Raymond van het Groenewoud (Schaarbeek, 14 February 1950) is one of the most popular Belgian music artists. He is of Dutch and Jewish descent and sings in Dutch. His career started in 1973 and he has since scored many hits in Flanders and the Netherlands, in many different styles. His biggest hits include Vlaanderen BovenMeisjesJe veux de l'amour and Liefde voor muziek. He refers to himself as a musician but also a poet, philosopher and clown.

Career[edit source | editbeta]Edit

His debut was as a guitar player with Johan Verminnen. In 1972 he starts the group "Louisette" with Erik Van Neygen. A number of solo albums follow, accompanied by his group "De Centimeters". In 1977 he scores his first hit withMeisjes from the album Nooit meer drinken.

His lyrics are sometimes happy, sometimes sad, jovial or philosophical. In 1980 he has his first success in the Netherlands with a concert at Pinkpop and the hit "Je veux de l'amour".

In 1990 most of his songs were re-recorded for a compilation album, with a new single "Liefde voor muziek" which is a parody of the gospel of James Brown in the movie Blues Brothers. It reached number 1 in Belgium and the Netherlands.

Discography[edit source | editbeta]Edit

Albums[edit source | editbeta]Edit

  • Je moest eens weten hoe gelukkig ik was (1973)
  • Ik doe niet mee (1975)
  • Nooit meer drinken (1977)
  • Kamiel in België (1978)
  • Ethisch reveil (1979)
  • Leven en liefdes (1981)
  • Brussels by night (1984)
  • Habba! (1984)
  • Ontevreden (1986)
  • Intiem (1988)
  • Meisjes (Het beste van Raymond van het Groenewoud) (1990)
  • Sensatie (1992)
  • RvhGBox 10 (1993)
  • De minister van ruimtelijke ordening (1994)
  • Walhalla (1995)
  • Ik ben God niet (1996)
  • Liefde voor muziek (1996)
  • Tot morgen (1998)
  • Het beste van Raymond van het Groenewoud (1974-1976) (1999)
  • Een jongen uit Schaarbeek (2001)
  • Ballades (2004)
  • Meneer Raymond (2005)
  • Feest! Live! (2008)
  • De laatste irt (2011)
  • Live in de AB (2013)

Singles[edit source | editbeta]Edit

  • "Meisjes" (1977)
  • "Je veux de l'amour" (1980)
  • "Cha cha cha" (1981)
  • "Liefde voor muziek" (1991)

DVDs[edit source | editbeta]Edit

  • Live in Antwerpen (2004)
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