Mouth & MacNeal were Willem Duyn (Haarlem, 31 March 1937 – Amsterdam, 4 December 2004) and Sjoukje van 't Spijker (Tilburg, 5 May 1950). Willem had been a member of several unsuccesful bands in the 1960s and he was about to give up music when he teamed up with producer Hans van Hemert and female singer Sjoukje van 't Spijker. Although Willem was much older than Sjoukje (thirteen years), there was some kind of chemistry between the two: Willem as the rough and loud-mouthed (hence his artist name) singer, and Sjoukje as the soft and tender girl. Their career started in 1971 with Hey You Love, after which two number one hits followed: "Hello-A" and "How Do You Do". The latter even reached the American top ten. In 1974 they performed Ik Zie Een Ster at the national final, but they sang it in English at the ESC, where they finished third (not a bad result, given the fact that the top two were ABBA and Gigliola Cinquetti). "I See A Star" even went on to become an international hit. Mouth & MacNeal suddenly split up in December 1974, after which the Mouth teamed up with (future wife) Ingrid Kup to form the duo Big Mouth & Little Eve. It was clearly a wrong career move, as Willem never had the success he had enjoyed with Sjoukje.
The duo of Big Mouth and Maggie MacNeal, real names: Willem Duyn (ex-Speedway) and Sjoukje van 't Spijker (ex-solo act), existed from 1971 till 1974. Afterwards, Big Mouth teamed up with Little Eve for another duo act, while Maggie started her solo career.
"How do you do" became Mouth & MacNeal's international hit. Their accompanying group in 1971 consisted of: Loek Das (g, ex-Speedway), Dick Hanszon (dr, ex-Whiskers), Ger Dijkshoorn (b, ex-Whiskers) and Ador Otting (o,p, ex-September, to Pandemonium).
The 1974 Swedish tour featured the following line-up: Ron Meyes (g, ex-Temple, to Q'65), Frans Smit (dr, to Maggie MacNeal), Ger Veldhuisen (o,p, ex-Temple, to Johnny Kendall) and Rein Schipper (b, ex-Lobster, to Innerminit, Dynamo, Natasja Emanuels, Wim Hogenkamp and Thérèse Steinmetz).
1971 Hey you love/Rosianna Decca 6100044 How do you do/Land of milk and honey Decca 6100055 LP Mouth & McNeal Decca 6419010/6423033 1972 Hello-a/Talk a little louder Decca 6100078 Youkoulaleloupi/Let your life be lead by love Decca 6100089 LP Hello and thank you Decca 6419013/6423048 1973 Batteringram/Hands up Decca 6100098 Minnie Minnie/I don't want to be the richest man on the cemetry Decca 6100101 Do you wanna do it/You you Decca 6100104 LP Pocketful of hits [in a "blue jeans" sleeve] Decca 6419018/6423058 1974 Ik zie een ster/Liefste Decca 6100108 I see a star/My friend Decca 6100111 Ah l'amore/I wanted to be Decca 6100112 We're gonna have a party/I wanted to be [England] Decca F 13536 LP Ik zie een ster Decca 6343605 1977 LP Die Welt der Stars und Hits [Germany] Fontana 6428115 1980 LP The best Philips 6440821 1981 How do you do/Hello-a Philips 6017170
Singer Willem Duyn, ex-Jayjays, ex-drummer of Holland Quintet. Ex-Speedway. See also Mouth & MacNeal and Big Mouth & Little Eve. Eve is Ingrid Kup.
1971 Remember walking in the sand/It happened long ago Decca 6100026 1978 Mamy oh mamy/Come alive Philips 6012780
1975 Uncle/Hi hey ho and hello Decca 6100117 Yodelaydee/Tell 'm ja tell 'm nee Decca 6100119 1976 What a beautiful day/Let me hoopapa Decca 6100122 Love me baby/We're gonna have a party Decca 6100125 Daddy won't you play me/Rosie Decca 6100126 Daddy won't you play me/Love me baby [Germany] Bellaphon BF 18482 1977 Jingle jungle Johnny/Tanz den Humpapa mit mir [Germany] Bellaphon BF 11366 Welcome home/Broken hearted me Decca 6100128 1978 LP The best of Mouth, MacNeal & Little Eve Philips 6440821
Group from Zandvoort (where the racecar circuit is located) with Willem Duyn (ex-Jayjays, to Mouth & MacNeal) and soon-to-be members of Crypto.
1970 My love grows stronger/These are not my people Negram NG 231
Singer Willem Duyn from Haarlem began in the sixties as a drummer in the Holland Quintet and as a singer of the Jayjays and Les Etoiles. He attained fame as Big Mouth in the duo Mouth & MacNeal. After the split of Mouth & MacNeal, Willem started a new duo in 1975 with Ingrid Kup (Little Eve), the duo delivered a number of hits until 1978, accompanied by the group Cardinal Point (from 1973 - strictly a live band). After the split of Big Mouth & Little Eve Willem went solo again under his own name.
1979 Ik dacht niet te kunnen leven/Suukzeven Philips 6012865 Willem/Barend's ABC Philips 6012925 1980 Dag dikke olifant/Goeiemorgen Philips 6017023 Marie An/Levenslang Philips 6017048 Zal ik een krekel wezen/Intercity Philips 6017081 LP Philips 6423244 1981 Angelina - Oh mamma/Hans, Frans, Dennis en Marianne Philips 6017216 1982 Wat een rare man/Sonja ga jij met me mee CNR 141848 Je zeurt te veel/Zonder jou - CNR 141.897 It hurts to much/Je zeurt te veel - CNR 141.911 1983 Ik neem de eerste trein naar Zandvoort/Voor jou CNR 141.997 1984 Ik word ziek van aerobic/Zwemmen - CNR 142.022 Stamcafé/Een lied voor jou - CNR 142.074 Wat maakt dat nou uit/Een lied voor jou CNR 142.101 LP Wat maakt dat nou uit - CNR 541 708 1986 Kom nou Elles/Muziek Start 83/409 1987 Opa is verliefd/Dat gewicht van jou Jens 8701 1988 Lola/Een lekker leven leven - EMI 006-27468 1989 M’n Allessie/M’n Allessie (sub mix) (single + 12 inch) Time Records FS 61917 1992 CD Niet normaal meer - Mercury 514 183-2 1994 Score met die hap/?? - Zyx 1677.131-3 1995 Ruwe bolster, blanke pit/?? - Koch 346471 (single CD) 1996 Terug naar de basis/?? - Koch 346602 (single CD) Nachtstapper/Lekker Wijf - Koch 346683 (single CD) CD Nachtstapper - Koch 323678 1997 Heilige Clint Eastwood/Spijkerhard - Koch 346869 (single CD) 1999 Als jij er was/Als jij er was (karaoke) - Koch TTC 11763 (single CD) Piet Hein 2000/?? - Sony Music ??? (single CD) 2003 CD Greatest Hits (Hollands Glorie) - CNR 22 209152
Real name - Sjoukje van 't Spijker. After her first solo record in 1971, she teamed up with Willem Duyn, and the duo became known as Mouth & MacNeal. After their breakup, Maggie formed her own group in 1975 with her husband Frans Smit (drums, ex-Brainbox and Mouth & MacNeal), Adri de Hont (g, ex-Mayflower, to Music Garden), Ben Vermeulen (o,p, ex-Album, to Match) and Wil de Meyer (b, ex-Rob Hoeke). In 1977, the line-up changed to: Frans Smit (dr), Jons Pistoor (o,p, ex-Free & Easy, to Bruno Basta), Lex Bolderdijk (g, ex-Gamma, to Beuk Brothers and Margriet Eshuys Band) and Robert Verwey (bass, ex-Long Tall Ernie & Shakers). In 1980, Maggie participated in the Eurovision Song Contest.
Since 2000, she has been a member of the Dutch Divas, together with Marga Bult (ex-Babe).
The second consecutive Dutch entry with a geographical title. Maggie MacNeal, who was dumped from the Mouth & MacNeal duo in 1974, made a strong comeback as a solo-artist. She had a few hits in English, such as When You're Gone and Fools Together, and in Dutch, most notably Amsterdam and Terug Naar De Kust. In those days she was the only Dutch artist to have a recording contract with the American Warner Brothers record label. In 1980, she wrote Amsterdam with her husband Frans Smit (lyrics by Alex Alberts). She did an impressive performance in The Hague, finishing fifth. Although she continued to write and record songs, Maggie never regained the popularity she had in the 1970s. Her final album was released in 1989. In the early 1990s she hosted a karaoke-show on Dutch television.
1971 I heard it through the grapevine/Isolation Decca 6100032 1975 Nothing else to do/I don't lay my head down Warner Brothers WBN 16581 When you're gone/Mother nature Warner Brothers WBN 16632 1976 Terug naar de kust/Life is going on Warner Brothers WBN 16738 Love was in your eyes/Dr. Brian Warner Brothers WBN 16816 Make the man love me/The letter Warner Brothers WBN 16840 Blackbird/Make the man love me Warner Brothers WBN 16868 LP When you're gone Warner Brothers WBN 56290 1977 Jij alleen/He never said his name Warner Brothers WBN 16889 Fools together/Empty place, empty space Warner Brothers WBN 17000 LP Fools together Warner Brothers WBN 56406 1978 You and I/It hurts Warner Brothers WBN 17058 1979 Ooh/Take it easy Warner Brothers WBN 17365 Nighttime/Take it easy Warner Brothers WBN 17465 LP Nighttime Warner Brothers WBN 56738 1980 Amsterdam/Take it easy Warner Brothers WEAN 18214 Amsterdam/Amsterdam [a-side in Dutch, b-side in English] WEAN 18216 Amsterdam/Amsterdam [a-side in English, b-side in French] WEAN 18210 Why your lady says goodbye/Sail around the world Warner Brothers WEAN 18348 Be my friend/Why your lady says goodbye Warner Brothers WEAN 18412 LP Amsterdam Warner Brothers WEAN 58138 1981 Be my lover tonight/Together Warner Brothers WEAN 18774 LP When you're gone [re] K-Tel HN 4181 1983 I've got you, you've got me/Won't you tell me Carrere 221.020 Still can't believe it/On the beat (instrumentaal) Carrere 221.029 1985 You are my hope/Say hello again DISK 1002 1989 Verloren tijd/Heel verliefd Mercury 876.1067 Papa is lief/Heel verliefd Mercury 876.3847 1990 Terug naar de kust/Heel gewoon Mercury 878-6207 1997 Only love/A night in the city BR Music CDS 6059 1999 Old friend/Live in my dreams CNR 2004219
The Whiskers was formed by bassist Ger Dijkshoorn and Ivo Niehe and came from Noordholland. In 1967, they were the house band at a nightclub called Extase in Bergen, the best known place for entertainment out in the Northern part of Noord-Holland [the Northwestern province of NL]. Before they split up they have accompanied Mouth & MacNeal for a while.
1965 Caramella shake/Stop not now Europhon P 5003 LP Beat parade 9013 1966 Me myself and I/Crazy about my baby Whamm PS 013 1968 Morning dew/Love me tender Decca AT 10355
BIG MOUTH 27-3-71 SINGLE tip WALKING IN THE SAND 4-2-78 SINGLE tip MAMY OH MAMY BIG MOUTH & LITTLE EVE 17-5-75 SINGLE 3 8 UNCLE 8-11-75 SINGLE 26 4 YO-DE-LAY-DEE 13-3-76 SINGLE 20 4 WHAT A BEAUTIFUL DAY 4-12-76 SINGLE tip DADDY WON'T YOU PLAY WITH ME WILLEM DUYN 25-8-79 SINGLE 5 11 WILLEM 12-1-80 SINGLE tip DAG DIKKE OLIFANT 5-4-80 SINGLE tip MARIE AN 23-8-80 SINGLE tip ZAL IK EEN KREKEL WEZEN 3-10-81 SINGLE tip ANGELINE/OH MAMA 13-3-82 SINGLE 32 4 WAT 'N RARE MAN 7-5-83 SINGLE tip DE EERSTE TREIN NAAR ZANDVOORT 14-7-84 SINGLE tip WAT MAAKT DAT NOU UIT 7-6-86 SINGLE tip KOM NOU, ELLES/MUZIEK 10-10-87 SINGLE tip OPA IS VERLIEFD 19-8-89 SINGLE tip M'N ALLESSIE MOUTH & MACNEAL 21-8-71 SINGLE 5 8 HEY YOU LOVE 27-11-71 SINGLE 1 17 HOW DO YOU DO [Alarmschijf op 20-11-71] 15-1-72 ALBUM 4 9 MOUTH & MACNEAL [Album v/d week op 18-12-71] 20-5-72 SINGLE 1 13 HELLO-A [Alarmschijf op 13-5-72] 4-11-72 SINGLE 7 10 YOU-KOU-LA-LE-LOU-PI 7-4-73 SINGLE 21 5 BAT-TE-RING-RAM 1-9-73 SINGLE 10 7 MINNIE, MINNIE 24-11-73 SINGLE 21 4 DO YOU WANNA DO IT 16-3-74 SINGLE 3 14 IK ZIE EEN STER 27-4-74 ALBUM 9 6 IK ZIE EEN STER [Album v/d week op 13-4-74] 6-7-74 SINGLE 10 7 AH, L'AMORE MAGGIE MACNEAL 5-7-75 SINGLE 25 5 NOTHING ELSE TO DO [Alarmschijf op 28-6-75] 29-11-75 SINGLE 3 9 WHEN YOU'RE GONE 24-4-76 SINGLE 8 7 TERUG NAAR DE KUST 4-9-76 SINGLE tip LOVE WAS IN YOUR EYES 16-10-76 ALBUM 16 7 MAGGIE MACNEAL 8-10-77 SINGLE 11 6 FOOLS TOGETHER 21-1-78 SINGLE tip YOU AND I 24-11-79 ALBUM 35 5 NIGHT TIME [Album v/d week op 17-11-79] 15-12-79 SINGLE 29 5 NIGHTTIME 3-5-80 SINGLE 33 3 AMSTERDAM 17-9-83 SINGLE tip I'VE GOT YOU
Submitted by: Adri Verhoef (email@example.com)
Back to Alex's Home Page
Back to the Nederpop index