Lenny Kuhr receives Royal honour

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Lenny Kuhr, who won the Eurovision Song Contest in 1969 for the Netherlands with De troubadour, has received a Royal honour. She was declared Companion of the Order of Orange-Nassau.

Lenny Kuhr celebratesthe 40th anniversary of her career this year by touring the country with a theatre show called 40 jaar verliefd (40 years in love). Last night, at the opening night of the tour, Lenny was decorated after her first encore, by the mayor of her residence Nuenen, Mr. Ligtvoet.

Dutch queen Beatrix appoints Dutch people as Companion of the Order of Orange-Nassau for special merits towards the Dutch society. Lenny Kuhr's career as singer, lyricist and composer in Dutch music is now appreciated as such a merit.

In 1969, Lenny Kuhr represented the Netherlands at the Eurovision Song Contest in Madrid with the song De troubadour. Together with Salomé (Spain), Lulu (United Kingdom) and Frida Boccara (France) she finished first with 18 points.

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