He is officially retired and is only doing where he patches in. Such as singing. "Just for fun, because honestly? I am a keeper, not a singer." However made, the former goalkeeper a few singles out in his heyday. His last dating back to van1984. With 'Wir Zwei', a duet with Fenna, he obtained even a gold record. And in Germany, the number is more than 100,000 times over the counter. "I am who I am golden plate, go over to the pope in Rome, I was then to him an audience at court - an honour," recalls Jean-Marie.
In '83, he brought a 'Jean Marie', and in december 2004 was followed by the single 'All the Days of Christmas of the entire family Pfaff. "And eight years ago, I sang together with Frans Bauer in the Arena for 17.000 man - incredible. The feeling is now back a bit to make music."
He hesitated no second, when he of the organization of the Oktoberfest in Wieze, of which he is an ambassador, the question got a number on. "Certainly not when I heard that a new version of 'Rucki Zucki'. That was when I keeper was at Bayern Munich the national anthem at the Oktoberfest. That song creates pure atmosphere with plenty of beers and an accompanying dance in lederhosen, of course (laughs). It brings people together."Where are those hands?
Together with the Dutch singer and accordionist Johan Veugelers, that the remake is in each other, crossed, pulled, Jean-Marie last weekend to the studio with producer Serge Ramaekers, the maker of the world-famous 'The Sound of C' in Brasschaat. A few hundred times after each other if Herr Pfaff 'Rucki Zucki' repeat. It's those two words that the chorus dominate, and the song is a real sing-along, together with the not to mention pieces of German of Jean-Marie between them as 'Wo sind diese Hände?'. "It's going to really laugh if the people this song and the dance, but that I like. I love the ambiance."