André Gerardus Hazes (30 June 1951 – 23 September 2004) was a Dutch singer and actor. As an accomplished levenslied singer, Hazes recorded 36 studio and live albums, and 55 singles prior to his death in 2004. His music is still well-known in the Netherlands and Flanders, known for sentimental and simple lyrics.
His biggest hits include Eenzame kerst (1976), Een beetje verliefd (1981), Ik meen 't (1985), Wij houden van Oranje (1988), Bloed, zweet en tranen (2002), Zij gelooft in mij (Originally from 1981, re-recorded and released in 1999, re-released after his death in 2004) and Blijf bij mij (a virtual duet with Gerard Joling, 2007).
Hazes was born in 1951 in Amsterdam's De Pijp area. At the age of eight, he was discovered at the Albert Cuyp Market by comedian Johnny Kraaykamp and m…Read more on Wikipedia