|Peter Koelewijn (2002)
With the end of his stage days approaching Peter Koelewijn looks for ways to pass along his knowledge and is therefore very pleased when he is asked to become a committee member of various representative organizations being:
- Conamus, promotion body of Dutch copyright in Holland and abroad
- Palm, Professional Authors of Light Music
- Buma/Stemra, Dutch copyright organization
- Gong, producers organization.
During his whole career , sometimes not so frequently, Peter has been a performing artist so when, in 2002, a reunion concert with the 2nd Rockets (seventies) was a success (and great fun). At the moment the producer/songwriter is writing songs for an upcoming solo album.
In the autumn of 2005 the singer decided to record a DVD with Peter and his Rockets.
He gets the important “Radio 2 Zendtijd Prijs” in 2007 for his importancy for the Dutch music business.
After 25 years (!), Peter Koelewijn (68), released an album with exclusively new songs: “Een gelukkig man” (A happy man). The last time Peter released such an album was with the release of “Diep water” (Deep water) in 1984. In the intermediate years, albums with new material were released, but they were always mixed with hits from his, already, five decades (!) spanning career. “Een gelukkig man” is a mix of love songs, and songs about everyday life events. The everyday stuff of life that has been, and is, the subject of many of his songs.
The album received, even before release, lots of media attention, and raving revues.
The end of 2010, during a grand TV gala the singer/producer/composer received the first “TROS Kompas Oeuvre Prijs” to honor his musical accomplishments in Holland.
In 2011 he participated in eight episodes of the popular TV show “De beste zangers van Nederland” (“Holland’s best singers”).
That same year "Kom van dat dak af" was voted the most popular song in the National Top 100 by viewers of the television station "Sterren.nl”.
On November 20th 2011 Peter Koelewijn received the "Blijvend Applaus Prijs" in de Kleine Komedie in Amsterdam.