Copyright association Sabam awarded Raymond van het Groenewoud with a career prize on Saturday evening. The musician and lyricist was given the muse by Sabam “for his seventieth birthday and downright impressive career over the past fifty years”, it sounds.
After fifty years of career, there are more than five hundred unique works by van het Groenewoud in the database of Sabam. “His cabaret is timeless and therefore known by young and old. In fifty years he has built up a truly impressive repertoire”, concludes Serge Vloeberghs, Head of Music at Sabam. The musician received his muse on Saturday evening during a birthday concert in culture house De Warande in Turnhout.
Van het Groenewoud’s debut album, ‘You had to know how happy I was’, was released in 1973. In fifty years he released more than thirty albums, including the hits ‘Meisjes’, ‘Flanders above’, ‘ Je veux de l’amour’, ‘Chachacha’, ‘Love of music’ and ‘Two girls’. According to Sabam, van het Groenewoud elevates Dutch to a “rock language” with his hits.
The Muze van Sabam is an award that Sabam has been awarding to its members since 1984 in recognition of a particularly successful career. The bronze statuette is by artist Hubert Féguenne. With this prize, Raymond van het Groenewoud joins a select group of artists, including Pieter Aspe, Peyo, Marc de Bel, Arno, Robbe de Hert, Rocco Granata, Dani Klein, Harry Kümel, Raoul Servais, Jacques Vermeire, Will Tura , Urbanus and Johan Verminnen.