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Lenny Kuhr (born Helena Hubertina Johanna Kuhr, 22 February 1950 in Eindhoven) is a Dutch singer-songwriter.

Lenny Kuhr
Lenny Kuhr in 2008
Helena Hubertina Johanna Kuhr

(1950-02-22) 22 February 1950 (age 69)
Eindhoven, Netherlands
OccupationMusician, singer
Spouse(s)Rob Frank
Lenny Kuhr singing on live in 2008.
Lenny Kuhr's 1969 Eurovision Song Contest dress

In 1967 she started a singing career in the Netherlands, performing songs in the French chanson tradition. In 1969 she represented the Netherlands in the Eurovision Song Contest with her composition De Troubadour (lyrics by David Hartsema; orchestra conducted by Franz de Kok). She was one of the four winners that year.

In the early seventies Kuhr was more successful in France than in her home country. She topped the French charts in 1972 with the song Jesus Christo and performed in the shows of Georges Brassens.

In 1980 she had her biggest hit in the Netherlands: Visite, a song she performed together with the French group Les Poppys. She has been releasing records ever since, though without major chart success.

In 1982 Kuhr hosted the Nationaal Songfestival, the Dutch national heat for Eurovision.

Kuhr 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.

Kuhr converted to Judaism. She married Rob Frank and has two daughters from an earlier marriage who live in Israel. For a while, she also lived in Israel.[1][2]


  • 1969: De troubadour
  • 1971: De zomer achterna
  • 1972: Tout ce que j'aime / Les enfants
  • 1972: De wereld waar ik van droom
  • 1974: God laat ons vrij
  • 1976: 'n Dag als vandaag
  • 1980: Dromentrein
  • 1981: Avonturen
  • 1982: Oog in oog
  • 1983: De beste van Lenny Kuhr
  • 1986: Quo vadis
  • 1988: Lenny Kuhr
  • 1990: Het beste van Lenny Kuhr
  • 1990: De blauwe nacht
  • 1992: Heilig vuur
  • 1994: Altijd heimwee
  • 1997: Gebroken stenen
  • 1997: Stemmen in de nacht
  • 1999: Oeverloze liefde
  • 2000: Visite
  • 2001: Hollands glorie
  • 2001: Fadista
  • 2004: Op de grens van jou en mij
  • 2005: Panta Rhei
  • 2007: 40 Jaar verliefd
  • 2010: Hollands glorie
  • 2010: Mijn liedjes mijn leven
  • 2011: Liefdeslied
  • 2013: Wie ben je
  • 2017: Gekust door de eeuwigheid
  • 2019: Het lied gaat door


  1. ^ [1] Archived 10 February 2010 at the Wayback Machine
  2. ^ "Biografie". Lenny Kuhr. Retrieved 6 June 2014.
Awards and achievements
Preceded by
with "La, la, la"
Winner of the Eurovision Song Contest
(tied with   Lulu,   Salomé &   Frida Boccara)
Succeeded by
with "All Kinds of Everything"
Preceded by
Ronnie Tober
with "Morgen"
Netherlands in the Eurovision Song Contest
Succeeded by
Hearts of Soul
with "Waterman"