Johanna (Anneke) Grönloh Louise (TondanoDutch East Indies7 June 1942) is a Dutch singer.


[hide]*1 early life

Life Course[Edit]Edit

Anneke was Tondano, in North SulawesiDutch East Indies born and spent her early years in the occupied Dutch East Indies by the Japanese in a Japanese POW camp.Her father, a soldier, was already interned before her birth.

After the war the family Moved to the Netherlands with Willem Ruys , where it was collected in the Gravein North Brabant. Anneke grew up in Eindhoven. On the municipal Lyceum taught Anneke Grönloh Peter Koelewijn know and she performed with him and his band Peter and his Rockets on at parties.

In 1959 Anneke was the winner of a talent show, with which her career as a singer began.

On August 31, 1964 she married the Veronica-DJ Wim-Jaap van der Laan. He died in 2004.


  • Asmara (1960)-Annekes first Indonesian song is relatively unknown in Netherlands.
  • Flamenco Rock (1960)
  • Ma, he wants so badly to a kiss (1961)
  • Burning sand (1962)-in short time is good for a gold record and wildly popular
  • Paradiso (1962)-this song acquires a Platinum plate and is covered by Conny Francis
  • Surabaya (1963)
  • Cimeroni (1963)

Anneke interpreted including the krontjong genre, with folk songs as Bengawan SoloBoeroeng Kaka and Nina bobo. Besides Anneke is also known as interpreter of jazz music, her favorite genre. Together with the Dutch Swing College Band, she recorded "Doctor Jazz" (b-side: "Bill Bailey won't you please come home").

Charts Success[Edit]Edit

Anneke scored in 1962 and 1963 4 large no. 1 hits in Netherlands, nl. Burning sandParadisoSurabaya and Cimeroni/life can be beautifulParadiso has been 16 consecutive weeks in first position. [1Thus she has a record that is not broken until now.


[1][2]Anneke and Donald Jones (1965)

Anneke Grönloh was a national celebrity in early sixties and Dutch first real teen idol. In this period she topped the Dutch charts with record-breaking hits like burning sand,ParadisoSurabaya and Cimeroni. In her wake she drew teen stars like Willeke AlbertiRob de Nijs and Trea Dobbs them. At the height of her fame, in 1964, Anneke Grönloh took part in the Eurovision Song Contest with the song " you are my life, for which she received the audience award. They ended up together with Belgium on a shared tenth place. At the end of the 1960s she began also to an international singing career.

Singer of the century[Edit]Edit

In 2000 Anneke was voted "singer of the century" because of the record number of copies there of her single "burning sand" was sold. In the same year she was also a participant to the television program Big Brother VIPS. In 2002 she was by Paul de Leeuw mockingly portrayed as alcoholic. Anneke withdrew this so much that it could not occur for a while and withdrew in her home in France. [2Anno 2004 was Anneke Grönloh here again over it and went they occur again. From 2005 to 2007 she operated a small café (Le petit Pêcheur) in Palm Springs in the Morvan, the heart of Burgundy in France. In 2005 a dvd off of her career and hitgeschiedenis, and in 2006 by her theatre show, Anneke and Friends. Later that year, she joined the theatre performance Purple 100, after Corry Brokken due to illness.


Single (s) with any charts in the

the Dutch Top 40

Date of


Date of




Number Of



Singles with chart positions in the charts

Pre-National Hit Parade
Burning Sand 1962 20-07-1962 1 (2 x) 29 Record News
Paradiso 1962 26-10-1962 1 (16 x) 23 Record News
Surabaya 1963 15-03-1963 1 (4 x) 16 Record News
Cimeroni/life can be beautiful 1963 28-06-1963 1 (7 x) 23 Record News
Wladimir/Da do ron ron 1963 25-10-1963 4 6 Record News
Roses have thorns 1964 01-1964 10 4 m Dutch Pop Magazine Muziek Expres
You are my life/the wind sings Again 1964 02-05-1964 43 4 Hitwezen
Twilight 1964 03-10-1964 2 13 Hitwezen
National Hit Parade
A child not at home 1989 01-07-1989 83 4 National Hit Parade

Radio 2 Top 2000[Edit]Edit

Number (s) with markings

in the Radio 2 Top 2000

' 99 ' 00 ' 01 ' 02 ' 03 ' 04 ' 05 ' 06 ' 07 ' 08 ' 09 ' 10 ' 11 ' 12 ' 13
Burning Sand 844 - 1015 1133 731 770 110 763 642 491 1570 1437 1869 - -
Paradiso - - - - - - 396 - 1827 1860 - - - - -


DVDs with the Dutch Music charts in the Top 30 Date of


Date of




Number Of 


Anniversary gala-50 years 2010 27-03-2010 27 1

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