The Blue Rhythms from Amsterdam was the first backing group for Ben
Cramer (before the Sparklings), who recorded an
instrumental single, before Paul Guldenaar joined as their permanent singer. Earlier, Paul
had been drumming in the Yellow Stars from 's-Hertogenbosch and later he
came to prominence with duo Sacha & Paul. The rest of the band was
comprised of: Ruud Koster (g), Ton Linschoten (g), Karel Alberink (dr) and Rob de Haan
1964 Blue rhythm beat/Falling star Delta DS 1100
In 1965, an Amsterdam group The Sparklings was formed by former members of the Rhythm Boys. They mainly served as a backing band for Ben Cramer, at the time a rock & roller. In 1965 the line-up consisted of: Ben Cramer (v), Rori van Ark (dr, ex-Rhythm Boys), Ger Belmer (o, till 1966, released his own LP in 1975), Wim Timmer (g, ex-Rhythm Boys), Ton Vos (g, ex-Rhythm Boys, since 1966 also o, p) and Douwe van der Zee (b, ex-Rhythm Boys). In 1967 the line-up changed to: Ben, Wim (b, from 1968 till 1970 replaced by Wil Schoonenberg), Ton (till 1969), Peter Mulder (dr, ex-Rhythm Boys and Flying Hutto Brothers) and Ron Fens (g, ex-Trix & Paramounts). The Sparklings kept backing Ben Cramer until 1971. After that, Wil and Peter formed De Makkers (who recorded a hit, "Zomerzon"), Ron went to Millionaires and Wim Timmer to JosÚ Marcello.
1966 Barst/Weet dat ik je mis CNR UH 9849 1967 Seven jump/Now it's your turn to cry CNR UH 9870 Seven jump/Now it's your turn to cry [7 Up advertisement] 7 Up LP And the Sparklings Kritos 130046 1969 Green mellow hill/Running forwards [without Ben] CNR UH 10067
1967 Zai zai zai/Now the song is over Omega 35819 1968 M'lady/Don't leave me solitaire Omega 35841 Dans met mij/Gina Omega 35862 Dreams never come true/I can't let you go Omega 35875 Mona Lisa/100.000 rozen Omega 35886 LP Omega Omega 333067 1969 In the night/Although you're gone Omega 35895 Bon giorno mi amor/ Omega 35900 Schip van avontuur/Nu ik je vraag Omega 35902 Lady of the night/World of music Omega 35928 Lady of the night/So close Omega 35929
The Paramounts from Amsterdam were founded in 1960 by Duco
(v, g, from 1964 till 1966, replaced by Ron Fens, to Sparklings), Cor
Struyk (v, g), Wim Taarling (dr, to Zen) and Ad de Boer (b, went to Ernie
Bender and to the Marquees for a while, was then replaced by Rob
Gerrant). In 1962, the group recruited female vocalist Trix Boelen (v, ex-ZZ & Maskers). Together with Trix, they made
a few records performed as one of the support acts for the Rolling Stones
in the Scheveningen Kurhaus. In 1966, after his tour of duty, Duco returned to the Paramounts
for a short while, but soon stepped out to join Graaf X & Klimax.
The name of the band was then changed into Trix & Paramounts,
featuring Trix, Cor, Wim, Ad and Fred Lusken (o, later in Telephone,
replaced Hans Keijser, ex-Black Stones, to Otis Lee
& High Priests).
Trix worked from 1968 till 1970 with Trix On The Hill, featuring: Trix Boelen (v, to Telephone), RenÚ Boelen (v, g, ex-Ei Ei & Klutsers, Roadrunners, Dinges and McGalaghan, to Telephone), Willem Nijveld (dr, later to JosÚ Marcello, in 1969 replaced by Arend Schoumans, ex-Upside Down and Breakout) and Edu van Heuven (b, ex-McGalaghan, to Telephone).
1965 EP Bread and butter/Let me make you smile/ [+ 2 tracks from the Luckberries] Lion Tops LEP 14 1966 Doe maar net als ik/Kan ik op je bouwen Delta DS 1189 A well respected man/So in love [flexi-disc]
An Amsterdam group formed by ex-members of Trix On The Hill
(a later version of Trix & Paramounts) in 1970.
Line-up: Trix Boelen (v), Fred Lusken (o, p, fl, ex-Trix &
Paramounts), RenÚ Boelen (v, g, to Gallery),
Edu from Heuven (b, to Emily) and Arend Schouwmans
(dr). This line-up remained unchanged until 1972.
After that, the group worked as nightclub house band without Trix and RenÚ, but with Jan Dekker (o, p, ex-Jigsaw, to Gamma) and Jan Zethof (s). Later, Jan Zethof took over the name Telephone for his later formations (see also Telephone II).
1970 Wondering/Bring back the good times Ariola AT 14651 Search/It is good if I get it from you Ariola AT 14768
A nightclub house band based in Amsterdam, existed from 1974 till 1981. The leader was Edu van Heuven (b, ex-Telephone). The ever-changing line-up contained Willem Nijveld (dr, 1974-1977), Willem Voorhaar (dr, ex-Debbie and Music Garden, to Robert Long, member from 1977 till 1979), Perry de Wildt (dr, 1979-1980), Richard Messeyer (dr, ex-Delight, 1980-1981), Aloys Vogel (o, p, trb) and Arie de Haas (v, g, ex-Campbell Lockers Band, to Fantasy, 1975-1981).
A band from Friesland, founded in 1974 by Jan Zethof (s, fl, tr), Klaas Boelens (b, ex-Starfighters and Atlantis), Bert Kromdijk (o,p, died in 1976 and replaced by Henk de Laat, ex-Torpedo's), Douwe Breeuwsma (dr, ex-Lemon Squash), Ton Klein (g), Fred van Vugt (v, g), and Marieke Klein (v). In 1977, Klaas, Henk, Douwe and Fred Boomerang formed a group that became Fantasy later on. Jan Zethof formed the new Telephone with members of a Groningen band Washing Machine.
1976 Woman/You're never gonna leave me Ariola AT 16807 Dingadong Marie/Woman Ariola AT 17623 1979 Dana my love/ Ariola AT 100057
This group featured Fred van Vugt (v, g, o, p, ex-Telephone and Two Of A Kind), Louise Vrieze (dr) and Joke Schaper (b).
1980 Blinded by the beauty of your eyes/Like a puppet RCA PB 4534
BEN CRAMER 4-11-67 SINGLE 7 12 ZAI ZAI ZAI 27-7-68 SINGLE 7 10 HELP YOURSELF 25-1-69 SINGLE 30 5 MONA LISA 6-12-69 SINGLE 31 3 JOFFY, JOFFY, JOFFY 29-8-70 SINGLE 29 4 AGATA 5-12-70 SINGLE 33 4 LADY OF THE NIGHT 31-7-71 SINGLE 15 7 DE CLOWN 18-12-71 SINGLE 16 13 VREDE 13-5-72 SINGLE 25 5 HOORT MIJ AAN PESSIMISTEN 2-12-72 SINGLE 25 5 SLAVIN VAN DE NACHT 17-3-73 SINGLE 13 9 DE OUDE MUZIKANT 14-4-73 SINGLE 14 6 VERONICA VRIJ [Alarmschijf @ 7-4-73] 8-12-73 SINGLE 30 4 GEEN SNEEUWVLOK 3-8-74 SINGLE tip LEVEN 30-11-74 SINGLE 14 10 WINTER 22-2-75 SINGLE tip JIJ HIELD NIET VAN MIJ 7-6-75 SINGLE 32 5 BARBARA 28-8-76 SINGLE tip SORROW 9-6-79 SINGLE 36 3 OH LUISTER TOCH 21-6-80 SINGLE 26 4 ALLES IS ANDERS 22-11-80 SINGLE tip WINTER 21-5-83 SINGLE tip LAAT ME 24-9-83 SINGLE tip DESIREE 14-1-84 SINGLE tip EEN VRIEND ALS JIJ 11-5-91 SINGLE tip VERGEET 'T MAAR DE MAKKERS 19-6-71 SINGLE 31 3 KLEINE SONJA 20-11-71 SINGLE 33 2 BLIJ ALS EEN KIND 1-7-72 SINGLE 5 9 ZOMERZON 7-10-72 SINGLE 9 9 VERONICA 538 [Alarmschijf @ 30-9-72] 2-12-72 SINGLE tip WINTERTIJD 15-9-73 SINGLE 27 3 MARIANNE 4-1-75 SINGLE tip Q EN Q TELEPHONE 19-9-70 SINGLE tip WONDERING
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