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De Spelbrekers

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Groupmembers:

Theo Rekkers
Huug Kok

Active:1945-mid 70’s
Nationality:Dutch
   
National Finals:Nationaal Songfestival 1962
ESC Entries:Katinka (1962)
   
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Biography

De Spelbrekers was a Dutch duo. Rekkers (24-4-1924)  and Kok(19-2-1918)  met during World War II at a munitions factory in Bremen, Germany, where they were working in forced labour. They formed De Spelbrekers in 1945, after  the war ended. Their recording career began in 1950, and they released numerous singles during the decade, the most successful being “Oh wat ben je mooi” which reached #5 on the Dutch chart in 1956. n 1962, De Spelbrekers took part in the Dutch Eurovision selection, and won with the song “Katinka”, which went forward to the seventh Eurovision Song Contest. After Eurovision The duo never managed to recapture the success of “Oh wat ben je mooi” and “Katinka”(Succes in The Netherlans), and after years of releasing further singles to ever-declining interest, they decided in the mid 1970s to move into music management, their clients including André van Duin, Ben Cramer and Saskia & Serge. 

Huug Kok died on October 27, 2011, aged 83.
Theo Rekkers died on April 20, 2012, aged 88.

 

 

Entries

Country:The Netherlands
Year:1962
Language:Dutch
   
Artist:De Spelbrekers
Song:Katinka
Lyrics:Henny Hamhuis
Lodewijk Post
Composer(s):Joop Stokkermans
Conductor:Dolf van der Linden
   
Backings:
Results 
Points:0
Position:13
Running order:8
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