The Belgian Pop & Rock Archives ...Muziekcentrum Vlaanderen
  Home | Bands & Artists | G | Francis Goya        


Guitarplayer in various sixties bands, before making it big in the seventies as a Belgian version of James Last.


35,0 sec. - 76 Kb.
song: Weyer / Rocher
Year : 197?
Record co. : CNR

"Café Concert (Caf' conc')"
55,0 sec. - 108 Kb.
song: Francis Weyer
Produced : C.J.Luhr
Year : 1976
Record co. : CNR

"Maria Padilha"
55,0 sec. - 108 Kb.
song: Francis Weyer
Produced : C.J.Luhr
Year : 1976
Record co. : CNR


Francis Weyer, as is his real name, started out playing guitar with Patrick Ruymen in "Les Caraïbes", who played covermusic at the "bals populaire". Novelty for a Belgian group in 1963 : they had an echo chamber.


STogether with Ruymen, he then formed "Liberty Six" in 1965, a unique group in the history of Belgian pop music.
Patrick Ruymen in  "Wit-lof from Belgium" : "I had piles of songs lying on the shelf. On that we built a complete show, a mix of say Commander Cody and Frank Zappa. We were ten years early. But even the fact we performed our own material almost exclusively, was unique for Belgium at that time."

When the band got into trouble with their frontman, he was replaced by Lou Depryck. After the failure of their one and only single, the group was disbanded.


Weyer then went to the J.J.-Band and Plus, who backed up Jess & James on their soulful hit "Move".

In the seventies he changed course to romantic melodies, mandolins and Spanish guitars. He changed his name to Francis Goya and scored a worldwide hit with "Nostalgia". In Belgium the song got to n°3 in the hitparades.

The successors like "Café concert" and "Maria Padilha" couldn't have the same impact and Goya slowly faded out of the image.

Buy CD's of this band at proxis

Platen (onvolledig) :
- Maria Padilha (CNR, 1976)
- The Very Best of (Arc, tracklist : 1. Nostalgia 2. Theme from the deerhunter 3. Concierto D'Aranjuez 4. Bilitis 5. Ballade pour Adeline 6. Who pays the ferryman 7. Unchained melody 8. La comparsa 9. Once upon a time in the west 10. Concierto pour une voix 11. Zorba's dance 12. Elvira Madigan 13. Sleepy shores 14. Greensleeves 15. Are you lonesome tonight 16. Exodus)
- Romantic Guitar (Tring, tracklist : 1. Bright eyes 2. Just when I needed you most 3. I'm not in love 4. Mahogany 5. If you leave me now 6. Moonshadow 7. Your song 8. Ballade pour Adeline 9. Nights in white satin 10. If... 11. Let it be me 12. The shadow of your smile 13. Blue bayou 14. If I feel 15. I started a joke 16. Lost without your love 17. This melody)
- Latin Romance (tracklist : Nostalgia, Solamente Una Vez, La Playa, Quando, Quando, Quando, Besame Mucho, O'Cangaciero, Perfidia, Blame It On The Bosssa Nova, Ave Maria, No Morro, Mona Lisa, Aquellos Ojos Verdes, Historia De Un Amor, Amor De Mis Amores, Verde, Quando Sali De Cuba, Vaya Con Dios)
- Rendez-Vous (tracklist : Nothing's Gonna Change My Love For You, Against All Odds, The Lady In Red, All At Once, Rendez-vous, At The Rio Negro, That's What Friends Are For, Say You Say Me, Move Closer, Take My Breath Away, On My Own, There's No Easy Way, Love At The First Sight, Where Do Broken Hearts Go, Ne Me Quite Pas)
- Plays His Favourite Hits Vol.1 (tracklist : (Everything I Do) I Do It For You, Melodia, Sacrifice, Be, Cry For Help, Send Me An Angel, Natacha, Sound Of Silence, Promise Me, Hello Again, Secret Love, When You Tell Me That You Love Me, Winds Of Time, Bridge Over Troubled Water, Sorry Seems To Be The Hardest Word, Love On The Rock)
- Plays his favourite hits vol 2. (tracklist : Song Song Blue, El Condor Pasa, September Morn', Yo Te Amo (And I Love Her), Blue Eyes, Setembro, Scarborough Fair, Bagdad Café, If You Don't Know Me By Now, One Sunday Morning, All The Man That You Need, Moonlight, Rhapsody, Rush Rush, Twinklin' Twilight, How Am I Supposed To Live, Cafe Concert)

Singles :
- Nostalgia / Nautilus (CNR, 1975)
- Concierto d'Aranjuez / Lovers melody (Polydor, 1976)
- Maria Padilha / Daddy's bolero (Polydor, 1976)
- Caf'Conc' - Tangoya (Polydor, 1976)
- Argentina / Natasha (Polydor, 1978)
- Manolita / Natasha (Polydor, 1978)
- Moscow nights / Song of the Dnjepr (WEA, 1981)

Websites :
- none found

Forum :
- Read the messages/questions about Francis Goya
- Add your message, question, cd- or concertreview ... about Francis Goya



Francis Goya

Deze pagina in het Nederlands


By Genre
At Random
Most Popular


Links & Sources
What's New?

Search for:

Dirk Houbrechts stopped working at The Belgian Pop & Rock Archives (you can read his personal statement here). The website is now entrusted to the Flanders Music Centre ( Contact:

Watch it : This site pays royalties, and was built and maintained in accordance with the terms and conditions negotiated with SABAM, the Belgian society of copyright-holders. Consultation of this site is free, but this exludes downloading, reproducing or public performance of any part of this site. Please do not copy. Link!

Last update to this site : December 2001.

    ^ up