An instrumental all-Indonesian group from Amsterdam led by Jaap Matthijzen. The original name was Jacky Mathis & Rockets, changing to Astronouts (sic) in time for the release of their first single, then Astronauts (spelling bug finally fixed) after that. Members included: Herman Sterk (g) and René Plemp (dr, ex-sessions w/Sparklings, to Music Strings, Jackpot).
1962 Brozem rock/Strings Omega 35347 China rock/Storm Omega 35348 1963 Pacific/Laura Delta DS 1079
Wout Goudriaan (lead guitar) founded the Music Strings group together with Henk Stoffels (dr) in 1961 in Amsterdam. When Music Strings turned professional in 1966, Wout Goudriaan left the band. Music Strings went on and later changed some members and name into Jackpot.
1966 La me da ma doen/Zeg toch niet nee Action AC 1002
Pop group comprised of members from Amsterdam and West-Friesland, founded in 1961 as a dance orchestra originally called Music Strings. Line-up: Henk Kouwenhoven (s), Henny Eskens (v, b, p), Co Stoffels (g), Henk Stoffels (dr, replaced by René Plemp, ex-Astronauts, to John Breughel Four), Cees van de Berge (o, s, tr) and Dick Mulder (b). The group visited Germany many times and gradually changed their style, starting in 1965, more and more towards beat music. In 1966, the Music Strings recorded a single which probably hasn't ever been released. For a long time they also were the regular backup group for Ben Cramer. In 1973, the name was changed to Jackpot. The new line-up was: Henny, Cees, Con de Vries (v, g) and Lex and Kroon (dr). In 1977, after enjoying four years of hits, Lex was replaced by Arnaldo Gallie (dr, ex-Cardinal Point).
1973 Ginny Ginny Ginny/Honey honey BASF 05-15248-5 1974 Is everybody happy/Daisy BASF 05-15441-0 1 + 1 = 2/Baby come back BASF 05-15460-7 Dance dance dance/Hey BASF 05-15512-3 LP Everybody happy BASF 15-25477-1 1975 Coco/Bye bye BASF 05-15525-5 Shalalee/Help me BASF 05-15528- LP Again BASF 15-25556-7 1976 Sing my lovesong/Honolu honola EMI 5C 006-25375 Midnight's alright/I'll sing my song EMI 5C 006-82319 1977 Is everybody happy/ [disco version] EMI 5C 006-82398 LP Win with Jackpot EMI 5C 058-82340
JACKPOT 18-8-73 SINGLE 24 4 GINNY GINNY 12-1-74 SINGLE 6 13 IS EVERYBODY HAPPY 8-6-74 SINGLE 9 8 ONE AND ONE IS TWO 7-12-74 SINGLE 31 5 DANCE DANCE DANCE 7-6-75 SINGLE 14 7 COCO (NOT COMING TODAY) 8-5-76 SINGLE 27 4 SING MY LOVE SONG
Submitted by: Adri Verhoef (firstname.lastname@example.org)