Liesbeth List (75) ends career due to health reasons

Liesbeth List (75) ends career due to health reasons

Liesbeth List stops forced singing. The 75-year-old singer suffers from a form of dementia resulting from brain damage from the past. By the resulting scar tissue has they suffer from memory loss.

List made the choice to stop in consultation with her daughter Elisah and her doctor, but found that very difficult. “Everything is said, everything is done – that is true,” she says in the Volkskrant. “But suppose someone with me, a duet would like to sing, then would that still be great? So I have always lived: a look at what’s on my path.”

The news of her departure is now published because on October 2, a musical about the life of List in premiere. At the end of that month, appears the biography of The daughter of the lighthouse keeper. “That is so special for this old aunt, that those two moments still to come” List.

The career of the singer, Elly Driessen was born in Bandoeng in the Dutch east Indies, began in 1962 when they first appeared on tv. Pretty soon she came in contact with Ramses Shaffy, with whom she eventually years would occur.


Last year, this List is still in a number of small theatres with a performance together with Annemarie Oster. Her last gig was this spring at a meeting of the Foundation for the Collective Propaganda of the Dutch Book (CPNB). There she sang Edith Piafs Non, je Ne Regrette Rien for the Boekenweekauteurs. List played two times, starring in a musical about Edith Piaf.

“Until I die, I want to live,” says List. “I hope its not that long.”

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