mardi 16 avril 2019

José on the radio: "Un Uurke plat met Ad" + "Maandag Middag Matinee"

Two radio interviews with José Hoebee are scheduled on Dutch local stations.

Tomorrow, the first one will be broadcast on the radio show "Un Uurke plat met Ad" (hosted by Ad Beekmans) on Omroep Best between 2.00 pm and 3.00 pm. José will pay tribute to her best friend, Ad van Genechten (leader of the folk band Dommelvolkwho passed away four years ago. 

On April 29th, José will be the guest on the program "Maandag Middag Matinee" (hosted by Anton van Stekelenborg-Poirters and Twan Laanenon Omroep Helmond between 12.00-noon to 3.00 pm. The 40th anniversary of Luv's single "Casanova" will be celebrated. The show will be aired from De Cacaofabriek in Helmond, Netherlands and will also be broadcast live via

Source: José Hoebee's Fan Page (Facebook), Anton van Stekelenborg-Poirters

mercredi 10 avril 2019

Interview with José on NPO Radio 5's show "Volgspot"

José in NPO Radio 5's studio in Hilversum, Netherlands
Photo by David Hay Gibson

Yesterday, José Hoebee was interviewed by Astrid de Jong on her show "Volgspot" on KRO-NCRV/NPO Radio 5. This broadcast was part of the "week of the 1970s" on the radio station. The singer discussed her amazing career: her debut with her sisters and her best friend Ad van Genechten in a folk group, Luv's first single entitled "My Man" which was boycotted due to a hostage-taking in a Dutch train in 1977, the breakthrough hit single "U.O.Me" (theme from a popular Dutch TV series in 1978), the fact that José didn't like the trio's best selling record "You're the Greatest Lover" at first, the story of the song "Mother of the hearts", the recruitment of Luv's new member Chimène van Oosterhout, the release of Luv's new material and the fan club meeting  on June 30th at the Quatre Bras restaurant in Best, Netherlands (including a menu with three courses named after each member of the group). 

Click here to listen to Volgspot (the interview starts at 50:39). 

Photos by David Hay Gibson

Source: José Hoebee's fan page (Facebook), NPO Radio 5

mardi 2 avril 2019

José Hoebee's birthday at Ambacht!

On March 29th, José Hoebee celebrated her birthday with fans and friends at the Ambacht café-restaurant in Best, Netherlands. Ingrid de Groot (José's sister), David Hay Gibson, Ine Foudraine, Marco Rens, Peter Pommelet, Anton van Stekelenborg-Poirters, Karin Angeleyes, Jos Theuns, Marin Vink, Ada Ada, Yvonne Bal, Ben Misterb and Siegfried Stelte were present.

The Luv' singer enjoyed a nice moment with her friends.

Photos by Jos Theuns, Marco Rens, Ben Misterb and Karin Angeleyes.

Jos Theuns & José Hoebee

Source: Facebook (José Hoebee's fanpage, José Hoebee Mijn Idool)

vendredi 29 mars 2019

José's birthday!!!

Today Luv' singer José Hoebee celebrates her birthday!!!!

Hartelelijk Gefeliciteerd Met Je Verjaardag!!!!

jeudi 28 mars 2019

35th anniversary of "Time Goes By"!!!

35 years ago, José Hoebee's single "Time Goes By" was released by CNR/Carrere Records. Though this record was not as popular as the previous singles, it achieved cult status among the fans. Let's celebrate the 35th anniversary of this iconic pop track.


After Luv's first break-up, José enjoyed success by covering American pop classics from the 1950s and 1960s. In 1982, she scored two smash hits in the Netherlands and Belgium: "I Will Follow Him" (originally performed by Little Peggy March in 1963) which hit the number one spot and "Secret Love" (originally performed by Doris Day in 1953) which peaked at #11 on the Dutch Top 40 and #3 on the Belgian BRT Top 30. In late 1983, she covered Leonard Cohen's "So Long Marianne" with Ron Brandsteder. It reached #11 on the Dutch Top 40 and #20 on the Belgian BRT Top 30

In early 1984, the talented singer, nicknamed "the cover queen", chose to render the pop song "Time Goes By" (originally recorded by Hungarian band Neoton Família (aka Newton Family). 

The original track won the Grand Prix at the World Popular Song Festival (aka Yamaha Music Festival) in Tokyo, Japan in 1983. 

José's version was produced by Pim Koopman (member of the legendary pop-rock band Kayak and producer of the sister duo Maywood). Pim had already collaborated with José on her first solo album "The Good Times" (which included "I Will Follow Him" and "Secret Love"). 

"Time Goes By" was also covered by other singers. 

The version of Bulgarian born French chanteuse Sylvie Vartan was entitled "Déclare l'amour comme la guerre":


Finnish singer Eini recorded the track as "Kellot Käy":

The Spanish version by Venezuelan singer José Luis Rodríguez was entitled "El tiempo se nos va":

On April 2nd, 1984, José's Time Goes By was the "Radio and TV tip" (record of the week) on the influential Hilversum 3 station and the music TV show AVRO's TopPop. It was included on José's CD compilation "Alle Hits & Unieke Bonustracks" in 2005. 


Dutch photographer and Facebook friend Chris van der Vooren took a beautiful picture of the singer for the front cover of the single. 

Commercial performance

Time Goes By entered the Tipparade at #25 on April 7th, 1984 and later peaked at #4. It stayed 4 weeks in this list of songs that didn't chart on the main hit parade. 

The single also reached # 16 on the Nationale Hitparade. Click here for information. It sold 10.000 copies in the Netherlands.


A side: Time Goes By - 4:15
Written by Emoke Zakanyi, Emese Hatvani, Gyorgy Jakab and Laszlo Pasztor

B side: Lonely Without You - 2:43
Written by Pim Koopman


Produced and arranged by Pim Koopman for Purple Eye Productions B.V.
Photography by Chris van der Vooren
Design: Myosotis - Baarn
Management: Interlinde Management

CNR/Carrere (which released the single in Benelux) licensed it to Rigo Records in Switzerland

Swiss cover of Time Goes By

TV performances

* March 29th, 1984: AVRO's TopPop (Netherlands)

* April 22nd, 1984: Nederland Muziekland (Veronica, Netherlands)

* May 1st, 1984: Vijf Tegen Vijf (VARA, Netherlands)

Source:, YouTube, Luv' Blog Archive,

dimanche 24 mars 2019

José, David, Brigitte & Little Bailey: a nice afternoon in Best

Every artist needs a positive entourage. José Hoebee likes to be surrounded by lovely people. On March 22nd, the Luv' singer spent a nice afternoon with tour manager David Hay Gibson and Brigitte Vis (of the Jan Vis booking agency). The three of them enjoyed a good time in David's garden in Best, Netherlands. David's cute dog, Little Bailey, was present and once again stole the show!!!

Photos by David Hay Gibson

José and Little Bailey

Brigitte, David, Little Bailey and José

Source: José Hoebee's Fan Page (Facebook)

dimanche 10 mars 2019

José's latest media news: DenD and Radio M Utrecht

* José Hoebee and her 12-year-old dog Toontje appear in the latest issue of Dutch magazine DenD (Ditjes & Datjes). The Luv' singer tells that the pet initially belonged to showbiz and royalty expert Marc van der Linden. Because Marc is allergic to dog hair, he gave Toontje to José.

Photo by Co Rnz

Source: José Hoebee Fan Page (Facebook)

* On March 7th, José and musicals producer Hans Cornelissen gave an interview on Conny Kraaiyeveld's show "Aan Tafel" on Radio M Utrecht. They discussed music, theater and TV programs from the 1980s. José talked about the current situation of Luv', her glorious past with the group and her successful solo career (including her classic hit "I Will Follow Him" in 1982 and her duets with Ron Brandsteder and Bonnie St Claire). Luv's tour manager David Hay Gibson accompanied José

José and Hans
Photo courtesy of David Hay Gibson

José, Conny, David and Hans
Photo courtesy of David Hay Gibson

Click here to listen to part 1 of the interview and here to listen to part 2. 

Source: Official Luv' and José Hoebee Fan Page (Facebook), Radio M Utrecht