Zjef Vanuytsel, Belgian folk and kleinkunst singer, Died at 70,

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Jozef Guillaume “Zjef” Vanuytsel was born on July 6, 1945, in Mol, Belgium and died on December 30, 2015.

He was a Belgian folk music/kleinkunst singer and guitarist.

Zjef was seen as one of the Big Three of Flemish kleinkunst, along with Wannes Van de Velde and Willem Vermandere.

He was one of the most famous for his debut album, “De Zotte Morgen” (“The Mad Morning”), which became a bestseller and sold more than 100.000 copies.

His song track title “De Zotte Morgen” and the single “Houten Kop” (“Wooden Head”) from the same album are his most well-known songs.

Other than his music he was an architect.

Zjef Vanuytsel took an interest in music and songwriting while he was still in school.

He studied at his high school in Hoogstraten and continued doing so when he studied architecture at the St. Lucas Institute in Brussels.

In the year 2007, he released a new album, “Ouwe Makkers” (“Old Buddies”) (2007), and the following year he began touring again in Flanders.

Zjef Vanuytsel passed away at 70 yrs old due to cancer.