A series, based on a biography of Johnny Jordaan, about the eventful life of most popular Dutch singer. It begins when Johnny, a singing waiter poorly paid, enters a contest in hotel Krasnapolski.
With "De Parel van de Jordaan", he wins convincingly and his career makes a giant leap. But Johnny is not happy, he has a poor health and discovers his homosexual feelings, back then an absolute taboo.
He does a suicide attempt, his marriage dissolves and his friendship with Wim Sonneveld comes to an end. In a few years he transforms into an early old, ailing man. But then he's approached for a gig at a big party in the Jordaan ...
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