In 1959, this formation from Baarn had already been playing under the names: Modern Teenage Quartet and Hurricane Combo, but they remained unknown until 1965. After having recorded a handful of excellent singles, they appeared at the Grand Gala du Disque 1966. Members at that time were: Frank Muyser (g, s, h) Rene Krijnen (o, p) Robin Muyser (b) Gerard Schoenmakers (Gary O'Shannon, v), Hans van Embden (g), Raymond Geytenbeek (v,dr). In 1967, Ferdy Karmelk temporarily joined the group, playing guitar. Michel van Dijk (ex-Minds, Mads and James Mean) replaced Gerard, who started his own Gary O'Shannon Group. In 1969, after a considerable period of inactivity, the group was in imminent danger of breaking up. Still for a few more months, it featured the line-up of: Ferdy Karmelk (g, ex-Tee Set) Bart Terlaak (dr, ex-Daddy's Act) Jan Dankmeyer (b, ex-Flower and Nonesuch), and also Michel, Rene and Frank. When the group finally folded, remaining members Jan, Ferry and Bart changed the name to Island.
1965 Silky/My lost love Europhon P 5004 Silky/A new life born 1966 Such a cad/Summerbeach 5010 I know/She's mine Whamm PS 006 I'll send you to the moon/Troubles 008 Working on a tsjing-tsjang/Dreammaker 011 LP Les Baroques 10001 1967 Bottle party/Bread 016 Love is the sun/I dreamed my dreams away 022 LP Barbarians with love 10003 1968 Indication/When you're feeling good 025 Without feeling without mind/Pardon me I think I'm falling 027 Such a cad/I know Fontana TF 272377 1972 Such a cad/Silky/Bottle party/I dreamed my dreams away Park BP 1038 1974 Without feeling without mind/Indication 1067
The group Island, which recorded two singles for Imperial, featured two entirely different line-ups. The line-up on the first single, was, in fact, a continuation of Les Baroques: Ferdy Karmelk (g, in 1970 to Bismarck), Jan Dankmeyer (b, to Bismarck), Bart Terlaak (dr, to Bismarck) and Rob Kruisman (v,s, ex-Ekseption, in 1970 to Modesty Blaise). In 1970, a totally new Island came into being. This lineup had already been together for a year by then, under the name of Jasper Mule; they came from Nijmegen: Rob Vunderink (g, ex-Counts, to Cobra), Winston Gawke (v, sang in 1969 in a bogus line-up of the Yardbirds in Germany, to Cobra), Joop van Kesteren (b, ex-Counts, to Grass) and John Lejeune (dr, ex-Corporation, to Livin' Blues).
1969 Running around/North side westly bound Imperial 5C 006-24077 1971 Move over/Super woman Imperial 5C 006-24256
Heavy rock band based in The Hague (originally from Nijmegen). During their record-making period, (from 1970 till 1973), they consisted of: Winston Gawke (v, ex-Island), Michiel Driessen (dr, later to Livin' Blues), Paul Heppener (b, ex-Confrontation, in 1972 to Centaur and replaced by Pim van der Linden, ex-Rob Hoeke) and Robert Vunderink (g, ex-Island, in 1972 to Centaur and replaced by Ben de Bruin, ex-Rob Hoeke). Just before they disbanded in 1973, Frank van Nimwegen (g, to Twelve O'Clock) joined for a short time. In 1978/79, the group re-emerged once again: Rob Vunderink (g, to Diesel), Johan Korringa (b) and Hans Adelaar (dr, ex-Sfinx, to More).
1971 The war will soon be over/Midnight walker Polydor 2050078 I'm in love/I feel down Polydor 2050121 1972 So dissatisfied/What's next Polydor 2050167 Don't do like I do/Schoolgirl blues Polydor 2050196
No records made. This group from The Hague was put together by members of Cobra and Bobby's Children. Line-up: Rob Vunderink (g, ex-Cobra, to Hammer), Jay Quee (dr, ex-Bobby's Children), Paul Heppener (b, ex-Cobra, to Fontessa) and Bobby Dessauvage (ex-gitarist and vocalist from Bobby's Children, resurfaced in 1976 with Stamp 'n Go).
This formation from The Hague didn't make any records, but it had an enormous live reputation in The Hague and its surroundings. They also performed regularly in Germany, e.g. at a number of big pop festivals. The group existed from 1968 till 1972. Line-up: Peter Dingemanse (g, fl, to Blue Planet), Albert v.d. Wijk (g), Jay Quee (dr, to Centaur), Jean Dessauvagie (v, s, fl, ex-Revolts, to Centaur), Hans Segers (b, ex-Indiscrimination). Also, for a short while, the group featured: Roy Kuiper (o, 1970/1971), Frank v.d. Kloot (g, 1971, to Drama) and René Scholten (o, 1971/1972).
Gary was Gerard Schoenmakers, who was replaced in 1966 as the lead singer in Les Baroques by Michel van Dijk. Gerard had left to join the army then, but when he returned from his duty, he wasn't admitted back into the group. He then created his own outfit, without much success, however, together with Ferry Maat (p, ex-Dean Allen Set).
1969 The barrel organ/All we need is time my love Injection TAR 61031
LES BAROQUES 12-2-66 SINGLE 8 16 SUCH A CAD 28-5-66 SINGLE 10 11 I KNOW 7-1-67 SINGLE 38 1 WORKING ON A TSJING TSJANG 3-6-67 SINGLE 34 5 BOTTLEPARTY
COBRA 6-3-71 SINGLE 33 2 THE WAR WILL SOON BE OVER (MY LOVE) 31-7-71 SINGLE tip I'M IN LOVE 18-3-72 SINGLE 31 3 SO DISSATISFIED
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