Maggie MacNeal

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Maggie MacNeal
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Background information
Born (1950-05-05) 5 May 1950 (age 68)
Tilburg, Netherlands
Genres Pop
Occupation(s) Musician
Instruments Vocals
Years active 1971-present
Associated acts Mouth & MacNeal, Marga Bult

Maggie MacNeal (born Sjoukje van't Spijker; 5 May 1950) is a Dutch singer. She was a member of Mouth & MacNeal, a pop duo from the Netherlands, who are best known for their million selling recording of "How Do You Do" in 1972, which topped the Dutch chart and became a US top ten hit, and for representing the Netherlands at the 1974 Eurovision Song Contest, finishing third with the song "I See a Star", which went on to become a UK top ten hit.

Career[edit]

MacNeal had released one solo single – a cover, produced by Hans van Hemert, of "I Heard It Through the Grapevine", written by Norman Whitfield and Barrett Strong and made famous by singer Marvin Gaye – before teaming up with Willem Duyn (Mouth), to form the duo known as Mouth & MacNeal, recording Pop international hits such as "How Do You Do" (1971) and "Hello-A" (1972). She was with Mouth & MacNeal from 1971 to 1974 including a participation in the 1974 Eurovision Song Contest with the song "I See a Star".[1]

After their breakup, she formed her own group in 1975 with her husband Frans Smit (drums), Adri de Hont (guitar), Ben Vermeulen and Wil de Meyer (bass guitar). In 1977, the line-up changed to: Smit, Jons Pistoor, Lex Bolderdijk, and Robert Verwey (bass).

Thereafter, MacNeal participated in Eurovision again, in the 1980 contest.[2]

MacNeal was one of the artists who recorded the song Shalom from Holland (written by Simon Hammelburg and Ron Klipstein) as a token of solidarity to the Israeli people, threatened by missiles from Iraq, during the first Gulf War in 1991.

In 2000, she became a member of the Dutch Divas, together with Marga Bult.[3]

Discography[edit]

MacNeal at Stockholm Pride 2015
  • 1971
  • 1975
    • Nothing else to do/I don't lay my head down —Warner Bros. Records 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

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Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Xandra
with "Colorado"
Netherlands in the Eurovision Song Contest
1980
Succeeded by
Linda Williams
with "Het is een wonder"