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Willem 'Wim' Sonneveld (28 June 1917 - 8 March 1974) was a Dutch cabaret artist and singer.
Together with Toon Hermans and Wim Kan, he is considered to be one of the 'Great Three' of Dutch cabaret.
Sonneveld is generally viewed as a Dutch cultural icon for his work and legacy in theatre, musicals and music. Wim Sonneveld was born in Utrecht to Gerrit Sonneveld and Geertruida van den Berg. After his time at school, where he was the class clown, he had a few unsuccessful jobs.
Several years later, in the Netherlands, Valensia used to play in some bands, usually on keyboard or guitar.
Valensia met Robby Valentine (another Dutch singer) at an airport, as they were both listening to Queen´s Bohemian Rhapsody.After that, Valensia started sending demos to several record companies and producer John Sonneveld noticed him.Then Valensia signed a record deal with Mercury Records and in 1993 his first album "Valensia" was released.In 1932 he started singing in an amateur choir, the Keep Smiling Singers, after which he teamed up in 1934 with Fons Goossens to form a duo and perform at anniversaries of associations and institutions.Later that year he met reviewer Huub Janssen and after a journey through France in 1936 they started living together in Amsterdam, at first on the Westermarkt, later on the Prinsengracht.In the same year he worked for Louis Davids, during the day as an administrator and at evenings playing small roles and singing chansons.