Wim de Craene

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Born in Ghent in 1950, Belgian cabaret singer Wim de Craene began his career performing in Flemish folk band Ja before he was taken under the wing of Miel Cools in the early '70s, going on to score hits…
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Born in Ghent in 1950, Belgian cabaret singer Wim de Craene began his career performing in Flemish folk band Ja before he was taken under the wing of Miel Cools in the early '70s, going on to score hits with "Rozane," "Breek Uit Jezelf," and "Tim." After writing his first musical, Help, Ik Win Een Miljoen, and twice entering his homeland's Eurovision pre-selection contest, he began to incorporate pop, rock, disco, and new wave into his sound with diminishing returns. Two years after 1988's final album, Via Dolorosa, he committed suicide with an overdose of anti-depressants, however, his music has since gained more recognition after his death.