Bojoura

Real Name:
Rajna Gerardina Bojoura Cleuver - van Melzen
Profile:
Bojoura, in full Raina Gerardina Bojoura Cleuver van Melzen, was born at The Hague, Holland, on April 15, 1947. She is the daughter of Dany Zonewa, a well-known opera-singer and music-teacher of Bulgarian origin.
Bojoura (the Bulgarian name for peony) was discovered by George Kooymans of Golden Earring in 1967. One of his songs (‘Everybody’s Day’) landed her on the local hit parade and made her an instant success: she has won the popularity polls ever since. During the 1967-68 season she became the hostess of the AVRO-TV programme “Vjoew” in which she interviewed The Supremes as well as Truman Capote. In the summer of 1968 an invitation followed to represent the Netherlands at the “Festival Orphée d’Or” in Burgas, Bulgaria. In 1969, her version of “Frank Mills” from the musical Hair hit the top of the local bestsellers lists. As a result of this success she has been making personal appearances with the Thijs van Leer trio and scored a hit with ‘The Letter’.
After her musical career, Bojoura married with Hans Cleuver, drummer of Focus who later became their manager. They got two daughters Laurie and Emilie and a son Jurriaan. Daughter Emilie is active at the drumming-school (like her father) at Scheveningen (The Hague). Bojoura studied several languages at master-level and ‘till today she is a teacher in foreign languages like English and Russian.
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Bojoura Discography Tracks

Albums

Bojoura - Night Flight Night Sight album art Bojoura Night Flight Night Sight (Album) Polydor Netherlands 1968 Sell This Version
S 64199 Bojoura - The Beauty Of Bojoura album art Bojoura The Beauty Of Bojoura(LP, Album) CBS S 64199 Europe 1970 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

Bojoura - Everybody's Day album art Bojoura Everybody's Day (Single) Polydor Germany 1967 Sell This Version
S 1246 Bojoura - Dream Man / Looking For That Land album art Bojoura Dream Man / Looking For That Land(7", Single) Polydor S 1246 Netherlands 1967 Sell This Version
S 1276 Bojoura - Circus Will Be In Town In Time album art Bojoura Circus Will Be In Town In Time(7", Single) Polydor S 1276 Netherlands 1968 Sell This Version
Bojoura - If It's Tuesday, This Must Be Belgium album art Bojoura If It's Tuesday, This Must Be Belgium (Single) Polydor Netherlands 1969 Sell This Version
S 1302 Bojoura - Frank Mills / Looking For The Land (Part 2) album art Bojoura Frank Mills / Looking For The Land (Part 2)(7", Single) Polydor S 1302 Netherlands 1969 Sell This Version
Bojoura - Everything's Alright / I Don't Know How To Love Him album art Bojoura Everything's Alright / I Don't Know How To Love Him (Single) CBS Germany 1971 Sell This Version
CBS 7266 Bojoura - Once Upon A Time album art Bojoura Once Upon A Time(7") CBS CBS 7266 Netherlands 1971 Sell This Version
CBS 7005 Bojoura - Black Sheep Child album art Bojoura, Combo Thijs Van Leer Bojoura, Combo Thijs Van Leer - Black Sheep Child(7", Single) CBS CBS 7005 Netherlands 1971 Sell This Version
CBS 8176 Bojoura - All Good Gifts / Day By Day / By My Side album art Bojoura And The Buffoons Bojoura And The Buffoons - All Good Gifts / Day By Day / By My Side(7", Maxi) CBS CBS 8176 Netherlands 1972 Sell This Version
7745 Bojoura - Allentown Jail album art Bojoura Allentown Jail(7", Single) CBS 7745 Netherlands 1972 Sell This Version
1769 Bojoura - What Is Love album art Bojoura What Is Love(7", Single) CBS 1769 Netherlands 1973 Sell This Version
CBS 2351 Bojoura - Thank You For Calling album art Bojoura Thank You For Calling(7", Single) CBS CBS 2351 Netherlands 1974 Sell This Version
CBS 2030 Bojoura - The Letter album art Bojoura The Letter(7", Single) CBS CBS 2030 Netherlands 1974 Sell This Version
RN 3 Bojoura - Another Suitcase In Another Hall album art Bojoura Another Suitcase In Another Hall(7") Red Nose RN 3 Netherlands 1977 Sell This Version
1A 006-26444 Bojoura - Hard Times / Living Together album art Bojoura Hard Times / Living Together(7") EMI 1A 006-26444 Netherlands 1979 Sell This Version

Compilations

S 53025 Bojoura - The Best Of Bojoura - Jesus Christ Superstar album art Bojoura The Best Of Bojoura - Jesus Christ Superstar(LP, Comp) CBS S 53025 Netherlands 1972 Sell This Version
S 53363 Bojoura - Greatest Hits album art Bojoura Greatest Hits(LP, Comp) CBS S 53363 Netherlands 1973 Sell This Version
589 107-2 Bojoura - Everybody's Day album art Bojoura Everybody's Day(CD, Comp) Rotation 589 107-2 Netherlands 2001 Sell This Version
537 554-1 Bojoura - The Golden Years Of Dutch Pop Music (A&B Sides And More) album art Bojoura The Golden Years Of Dutch Pop Music (A&B Sides And More)(2xCD, Comp) Universal Music 537 554-1 Netherlands 2017 Sell This Version