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MOUTH & MACNEAL

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Period

1971 - 1994

Genre

Eurovision Song Contest, MOR, pop

Mouth & MacNeal

Duo that scores nine (inter) national hits over a period of four years time and breaks up at the height of its fame. Maggie MacNeal embarks on a successful solo career, while former partner Willem Duyn is doing less well with his carnivalesque repertoire.
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Members

Sjoukje Smit-van 't Spijker   zang
Willem Duyn   zang

Former members

Ron Meyjes   gitaar
Ger Veldhuijsen   toetsinstrumenten

Mentioned in the biography of

1967   Jay-Jays
1968   Hans Hollestelle
1969   Hans van Hemert
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Biography Mouth & MacNeal

Duo that scores nine (inter) national hits over a period of four years time and breaks up at the height of its fame. Maggie MacNeal embarks on a successful solo career, while former partner Willem Duyn is doing less well with his carnivalesque repertoire.

1960 - 1970

Willem Duyn is drummer with the Holland Kwartet. During the '60s he plays in a number of bands, including the Jayjays as the replacement of Johnny Lion. When the band breaks up, Duyn becomes a DJ and the leader of a nightclub band.

Holland Kwartet Jay-Jays Les Etoiles Speedway

1971

Maggie MacNeal releases her first solo record, I Heard It Through The Grapevine. Composer/producer Hans van Hemert brings Maggie and Willem together. Mouth & MacNeal's first single, Hey You Love, reaches number five in the Dutch charts. In November How Do You Do? shoots to the top of both the national and international charts.

Hans van Hemert Maggie MacNeal

1972

In May Hello-A is another big hit for Mouth & MacNeal and also You-koula-le-loupi reaches the Top 10. In the summer How Do You Do? enters the US charts and reaches number eight of the Billboard Hot 100. The duo receives the Exportprijs (Dutch Export Award).

1973

Success is continuing. The singles Batte-ring-ram, Minnie Minnie and Do You Wanna Do It are big hits.

Brainbox

1974

In March Mouth & MacNeal represent the Netherlands at the Eurovision Song Contest and become third with Ik Zie Een Ster ('I See A Star'). The song is a big hit in the Netherlands and remains in the charts for 14 weeks. Despite the duo's continuing success, Maggie is replaced by Little Eve (Ingrid Kup) early December.

1975

Maggie MacNeal begins a successful solo career: The singles Nothing Else To Do and When You're Gone both enter the charts and she kicks off a tour of Brazil. In May the newly formed duo Big Mouth & Little Eve scores a hit with the single Uncle, a success they will not be able to match.

Big Mouth & Little Eve Maggie MacNeal

1978

Big Mouth and Little Eve have split and the former has embarked on a solo career, initially without much success.

Big Mouth & Little Eve Willem Duyn

2004

On December 4th Willem Duyn dies of a heart attack at the age of 67.

2009

During The Winners: Songfestival In Concert, in April, Maggie MacNeal performs under the name Mouth & MacNeal, this time together with Arie Ribbens instead of Willem Duyn.

Arie Ribbens

Discography Mouth & MacNeal

In the discography you will find all recordings that have been released listed chronologically. We restrict ourselves to the title, the type of audio, year of publication or recording, label, list of guest musicians, plus any comments on the issue.

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