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1979 - 1995


Eurovision Song Contest, pop


Female duo that scores many hits in the early '80s with English-language ballads and dance songs.
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Alie de Vries   piano, zang
Doetie de Vries   zang

Former members

Inge Peters   zang

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1975   John Sonneveld
1978   Diesel
1980   Rob Vunderink
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Biography Maywood

Female duo that scores many hits in the early '80s with English-language ballads and dance songs.

1974 - 1978

Sisters Doetje and Aaltje de Vries start their career in the Ladypops. In 1974 they form the Karinas and in 1976 they are members of country group Colt 45 (which also includes Harry de Vroege alias Harry Laurens who was also part of Sterling). The sisters also have solo careers under the names Caren Wood and Alice May.

Colt 45 De Karina's Harry Laurens Sterling The Lady Pop's


Maywood Doetje and Aaltje form Maywood and in December they have a hit with You Treated Me Wrong. The (English-language) songs are written by Alice and producer is former Kayak drummer Pim Koopman.

Pim Koopman


Maywood In March Maywood has a big hit with the ballad Mother How Are You Today. In June Late At Night hits the top spot of the Dutch charts. In September the duo has another hit with Give Me Back My Love.


Success continues and Maywood releases three hit singles of which Rio reaches the Top 3 in July. The sisters release their records in 52 countries and play festivals in West Germany, Poland, Japan and Korea. They also tour Sweden, Finland, Bulgaria, Indonesia and the Soviet Union. Maywood is also awarded a Zilveren ('Silver') Harp music award.


Several countries in the Far East and Central America have discovered Maywood. The sisters release a Spanish-language album.

1983 - 1989

Maywood Success is declining and singles fail to make the charts.


Maywood takes part in the Eurovision Song Contest. The song Ik Wil Alles Met Je Delen ('I Want To Share Everything With You') reaches number 15 with 25 points and becomes a hit. In October they release a Dutch-language album.


The sisters decide to split up. They continue singing at parties, weddings, etc.


After the summer it appears that the sisters will get together again. But Alice decides she prefers a solo career. In November Alice Maywood releases the single Rise In The Morning.

Alice Maywood


After her sister has filed a lawsuit against her, Doetje is no longer allowed to use the additions Maywood and ex-Maywood. For every violation she has to pay 5.000 guilders, with a maximum of 250.000 guilders.


After several years of silence Alice Maywood performs again singing the greatest hits from the Maywood repertoire.

Discography Maywood

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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TOPPOP: Maywood - Distant...
TOPPOP: Maywood - Distant Love
Maywood - Rio 1981(HQ)
Maywood - Rio 1981(HQ)
Maywood - You treated me ...
Maywood - You treated me wrong
Maywood - Late at Night
Maywood - Late at Night
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Maywood - Rio 1981(HQ)

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