KOOS DU PLESSIS


Koos du Plessis
Koos du Plessis
Jacobus (Koos) Johannes du Plessis (10 May 1945 – 15 January 1984) was a prominent South African singer-songwriter and poet, colloquially known as Koos Doep. Although he received critical acclaim for much of his work, he became best known for the runaway success of a rendition of his song "Kinders van die Wind" ("Children of the Wind") by Laurika Rauch.

Fecha de nacimiento:
10 de mayo de 1945
Fecha de fallecimiento:
15 de enero de 1984

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Koos du Plessis was born in Rustenburg. He was the youngest of four children, and grew up in the mining town of Springs. After school, he attended the University of Pretoria, and the University of the Witwatersrand, majoring in Afrikaans-Nederlands (Afrikaans-Dutch). At university he met his future wife, Mornay. The couple had three daughters, Irma, Karien and Karla. Koos would eventually write a song for each of these four women in his life.

Koos worked as journalist and editor for several Afrikaans publications (Oggendblad, Die Vaderland, Die Nataller and Die Transvaler). He died in a car accident close to Krugersdorp during the early morning hours of 15 January 1984.


Legacy



In 2010 two Koos du Plessis tribute albums were released in The Netherlands post mortem. First was Ofschaaid Zunder Woorden, an album with songs of Du Plessis sung in Grunnegs by Wia Buze and Klaas Spekken. Karla du Plessis joined for a special duet on this album. Second was Die Land Van Blou Saffiere, released in the Tussen Kontinente-series. This release was a hardcover book that included a biography, lyrics with footnotes and explanations and a CD with 20 of his songs.


Published works



  • Erfdeel (2004)
  • Om jou verlaas te groet: nagelate verse (1985)
  • Skink nog ʾn uur in my glas: nagelate verse (1995)


Discography



  • Ofschaaid Zunder Woorden (2010)
  • Die Land van Blou Saffiere (2010)
  • "Die Vierde Horison" (2004) Trio Records INH CD 009
  • "Skadu's Teen Die Muur..." (1979) Trio Records INHCD 005
 El contenido de este artículo ha sido extraído total o parcialmente de la Wikipedia en inglés bajo licencia Creative Commons.

 










 
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