De Spelbrekers was a Dutch duo. Rekkers (24-4-1924) and Kok(19-2-1918) met during World War II at a munitions factory in Bremen, Germany, where they were working in forced labour. They formed De Spelbrekers in 1945, after the war ended. Their recording career began in 1950, and they released numerous singles during the decade, the most successful being “Oh wat ben je mooi” which reached #5 on the Dutch chart in 1956. n 1962, De Spelbrekers took part in the Dutch Eurovision selection, and won with the song “Katinka”, which went forward to the seventh Eurovision Song Contest. After Eurovision The duo never managed to recapture the success of “Oh wat ben je mooi” and “Katinka”(Succes in The Netherlans), and after years of releasing further singles to ever-declining interest, they decided in the mid 1970s to move into music management, their clients including André van Duin, Ben Cramer and Saskia & Serge.