Singer Margriet Eshuijs, known from the band Lucifer, passed away last night at the age of 70.
This is reported by his partner Maarten Peters. Eshuijs had been seriously ill for some time. His funeral will be held in private.
Along with Henny Huisman, the singer was part of the band Lucifer, which had a huge hit in 1975 with House for sale. The song entered the Top 40 at #4 at the time and has been in the Top 2000 since the annual chart’s inception, this year at 1519. Later, in the 1980s and 1990s, he continued as a solo artist. She often with a regular group of musicians, under the name of the Margriet Eshuijs Band. With that formation he scored the hit in 1982 black pearl.
That year Eshuijs won an Edison for Best Pop Single with the song. During her career, she won two more statuettes at important music awards and received a Golden Harp for the album. Sometimes.
The singer (who also plays guitar, piano and accordion) has performed with Margriet Eshuijs PopKoor since 2016. The large group of vocalists released a cover album last year, including a cover of Roller coaster by Danny Vera.
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In addition to his musical career, Eshuijs taught at the conservatory. Along with his partner, he also committed himself to the fate of cancer patients and his loved ones. They did this in particular by providing music around the annual Alpe d’HuZes event.
Henny Huisman devastated by the message
TV personality Henny Huisman reacts with sadness to the death of Margriet Eshuijs, in whose band Lucifer played drums for years. “We have traveled the world together, I am devastated by the message. She was a very musical, sweet and social woman. More musician than artist. We still had text contact during the holidays, I knew she was very sick. Cancer, that damn cancer.”
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