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Lettris is a curious tetris-clone game where all the bricks have the same square shape but different content. Each square carries a letter. To make squares disappear and save space for other squares you have to assemble English words (left, right, up, down) from the falling squares.
Boggle gives you 3 minutes to find as many words (3 letters or more) as you can in a grid of 16 letters. You can also try the grid of 16 letters. Letters must be adjacent and longer words score better. See if you can get into the grid Hall of Fame !
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|Birth name||Petrus Antonius Laurentius Kartner|
|Also known as||Father Abraham|
4 November 1935 |
|Occupations||Musician, Songwriter, Composer, Record producer|
|Associated acts||Wilma Landkroon, The Smurfs, Corry & de Rekels,|
He created his well-known alter ego, Father Abraham, after writing a Dutch Carnival song, Father Abraham had seven sons. He at first used a fake beard, but a real beard replaced this and would remain as his trademark along with his bowler hat.
With Wilma Landkroon he sang the Dutch 1971 number one hit single Zou het erg zijn, lieve opa. In 1975, he scored his second biggest hit, Het kleine café aan de haven. This song has been covered over 250 times in various other languages, including The Red Rose Café by The Fureys.
In May 1977, Kartner was asked to make a promotional song about The Smurfs. The record company pressed only 1,000 copies of the single, called The Smurf Song, since they were unsure about the success of the single. However, they were all sold within one day at a Schlager festival. After a repress, 400,000 singles were quickly sold. A full Smurfs album was then created, which also climbed the charts, with 500,000 copies sold. The album was released in several dozen countries, including Germany, France, Italy, Spain, Sweden, and Japan, and in various different languages, all sung by Kartner. The album scored a number one hit in 16 countries. Subsequently, Kartner released other Smurf-themed albums, again in various countries and languages, such as Ga je mee naar Smurfenland (Dutch) and Vater Abraham im Land der Schlümpfe (German). In all, Kartner's Smurf works have sold around 25 million copies.
Kartner wrote the music for the opening and closing credits on the Japanese cartoon adaption of Moomin (1990 TV series). He sang a song about politician Pim Fortuyn in 2002. He also wrote "Ik ben verliefd (Shalalie)", the Dutch entry for the Eurovision Song Contest 2010.