lundi 3 décembre 2018

José's lovely dinner with friends

On November 30th, Luv' singer José Hoebee, tour manager David Hay Gibson and his partner Leon enjoyed a lovely dinner with their friends Ine Foudraine and her partner John in Best, Netherlands. David's dog Little Bailey was present as well.

Photo courtesy of David Hay Gibson

 Leon, José & David

Leon, José, Ine & David

Ine & John

José & Little Bailey

Source: David Hay Gibson, José Hoebee Fan Page (Facebook)

mercredi 28 novembre 2018

David Soul & José Hoebee in Story magazine



The latest issue of Dutch celebrity gossip magazine "Story" features an article about Starsky & Hutch star David Soul and Luv' singer José Hoebee. Recently, the two friends reunited in Amsterdam (see news posted on November 24th, 2018).

"In addition to acting, singing is David's passion," José told Story. "In 1981, Will [José's husband] produced his album and I was a backup singer. The album was not a hit but our collaboration led to a friendship," she added. José and Will even had their wedding reception at David's house in Los Angeles, CA. David even visited José after she gave birth to her son Tim in 1985.  

When Will Hoebee died in June 2012, David called José to offer his condolences. "Then I lost his phone number. I moved several times and I forgot to contact him. I've been thinking about David very often for a couple of years but I couldn't call him. I sent messages to his management but no-one answered," José explained. A couple of months ago, she received a message from an unknown sender telling that "David wanted to see her again". "I thought it was a joke. But it was really David. He was told that I started a campaign on Facebook to find him. He wanted to meet me and let me know when he was available in Amsterdam. The meeting happened last weekend. Recently, he's been on a meet & greet tour in the UK with his Starsky & Hutch colleague Paul Michael Glaser. He traveled to Amsterdam with his wife Helen. It was pure coincidence that he met my son Tim on his first day in Holland. David recognized him immediately. They had a drink and the day after I met them. We hadn't talked for years but it was as if I left David yesterday. We laughed, we cried and we promised to meet again. He lives in London with his wife. It takes one hour to fly there. David told me that Tim and I were welcome to his home. It's going to happen. I saved his phone number. I will never lose it again," José said.


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Source: Story, José Hoebee's Fan Page (Facebook)

samedi 24 novembre 2018

José & David reunited again!!!

Photos by David Hay Gibson - Edited by Marco Rens

Yesterday was special to José Hoebee. Accompanied by her son Tim and her friend David Hay Gibson, the Luv' singer met American-British actor and singer David Soul and his wife Helen in Amsterdam. José had not seen David for many years. 

David Soul & José Hoebee

She got emotional because of this meeting and expressed satisfaction on her Facebook page. "I drove to Amsterdam with David Hay Gibson to meet my dear friend David Soul. Wow...We laughed, we cried, we hugged and we remembered the good old days. We had a fantastic evening with his dear wife Helen (who gave him the love he deserves) and my son Tim (whose presence was asked by David). Then we left each other with tears in our eyes and we promised to meet again," José wrote.

 Helen, José and David

 David, Helen, Tim and José

David Hay Gibson & David Soul

José's friendship with David dates back to 1981. The Luv' lady recorded background vocals on David Soul's album "The Best Days Of My Life" (produced by her husband Will). David had already reached fame and fortune with his role in the popular TV series "Starsky & Hutch". 

Article about a party organized after the recording of David Soul's album (featuring José's background vocals) in De Telegraaf (May 30th, 1981)



David Soul performing "Dreamers" (produced by Will Hoebee) on AVRO's TopPop - This single peaked at #41 on the Nationale Hitparade in the Netherlands and #20 on the Flemish Ultratrop in 1981


David singing "The Best Days of my Life" in Malibu (from a Dutch documentary 'Het Paard', broadcast on Dutch TV in 1982).

In October 1981, José and Will Hoebee got married. Their wedding reception took place in David Soul's villa in Los Angeles. 

David congratulating José and Will

 Article published in De Telegraaf on October 26th, 1981

José and David met on several occasions over the years. In the early 1990s, José planned to sing a new version of David's signature song "Don't Give Up On Us" in duet with him. However, nothing materialized. Instead, José and Dutch record producer Piet Souer recorded a demo of this track which appeared on the CD compilation "Alle Hits & Unieke Bonustracks" in 2005. 

When Will Hoebee passed away in 2012, David was the first to offer José his condolences. Then José lost trace of David. Earlier this year, the singer started a campaign on Facebook to find him again. Her quest paid off and now she is happy again.

Last month, David Soul and his former "Starsky & Hutch" co-stars, Paul Michael Glaser and Antonio Fargas were reunited at the latest Comic Con in London’s Docklands. They posed for photos alongside their iconic red and white Ford Gran Torino.

Antonio Fargas, Paul Michael Glaser & David Soul

Source: Facebook (José Hoebee's Fan Page), Luv' blog archives, YouTube, Daily Mail...

jeudi 8 novembre 2018

José's TV performances in the 1980s

Photo by Govert de Roos - Montage by Marco Rens

The 1980s were the peak of José Hoebee's career in the Netherlands and Flanders (Belgium) after the brief heyday of Luv' worldwide. The singer appeared on 68 TV shows. Sometimes solo, sometimes as a duo (with Ron Brandsteder and Bonnie St. Claire) and sometimes with several fellow artists. Here's a complete list of her TV performances during the 1980s:

1980

* Late December 1980 (unknown broadcast date): Mother of The Hearts (Luv' feat. José) on Telebingo (AVRO, Netherlands)




1981


* December 5th, 1981: I'm so sorry on Nederland Muziekland (Veronica, Netherlands)



* December 24th, 1981: I'm so sorry on Ted Show (NCRV, Netherlands) 

* December 31, 1981: Marga Scheide and José sing "'t Is genoeg" (Netherlands' Eurovision Song Contest entry in 1965 originally performed by Conny Vandenboson New Year's Eve TV program "Oud en Nieuw in de Veiling" (on NOS/Nederland 1).  




1982


* Unknown broadcast date: I'm So Sorry on Faites Vos Jeux (RTBF, Belgium)


* January 17th, 1982: I'm So sorry on Popcorn hosted by The Dolly Dots (KRO, Netherlands)






* June 5th, 1982: I Will Follow on AVRO's TopPop (Netherlands)




* June 11th, 1982: I Will Follow Him on Te land, ter zee en in de lucht/Tobbedansen (TROS, Netherlands)





* June 23rd, 1982: I Will Follow Him on Nederland Muziekland (Veronica, Netherlands)




* September 15th, 1982: Secret Love on Nederland Muziekland (Veronica, Netherlands)





September 25th, 1982: Secret Love on Met de TROS de winter door (TROS, Netherlands)






* October 1st, 1982: I Will Follow Him on WWF Club (WWF, Germany)



 




October 4th, 1982: Secret Love on Tineke (Veronica, Netherlands) 






* December 2nd, 1982: The Good Times on AVRO's TopPop (Netherlands)







* Unknown broadcast date: The Good Times on Nederland Muziekland (Veronica, Netherlands)





* Unknown broadcast date, December 1982: José and fellow artists (including Anita Meyer, Doris D (Debbie Jenner), Jerney Kaagman, Patricia Paay, Vanessa, Lori Spee, Spargo and Babe) played in a sketch with Sinterklaas (Saint Nicholas) on AVRO's TopPop hosted by Ad Visser





* December 26th, 1982: I Will Follow Him on Veronica Awards (Veronica, Netherlands)







1983



* January 2nd, 1983: I Will Follow Him on Top '82 (Veronica, Netherlands)



* March 5th, 1983: I Can Hear Music on AVRO's TopPop (Netherlands)




* Unknown broadcast date: I'm So Sorry on ČT2 ( Czechoslovak public television)




* Unknown broadcast date: I Can Hear Music on Nederland Muziekland (Veronica, Netherlands)






* September 1st, 1983: Hey Now, Watcha Gonna Do on Zomerhits 1983 (TROS, Netherlands)





September 4th, 1983: Hey Now, Watcha Gonna Do on Nederland Muziekland (Veronica, Netherlands)







* December 31st, 1983: So Long, Marianne (duet with Ron Brandsteder) on Showbizzquiz (TROS, Netherlands)








1984 



* February 12th, 1984So Long, Marianne (duet with Ron Brandsteder) on Nederland Muziekland (Veronica, Netherlands)



* Unknown broadcast dateSo Long, Marianne (duet with Ron Brandsteder) on AVRO's TopPop / Sportgala (Veronica, Netherlands)




* March 5th, 1984So Long, Marianne (duet with Ron Brandsteder) on Tineke (Veronica, Netherlands) 



* March 11th, 1984So Long, Marianne (duet with Ron Brandsteder) on Nederland Muziekland (Veronica, Netherlands)



* March 29th, 1984: Time Goes By on AVRO's TopPop (Netherlands)



* April 22nd, 1984: Time Goes By on Nederland Muziekland (Veronica, Netherlands)


* May 1st, 1984: Time Goes By on Vijf Tegen Vijf (VARA, Netherlands)


* June 7th, 1984: Cassandra (duet with Bonnie St. Claire) on Op Volle Toeren (TROS, Netherlands)


* July 15th, 1984: Cassandra (duet with Bonnie St. Claire) on Nederland Muziekland (Veronica, Netherlands)



* Unknown broadcast date: Cassandra (duet with Bonnie St. Claire) on Op Volle Toeren (TROS, Netherlands)


* October 3rd, 1984: Dutch version of ABBA's I Have A Dream by Bonnie & José on Hart voor 'n Kind Gala (TROS, Netherlands)




* November 26th, 1984: Cassandra (duet with Bonnie St. Claire) on Een Voor Afrika (Nederland 1, Netherlands)

* December 31st, 1984: José and Bonnie on Sterrenslag - celebrity sport competition (AVRO, Netherlands)

1985

* January 24th, 1985: Bonnie & José sing a medley of Dutch songs on Veronica Awards (Veronica, Netherlands)

* February 22nd, 1985: Show van de Maand featuring Jerney Kaagman (AVRO, Netherlands):


Jerney Kaagman, José Hoebée and Bonnie St. Claire sing a Koos Alberts' medley (Gisteren, Ik verscheurde je foto and Kerstmis)




Jerney Kaagman, Angela Groothuizen, Dianne Marchal, José Hoebee, Bonnie St. Claire, Circus Custers sing Stay

* March 15th, 1985: I Love You and I Will Follow Him on Klassewerk (KRO, Netherlands)

 

* March 16th, 1985: ABBAcadabra (TV musical based on ABBA songs performed in Dutch by José Hoebee, Marga Scheide, Ron Brandsteder, Benny Neyman, Bonnie St. Claire, Nancy Dubbeldeman, Folkers Bianca, Nancy Folkers, Nico Haak and Joost Timp) on TROS, Netherlands


* June 7th, 1985: Ted Tijd - game show (KRO, Netherlands)





* July 11th, 1985: Zoals Vrienden Doen (duet with Bonnie St. Claire) on Nederland Muziekland (Veronica, Netherlands)



* July 19th, 1985Zoals Vrienden Doen (duet with Bonnie St. Claire) on Op Volle Toeren (TROS, Netherlands)


* August 16th, 1985Zoals Vrienden Doen (duet with Bonnie St. Claire) on Op Volle Toeren (TROS, Netherlands)



* November 16th, 1985: Waarom (with Bonnie St. Claire and Ron Brandsteder) on Op Volle Toeren (TROS, Netherlands)


* December 9th, 1985Waarom (with Bonnie St. Claire and Ron Brandsteder) on Showbizzquiz (TROS, Netherlands)

* December 19th, 1985Waarom (with Bonnie St. Claire and Ron Brandsteder) on Op Volle Toeren (TROS, Netherlands)


* December 23rd, 1985: Ron Brandsteder, Bonnie St. Claire, Sandra Reemer, Anny Schilder and José Hoebee sing a Circus medley on Showbizzquiz (TROS, Netherlands)

1986


* January 25th, 1986: Waarom (with Bonnie St. Claire and Ron Brandsteder) on Op Volle Toeren (TROS, Netherlands) 


* May 27th, 1986Bonnie en José in Zweden (TV special taped in Sweden) on NCRV, Netherlands

Bonnie & José sing Chiquitita, Herinnering (filmed in the Polar studios, ABBA's studios), Ligt dat nou aan jou of aan mij, Zoals vrienden doen and Flierefluiter. Interview with Bjorn Ulvaeus (of ABBA



Chiquitita

Herinnering



Ligt dat nou aan jou, of aan mij

* June 14th, 1986: De Flierefluiter (duet with Bonnie St. Claire) on Op Volle Toeren (TROS, Netherlands)


* September 18th, 1986: De Postkoets (duet with Bonnie St. Claire) on Nederland Muziekland / Nooitgedacht (Veronica, Netherlands)


* December 15th, 1986: All Around My Hat (accompanied by Hans Vermeulen and Ad van Genechten) on Zeg 't Maar (VARA, Netherlands)


* December 20th, 1986: All Around My Hat on The DJ Kat Show (Sky Channel, United Kingdom)

1987

* January 12th, 1987: Bonnie St. Claire & José on Frank en Vrij Show (NCRV, Netherlands)

Flashdance... What a Feeling (by Bonnie & José) and Starmaker (Bonnie & JoséFrank Masmeijer and Erik Mesie)

What a feeling


Starmaker

* Unknown broadcast date: How Deep Is Your Love (duet with Daniel Sahuleka) on Frank en Vrij Show (NCRV, Netherlands)



* March 21st, 1987: Sterrenslag in de sneeuw (celebrity winter sport competition featuring Bonnie & José) on AVRO, Netherlands















* October 20th, 1987: Interview with José about her fans on Linda (hosted by Linda de Mol) on TROS, Netherlands

* November 16th, 1987: In The Sign Of Love (with the Pro Musica Choir) on Voor de Vuist Weg (AVRO, Netherlands)



* November 23rd, 1987: It's all in the game (panel game) on NCRV, Netherlands

1988

* January 4th, 1988: In The Sign Of Love on Service Salon (AVRO, Netherlands)

* January 5th, 1988: In The Sign Of Love on The DJ Kat Show (Sky Channel, United Kingdom)

* January 30th, 1988: Bonnie & José on Frank en Vrij Show (NCRV, Netherlands)
Bonnie & José sing a medley of songs related to winter sports with Danny de Munk, Frank Masmeijer and the show ballet Lenada

* March 14th, 1988Sterrenslag in de sneeuw (celebrity winter sport competition featuring Bonnie & José) on AVRO, Netherlands









* March 21st, 1988: I Love You on Candlelight (AVRO, Netherlands)



* December 22nd, 1988Albert West, José Hoebee, Frizzle Sizzle, René Froger, Gerard Joling, Chess, Showballet Jos Dolstra, Bonnie St.Claire and Nando perform a medley of songs about sport on Sportverkiezing 1988 on AVRO, Netherlands

1989

February 17th, 1989: Hints (game show with Bonnie St. Claire, Albert West, Jan Keizer and Paul de Leeuw) on KRO, Netherlands

Source: YouTube (Jos Theuns, Karin Angeleyes...), Facebook (1981 - 2016 35 Jaar solo José), Beeld en Geluid, Delpher, De Krant van Toen...