Herman Van Keeken

Real Name:
Herman Van Keeken
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Dutch singer born on August 15, 1939 and died in June, 1995.
Born in Hilversum, The Netherlands.
In Germany also known by the name: Hank Hermans.

Singer who scored both solo and with a backing band, in the sixties and seventies, some hits.

After winning the Jimmy Rodgers Competition, he was offered a recording contract with Philips. Although his first record didn't scored very well, success did came with his second record 'Corinna Corinna' in 1961.

In 5 months standing in the Top 40 hitlist, the fifth place achieved the highest position. Herman van Keeken was in 1961 a member of the Dutch delegation to the Knokke Festival along with Ramses Shaffy, Ria Valk, Sacha Denisent and Conny Vandenbos. The singer is working alternating solo and with his first group, The Driftin' Five. At the time of his hit he formed a trio with Frans Leeman (drums) and George van Deyl (bass). From this trio, forms the backing band "Speakeasy". Under the alternative name "Blockheads" makes the Speakeasy-trio in 1966, the single Shotgun Shaker, a record that doesn't scored well.

After several flopped singles in German, Spanish or Italian language Van Keeken scores finally again, only in Dutch, his biggest hit "Pappie Loop Toch Niet Zo Snel" in 1971. One by producer Peter Koelewijn translated version of the English song 'Daddy Do not You Walk So Fast'. During this comeback, the single Corrina, Corrina was re-released at two different companies. The re-release will not go beyond the tipparade.

In 1973, the collaboration with Speakeasy comes to an end, Herman van Keeken going solo without much success. In the late seventies and early eighties he worked respectively with his wife along as the country duo Herman & Angie and together with Franklin Kennedy.

Van Keeken dies on June 2 1995, at the age of 55, from the effects of a brain tumor.
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Herman Van Keeken Discography Tracks

Albums

2935 001 Herman Van Keeken - Pappie Loop Toch Niet Zo Snel album art Herman van Keeken Pappie Loop Toch Niet Zo Snel(LP, Album) Nap 2935 001 Netherlands 1971 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

P 600320 Herman Van Keeken Kisses Sweeter Than Wine(7") Philips P 600320 Netherlands 1959 Sell This Version
Herman Van Keeken - Hello Mary Lou album art Herman Van Keeken Hello Mary Lou (Single) Philips Netherlands 1961 Sell This Version
Herman Van Keeken - Corinna, Corinna album art Herman van Keeken Corinna, Corinna (Single) Philips Norway 1961 Sell This Version
PE 433062 Herman Van Keeken - Corrina Corrina album art Herman Van Keeken Corrina Corrina(7", EP) Philips PE 433062 Netherlands 1961 Sell This Version
Herman Van Keeken - Du Bist Schön / Warum Denn Goodbye album art Herman Van Keeken Du Bist Schön / Warum Denn Goodbye (Single) Philips Netherlands 1964 Sell This Version
AT 45303 Herman Van Keeken Happy Birthday Josephine(7", Single) Ariola AT 45303 Netherlands 1964 Sell This Version
Herman Van Keeken - Buona Sera, Mr. Napoli / Voorbij, Voorbij album art Herman Van Keeken Buona Sera, Mr. Napoli / Voorbij, Voorbij (Single) Philips, Philips Netherlands 1965 Sell This Version
NG 109 Herman Van Keeken - Verliefd, Verloofd En Dan Getrouwd album art Herman Van Keeken Verliefd, Verloofd En Dan Getrouwd(7", Single) Negram NG 109 Netherlands 1965 Sell This Version
AT 45364 Herman Van Keeken Farewell Annabel(7", Single) Ariola AT 45364 Netherlands 1965 Sell This Version
NG 116 Herman Van Keeken - Charmaine / Secret Love album art Herman van Keeken Charmaine / Secret Love(7", Single) Negram NG 116 Netherlands 1966 Sell This Version
NG 111 Herman Van Keeken - Jij Liet Mij Alleen / Mijn Daddy album art Herman van Keeken Jij Liet Mij Alleen / Mijn Daddy(7", Single) Negram NG 111 Netherlands 1966 Sell This Version
Herman Van Keeken - Pappie Loop Toch Niet Zo Snel  album art Herman van Keeken Pappie Loop Toch Niet Zo Snel (Single) Polydor Belgium 1971 Sell This Version
Herman Van Keeken - Kom Maar Dicht Bij Mij album art Herman Van Keeken Kom Maar Dicht Bij Mij (Single) Nap Netherlands 1972 Sell This Version
2112 017 Herman Van Keeken - Kus Me album art Herman van Keeken Kus Me(7", Single) Nap 2112 017 Netherlands 1972 Sell This Version
6012 485 Herman Van Keeken - Meiske Toch album art Herman Van Keeken Meiske Toch(7", Single) Philips 6012 485 Netherlands 1975 Sell This Version
ELF 65006 Herman Van Keeken - Wacht Op Mij album art Herman* en Anneke Van Keeken Herman* en Anneke Van Keeken - Wacht Op Mij(7", Single) Elf Provinciën ELF 65006 Netherlands 1975 Sell This Version
POLN 18706 Herman Van Keeken - Buenas Dias Senorita album art Herman van Keeken Buenas Dias Senorita(7", Single) Polder POLN 18706 Netherlands 1978 Sell This Version
PB-4506, PB 4506 Herman Van Keeken - Had Je Echt Niet Even Kunnen Wachten / Rij Rustig Rita album art Herman Van Keeken Had Je Echt Niet Even Kunnen Wachten / Rij Rustig Rita(7", Single) RCA, RCA, RCA Victor, RCA Victor PB-4506, PB 4506 Netherlands 1979 Sell This Version
PB 4523 Herman Van Keeken - Ich Bin Willie Aus Dem Wilden Westen album art Herman van Keeken Ich Bin Willie Aus Dem Wilden Westen(7", Single) RCA, RCA Victor PB 4523 Germany 1980 Sell This Version

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