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Lee Towers (also known as « The Man with the Golden Mic », « The Pin » or « The Glasses » ‘Mr Ahoy’ the ‘God Father of Dutch Popular Music’) (born Leen Huijzer, 23 March 1946) is a Dutch singer.[1] He was discovered in 1975 as « The Singing Crane Mechanic » and labelled as a dockworker in Rotterdam. His music has charted in the Netherlands’ music charts very successfully from the early 1970s up until the present day.[2]

He is well known in the Netherlands for bringing large theatrical performances to his fans in the style of Las Vegas shows. He holds a record in the Netherlands for performing the most concerts for a single artist at one single venue. Since the 1980s, Lee has held 50 Gala Performances at Ahoy Rotterdam, a multi-purpose arena, which now hosts a bronze bust of him at the entrance.

His best-known hits are « You’ll Never Walk Alone » (which is also a favourite on the terraces of Feyenoord’s De Kuip), Olympic Games (which he recorded for the « Let The Games Begin » LP which was to coincide with the 1992 Summer Olympics) and « I Can See Clearly Now ».

In 2006, he was awarded a Society Award along with Bridget Maasland.[3] He was awarded the title « Ambassador of Rotterdam Port » as well as becoming « Ambassador for Feyenoord Football Club 2005. »[4]

On November, 1st 2011 Lee was back in ‘Ahoy’ for ‘One Night Only’, a special concert for 35 years in the business, also his 51st Vegas Style concert in the venue, in front of 12000 fans.

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