Corry Brokken won the 2nd ever Eurovision Song Contest with her song Net Als Toen (Just like old times). She participated in 1956 with Voorgoed Voorbij (Over forever) and in 1958 with Heel De Wereld (The whole wide world).
In 1976 she was the host of the contest in The Hague. I remember she congratulated the winners as Happy England, and nobody complained...
She also recorded many songs in German and frequented many German TV shows in the 60's.
After she was finished with music Brokken started a career in law at the age of 42, resulting in becoming a judge in 1991.
But music remained a part of her life, and following the success of the 1994 compilation a new album Nooit Gedacht (Never thought) was released in 1996.
Brokken disappeared from public life in 2008 after serious health issues.
Update 2017: A new 3CD titled Milord has been released featuring 75 tracks. It includes Voorgoed Voorbij for the first time on any record. The recording sounds like it's the Eurovision recording (it has the same arrangement and vocals) but it's remastered/patched up very well, sounding like a studio recording.
- The Ronnex single was re-issued in 1982
- the German version is only 1:47 mins long, a long German version is supposed to exist, but I’ve never seen or heard it.
|Dutch Edition Dors Mon Amour EP|
Neither were released by Corry Brokken.
|Danswijsje / Ga Niet Weg single|
Corry Brokken Compilations
In 2000 a DVD Een Avond Uit Met Corry Brokken - Gouden Jaren was released featuring TV performances including Eurovision footage.
Other compilations are Corry Brokken: De Keuze van Annie De Reuver (Nostalgisch Nederland, 2009) and Milord (Dutch songs) (Rotation, 2003)
|France 1965 cover in German|
The 10.000 Coverversions project
Corry Brokken at Discogs
Corry Brokken at Muziekweb