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Jerney Kaagman
Born Christina Henriette Kaagman
July 9, 1947 (1947-07-09) (age 62)
The Hague, Netherlands
Occupation Singer,songwriter
Years active 1969–

Christina Henriette (Jerney) Kaagman (born July 9, 1947) is a Dutch singer best known as the lead singer for the progressive rock group Earth and Fire. In recent years she has become well known in the Netherlands as a judge on television talent show, Idols. She is a former president of the Dutch musician's union, BV Pop.



Kaagman attended high school at Huygens Lyceum, Voorburg and was a member of the school choir and a school band, The Rangers. She also completed a secretarial course.

In September 1969 she was invited to sing in the pop group Earth & Fire. After the band split in 1983, she made two solo albums, and appeared in the first issue of Dutch Playboy (May 1983)[1] She made another appearance at the age of 60 in April, 2008.[2][3]

Kaagman has been Chairman of the Dutch musician's union BV Pop. In the nineties, she was the public relations manager at the radio station Noordzee FM, and in 2000 she became director of Buma Culture Foundation. On December 26, 2008, she announced her departure from the music industry over Radio 1 and supports making music downloads illegal.

On March 31, 2009 Jerney Kaagman took leave of Buma Culture. At the farewell reception, she was appointed Knight of the Order of Orange-Nassau.


Kaagman never married, but has lived with Bert Ruiter, bass guitar player in the Dutch bands Focus and Earth and Fire.


Earth and Fire albums

  • Earth and fire (1970)
  • Song of the marching children (1971)
  • Atlantis (1973)
  • To the world of the future (1975)
  • Gate to infinity (1977)
  • Reality fills fantasy (1979)
  • Andromeda girl (1981)
  • In a state of flux (1982)
  • Phoenix (1989)

Earth and Fire singles

  • "Seasons / Hazy paradise" (1970)
  • "Ruby is the one / Mechanical lover" (1970)
  • "Wild and exciting / Vivid shady land" (1970)
  • "Invitation / Song of the marching children" (1971)
  • "Storm and thunder / Lost forever" (1971)
  • "Memories / From the end till the beginning" (1972)
  • "Maybe tomorrow, maybe tonight / Theme from Atlantis" (1973)
  • "Love of life / Tuffy the cat" (1974)
  • "Only time will tell / Fun" (1975)
  • "Thanks for the love" (1975)
  • "What difference does it make" (1976)
  • "78th avenue / Dizzy raptures" (1977)
  • "Weekend / Answer me" (1979)
  • "Fire of love / Season of the falling leaves" (1980)
  • "Rallye monte-carlo (Weekend) (1981)
  • "Dream / Jerney's day off" (1981)
  • "Tell me why / What more could you desire" (1981)
  • "Love is an ocean / You" (1982)
  • "Twenty four hours / Strange town" (1982)
  • "Jack is back / Hide away" (1983)
  • "The two of us / Love is to give away" (1983)

Solo albums

  • Made on earth (1984)
  • Run (1987)

Solo singles

  • Allright, here I am/Willow tree (1984)
  • I will love you endlessly/Misery (1984)
  • My mystery man/Misery (1984)
  • I'll take it/Misery (1985)
  • Victim of the night/Theme from V.O.N (1986)
  • Running away from love/Dance to the music (1987)
  • Queen of hearts/You've got to believe (1988)
  • Don't say it /I don't wanna talk about it (1988)


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