• Ralph Ruiz

Luv': The Best of 2021




Photos by different sources including Marco Rens (Official Luv' and José Hoebee Fan Page)


What happened in Luv' land in 2021?


Despite Covid-19 and its variants and one year after Luv's latest break-up due to José Hoebee's ill health, the ladies went on with their lives.


The former Luv' singers can count on platforms that are regularly updated:

  • Four Facebook Pages (Official Luv', José Hoebee Fan Page, Ria Thielsch Fan Zone: Forever Yours, the Dutch-German Luv' Fan Page).

  • One Instagram account.

  • One Twitter account

  • My Luvgirlgroup site


* In February 2021, the Official LUV' fan page on Facebook (in association with Hans van Hemert productions and the YesterMix's YouTube channel) presented the 2021 Uptempo Remix of Luv's classic hit "Ooh, Yes I Do" by DJ WR (Wouter Reinders) and DJ BarFeet (Maarten Bervoets). Shortly afterwards, the Spanish version of this remix entitled "Si Que Si 2021 (Versión Uptempo)" came out.

* On March 1st, 2021, Chimène van Oosterhout revealed on social media the trailer of a documentary series entitled "K*T Kanker" after she was diagnosed with breast cancer. In this documentary conceived by Filmfactory.nl (Evert den Hartogh and Jacco den Hartogh), she showed her life as a cancer patient. She discussed her health on several occasions in the media.


* The 2020 edition of Bonnie St. Claire & José Hoebee's album "Herinnering" (including Dutch cover versions of ABBA songs) continued being promoted in Dutch media in early 2021.


* 2021 saw the reissue of two albums and several singles on digital platforms: All You Need Is Luv' (April 2021), Sincerely Yours (June 2021) and the four singles/maxi-singles taken from it: Hasta Mañana, Jungle Jive, The Last Song and He's My Guy as well as This Old Heart Of Mine (October 2021).


* In the summer of 2021, Marga Scheide discussed in Privé and De Telegraaf a Luv' biopic project developed by Frederik Nelck, a film and television scriptwriter, script doctor, format creator, item director and songwriter. In addition to this biopic, new remixes of Luv' songs might be released.


* Ria Thielsch kept a low profile and enjoyed life with her family and friends.


* Chimène wrote columns about her life as a breast cancer patient for WendyOnline.nl (Wendy van Dijk's online platform specialized in women's issues).


* Marga appeared as a guest artist during a couple of Piv Huvluv's shows in Belgium.


* Marga attended the release parties of "The Legacy of ABBA" (Vol. 1 and Vol. 2) by Stany Van Wymeersch in Sweden and Belgium.


* After an important MRI examination related to her breast cancer, Chimène announced her remission on her Instagram account on November 23rd. This victory was overshadowed by bad news: her father's health got worse. He died of leukaemia on December 26th.


The 2021 agenda of Marga, José, Chimène and Ria in detail (with news of Hans van Hemert,

and Carina Lemoine as a bonus):


* January 3rd, 2021: José Hoebee in "Privé" and on "Spotlight!" - Click here to read the article.



* January 5th, 2021: Marga Scheide, José Hoebee and friends congratulate Liz Mitchell on her 50 Years In Music!! - Click here to read the article.




* January 11th, 2021: José Hoebee in Weekend: Looking for new opportunities in 2021!!! - Click here to read the article.


* January 20th, 2021: Herinnering (2020 edition) by Bonnie & José mentioned on Winq.nl and NPO Radio 5 - Click here to read the article.


* January 30th, 2021: Marga Scheide in Weekend - Click here to read the article.


* February 11th, 2021: Chimène van Oosterhout's birthday - Click here to read the article

* February 15th, 2021: Luv' : The Art of Remix - Click here to read the article.

* February 15th, 2021: Marga Scheide's birthday. Click here to read the article.


* February 17th, 2021: "Herinnering (2020 edition)" by Bonnie & José: Franklin van Liempt interviewed on TinekeShow - Click here to read the article.


* February 21st, 2021: Latest news: Luv' & José in "800x Top 40 nummer 1" & "Hitdossier 14" / Luv' in "Beau Monde" - Click here to read the article.

* February 23rd, 2021: Chimène van Oosterhout in Party magazine and ready to announce new plans - Click here to read the article.



* March 2nd, 2021: K*T Kanker: Chimène van Oosterhout's fight against cancer - Click here to read the article.

* March 8th, 2021: Ria Thielsch in Weekend: "I thought I was going to die" - Click here to read the article.

* March 10th, 2021: Luv' Déjà Vu by Typex on the cover of VPRO Gids - Click here to read the article - Click here to read the article.

* March 10th, 2021: Si Que Si 2021 (Versión Uptempo) - Click here to read the article.

* March 12th, 2021: Chimène van Oosterhout in Weekend: "I have breast cancer!" - Click here to read the article.



* March 20th, 2021: Chimène van Oosterhout sincere about her breast cancer in Story - Click here to read the article.






* March 28th, 2021: All You Need Is Luv' enjoys a Renaissance! - Click here to read the article.


* March 29th, 2021: Happy Birthday José!!!! The singer's career in 10 dates!!! - Click here to read the article.

* April 10th, 2021: Luv's latest news: All You Need Is Luv' - digital reissue / Announcement of the radio show SPOTLIGHT! (hosted by Anton van Stekelenborg-Poirters on DitisHelmond Radio) - Click here to read the article.

* April 10th, 2021: Courageous and Classy Chimène van Oosterhout in the press (ZOZ magazine, Weekend and Party) - Click here to read the article.



ZOZ Magazine








* April 10th, 2021: José Hoebee in Brabantian media (Frits and Omroep Brabant) to promote the new edition of Herinnering - Click here to read the article.

* April 12th, 2021: Luv': the only Dutch girl group on Joe's 70's Top 700!!! - Click here to read the article.

* April 12th, 2021: Luv', Dolly Dots & Maywood on Joe's Singalong 600 - Click here to read the article.

* April 13th, 2021: The Luv' ladies mentioned in the unauthorized biography of De Mol family - Click here to read the article.


* April 18th, 2021: Marga, José & Chimène: Latest News: Marga Scheide meets Rutger van Barneveld / José reveals her musical guilty pleasure on Zet'm OB! / Chimène van Oosterhout's special photo shoot. Click here to read the article.

* April 29th, 2021: Chimène van Oosterhout @ Dutch Beauty Awards 2021 - Click here to read the article.

* May 10th, 2021: Luv' & José: Latest News: TROS Kompas, NPO Sterren NL's YouTube channel - "Muzieklegendes" serie, Privé - Click here to read the article.


TROS Kompas

Privé


* May 17th, 2021: De Grootste Liefhebber: Bert & Vief's funny & arty electro-rock cover version of Luv's Greatest Lover - Click here to read the article.



* June 1st, 2021: Luv' twice in the "SPOTLIGHT!" on DitisHelmond!!! - Click here to read the article. Click here to read the article.


* June 1st, 2021: Chimène van Oosterhout at the launch party of Ruud van Gessel's book - Click here to read the article.

* June 1st, 2021: Chimène van Oosterhout supports Evelien van der Werff's "Cycling against Cancer" initiative! Click here to read the article.


* June 4th, 2021: Luv's 1990-1991 material to be available on digital platforms on June 11th!!! Click here to read the article.


* June 5th: Carine Lemoine's birthday - Highlights of the career of an amazing vocalist!!! Click here to read the article.

* June 17th, 2021: Sincerely Yours by Luv' now on digital platforms / Track-by-track review. Click here to read the article.

* June 18th, 2021: Chimène van Oosterhout's latest news: Photo session for VROUW magazine / @sharethemicnownl with Fabienne de Vries - Click here to read the article.


* June 20th, 2021: Patrick Kicken's interview with Chimène van Oosterhout on the "Leven Zonder Stress" podcast (PODNL/Radio.NL) - Click here to read the article.

* June 25th, 2021: Luv's Greatest Lover on De Foute 1500 (Qmusic Netherlands) and De Foute 728 (Qmusic Belgium) - Click here to read the articles.


* June 27th, 2021: Marga Scheide & José Hoebee's latest news: Marga in Story Zomer 2021 / Guest appearance at Piv Huvluv's shows / Luv' in Party Hollandse Hitmix / Lunch at David's house / Beautiful pictures of José! Click here to read the article.


Story Zomer 2021

Party Hollandse Hitmix

From left to right: Marga Scheide, Brigitte Vis, David Hay Gibson, Michiel Gunning, Leon & José Hoebee


* July 2nd, 2021: Chimène van Oosterhout in Weekend: "I don't want to be a patient all day long!" - Click here to read the article.





* July 3rd, 2021: The first episode of "K*T Kanker" (Chimène van Oosterhout's documentary) posted on YouTube! Click here to read the article.

* July 6th, 2021: Rerun of "Het beste van... 50 jaar TopPop" (including Trojan Horse) - Click here to read the article online.


* July 11th, 2021: Chimène van Oosterhout's latest news: Interview on "NH Gooi In Business" / 2nd episode of "K*T Kanker" / Auction for Stichting Supervrouw- Click here to read the article.




* July 14th, 2021: Marga & Michiel: holidays photos - Click here to read the article.


* July 25th, 2021: Chimène van Oosterhout's latest news: On the cover of VROUW / De Motor Podcast / K*T Kanker (3rd episode) - Click here to read the article.







* July 25th, 2021: Marga & José's latest news: Marga Scheide at Hans Klok's premiere / José Hoebee in De Telegraaf - Click here to read the article.


Marga Scheide, Silvia Moos, Jan Uriot, Dennis van Zwol, Michiel Gunning and Hannie Scheide

* August 3rd, 2021: José Hoebee in Story: "The ball's in Bonnie's court now!" - Click here to read the article.




* August 3rd, 2021: Luv's plans for the future: a biopic and new remixes! - Click here to read the article.



Privé

De Telegraaf (Privé section)


* August 3rd, 2021: Marga Scheide in Story and Weekend - Click here to read the article.


Story

Weekend


* August 14th, 2021: José Hoebee offline: the singer's fan page puts the record straight - Click here to read the article.



* August 14th, 2021: Rerun of "Oppasen!!!" (featuring Chimène van Oosterhout) - Click here to read the article.

* August 19th, 2021: Carina Lemoine: next performance at Parc de Kievit on September 24th and pictures of her first show with Luv'! Click here to read the article.

* August 19th, 2021: Marga Scheide discussing Luv' biopic project in Weekend magazine: "I want Chantal Janzen to portray me!" Click here to read the article



* August 25th, 2021: Happy Birthday Ria!!! Click here to read the article.


* August 28th, 2021: Luv', Marga Scheide & José Hoebee: latest news: Luv' on Het beste van...de jaren 80 / Marga Scheide in Story / Marga Scheide celebrating the 50th birthday of Dyon Hagenaars and the wedding anniversary of Ger Valkenburg and Dyon / José Hoebee in Privé - Click here to read the article.

Story


Marga Scheide & Dyon Hagenaars

Privé


* August 29th, 2021: K*T Kanker by Chimène van Oosterhout: new episode on YouTube + podcast on Spotify - Click here to read the article.

* September 9th, 2021: Chimène van Oosterhout's latest media news: De Motor Podcast, Columnist for WendyOnline.nl, Phone interview on NPO Radio 2, Recent photo shoots - Click here to read the article.




* September 13th, 2021: Chimène van Oosterhout at the gala of the Mentelity Foundation - Click here to read the article.

* September 13th, 2021: Chimène van Oosterhout: Episode #5 of "K*T Kanker" - Click here to read the article.

* September 19th, 2021: José Hoebee reacts to Jody Pijper's performance on The Voice Senior - Click here to read the article.

* October 9th, 2021: Chimène van Oosterhout in Weekend Magazine - Click here to read the article

* October 9th, 2021: Marga Scheide's guest performances at Piv Huvluv's Vinylvreter Shows - Click here to read the article


* October 17th, 2021: Chimène van Oosterhout raises public awareness about cancer in the media - Click here to read the article.



Vriendin

Noordhollands Dagblad


Chimène on Koffietijd


Chimène at the MOJO conference (MObile JOurnalism)


* October 17th, 2021: Marga Scheide & Michiel Gunning @ the release party of " The Legacy of ABBA" (Vol. 1 and Vol. 2) - Click here to read the article.

* October 26th, 2021: Marga Scheide in Privé: Following in the footsteps of ABBA - Click here to read the article.

Privé


* October 26th, 2021: Chimène van Oosterhout's latest news: Release party of "De Tijd Van Je Leven" / Flair / Lunch Lekker (Omroep MAX/NPO Radio 5) - Click here to read the article





Flair

* November 3rd, 2021: This Old Heart Of Mine by Luv': reissue on digital platforms. Click here to read the article.

* November 20th, 2021: Chimène van Oosterhout's latest media news: Breastsisters.nl, Dipsaus Podcast, Seventh episode of "K*T Kanker", Margriet, Column for WendyOnline.nl, Story, Keratin treatment at Pierôt Coiffures, Beauty treatment at C-Skin, MRI examination - Click here to read the article.






Margriet

* November 22nd, 2021: Hans van Hemert in De Telegraaf: "Medications make me sad" - Click here to read the article.

* November 30th, 2021: Hans van Hemert's news: Story and Blokhuis Extra - Click here to read the article.

* November 30th, 2021: Chimène van Oosterhout in De Telegraaf: "I've been living between hope and fear" - Click here to read the article.

* December 2nd, 2021: Marga Scheide & friends at the Flemish release party of "The Legacy of ABBA" (Vol. 1 and Vol. 2) - Click here to read the article.


* December 2nd, 2021: Hans van Hemert and Piet Souer's recent interviews: Blokhuis Extra and De Platenkast van ... - Click here to read the article.


* December 19th, 2021: Media news featuring Chimène van Oosterhout: Privé, Story, Latest column for WendyOnline.nl - Click here to read the article.

Privé


* December 23rd, 2021: Luv', other Dutch girl groups & friends on the Radio 10 Top 4000 - Click here to read the article.