German beat group The Boots was founded around 1964 and scored some hits in Germany. Also, a few LPs were released on Telefunken. In 1968, after drastic changes in the line-up, Heinz Hoffman (dr), Rainer Bleck (b) and Uly Grün (o) went to the Netherlands to start a new Boots formation in The Hague together with Jack Eckhardt (v, later solo as Jacky Cornell) and Kid van Ettinger (g, ex-Incrowd, to Mailer McKenzie Band). In 1969, the German members left the group: Heinz returned to Germany, Rainer joined the group, while Rosa King and Uly departed for After Tea.
Jack Eckhardt put together a new line-up featuring ex-members of Groep 1850: Dean van Bergen (g), Ruud van Buuren (b, to Livin' Blues) and Beer Klaasse (dr, to Q'65).
1968 In the beginning/No part of it Philips JF 334647 1969 There's a baby/Time doesn't matter anymore Philips JF 336103 Down river/Find a way to live, find a way to love Philips JF 336112
Also known as Jack Eckhardt - singer from The Hague. Around 1969, he was the featured vocalist in The Boots, and prior to that, he had already been part of various groups in Germany. N.B. The Boots' hit, In the Beginning, was released and credited to Jackie Cornell in the USA.
1970 In the beginning/Find a way to live to love [USA] Lionel 3203 White is white/You'll be free Decca AT 10421 If all men could be like brothers/God will bless you Polydor 2050024 1971 Everyday's torture/Little Jane Polydor 2050077
BOOTS 21-12-68 SINGLE 9 7 IN THE BEGINNING 24-5-69 SINGLE 34 2 THERE'S A BABY JACKIE CORNELL 30-1-71 SINGLE 35 3 EVERYDAY'S TORTURE
Submitted by: Adri Verhoef
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