Founded in 1974, instrumental, symphonic rock group featuring Cees Meerman (dr, ex-Smyle, to Herman Brood), Eugene den Hoed (g,fl, ex-Clover Leaf), Kees den Hoed (b) and Frank Witte (o,p,fl). After just one LP, the group disbanded.
1975 LP Bonfire goes bananas EMI 5C 062-25163
Group from Bergen op Zoom/Roosendaal with Achmed Albar (v), Jack Verburgt (b, also solo as Jack Jackson), Marcel Lahaye (o, ex-Lotusland, to Lancee), Eugene den Hoed (g, to Bonfire) and Adrie Voorheyden (dr).
1969 Time will show/Girl where are you going Polydor S 1323 Grey clouds/Love really changed me Polydor S 1333 1970 What kind of man/Time of troubles Polydor 2050028 Don't spoil my day/Sweeter better Polydor 2050045 1971 Oh what a day/Such a good place Polydor 2050086 Tell the world/Come home Imperial 5C 006-24431 1972 Makin' believe/Mister lonesome Imperial 5C 006-24493 Mister lonesome/We love each other Imperial 5C 006-24606 1973 Woman/If you meet her Imperial 5C 006-24695
Guitarist Jack Jackson, aka Jack Verburgt, from Noordbrabant, was active in the sixties as the bassist in Clover Leaf.
1975 Fur Maria/Barbarella EMI 5C 006-25095 LP Fur Maria EMI 5C 050-25186 1977 The tears in your eyes/La comparsa EMI 5C 006-25675 1978 LP EMI 026-25998 1980 Annabella/ Polydor 2050645 LP Annabella Polydor 2925107
This group from Tilburg was founded in 1966 under the name of Gogo's. In 1967, the name was changed to Lotusland. The most important members were Marcel Lahaye (v,o,p, to Clover Leaf), Martin Oppermans (v,g) and in the last days of the group Ferdy Lancee (v,g). From 1968 till 1972, Lotusland accompanied Bonny St.Claire, a Belgian duo Barry & Eileen around 1975, and Ben Cramer and Patricia Paay around 1977. Their lone single, recorded in 1968, was done together with the English group Marmalade, whom they met during Bonny St.Claire's English tour that year.
1968 Mr. Lion/You and me alone CBS 3529
1967 I've got a way of my own/Jenny's all right [on LP Beat met een zachte g] Relax 30565
A duo comprised of Auke Ozinga (v,g) and Freek Berrier (p, to Attraction), in 1972 completed by Mary Hehuat (b), Leo van de Ketterij (g, ex-Shocking Blue, to L & C Band) and Cees Meerman (dr, ex-Temple, to Smyle).
1972 Upstairs 52/Found a home Philips 6000060
Hans Willemse (v, to Bojo Band), Aad van de Kreeft (g, ex-Think Tank, later in Lava), Andre Reynen (b, ex-Brainbox, to Sympathy, also in Minisink Townhouse), Ilja Gort (dr, ex-After Tea, also in Minisink Townhouse), Paul Vink (o,p, ex-Machine, to Lynx) and Joop van Nimwegen (g, ex-Cobra, to Q'65). This group existed from 1972 till 1974, in the end under the name of Daybreak.
1972 Easy come easy go/Baby baby baby Imperial 5C 006-24642
Funk-rock group from The Hague, established in 1979. Line-up: Hans Willemse (v,g,b, ex-Twelve O'Clock, Daybreak with Astrid Nijgh and a duo with Bart van Schoonhoven of Breeze), Peter Simon (g, ex-Crimson Circle, New Crim Formation and Gails & Jeans), Geert Hoornweg (v,dr, ex-Placenta, Dizzy Daisy and Steamer), Bob Blok (v,b, ex-Crashfield Band and Randy & Spiders), Astrid Blok (v, ex-Kobalt and Colour) and (only in 1979) Johan Flippo (g, ex-Sfinx and Steamer).
1980 Single bed/Daydreamer Philips 6017086
Symphonic rock group from The Hague, founded in 1974 by John Philippo (v,g,p,s, ex-Pilot, to Bojo Band) and Peter Langerak (g). On bass, successively, Dennis Lammers (in 1975 to Lemming), Armand v.d. Hoff (ex-Eclipse, from 1975 till 1978) and Ruud v.d. Tang. On keyboards, successively, Michael Eschauzier (ex-Catapult, till 1976), Kees Nix (ex-Boolus and Stardust, from 1976 till 1979) and Dolf Lampo (since 1979). Drummers were Hans Adelaar (in 1976 to Cobra) and Harm Bieger (since 1976, ex-Fontessa, in 1980 to Mo).
1978 Singing my life again/'Cos you've changed Polydor 2050542 LP Holy cat Polydor 2925076 1979 Holy cat/Spitfire Polydor 2050551
A group from The Hague, existed from 1972 till 1973. Their single was recorded but not released. Line-up: Peter v.d. Sande (v,b, ex-Serpentine, to Lobster), Frank Nuyens (v,g, ex-Q'65, to Cuby & Blizzards), Paul Vink (o,p, ex-Twelve O'Clock, to Finch) and Dick Beekman (dr, ex-Livin' Blues, to Terry Lee & Big Rock Revival).
1973 Rock & rollsinger/Like a dog [not released] EMI
A soul singer hailing from The Hague, originally from Aruba. She was mostly accompanied by the The Hague group Moody Sect: Ab Engels (dr), Adolphus Richardson (tr), Jan Benjamin (s), Robert Plazier (o, ex-Tee Set, to Nico Haak & Paniekzaaiers), Wan Leue (v,g, ex-Crack Unit, to Confrontation), Will Matla (g, to Sympathy), Dick Hoppe (b, ex-Black Albinos) and Linda Melcherts (v). Also Ton van der Meer (g, ex-Mack, to Smyle) played along for a short while, while on her last single Ted Oberg (Livin' Blues) played guitar. Earlier, Marva sang in Stax. In 1970, she went back to Aruba.
1967 Mockingbird/Ballad of a waiting man [as Moody Sect] Decca AT 25009 1969 Let the sun shine in/00 45 GM Philips JF 336104 You can bring me all your heartaches/Ba sweet ba Philips JF 336... You're the one for me/Think about the good times Philips JF 336111 1970 The ghetto/Sometimes Philips JF 336117
Ton van der Meer is not the same person as bass player Ton van der Meer who played in Smyle. Gestoordt sang in Dutch, the line-up being: Godi van Hoogezand (g), Bertus Bonk (b) and Alex Verpoort (dr). In 1981 the group's name was changed into: Ton van der Meer + Lach & Roll.
1978 Ik kan 't niet alleen/'k Sta erop CNR 141461 'k Heb geen moer aan m'n leven/Na een paar pilsjes wist ik het weer [never released] Plurex 'k Heb niets aan m'n leven/Liefde is Philips 6012887 1979 Een beetje vent wordt geen agent/Korte rock/ Ik ben gebeten door een poolvos Philips 6208031 LP b.g.g. Philips 6423127 1980 Ik wou dat de afwas af was/Je kan beter uit je bol gaan Philips 6017041
The Hague-based group featuring Ton van der Meer (g, ex-Danny & Rebels, later to the Moody Sect), Bart Terlaak (dr, ex-Willy & Giants, later to the Haigs) and Leo Bennink (b, ex-Jayjays, replaced by, respectively, Paul van Melzen (Haigs) and Huib Verstrate (Beehive). Leo left Mack in 1967 to join the Motions.
1966 All my hope is gone/It's gonna work out fine Havoc SH 126 1967 Do it/Little lovely honey Teeset Records 1265
Ferdy Dousenbach started his career as a musician in Lotusland and also as a studio session guitarist. He was dubbed the Dutch Peter Frampton due to his looks as well as his musical style. In 1976, he was in Dummy, in 1978 in Xandra (the group featuring Sandra) and in 1979 formed - together with Frank Klunhaar - his own group called Lancee. Frank was earlier a Panther(man). The rest of the line-up: Marcel Lahaye (o,p, ex-Clover Leaf, till 1980, replaced by guitarist Leon v.d. Akker), Jos v.d. Dries (dr, ex-Les Cruches) and Pieter Korremans (b, ex-Heating). In 1981, Lancee disbanded and Ferdy formed a new band: Jos v.d. Dries (dr), Joe Heuser (o,p, ex-Breakfast, Caro and a few more Dutch bands) and Steven Wienjus (b, ex-Superjones).
1972 Joy in the sky/Laury Philips 6012196 1973 Un sentiment d'amour/Le temps perdu Barclay 167018 1976 Maggie's gone/So long my friend Jungle J 1000 1977 Rock & roll heart/It's you love Jungle J 1005 Rock & roll heart/Maggie's gone [Germany] RCA PE 5524 LP Ferdy Jungle JLP 11001 1978 We can work it out/Let's try it baby Poker POS 15049 1980 Goodbye my love/Melancholy avenue CBS 8299 Old rockers never die/I wish I were like you CBS 8798 In the nite/Battle of my lonely guitar CBS 9084 LP Lancee CBS 84118 1981 Tonight you're on the radio/Paradise CBS 9528 Standing in the middle/ CBS 1079 Fire burning/Dreames CBS 1471 LP The bridge CBS 84876 1982 Als ze lacht/
1976 Dummy boy/Hi there Ariola AT 16453
Also known as producer Frank Klunhaar from 's-Hertogenbosch (ex-Witch Concern). After many years of being involved with the recordings of Ferdy Lancee, he joined this group in 1980.
1974 Pantherman/You are my friend Polydor 2050315 Panther walk/20th century man Polydor 2050337 1975 One man band/Evelyne Polydor 2050362
A heavy rock group from Nijmegen, existed around 1969/1970. This group didn't make any records, but they had a remarkable line-up: Jimi Silawanebassy (v, better known as soul singer Jimmy Bellmartin), Frank Klunhaar (o,p, to Pantherman), Pierre de Haard (dr, to Corporation), Benno Buys (g) and Ton Rossen (b, to Sessie Bon).
Indonesian soul singer Jimi Silawanebessy (ex-Witch Concern) from Den Bosch. In 1976 a member of the group Chain Of Fools.
1970 This is my lovesong/Winter of my life Delta DS 1364 1971 Morning rainbow/Going back to New Orleans Polydor 2050106 1972 It's all over/Morning rainbow Polydor 2050170 Movie star/In my mind is sorrow Polydor 2050185 Send me a letter/Are you gonna rock it to me Polydor 2050231 1973 Make you believe I love you/Rainy day Polydor 2050257 1974 You're a lady/Beautiful Polydor 2050320 1975 LP The best of Jimmy Bellmartin Polydor 2441049 1976 Why don't you send me/Send me a letter Polydor 2050360 1979 On the waterfront/Remember the good Polydor 2050584 LP I don't like to sleep alone Polydor 2925082 1982 Darling you're not alone/Cry of a woman Killroy KR 3636
In 1976, a group called Stardust was founded by Rudi de Queljoe (g, ex-Cyril Havermans), Herman Deinum (b, ex-Cyril Havermans), Hans Lafaille (dr, ex-Flash & Dance Band), Cees Nix (o,p, ex-Boolus, to Sfinx) and Jimmy Belmartin (v). Just after a few weeks, Herman and Hans left for Sweet d'Buster and only Rudy and Jimmy remained. They completed the line-up with Hessel de Vries (o,p, ex-Sight), the English drummer Ian Mosley (ex-Trace, to Gordon Giltrap), Jaap van Eyck (b, ex-Trace, replaced by Toeroe Leerdam in 1976, to Vitesse) and female singers Floor van Zutphen (Houseband) and Sheen Mulholland. After the recording sessions, the group fell apart. Rudi, Ian and Hessel then formed jazz-rock group Footswitch.
1976 Change/Lean on me Philips 6012630
This 'supergroup' had a short life in 1977: Hessel de Vries (keyboards, ex-Chain Of Fools), Rudy de Queljoe (g, ex-Chain Of Fools, to Vitesse), Ian Mosley (dr, ex-Chain Of Fools) and Toeroe Leerdam (b, ex-Chain Of Fools, to Vitesse).
CLOVER LEAF 6-9-69 SINGLE 34 3 TIME WILL SHOW 11-7-70 SINGLE 21 4 WHAT KIND OF MAN 19-9-70 SINGLE 22 8 DON'T SPOIL MY DAY 27-3-71 SINGLE 19 4 OH, WHAT A DAY 21-8-71 SINGLE 22 5 TELL THE WORLD MARVA HODGE & THE MOODY SECT 10-5-69 SINGLE 6 8 LET THE SUNSHINE IN JACK JACKSON 21-6-75 SINGLE tip FUR MARIA LANCEE 29-3-80 ALBUM 28 8 MODELS [Album v/d week op 22380] FERDY LANCEE 20-11-76 SINGLE tip MAGGIE'S GONE 2-7-77 SINGLE tip ROCK AND ROLL HEART 18-12-82 SINGLE tip ALS ZE LACHT MINISINK TOWNHOUSE 22-7-72 SINGLE tip UPSTAIRS 52 TON VAN DER MEER 5-5-79 SINGLE tip 'K HEB NIKS MEER AAN M'N LEVEN 1-9-79 SINGLE tip EEN BEETJE VENT WORDT GEEN AGENT
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