Henny Vrienten was a well-known Dutch musician and a songwriter who was born July 27, 1948, in  Hilvarenbeek, Netherlands. He died on April 25, 2022, at the age of 73. Henny began his music career in the late 1960s

He is known to have released his first single, Ruby Carmichael somewhere in the 1970s as well as his debut solo album, Paul Santos, which he recorded with US producer Tom Salisbury.


Henny Vrienten
Henny Vrienten

Henny worked with singer-songwriter Boudewijn de Groot in the studio and also performed on stage with him. In 1975, whiles recording the album Waar ik woon en wie ik ben, Henny met keyboard player Ernst Jansz and drummer Johnny Lodewijks.

They decided to form a reggae band which they named the Rumbones. The band was led by the vocals of Frenchman Cris Lester. The band split in 1977 after going on musical tours for about two months.

Who Is Henny Vrienten Wife, Gala Veldhoen?

Gala Veldhoen was married to Henny Vrienten from 2001 until his death in April 2022. They had two sons together.

Apart from being the wife of the popular musician, she is also a politician and has worked as a judge at the Central Netherlands Court.

During the Dutch Senate elections in 2019, she was elected to the Senate for GroenLinks.


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