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David Alexandre Winter

Name:

Leon Kleerekoper
aka:
John van Doren / Johnnie Van Doren

Born:4-4-1943
Nationality:Dutch
   
National Finals:
ESC Entries:Je suis tombé du ciel (1970)
   
Website:Facebook/David

Biography

David Alexandre Winter is a Dutch-born, international pop singer.  Winter found fame in Luxembourg and France. Winter was born in Amsterdam, Netherlands. He and his parents – of Jewish background – survived different German concentration camps, and were reunited in 1945 at the war’s end in the Netherlands. From 1966 to 1968 Winter was the lead singer for The Hague-based band “Daddy’s Act”. Under the name Johnny van Dooren, he was a DJ at Dutch pirate station Radio Veronica and later at Radio 227, an English pirate radio station in the North Sea.In January 1969, his debut single, “Oh Lady Mary”, was released; and by April 1969 it had sold 750,000, and one million sales were achieved by August in France, where it was number one for 36 weeks and in the Top 10 for nine months. Total sales for the first single resulted in 2,6 million copies sold. During the 70’s he recorded song in Europe in several languages. In 1980, Winter moved to the United States, were he continued recording and releasing songs. In 2010, Winter returned to the stage in France for a revival tour with “Age Tendre & Têtes de Bois”, which tour played for 55 sold-out venues with over 550,000 people seeing him in concert.

Entries

Country:Luxembourg
Year:1970
Language:French
   
Artist:David Alexandre Winter
Song:Je suis tombé du ciel
Lyrics:Eddy Marnay
Composer(s):Yves de Vriendt
Conductor:Raymond Lefèvre
   
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Points:0
Position:12
Running order:8
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