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Bobbejaan Schoepen

Name:Modest Schoepen
Born:16-5-1925
Nationality:Belgian
   
National Finals:Belagian National Final 1957
ESC Entries:Straatdeuntje (1957)
   
Website:http://www.bobbejaanschoepen.be/

Biography

Bobbejaan Schoepen was a Belgian pioneer in Belgian pop music, vaudeville, and European country music. Schoepen was a versatile entertainer, entrepreneur, singer-songwriter, guitarist, comedian, actor, and professional whistler, as well as the founder and former director of the amusement park “Bobbejaanland”. His musical career flourished from 1948 until the first half of the 1970s. He sold more than five million copies from his repertoire of 482 songs, which extended from Twang, cabaret, instrumental film music, chansons, country, to folk and vocal music.

Bobbejaan Schoepen died on 17 May 2010, the day after his 85th birthday, from cardiac arrest.

Entries

Country:Belgium
Year:1957
Language:Dutch
   
Artist:Bobbejaan Schoepen
Song:Straatdeuntje
Lyrics:Eric Franssen
Composer(s):Harry Frekin
Conductor:Willy Berking
   
Backings:
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Points:5
Position:8
Running order:1
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