhard (their short-lived relationship was big news in Switzerland). But in September 2005, Patty met Dutch architect Antoine van de Vijver. It was love at first sight and Antoine brought her stability. Moreover, in February 2006, she scored a Dutch Top 10 hit with "Ik Wil Knallen", a Carnival duet with Ome Henk



One of the first public appearances of Patty & Antoine van de Vijver (Televizier Ring Gala (Dutch TV awards), October 2005).

In the meantine, Marga Scheide started a new life three years after the death of her partner Jacques Zwart. She fell in love with Michiel Gunning. Celebrity gossip magazines covered this good news.


Marga & Michiel Gunning in 2006

April 2006 saw the official start of Luv's comeback. 


RTL 5 aired "Back In Luv" a reality program about the reunion. The show was later broadcast on VTM in Belgium. 





 excerpt from "Back In Luv" (backstage at De Toppers show with Bobby Farrell of Boney M.)

Universal Music released the budget-priced compilation "Het Mooiste van Luv" and "Completely in Luv" (a box set of four albums recorded by the group during their heyday in the late 1970s and early 1980s as well as bonus tracks and remixes). 



A DVD (also entitled "Back In Luv") came out simultaneously and included the best TV performances from Luv's glory years. The ladies promoted their activities on television ("Albert", "RTL Boulevard", "Shownieuws", "Life & Cooking", "TROS Muziekfeest", "Tien Om Te Zien"...) and in the press (Tros Kompas, Televizier, Beau Monde, Veronica Magazine, Weekend, Party, Story...).



On April 29th, 2006, Luv' performed at the Museum Square in Amsterdam for Queen's day (Koninginnedag) with other super acts (Jamie Cullum, Tiësto, Anouk, Di-rect, Clouseau...).



Luv' at Radio 538 Koninginnedag Party (2006)



A meet'n greet afternoon organised by the group's fan club was held on May 20th at Bar Arc in Amsterdam. It was a good opportunity for the public to meet their idols.  Pop star Gerard Joling was present.



Gerard Joling & Luv'

René Moonen, Patty, Marga, José and Peter Boonstra


On May 26th, 27th and 28th 2006, the three singers and Bobby Farrell (of Boney M.) made a guest appearance on the mega shows of De Toppers (a group formed by Gordon, René Froger and Gerard Jolingat the Amsterdam ArenA. The girls made a funny entrance in camp and extravagant costumes on glittery rollators. They sang a medley of their greatest hits (Casanova, Trojan Horse, U.O.Me and You're the Greatest Lover). The feedback about these concerts was so positive that Luv' decided to tour Holland and Belgium extensively until 2007. Then, the trio performed sporadically until 2011.



Luv' at Amsterdam ArenA (May 2006)



Luv' medley at De Toppers show (May 2006)



Luv' and Bobby Farrell (of Boney M.) backstage at "De Toppers" show at Amsterdam ArenA (2006)

Luv's most significant live performances between 2006 and 2011:
  • Guest performance at De Toppers Show (May 26th, 27th and 28th, 2006)
  • Q Music's Foute Party in Gent, Belgium (July 2006)
  • Amsterdam Gay Pride (August 6th, 2006)
  • Studio 54 show (with Patrick Hernandez and The Trammps) at the Antwerps Sportpaleis (September 23rd, 2006)
  • Beau Monde Awards (October 18th, 2006) 
  • Top 2000 à Gogo (December 2006)
  • Efteling attraction park (July 14th, 2007)
  • Guest performance at Gerard Joling's show ("For Your Eyes Only") (September 5th, 2009)
  • Pink Monday (Roze Maandag) in Tilburg (July 19th, 2010)
  • Typisch 80 party in 's Hertogenbosch (April 24th, 2011)

Amsterdam Gay Pride 2006

Studio 54 - Sportpaleis, Antwerp (2006)

Beau Monde Awards (2006)


Top 2000 à Gogo (2006)

Click here to watch a YouTube video of Luv's performance on "Top 2000"

Luv' on "Sterren Dansen Op Het Ijs" (SBS 6) - 2007

Gerard Joling's show: For Your Eyes Only (2009)

Roze Maandag (2010)

Typisch 80 (2011)



In addition to her hectic schedule with Luv'Marga Scheide took part in SBS 6 celebrity figure skating competition "Sterren Dansen op Het Ijs" in August and September 2006.


Marga on "Sterren Dansen op Het Ijs"





In January 2007, Patty participated in the same program and her performance was a highly covered media event. It even relaunched her career on television. She signed a contract with SBS and until 2011 she was involved in several high-rated shows of the channel ("Shownieuws", "De Nieuwe Uri Geller", "Wie Ben Ik?", "K2 zoekt K3" and "Coming to Holland: Prins zoekt vrouw"). The Prima Donna was also active in the music business. She scored three solo Carnival hits: "Het Leven Is Een Feest" (#8 on the Single Top 100 in 2010), "Waarom Zou Drinken Een Zonde Zijn" (#21 on the Single Top 100 in 2011), "Bunga Bunga" (#64 on the Single Top 100 in 2011). The Indo Dutch entertainer also recorded a full-length album called "Patty's Party Vol.1" (which included the above-mentioned songs and peaked at #64 on the Album Top 100). 




In 2009, José and ex-BZN singer Anny Schilder joined forces to form a duo. They recorded a cover version of a Phil Spector classic hit "Be My Baby" (originally performed by The Ronettes in 1963). They sang in festivals through the Netherlands. Their collaboration ended in 2010 as Anny launched another duo with her former BZN mate Jan Keizer


Anny Schilder & José Hoebee


music video of "Be My Baby" by Anny & José

In 2011, José's dream came true when she had the opportunity to re-record her signature hit "I Will Follow Him" with Peggy March who originally performed it in 1963. This duet appeared on Peggy's album "Always and Forever".



Peggy March & José Hoebee




"I Will Follow Him" by Peggy March & José Hoebee


In May 2011, Patty's deal with SBS was not extended and Miss Brard was dismissed. Shortly after that, the "enfant terrible" of Luv' appeared on RTL 4's reality show "Diva's Draaien Door" with Patricia Paay and Tatjana Simic. The program was so successful that the divas planned to record a CD together and to go on stage. 




On March 12th, 2012 Marga Scheide confirmed the definitive break-up of the group on NOS/Radio 1 as Patty Brard's activities with "De Diva's" overshadowed Luv'. The ladies took this decision without anger. They gave their final live performance on August 11th, 2012 at the Dutch Valley Festival in Spaarnwoude. This last show was very emotional because it brought Luv's story to a close. Moreover, it was a hard moment for José as her husband Will Hoebee passed away on June 10th, 2012. 












amateur video of Luv's last performance


35 years of Luv' (1977 - 2012)



In the aftermath of Luv's dissolution a series of unexpected events happened. In the following years, the fans would be happy again.....

Click here to read the next Chapter. 



Albums chart (peak position):

Completely In Luv' (2006): #95 on the Album Top 100 (Netherlands) 

Compilation releases

1. Het Mooiste Van Luv'
Released by Universal Music in 2006


Track listing:

  • "You're the Greatest Lover" - 2:50
  • "Hang On" - 3:07
  • "U.O.Me" - 2:57
  • "I Like Sugar Candy Kisses" - 3:34
  • "Trojan Horse" - 3:24
  • "Saint Tropez" - 3:04
  • "Casanova" - 3:50
  • "Who Do You Wanna Be" - 3:34
  • "Eeny Meeny Miny Moe" - 2:53
  • "Honey, Money" - 3:16
  • "My Man" - 3:05
  • "If You Love Me" - 2:34
  • "Dream, Dream" - 3:30
  • "Louis, Je T'Adore" - 3:40
  • "The Night Of Love" - 3:32
  • "Oh, Get Ready" - 3:16
2. Completely In Luv'
Released by Universal Music in 2006


Box set of 4 albums initially released between 1978 and 1980. 


CD 1: With Luv' (1978)
  • "You're the Greatest Lover" (Janschen & Janschens) - 2:50
  • "Who Do You Wanna Be" (Janschen & Janschens) - 3:44
  • "My Man" (Janschen & Janschens) - 3:05
  • "Sugar Babe" (Janschen & Janschens) - 2:49
  • "Don Juanito De Carnaval" (Daniële Pace, Franco Bracardi, Gianni Boncompagni, Janschen & Janschens) - 3:09
  • "Life Is On My Side" (Janschen & Janschens) - 2:38
  • "U.O.Me (Welcome To Waldolala)" (Janschen & Janschens) - 2:55
  • "Dream, Dream" (Janschen & Janschens) - 3:30
  • "Oh, Get Ready" (Janschen & Janschens) - 3:16
  • "Louis, Je t'Adore" (Janschen & Janschens) - 3:40
  • "Everybody's Shaking Hands On Broadway" (Janschen & Janschens) - 3:27
  • "Hang On" (Janschen & Janschens) - 3:07
Bonus Tracks:
  • "Don't Let Me Down" (Janschen & Janschens) – 2:37 (B-side of "My Man").
  • "Eres Mi Mejor Amante" (Alfred Garrido, Janschen & Janschens) – 2:50 (Spanish version of "You're the Greatest Lover").
  • "All You Need Is Luv' Jingle" (Janschen & Janschens) – 0:12


CD 2: Lots Of Luv' (1979)

  • " Casanova" (Janschen & Janschens) - 3:48
  • "Eeny Meeny Miny Moe" (Janschen & Janschens) - 2:46
  • "DJ" (Janschen & Janschens) - 3:20
  • "Shoes Off (Boots On)" (Janschen & Janschens) - 3:07
  • "Marcellino" (Janschen & Janschens) - 3:14
  • "Dandy" (Janschen & Janschens) - 2:46
  • "The Night Of Love" (Janschen & Janschens) - 3:32
  • "Money, Honey" (Janschen & Janschens) - 3:16
  • "I.M.U.R" (Janschen & Janschens) - 3:35
  • "I Like Sugar Candy Kisses" (Janschen & Janschens) - 3:34
  • "If You Love Me" (Janschen & Janschens) - 2:34
  • "Saint Tropez" (Janschen & Janschens) - 3:04
Bonus Tracks:
  • "Trojan Horse" (Janschen & Janschens) – 3:24
  • "Casanova" (Alfred Garrido, Janschen & Janschens) – 3:49 (Spanish version)
  • "Luv' Hitpack" (Janschen & Janschens) – 5:29                                                           Long version: Casanova/Life Is On My Side/U.O.Me/Casanova/You're The Greatest Lover/Life Is On My Side/Trojan Horse/Everybody's Shakin' Hands On Broadway/Casanova
  • "All You Need Is Luv' Jingle" (Janschen & Janschens) – 0:12


CD 3: True Luv' (1979):

  • "Ooh, Yes I Do" (Hans van Hemert) - 2:57
  • "Ann-Maria" (Piet Souer) - 4:40
  • "Rhythm 'n' Shoes" (Hans van Hemert) - 3:07
  • "Flash" (Hans van Hemert) - 3:51
  • "Boys Goodnight" (Piet Souer) - 2:40
  • "Daddy, What A Life" (Piet Souer) - 3:08
  • "Cloud Nr. 9" (Hans van Hemert) - 3:25
  • "Wine, Women And Song" (Hans van Hemert) - 3:45
  • "Getaway" (Piet Souer) - 3:03
  • "Stop Me" (Piet Souer) - 3:09
  • "My Guy" (Janschen & Janschens) - 3:49
  • "Let There Be Love" (Janschen & Janschens) - 2:39
Bonus Tracks:
  • "Si, Que Si" (Alfred Garrido, Hans van Hemert) – 3:05 (Spanish Version of Ooh, Yes I Do)
  • "Ann-Maria" (Alfred Garrido, Piet Souer) – 4:04 (Spanish version)
  • "All You Need Is Luv' Jingle" (Janschen & Janschens) – 0:12

CD 4: Forever Yours (1980):
  • "My Number One" (Janschen & Janschens) - 3:11
  • "Billy The Kid" (Janschen & Janschens) - 3:16
  • "Never Wanted to Be..." (Janschen & Janschens) - 4:34
  • "Mother Of The Hearts" (Janschen & Janschens) - 3:04
  • "Tingalingaling" (Janschen & Janschens) - 2:30
  • "The Show Must Go On" (Janschen & Janschens) - 3:21
  • "Ooh, I Like It Too" (Janschen & Janschens) - 3:06
  • "I Win It" (Janschen & Janschens)- 3:05
  • "Song Of Love And Understanding" (Janschen & Janschens) - 3:59
  • "Some Call It Happiness" (Janschen & Janschens)- 3:09
  • "Be My Lover Tonight" (Janschen & Janschens) - 3:27
  • "One More Little Kissie" (Janschen & Janschens) - 3:50
Bonus Tracks: 
  • "You're the Greatest Lover '93" (Janschen & Janschens) – 3:18
  • "Megamix '93 (Long Version)" (Janschen & Janschens) – 4:04                                       Medley: U.O.Me (Waldolala)/Trojan Horse/You're The Greatest Lover/Ooh, Yes I Do/Casanova
  • "Trojan Horse (2006 remix)" (Janschen & Janschens) - 3:05
  • "All You Need Is Luv' Jingle" (Janschen & Janschens) – 0:12

Album credits: 

José Hoebee - vocals
Marga Scheide - vocals
Patty Brard - vocals
Ria Thielsch - vocals

Ernö Olah & Metropole Orkest - strings

Producer: Hans van Hemert
Arranger/conductor: Piet Souer
Mastering: www.pat-sound.nl

Photography: Claude Vanheye
Design: Studio Eric Wondergem BNO, Baarn


3. Best of LUV
Released by Flex Media in Germany in 2007


Track listing: 
  • "Ooh, Yes I Do" - 2:58
  • "Getaway" - 3:03
  • "Be My Lover Tonight" - 3:27
  • "I Win It" - 3:05
  • "Ann-Maria" - 4:40
  • "Some Call It Happiness" - 3:09
  • "Song Of Love And Understanding" - 3:59
  • "Mother Of The Hearts" - 3:04
  • "Tingalingaling" - 2:30
  • "One More Little Kissie" - 3:50
  • "Billy The Kid" - 3:16
  • "My Guy" - 3:49
  • "Never Wanted to Be..." - 4:34
  • "The Show Must Go On" - 3:21
  • "Daddy, What A Life" - 3:08

4. Best of LUV (2010 edition)
Released by Weltbild in Germany in 2010


Track listing:
  • "You're the Greatest Lover" - 2:50
  • "Trojan Horse" - 3:24
  • "Casanova" - 3:48
  • "U.O.Me (Theme from Waldolala)" - 2:58
  • "Life Is On My Side" - 2:38
  • "My Man" - 3:04
  • "Ann-Maria" - 4:34
  • "Ooh, Yes I Do" - 2:57
  • "Rhythm 'n Shoes" - 2:30
  • "Getaway" - 3:03
  • "My Number One" - 3:15
  • "Be My Lover Tonight" - 3:26
  • "Flash" - 3:47
  • "One More Little Kissie" - 3:45
  • "Cloud Nr. 9" - 3:29
  • "Wine, Women And Song" - 3:43
  • "Song Of Love And Understanding" - 3:43
  • "I Win It" - 2:44
5. The Best Of Luv'
Released by Cloud 9 Music in 2012 and available on iTunes









Track listing:
  • Ann-Maria (Spanish Version)
  • Ann-Maria
  • Be My Lover Tonight
  • Billy The Kid
  • Boys Goodnight
  • Cloud Nr.9
  • Daddy, What A Life
  • Flash
  • Getaway
  • I Win It
  • Let The Be Love
  • Mother Of The Hearts
  • My Guy
  • My Number One
  • Never Wanted To Be
  • One More Little Kissy
  • Ooh, Yes I Do
  • Rhythm 'n Shoes
  • Si Que Si (Spanish Version of "Ooh, Yes I Do")
  • Some Call It Happiness
  • Song Of Love and Understanding
  • Stop Me
  • The Show Must Go On
  • Tingalingaling
  • Trojan Horse (2006 Remix - Extended)
  • Trojan Horse (2006 Remix - Radio Edit)
  • Wine, Women And Song 

DVD Release

Back in Luv'
Released by Princess Entertainment in 2006


Track listing:
  • My Man - 3:04
  • Dream, Dream - 3:04
  • U.O.Me - 2:55
  • You're the Greatest Lover - 2:50
  • Trojan Horse - 3:24
Special: All You Need Is Luv
  • You're the Greatest Lover - 2:50
  • Who Do You Wanna Be - 3:43
  • Trojan Horse - 3:24
  • Louis Je T'adore - 3:40
  • U.O.Me - 2:55
  • Oh, Get Ready - 3:16
  • Casanova - 3:48
  • Eeny Meeny Miny Moe - 2:50
Special: Lots Of Luv
  • Medley: U.O.Me/Eres Mi Major Amante/Trojan Horse
  • D.J. - 3:20
  • Casanova - 3:48
  • Marcellino - 3:14
  • Shoes Off (Boots On) - 3:07
  • Eeny Meeny Miny Moe - 2:46
  • I.M.U.R. - 2:40

  • Ooh, Yes I Do - 2:58
  • Ann-Maria - 4:38
  • One More Little Kissy - 3:49

Special: True Luv


  • Wine, Women And Song - 3:45
  • Boys Goodnight - 2:40
  • Ooh, Yes I Do - 2:58
  • Rhythm 'n Shoes - 3:07
  • Ann-Maria - 4:38
  • My Guy - 3:49
  • Getaway - 3:03
  • Let There Be Love - 2:39

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Source: Wikipedia, Luv' Official Fan Club, De Telegraaf, Privé, Weekend, YouTube...

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