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The most unique tribute to Paul Severs: of bell-chime concert to remix
Showbiz The death of Paul Severs (70) late over the whole of Flanders traces. That the schlagerzanger a horde of loyal fans behind him, is today only really becomes apparent. A bell-chime concert with his best known hits in Bruges, to a remix of Gent and a newborn foal that bears his name in Leuven.

The death of Severs for many Flemish people still swallow. Yesterday lost Severs after four weeks of the battle, after he, on march 12 was struck by a heart failure during a bike ride. A day after the sad news appear everywhere in Flanders signs of tribute.

In Bruges was the charmezanger in a very special way and commemorated. This morning, sounded, played by the carilloneur, the well-known show of its three big hits: "Say: ‘‘ns Girl’, ‘No Wonder That I Weep’ and ‘I Love You’. The singalong songs rang from the Belfry on the Market, which makes the visitors of the Wednesday market once again could enjoy Severs’ repertoire. Such a bell-chime concert is a great honor, because only the best musicians get that well-known tribute. Also some well-known hits of the Swedish DJ Avicii " last year a beiaardversie.

Severs in the mix

But also for young Flanders is Paul Severs in an atypical way commemorated. The Ghent-based DJ-collective " Hard Smart’ mixte four of his songs to each other. Not the well-known hits this time, because the DJ's would just have been forgotten songs back into the spotlight. With the mixtape ‘Hard Smart’ for a surprise tribute with a contemporary edge. Four songs made it to the DJ's from under the dust: ‘Oh oh, little butterfly’, ‘Storm and rain’, ‘Hello, madam’ and ‘Puzzles’. “The songs that we selected to sound almost as breakdancemuziek,” says the duo. “The entire mixtape can you below, listen.

Paul Severs Tribute by HARD SMART

1. Storm & rain 2. Hello Mrs. 3. Small Butterfly 4. Puzzles

Thelma Paul Severs, the foal

A big fan and knowledge of Severs took on a unique way to pay homage to his great hero. Jef Wuyckens (39) is itself hobbyzanger in cover band ‘The 3 Tenors’ that he has been several times with Severs itself on a stage. His numbers are always in their repertoire. The Belgian is a blacksmith by profession and welcomed the signing yesterday of a newborn foal. The creature would be by her pedigree, to receive a name starting with the letter ‘T’. Jefs children chose the name ‘Thelma’. Until a few hours later the sad news about the death of Paul Severs the farrier on a new idea, brought. The small mare was officially renamed Thelma Paul Severs. “For me, that is a final tribute to my musical hero. I'm already many years a fan, in heart and soul, as they sometimes say,” says Wuyckens.

The name of the foal will not remain within the stables. Thelma will be trained as a show jumper and within four years of participation in jumpings. “Thelma Paul Severs” more than once by the speakers, sounding for the dozens of spectators and horse lovers. “I hope that the public at such times just will think back to Paul Severs, and the beautiful songs that he, in his magnificent career, has written,” says the singing blacksmith.

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