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Willem (Wim) Sonneveld (Utrecht28 June 1917 - Amsterdam8 March 1974) was a Dutch cabaret artist and singer. He is considered one of the "big three of Dutch cabaret" from after the Second World War regarded, together with Toon Hermans and Wim Kan.


[hide]*1 Biography


Wim Sonneveld was born in Utrecht as son of Gerrit Sonneveld and Geertruida van den Berg. In 1922 , he lost his mother at a very young age. After a time in which he suspended the Florida school, he had a number of unsuccessful jobs.

In 1932 he went singing at the amateur choir, the Keep Smiling Singers, then in 1934 with Fons Goossens and formed a duo occurred at anniversaries of associations and institutions. Later that year he met ReviewerHuub Janssen with whom he, after a journey through France in 1936, went to live in Amsterdam, first on the westermarkt, later on the Prinsengracht. In the same year he became Secretary-Administrator at Louis Davids, where he also was allowed to play small roles and singing chansons could. During the same period, he performed with his own company The Rarekiek, where his friend Huub worked. In the 1937 's France sang in cabarets of Suzy Solidor and Agnes Capri.

After the Declaration of war of 1939 he returned to the Netherlands, where he acted and in the revue of Loekie Bouwmeester played. In 1940 , he performed at the Theater der Prominenten and played with the fairy tales players by Abraham van der Vies. Here he met Conny Stuart. In 1943 he formed his own company, which among others Stuart, Lia DoranaAlbert MolJoop DodererHetty Blok and Emmy Arbous part.

His company, ' Cabaret ' Wim Sonneveld existed until 1959. For three years, then played the lead role of Sonneveld Professor Higgins in the musical My Fair Lady. During this musical he made plans for a solo performance, which premiered in 1964 under the title an evening with Wim Sonneveld. In 1966 followed Wim Sonneveld and Ina van Faassen and in 1971 Wim Sonneveld with Willem Nijholt & Corrie van Gorp.

On 20 February 1974 Sonneveld in the car got a heart attack and was included in an Amsterdam hospital. Wim Sonneveld died there on 8 March 1974 at the age of 56 to a second heart attack, just when the weather better seemed to go — a day before his death he had still a Henk van der Meijden interview allowed.

Cabaret Wim Sonneveld[Edit]Edit

Between 1943 and 1959, he played with his own cabaret Cabaret Wim Sonneveld group a large number of shows:

  • 1943 only for ladies (texts Hella s. Haasse)
  • 1944 fairy tales
  • 1944 Opus three
  • I'd like to go out with The 1945
  • 1945 Tingeltangel
  • 1946 backpacker travel insurance
  • 1946 Tutti frutti
  • 1946 Leidscheplein
  • 1947 Tonight at eight o'clock
  • 1947 't Is but comedie
  • 1948 't Is historically
  • 1949 We play pantomime
  • Eeda- 1949 madisha-mutten
  • 1950 't Is beyond me
  • 1951 Repetition exercises
  • 1951 Artists pension
  • 1952 Books party
  • 1952 guestbook
  • 1952 the girl with the big feet
  • 1953 Anthology (compiler)
  • 1953 In the Virden of Sinckel
  • 1954 Waar de blanke top der duinen
  • 1955 home garden and kitchen
  • 1957 À la carte
  • 1959 Rim Ram

William Pearl[Edit]Edit

A famous creation of Sonneveld is Willem Parel, son and grandson of an organ grinder and also President of the En-pé-gé, the Dutch Pearl Society. In the beginning, wrote the lyrics for his character yet Sonneveld itself, but this was quickly taken over by Eli Asser.

He brought large successes in the VARA-radio in the early 1950sPearl spoke compelling about the organ run in General and the sexual problems of the organ grinder in particular. After a few years got Sonneveld hate his creation, but he knew that Willem Parel was very popular. The singing of chansons could Sail not live. William Pearl got his own film In 1955 under the title The wondrous life of Willem Parel. In the film posits the person Sonneveld crashed, with the fictional character William Pearl. After the film has shown his character never more Sonneveld.

My Fair Lady[Edit]Edit

After Sailor in America had seen the musical My Fair Lady he knew for sure: he wanted to get this musical to Netherlands. As he had always done, he initially wanted to artists in the musical play he likes to let his side had. But Conny Stuart felt too old for the role of Eliza (Stuart was already about 40) and the voice of Lia Dorana was too low. Though he was given for each other that was allowed to design and decor Friso Wiegersma are other life partner, Henry Jackson, the translation should do. However, the translation of Janssen was rejected by the producers, after which the young Seth Gaaikema the Groningen student might do.

The musical premiered on October 1, 1960 in Rotterdam and got rave reviews. The last performance was on november 30, 1962. Since the premiere had more than 750 000 people the performance seen.

Cast at the premiere of ' My Fair Lady '[Edit]Edit

An evening with Wim Sonneveld[Edit]Edit

While playing the role of Professor Higgins in the musical My Fair Lady worked Sailor to his own show. All alone on stage, he never wanted, hence he the actress took Marijke Merckens at his side. Initially it would also join the show Riek Schagen to actress, but she was already pointed out the door during rehearsals. In the second season of the show was the role of Maclean acquired by Marijke Philips.

An evening with Wim Sonneveld started on 1 January 1964 in Amsterdam in Premiere and the program was immediately well received. This was partly due to the text writers who worked for him. Texts include by Annie M.G. SchmidtSimon CarmiggeltMichel van der Plas and Jacques van Tol. Sonnevelds life partner Friso Wakefield also wrote a few songs for the show. Nikkelen Nelis (the street singer), the most famous song from that show, is by his hand.

The musical direction was in the hands of Harry Bannink.


  • Good evening (text Wim Sonneveld)
  • My father has never understood (text and music Wim Sonneveld)
  • Where is the fim (text Wim Sonneveld)
  • Ageing (text Simon Carmiggelt)
  • Water to wine (text Annie M.G. Schmidt)
  • You have vitamin c needed (text Wim Sonneveld)
  • She could not let the ogling (Cupronickel N) (text Friso Wakefield, music Harry Bannink)
  • Announce me to! (text Wim Sonneveld)
  • Says you but Willem (text and music Wim Sonneveld)
  • Fun for later (the tape recorder) (text Annie M.G. Schmidt)
  • Vegetable spring rolls (text Simon Carmiggelt)
  • Ome Thijs (the football pool) (text Jacques van Tol)

After the break:

  • Introduction/about men and women (text Wim Sonneveld)
  • Anne marie (text Wim Sonneveld, music Gaby Verlor)
  • Gerrit (text Friso Wakefield, music Harry Bannink)
  • The honeymoon (text Jean Sean, Daunais music L.)
  • Day man behind the counter (text Wim Sonneveld)
  • Tearoom Tango (Michel van der Plas, music text Harry Bannink)
  • The Lodewijken time (text Friso Wakefield, music Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart)
  • Crouch and scruff (text Wim Sonneveld)
  • Are significantly (Annie M.G. Schmidt, music text Irving Berlin)
  • Nilkantha (Annie M.G. Schmidt, music text Harry Bannink)
  • Brother Venantius (Michel van der Plas, music text Harry Bannink)
  • I would never want to be anything else (text Wim Sonneveld and Jacques van Tol, music Wim Sonneveld)

Wim Sonneveld and Ina van Faassen[Edit]Edit

Three years after the premiere of his program came Sailor with a successor. To prevent the program too much on its predecessor would seem, took Sonneveld no Assistant in addition to itself, but an actress of name, Ina van Faassen. For Vega meant this performance the breakthrough at the general public; previously, she played stage roles only. Also this program was well received by the press. Sailor called on text writers as Annie M.G. Schmidt, Simon Carmiggelt, Friso Michel van der Plas and Wakefield. But Sonneveld also wrote many songs themselves. One of Sonnevelds most famous songs, 'the village', sat in this show and was written by Wakefield.


  • Wim Sonneveld and Ina van Faassen
  • Wim (text Wim Sonneveld)
  • Ina (text Wim Sonneveld)
  • 't Is for your sakes (Annie M.G. Schmidt, music Jan text block)
  • Anna was waiting (text Wim Sonneveld, Friso Wakefield)
  • Scene (text Wim Sonneveld)
  • Mother (text Friso Wakefield, music Harry Bannink)
  • Look, we are equal (text Guus Wing, music Harry Bannink)
  • The boys (text: Simon Carmiggelt)
  • Wedding commercial (Annie M.G. schmidt, music Jan text block)
  • I have something (text Friso Wakefield, music Wim Sonneveld)

After the break:

  • After the break
  • This woman (text: Friso Wiegersma, music Wim Sonneveld)
  • About women (text Simon Carmiggelt)
  • Josefien (text: Friso Wakefield)
  • The village (text: Friso Wiegersma, the music is from: Jean FerratLa Montagne)
  • Artificial insemination (text: Annie M.G. Schmidt)
  • Thursday the tenth (text Annie M.G. Schmidt)
  • Ballade for alleman (text Michiel v, music Harry Bannink)
  • That is as it should be (text: Friso Wakefield)
  • Grandpa (text: Simon Carmiggelt)
  • You can still singing (volksliederen lovers) (text Michiel v, music Harry Bannink)
    • The cemetery in Munster
    • Potato samba
    • Schaatsenrijden
  • Food (text Wim Sonneveld, music Harry Bannink)
  • Let's Love (text: Annie M.G. Schmidt, music Harry Bannink)
  • I would never want to be anything else (text Wim Sonneveld and Jacques van Tol, music Wim Sonneveld)

Wim Sonneveld with Willem Nijholt & Corrie van Gorp[Edit]Edit

In what would be his last theatre show, wanted to rejuvenate itself Sonneveld. It was the 70 's and the cabaret of Freek de Jonge and Bram VermeulenIvo de Wijs and Don Quishocking reigned. First dared to make no new show more Sonneveld, afraid that his show would be ' old fashioned ', but he was eventually persuaded. To be sure, he invited the younger Willem Nijholt and Corrie van Gorp at his side to act. With the choice of Nadarajah and Velazquez thought Sailor to feel a lot younger again. Initially this seemed to the public, but Sailor had to attract three times each evening a new shirt because he was so busy. And every time he had a piece of ' free ' in the show, he lay to rest in his dressing room on a stretcher, and he also often complained about his heart. It turned out that this show was too much for him.

The show went on 20 February 1971 in the Nieuwe de la Mar Theater in Amsterdam premiere. The program was again with lyrics of the well-known writers, so it was little difference from other years. Only there was a text by Jaap van de Merwe added with a few sneers about South America, which was odd in the show, as Sailor never made political cabaret. The musical direction was in the hands of Ruud Bos.


  • Wim Sonneveld with Willem Nijholt and Corrie van Gorp
  • This is an evening (text Wim Sonneveld)
  • Oh Oh Oh (text and music Wim Sonneveld)
  • There you are nicely done with it (text Wim Sonneveld)
  • Be a clown (text and music Wim Sonneveld)
  • Good evening folks
  • Where have I seen you more (text: Wim Sonneveld)
  • Not good at d'r sense (text: Friso Wakefield)
  • Fly (text: Wim Sonneveld)
  • Star advertising (text: Wim Sonneveld)
  • Telephony (text: Wim Sonneveld)
  • On loose screws (Michel van der Plas/Frans Halsema)
  • Latin America (text: Jaap van de Merwe)
  • Equerry (text: Michel van der Plas)
  • A man wants d'r called es happy (Michel van der Plas)

After the break:

  • Where have I seen you more (text: Wim Sonneveld)
  • Ballade of life and death (text: Jaap van de Merwe)
  • Ladies who do not want to be right (text: Friso Wakefield)
  • A simple song (text: Friso Wakefield)
  • Also on Sunday (text: Friso Wakefield)
  • Pet (text: Friso Wakefield)
  • Carolien (text: Friso Wakefield)
  • That we differ from each other (text: Jean Sean)
  • The great laugh (text: Simon Carmiggelt)
  • Introduction
  • Mother, I want to at the revue (text: Friso Wakefield)
  • The dagsluiter (text: Michel van der Plas)
  • I would never want to be anything else (Jacques van Tol)

Film and television[Edit]Edit

The wondrous life of Willem Parel[Edit]Edit

Once more wanted to get the success number of stal Sonneveld. The medium film exerted a great attraction on it off and with the character William Pearl he saw the opportunity to make a film.

The story began with the announcement that Pearl would disappear. Thereupon got Sonneveld, after a show at the Nieuwe de la Mar theater, in the locker room visit of Willem Parel which are not easily left out. The rest of the movie consisted of actions of the organ grinder and his society. Sailor was walking around as the neat, tortured comedian and Pearl had the highest word everywhere. He was going to recover at the petty Board of the radio-broadcasting-an apt parody on the VARA-leadership-and caused a stir with his popular brought glee at a posh party at the Apollolaan, symbol of the bekaktheid in the 1950s.

In collaboration with the Director Gerard Rutten was the Division of roles defined. Hans Kaart got the second lead role. Joop Doderer and Albert Mol played as members of the society. Actually there was also a role for Conny Stuart as genteel Lady of the Apollolaan available, but she felt nothing for the risky movie plans, so that radio play this role to actress Peronne Hosang went. Also a young Rijk de Gooyer is to see in it.


Sonneveld left for some time In 1956 to America to get started there as a film actor. He played in the TV thriller The Pink Hippopotamus. In 1957, he played alongside Fred Astaire in the film Silk Stockings and Wasp End in the film.

By Astaire the Sailor got Genesiuspenning. After the death of Sailor Connie Jackson donated this to Jos Brink.

Do es what Mr Sonneveld[Edit]Edit

Television show from 1962.

While Sonneveld was working with My Fair Lady he wanted like to take anything else with the same people. He thought about a TV show. Sonneveld Thijs Chanowskistepped, a television director who just left was at the AVRO. Sailor said he his cabaret show ever for the TV would like to do and produce and to a broadcaster or Chanowski it wanted to offer choice. In the summer of 1962, in France, the first plans were forged for the show that Do es what, Sir Sailor would be welcome. Connie Jackson played a prominent role as a lyricist. For the Director was Jason Lindsey approached. Most scenes were from earlier cabaret programmes, most of the songs were new. A balmy night in Krimpen aan den IJssel , for example, that a translation was by Un clair de lune à Maubeuge. The show aired on 5 december 1962, five days after the very last version ofMy Fair Lady. The success was so great that it was decided to a repetition in the new year's Eve night. While in France, spoke of it sat half Netherlands Sonneveld.

Most attention Cabrera, a song that Sailor had brought all in the theater in 1954.


  • Do es what Mr Sonneveld
  • Say farmer, where is your wife? (traditional)
  • Paramaribo (I have them) (text Wim Sonneveld)
  • Three cant t (traditional)
  • Cabrera (traditional, text Jean Senn)
  • Appendectomy (text Wim Sonneveld)
  • There is famine in India (text Wim Sonneveld)
  • So wonderfully quiet (la chansonette) (text and music m. Philippe-Gerard, Jean Dréjac, translation Jean Senn)
  • Castles in the air (text and music Louis Davids, Jacques van Tol)
  • A balmy night in Krimpen aan den IJssel (Un clair de lune à Maubeuge) (text and music p. Perin, CL. Blondy, translation Jean Senn)
  • Home, garden and kitchen song (text Jean Senn, music Jan block)

Stay in Holland[Edit]Edit

In May 1963 followed the second TV show. Although this show good viewing figures had he surpassed the success of the first television show didn't.


  • Stay in Holland (text and music Guus Wing
  • The regent essen
  • In the Green Valley/Is 't true?
  • The waiter
  • She was a lovely girl (text: Friso Wakefield)
  • Come to the bollenfields
  • Dora
  • My disco
  • Goodnight (text: Annie M.G. Schmidt)

Yes sister, no sister[Edit]Edit

At his own request at writer Annie M.G. Schmidt was allowed to Sail a guest role playing in the popular television series Yes sister, no sister, with essays by Schmidt and Harry Bannink's songs. The main roles were for Hetty Blok as sister Klivia and Leen jongewaard as Gerrit/Grandpa. The series was a success from the beginning and also all the songs found in great demand on the LPs. No wonder some Dutch celebrities were about to insist for a guest role in the series.

Sailor played three roles in the episode called ' the Pruiselaars ', in which he was a guest. Best known for his role as Grandpa Arie Pruiselaar, SR. along with Leen jongewaard, as grandfather of Michael, he sings the duet In a rijtuigie. that would grow to be a classic. Other famous songs from the episode are On the step and the cat by ome Willem.

On the Dutch Drive[Edit]Edit

In the fall of 1973, On the Dutch drive, the last film of Sonneveld, premiere. Sailor had a family film , but it was a complete flop. Critics in the movie the ground edges and there was too little audience to figure out the costs. Sonneveld starred in the film tour leader Robbie, who had to take a group of tourists in Netherlands. Also Adèle Bloemendaal and Joop Doderer in films made a large role.

Famous charactersEdit

Famous conferencesEdit

  • Grandpa
  • The equerry
  • The main train station
  • Day man behind the counter
  • The boys
  • Vegetable Spring Rolls

Famous songsEdit

  • "On the Amsterdam canals"
  • "The cat of ome Willem"
  • "The village"
  • "Cabrera"
  • "Mustapha"
  • "Tearoom Tango"
  • "So Nice"
  • "There is the organ-grinder"
  • "In a rijtuigie"

Sonneveld For All![Edit]Edit

In the theater season 2009/2010 turned "Sonneveld forever!"; a musical theatre show, produced by North West OpusOne Productions in association with Theater productions. The premiere was on november 23, 2009 in the theatre to AmstelveenNetherlandsTrudy LabijSyb van der PloegSuzan Seegers and Roberto the Great made with a live orchestra for a performance in which Wim Sonnevelds versatility as comedianand singer was central. Other contributors were:

In popular culture[Edit]Edit

Wim Sonneveld Price[Edit]Edit

Each year since 1988 the Wim Sonneveld award presented to the best cabaret talent on the Amsterdams kleinkunstfestival..


In a radio broadcast it was quite busy in the studio and the floor-manager or Director shouted: "out of the way, I can see no faggot!" One of the bystanders gave him a trap against the shins, because of the homosexual orientation of Sonneveld. But this was to laugh. [1]


In 2009 published a biography of journalist Jan Uriot Sailor with the title: Sonneveld, Mrs!



  • 1956-Shhh... Wim Sonneveld Sings-10 "-lp-PHILIPS-P 10085 R
  • 1959-Sailor Sings Davids-10 "-lp-PHILIPS-P 10922 R
  • 1960-My Fair Lady-12 "-lp-PHILIPS-mono/stereo P 08051 L 840 318 PY
  • 1963-do ' ns What, Sir Sailor-Wim Sonneveld tv Show-10 "-lp-PHILIPS-P 600 383 R
  • 1965-an evening with Wim Sonneveld-12 "-lp-PHILIPS-P 12964 L
  • 1966-Wim Sonneveld Sings-12 "-lp-PHILIPS-XPL 655 006
  • 1967-Sailor at it's Best-12 "-lp-PHILIPS-844 042 PY
  • 1968-15 years on the Plate-4 12 "LPs-PHILIPS-E72 BG 400-844 075/6/7/8 PY
  • 1969-Wim Sonneveld And Ina Van Faassen-12 "-lp-PHILIPS-844 088 PY
  • 1969-Wim Sonneveld And Ina Van Faassen included In the Kns in Ghent At the 500th performance-12 "-lp-PHILIPS-849 003 PY
  • 1970-Conferences-12 "-lp-PHILIPS-6314 007
  • 1971-Wim Sonneveld With Willem Nijholt and Corrie Van Gorp-12 "-lp-PHILIPS 6423 020
  • 1972-Sailor-12 "-lp-PHILIPS 6423 039
  • 1973-highlights from the movie on the Dutch Drive-12 "-lp-PHILIPS-6830 163
  • 1974-24 Golden pages from Wim Sonneveld's Songs album-2 12 "LPs-PHILIPS-6677 005
  • 1974-Willem Duys ' music mosaic-10 March 1974-12 "-lp-PHILIPS-6499 990
  • 1974-Wim Sonneveld-Complete Discography-11 12 "LPs-PHILIPS-6641 198
  • 1974-The best of Wim Sonneveld, Story presents:-12 "-lp-PHILIPS-6830 184
  • 1975-Wim Sonneveld as Willem Pearl-red with a Gold Edge 1-12 "-lp-VARA GRAMS-42/6810 755
  • 1976 – 24 Golden pages from Sonneveld's Songs album, volume 2-2 12 "LPs-PHILIPS-6677 060
  • 1977-Cabaret-today Tomorrow Yesterday 2-Wim Sonneveld-12 "-lp-PHILIPS-9286 788
  • 1978-Cabaret Wim Sonneveld-historical Theatre recordings 1948-1959-2 12 "LPs-PHILIPS-6629 009
  • 1978-the best of Wim Sonneveld-songs and Conferences-2 12 "LPs-PHILIPS-6629 014
  • 1979-previously unreleased recordings from the VARA-Radio series ' get the Cloth But On '-12 "-lp-PHILIPS-6410 766
  • 1981-16 Golden pages from Wim Sonneveld's Conference album-2 12 "LPs-PHILIPS-6624 052
  • 1982-Wim Sonneveld-12 "-lp-PHILIPS-6375 466
  • 1983-Wim Sonneveld-12 "-lp-PHILIPS-812 344 1
  • 1984-in memory of Wim Sonneveld (1917-1974)-2 12 "LPs-PHILIPS-818 693 1
  • 1984-therefore I bring flowers for You-songs and Conferences from his Cabaret programmes Waar De Blanke Top (1955) and household (1956)-12 "-lp-VARA GRAMS-4166
  • 1984-songs and Conferences-cd-PHILIPS-824 445 2
  • 1985-a memory of Wim Sonneveld-2 12 "LPs-ARCADE-MAHMOOD 188
  • 1987-the 20 most beautiful songs-cd-PHILIPS-832 339 2
  • 1989-discography-7 CDs-MERCURY-838 466 2
  • 1994-get the canvas But On-highlights of his theatre shows-2 CD 's-MERCURY-522 432 2
  • 1998-the village-cd-ROTATION-558 513 2
  • 1999-Cupronickel N-cd-ROTATION-546 563 2
  • 1999-Wim Sonneveld forever-3 CDs-CUPRONICKEL N-NN 500 300 2
  • 1999-Wim Sonneveld On The Radio-cd-VARA GRAMS-847 424 2
  • 2000 – The Star Collection-cd-UNIVERSAL-548 111 2
  • 2000-the best of Wim Sonneveld-2 CD 's-MERCURY-542 404 2
  • 2002-Tearoom Tango-2 CD 's-ROTATION-666 392
  • 2005-Wim Sonneveld at its best-2 DVDs-Universal-983 665 5
  • 2009-the choice of Annie The WETON WESGRAM-cd-NN Reuver-019


  • 1953-Elle Était Douce/Matelot-78 rpm-10 "-single-PHILIPS-P 17161 H
  • 1954-There Is the organ-grinder (the song of William Pearl)/Cake-78 rpm-10 "-single-PHILIPS-P 17294 H
  • 1955-The miracles are not yet out of the world (From the Joop The Wondrous life of Willem Parel Comic Production)/Money! -78 rpm-10 "-single-PHILIPS-P 17403 H
  • 1957-the Queen of Lombardy/Marc-78 rpm-10 "-single-PHILIPS-P 17695 H
  • 1957-Sailor Sings: of mice, people and ...-MUSICARD
  • 1958-Wim Sonneveld Sings ...: I have so Often to Amsterdam Thought + Home, garden and Kitchen song/I'm Lost My Hats (where Is My Hat?) + Thérèse-7 "-ep-PHILIPS-PE 422 246
  • 1958-in love with Miss Van Dam + Marc/the Queen of Lombardy + song with flowers-7 "-ep-PHILIPS-PE 422 292
  • 1960-at the Amsterdam Canals/Ahmad (From Rim Ram)-7 "-single-PHILIPS-PF 318 357
  • 1960-Sailor Sings Davids: Week-End In Scheveningen + the little dog By Jung/Out + you know Still Oldie-7 "-ep-PHILIPS-PE 422 474
  • 1961-the little dog By Jung/you know Still Oldie-7 "-single-PHILIPS-PF 318 548
  • 1961-Cake/in love with Miss Van Dam-7 "-single-PHILIPS-PF 318 632
  • 1962-a sultry Night In Krimpen Aan De IJssel/so wonderfully Quiet-7 "-single-PHILIPS-PF 318 828
  • 1962-Wim Sonneveld Interviews Godfried Bomans/my Disco-7 "-single-CCGC-PR 300
  • 1962-on the Amsterdam Canals: on the Amsterdam Canals + Ahmad (From Wim Sonneveld's Cabaret Rim Ram)/There Is the organ-grinder (the song of William Pearl) + Cake-7 "-ep-PHILIPS-PE 433 127
  • 1962-so Quiet: a sultry Night In Krimpen Aan De IJssel + air castles/houses, garden and kitchen song + so wonderfully Quiet-7 "-ep-PHILIPS-PE 433 138
  • 1962-Wiege-Waltz For the businessman-7 "-FD-BAHRY & SARTORIUS-
  • 1963 – Ronny /three Cant t-7 "-single-PHILIPS-314 064 RF
  • 1964-Brother Venantius, Brother Venantius, part 1/part 2-7 "-single-CCGC-P 600
  • 1965-the Spanish grain (The Rain In Spain)/I feel, that I Miss Her (I've Grown Accustomed To Her Face)-7 "-single-PHILIPS-JF 327 797
  • 1965-Niki/Annemarie-7 "-single-PHILIPS-JF 327 934
  • 1965-there Was once a Gardener In Amstelveen/Mary came To Bethlehem to-7 "-single-PHILIPS-JF 327 941
  • 1965-Cupronickel N/Ome Taha-7 "-single-PHILIPS-JF 327 948
  • 1965-Christmas ... Old and new: now Are Wellekome + There Is An Infant Born/Mary came To Bethlehem to + once upon a time there Was a market gardener In Amstelveen-7 "-ep-PHILIPS-PE 433 312
  • 1966-an evening with Wim Sonneveld: croquettes (Conference)/day Man, Behind the ticket office (Conference)-7 "-ep-PHILIPS-PE 433 322
  • 1966-Tearoom-Tango/Gerrit-7 "-single-PHILIPS-JF 327 969
  • 1966-From an evening with Wim Sonneveld: Tearoom-Tango + Cupronickel N/Niki + Gerrit-7 "-ep-PHILIPS-PE 433 337
  • 1967-an Extra Kick Of Wim Sonneveld 1: Pim The gas station attendant-7 "-single-GULF-110 922 F
  • 1967-an Extra Kick Of Wim Sonneveld 2: Pim The gas station attendant-7 "-single-GULF-110 923 F
  • 1967-an Extra Kick Of Wim Sonneveld 3: Pim The gas station attendant-7 "-single-GULF-110 924 F
  • 1967-the song of Black Matt/our cat-7 "-single-PHILIPS-JF 333 870
  • 1967-the little dog By Jung/outward-7 "-single-PHILIPS-JF 333 905
  • 1968-the cat of ome Willem/On the step 7 "-single-PHILIPS-JF 333 946
  • 1968-beautiful Amsterdam/Louisa-7 "-single-PHILIPS-JF 333 960
  • 1969-Roy/this woman-7 "-single-PHILIPS-JF 336 045
  • 1970-the village of/what do I do without you-7 "-single-PHILIPS-6012 019
  • 1971-mother, I want to At The Revue/the Apple Tree (Le Chevalier De Paris)-7 "-single-DUTCH MEN'S MAGAZINE NIEUWE REVU-6802 017
  • 1972-the village of/this woman-7 "-single-PHILIPS-6012 260
  • 1972-Chris/Ode to Dora-7 "-single-PHILIPS-6012 261
  • 1973-Equerry/mother, I want to At The Revue-7 "-single-PHILIPS-6012 306
  • 1974-Where Benne Bene/never more silent-7 "-single-PHILIPS-6012 396
  • 1974-the village/so wonderfully Quiet-7 "-single-PHILIPS-6012 433
  • 1982-the village/on the Amsterdam Canals-7 "-single-PHILIPS-6017 268



Album (s) with any charts in the

the Dutch Album Top 100

Date of


Date of




Number Of


Wim Sonneveld, Willem Nijholt & Corrie van Gorp 1971 16-10-1971 9 7 with Willem Nijholt and Corrie van Gorp
Music mosaic, 10 March 1974 1974 30-03-1974 1 (4wk) 11 with William Duys
Complete Discography 1974 05-10-1974 24 16 Compilation album
The best of Wim Sonneveld 1974 09-11-1974 7 11 Compilation album
The best of Wim Sonneveld 1979 24-02-1979 24 21 Compilation album
A reminder of Wim Sonneveld 1985 02-11-1985 50 13 Compilation album
Get the canvas but on 1994 21-05-1994 39 5 Compilation album
For always 1999 10-04-1999 32 9 Compilation album
His 100 best songs from A to Z 2010 18-12-2010 50 2 Compilation album


Single (s) with any charts in the

the Dutch Top 40

Date of


Date of




Number Of


Friar Venantius 1965 16-01-1965 10 15
Tearoom tango 1966 26-03-1966 11 12
The cat's Ome Willem 1968 02-03-1968 2 10
Beautiful Amsterdam 1968 23-03-1968 tip - with Willy Alberti
In a antique coach 1968 23-03-1968 12 6 with Leen jongewaard
The village 1974 18-05-1974 27 5


Dvd (s) with chart positions in

the Dutch Music Top 30

Date of


Date of




Number Of


His best songs & conferences 2013 19-10-2013 13 15

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
The village 36 32 39 38 48 47 44 29 53 42 40 40 57 69 36
Niki 1203 1619 1580 1962 - - - - - - - - - - -
Tearoom tango - - 1437 1779 - - - - - - - - - - -

Photo Gallery[Edit]Edit

  • [1]

    Birth House of Wim Sonneveld on the Jan Pieterszoon Coen Street84 in Utrecht, the Netherlands[2]

  • [2]

    Commemorative plaque at the Jan Pieterszoon Coen Street 84, birth House of Wim Sonneveld

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