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Bobbejaan Schoepen

Bobbejaan Schoepen

(1925 – 2010)

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Bobbejaan Schoepen

Bobbejaan Schoepen
(1925 – 2010)

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Bobbejaan Schoepen

(1925 – 2010)
About Bobbejaan
This a memorial dedicated to Bobbejaan Schoepen. Bobbejaan Schoepen was a pseudonym of Modest Schoepen, a Flemish pioneer in Belgian pop music, vaudeville, and European country music. Bobbejaan Schoepen could have been characterized as a "total performer" and entrepreneur: he was a singer-songwriter, guitarist, comedian, actor, and professional whistler, as well as the founder and former director of the amusement park, Bobbejaanland. His musical career flourished from 1948 until the first half of the 1970s. He sold more than five million copies from his repertoire of nearly 600 songs, which extended from Twang, cabaret, instrumental film music, chansons, country, to folk and vocal music. Born in Boom, Antwerp,
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About Bobbejaan
Flanders, Belgium, he worked his way up from a working-class environment to become one of the 200 richest people in Belgium.
Bobbejaan Schoepen married Dutch former opera singer and photo model Josephina (Josée) Jongen on 18 May 1961. They have five children: Robert (“Bob Jr.”, 1962), Myriam (1963), Jacky (1964), Peggy (1968), and Tom (1970). His son Tom became his manager in Belgium.
On the 17th May 2010 Bobbejaan Schoepen passed away. This is an online tribute to his life and his career.
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This a memorial dedicated to Bobbejaan Schoepen. Bobbejaan Schoepen was a pseudonym of Modest Schoepen, a Flemish pioneer in Belgian pop music, vaudeville, and European country music. Bobbejaan Schoepen could have been characterized as a "total performer" and entrepreneur: he was a singer-songwriter, guitarist, comedian, actor, and professional whistler, as well as the founder and former director of the amusement park, Bobbejaanland. His musical career flourished from 1948 until the first half of the 1970s. He sold more than five million copies from his repertoire of nearly 600 songs, which extended from Twang, cabaret, instrumental film music, chansons, country, to folk and vocal music. Born in Boom, Antwerp,...

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