Trying to get property of non-object [ On /var/www/virtual/jpop.com/public_html/generatrix/model/youtubeModel.php Line 63 ]
Undefined variable: cookie_headers [ On /var/www/virtual/jpop.com/public_html/generatrix/external/magpierss-0.72/extlib/Snoopy.class.inc Line 438 ]
Willy Derby - JPop.com
Artist info
Willy Derby

Willy Derby

Willy Derby


Willy Derby was one of The Netherlands' most popular singers between the two World Wars. His real name was Willem Frederik Christiaan Dieben, born in The Hague on 5 April 1886. He died in the same city on 9 April 1944, during the Nazi occupation of his country. Some of his most famous hits were Het plekje bij den molen (Daar bij dien molen), Twee oogen zoo blauw and several sentimental songs (so-called 'smartlappen') that drew a romantic picture of life in the Dutch East Indies. Read more on Last.fm
Willy Derby was one of The Netherlands' most popular singers between the two World Wars. His real name was Willem Frederik Christiaan Dieben, born in The Hague on 5 April 1886. He died in the same city on 9 April 1944, during the Nazi occupation of his country. Some of his most famous hits were Het plekje bij den molen (Daar bij dien molen), Twee oogen zoo blauw and several sentimental songs (so-called 'smartlappen') that drew a romantic picture of life in the Dutch East Indies. Perhaps his most remembered tune is 1934's We gaan naar Rome!, which he recorded after the Dutch football/soccer team had qualified for the World Cup for the first time in history. During World War Two Willy Derby was known as an 'anti-German' artist. He sometimes ignored Nazi regulations for popular music, sang songs the Nazi occupiers thought were 'provocative' and was imprisoned for this twice, in 1941 and 1943.

He died of a heart-attack, aged 58. Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply..
Top Albums

show me more

showing 4 out of 20 albums
Shoutbox
No Comment for this Artist found
Leave a comment


Comments From Around The Web
No blog found
Flickr Images
No images
Related videos
No video found
Tweets
No blogs found