Dutch singer Lennie Kuhr was one of four performers to be elected winner of the 1969 Eurovision Song Contest, alongside entries from French vocalist Frida Boccara, the U.K.'s Lulu, and Spain's Salomé. She was born on February 22, 1950, in Eindhoven, and was 17 when she launched her musical career as a French-style chansonnier. Her first major hit (and her 1969 Eurovision victor) was the self-composed "Le Troubadour." The song also titled her debut LP. Enjoying greater popularity in France than in her homeland, Kuhr frequently appeared alongside French songwriter Georges Brassens, while enjoying a string of hits that peaked with 1972's chart-topper, "Jesus Christo." Later in the decade, she teamed with the band Les Poppys for the hit "Visite."
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