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  ...blue lady, full of doubt...

Welcome to
www.LucySteymel.
eu

The FIRST, the BEST and the ONLY website dedicated
entirely to all things Lucy Steymel !


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   Work on this site began in October of 2006 and has truly been a labour of love. Staffed, produced and funded entirely by volunteers, this site will attempt to fill a longstanding void for fans of Lucy's music. Though information, audio and photos from Lucy's career do exist online, most of these sites lack a cohesive focus and are so widely scattered that anyone looking for Lucy Steymel-related material is as likely to go away in frustration as they are finding something useful. In the coming months our team will attempt to pull together all these scattered resources and assemble them all in one place...

We will endeavour to locate the best audio samples available, any photos, news & magazine clippings, video... anything that a fan of Lucy's music would want to read, see, watch or listen to...

Anything and everything...

If you have something Lucy-related that you think we should know about and are willing to share it
with her many fans...
we want to hear about it! If you have something Lucy-related that you think
is 'cool', chances are the rest of her fans will as well, so don't be shy! The source of all items (scans,
photos, audio, video etc...) will be clearly credited for all to see (unless of course you wish to remain anonymous, not a problem)... so join with us today and help make
www.LucySteymel.eu a place we
can all be proud of...

Help us celebrate Lucy's life by keeping her
music alive.....


 

2009


 

 A VERY SAD DAY... Nov. 25

It is with extreme sadness that today, we were informed of the untimely passing of Lucy's former producer and friend PIM KOOPMAN.

Pim was a brilliant musician, writer and producer with numerous bands in his native Netherlands with KAYAK and DIESEL perhaps being the best known of these.

LS.eu contributor Peter Timmerman was fortunate enough to have spoken to Pim on several occasions in relation to this site and Pim's work with Lucy Steymel in the 1980's. Peter elaborated how impressed by Pim's kindness & genuine humility he was. Not something that can be said of many true 'rock stars' in this day and age.

A 'very nice man' was how Peter described him... Never a truer word!!

Peter has informed me that a more detailed Dutch-language memorial to Pim will follow at a later date.

R.I.P. Pim...
 



2008
 

 

 NEW PHOTOS! Dec. 5

Whenever we come across new, unpublished photos of Lucy, we are always overjoyed and reminded how truly rare they are! We are proud to announce the acquisition of several new photos from the scrapbook of guitarist Hans Elzinga, with whom Lucy worked in the 1980's. Although we currently only have relatively low quality copies of the photos (taken with a digital camera...), we are hoping that eventually we may get better quality scans that will stand enlarging.

Hans has also provided a copy of a  board-taped concert that he did with Lucy and we eventually hope to make this available here as well. It sounds fantastic (!!), and both Peter and myself felt extremely priviledged hearing this long fogotten treasure after 20+ years sitting in Hans' private archive.

Our thanks go out to Hans Elzinga for providing LS.eu, and all of Lucy's many fans with these rare gems...
DANK U !!
 

 

 LUCY VIDEOS! Aug. 19

We are overjoyed to announce that video of Lucy performing live on the Dutch Eurovision pre-selection concert of 1981 is now available here on LS.eu. These videos have been available for a while on YouTube.com, but this is the place they really should be... so here they are!! ENJOY!!

Our thanks to YouTube.com for making these available...
 

 

NEW LUCY PHOTOS IN IMAGES! Apr. 21

We are pleased to report that we have received some very rare photos courtesy of a gentleman by the name of Bernard Kleikamp from Paradox Concerts in Leiden.

In 1981, Bernard was a publicity agent for a concert in Rotterdam that Lucy performed at. The three shots of Lucy and her band performing on the open air stage at the Rotterdam New Pop Zuiderpark are some of the only live shots of Lucy available anywhere on the internet and we appreciate this opportunity to bring them to you all!!

Thanks
 

 

ENGLISH BIOGRAPHY ADDED... AT LAST! Mar. 2

The English-language version of Lucy's biography was added today. Our apologies to all our non-Dutch viewers for taking so long on this. Peter actually prepared this last fall and through some type of mis-communication he assumed I had already added it... oops!
 

 

LUCY TRIBUTE SHOWS WELL RECEIVED... Feb 29

We at LS.eu were very much heartened to receive emails from both Lucy's sister (Susan Diebold, Kansas City, MO) as well as from Lucy's brother (Joe Steimel, Witchita Falls, TX) who expressed words of encouragement for our efforts on the current site as well as our plans for a newer, better one to be developed in the future... Nice to have Lucy's family on board!!
 

 

2nd ANNIVERSARY TRIBUTE SHOW ON AMC-RADIO... Feb. 22

A Lucy Steymel tribute show marking the second aniversary of Lucy's passing (February 27th) will be aired on
AMC-RADIO's Infinite Waves show  (for more info on how to tune in... click HERE) on Saturday February 23rd, 2008 beginning at 3AM CDT (9:00hrs GMT) and repeating 12 hours later 3PM (CDT)  (2100hrs GMT). This show will also be aired on RADIO SAMANTHA INTERNATIONAL (Bristol UK) beginning at approx. 11PM CMT (1700hrs GMT) on Sunday February 24th. Please join us in celebrating Lucy's life and music!!
 


2007

 

LUCY ON AMC-RADIO... Sept. 13

Lucy's music will be featured prominently (and often... ) on AvatarMusicCanada's new internet station
AMC-RADIO (to tune in... click
HERE). Lucy's "Gift From A Stranger" was used to launch the "A Woman's Song" show which focuses on fthe best in female singer-songwriters. And who better to feature there...
 

 

SISTERS... July 11

Peter received word this week from Lucy's sister, Susan Steimel Diebold (Kansas City, MO)
(see the MEMORIES section for more on this...) and we are much heartened by her kind words and the promise of further rare source material that she may see fit to provide to LS.eu. Lucy's memory is cherished by so many (and by none more than her own family...). We will look forward to further visits from Susan and wish her all the best...
 

 

BACK AGAIN... July 10

First off, apologies to all for our protracted absence. Both Peter and myself became 'snowed under' with other commitments that made getting back to doing regular updates somewhat difficult. Hopefully this has subsided (at least for now....) and our commitment to this site and Lucy's legacy remains as strong as ever!

In faith, there is hope...
 

 

NEW ADDITIONS TO DISCOGRAPHY: March 1

We finally got around to adding the new COLLABORATIONS section to the DISCOGRAPHY page today. This includes a fairly extensive list of songs that Lucy wrote or co-wrote for or with other artists. As of right now, only the English version is available, but the text has been forwarded to Holland so hopefully the Dutch translation will appear here soon as well....
 

 

LUCY SPECIAL (English version) ON RADIO SAMANTHA: February 23

The English language version of the "Lucy Steymel Special" will be aired this Sunday (February 25) on Radio Samantha (Bristol, UK)  starting at 4PM (GMT) and can be heard worldwide via the internet (see their banner in the  LINKS section). After listening to the Dutch broadcast on RE today,  Sunday's show is sure to be a hit... DON'T MISS IT!
 

 

THANKS TO THE RdN.nl TEAM: February 23

A big round of applause to Rob de Nijs and his web team for taking the time to mark the first anniversary of Lucy's passing. Also included at their site (21.02.07) is the audio track "Meisje Van Mij", an absolutely exquisite Dutch language arrangement of Lucy's "Nights Without You" performed by Rob. The RdN team are the text book definition of a professional organization and a truly 'class act', their help in promoting and preserving Lucy's legacy is much appreciated... DANK U !
 

 

REMINDER... Friday, February 23 - Lucy Steymel Special on RE: February 20

Just a reminder to tune into Radio Enkhuizen this Friday evening for Peter Timmerman's "Lucy Steymel Special", marking the first anniversary of Lucy's death (on February 27, 2006). Peter will be playing lots of Lucy's music (and a few other surprises as well...). The show starts at 7PM (19:00hrs Dutch local time 18:00 GMT for those listening on the internet...) and will be a 5 hour Lucy marathon... Don't miss it!!.
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MISSING TRACK 11 ADDED TO PLAYER: February 20

For those of you that wondered where track 11 from "Goodbye To Grey" (on the LS.eu MUSIC player...) went, we're happy to report that a copy has finally arrived. "When ripping the album the track "You're So Sweet" was damaged and it has taken us a while to get a replacement... Sorry for the inconvienience
 

 

1981 EUROVISION SONGS ADDED TO PLAYER: February 9

Kindly provided by someone that wished to remain anonymous,  we have added today the tracks "Een Nieuw Begin", "Stap Voor Stap"  (from the live TV broadcast of the 1981 Eurovision Dutch Preselection event) & "One By One" (which is the English language 7" single release of "Stap Voor Stap"). The audio quality of the live tracks isn't great but as these are so rare we are more than happy to present them here... Enjoy!
 

 

BANU IS HERE!: January 30

Events transpired much more quickly than we would have thought and five tracks from the previously mentioned 'long lost' BANU album are now on the MUSIC player at LS.eu. Great news! we've had a chance to preview the songs and are positive any Lucy/Liesje fan will enjoy them. Very adult-contemporary in nature, the songs seem tailor-made for radio. Let's hope they get a better hearing this time around than the last... Some of you have probably heard the track "Butterflies" previously on Dutch radio but give it a good listen (especially the lyrics...). Anyone that can listen to that song without a tear in their eye has a cold black thing where their heart is supposed to be, lol.  
 

 

GREAT NEWS... BANU IS COMING!: January 26

Peter has informed me that LS.eu has obtained permission from Lucy's former friend and longtime songwriting partner Liesje Verkroost to finally make available to the public the tracks recorded for the 'long lost' BANU project. These tracks were recorded and intended for commercial release but never saw the light of day. TILL NOW!! Many have not been widely heard and I'm sure will be a veritable feast for any of Lucy or Liesje's many fans!

A very large DANK U to Liesje for this!!
 

 

NEW 'MEMORIES' PAGE ADDED: January 26

Have a reminiscence, a reflection on, or a tale of a personal encounter with Lucy?  Well, we now have a place for these shared thoughts at LS.eu! Simply send as an email with your thoughts and we will be glad to add them to the new 'MEMORIES...' page. Especially wanted are recollections or stories from people that worked with and knew Lucy!
 

 

A WORD FROM MUZIEKFREAKS: January 25

The respected Dutch music blog site MuziekFreaks (see HERE, permanent link on LINKS page)
has joined in the effort to bring Lucy's music to a wider audience and has put out the call for her fans to contribute items to this website. As Holland was for the most part the largest market for Lucy's music, hopefully this will motivate her fans there to do exactly that! Many thanks to the good people at MuziekFreaks...

 

A VERY SPECIAL DAY: January 24

Peter has asked me to remind everyone that his "Alternation" show on February 23rd (Radio Enkhuizen - Enkhuizen, Holland, also available on the net... see LINKS page) will be a

                                    
- A LUCY STEYMEL SPECIAL -

marking the one year anniversary of Lucy's passing (February 27, 2006). A sad day indeed but she will be remembered with much fondness...
 

 

A PROGRESS REPORT... January 23

LUCY BIO:

The bio Peter Timmerman wrote for LS.eu is now being used on the excellent online resource Wikipedia.com. (see it HERE). Hopefully the English translation will also be appearing here in the near future.

FIREFOX PROBLEMS:

My apologies to all our visitors that use MOZILLA's FireFox browser... I neglected to check several pages using FF and Harry Sacksioni's webmaster Guido Lührs pointed out this oversight along with several others that have since been addressed. Thanks for the help... Much appreciated!

NEW LINKS... OLD FRIENDS:

Some of you may have noticed new banners appearing on the LINKS page... Peter has received many responses from Lucy's friends and former collaborators (apparently we weren't the only ones that thought this site was long overdue...). All have been encouraging and many have offered to supply LS.eu with personal momentos and photos from their time with Lucy. We look forward to hearing from them and also in bringing these never before seen 'historical treasures' to YOU!
 

 

LUCY ON RADIO ENKHUIZEN: January 13

Peter Timmerman continues to feature Lucy's music prominently on his "Alternation" show on Radio Enkhuizen (Enkhuizen, Holland) airing a couple of tracks today...
 

 

MP3 AUDIO ON LS.eu: January 12

MP3 audio tracks for all three of Lucy's albums were added today to the MUSIC page... enjoy!
 

 

PREPARATIONS FOR LS.eu OFFICIAL LAUNCH BEGIN: January 11

Testing on  LucySteymel.eu began today. This will give us a chance to work out some of the bugs and try and finalize more of the site's content. If you click on something and it doesn't work please be patient
and be assured... we are WORKING ON IT!!