A folk-pop group from Volendam featuring Harmen Veerman (v, g), Dick Plat (o, p), Cor Veerman (v, b, ex-Alles, to George Baker Selection, in 1971 replaced by Jan Schilder), Ben de Groot (g, in 1970 replaced by Evert-Jan Reylingh, ex-Alles) and Jaap Kras (dr, in 1968 to Kleintjes Pils and replaced by Jaap Sombroek, ex-BZN, who went to Next One in 1974 and was replaced by Klaas Tuyp). The group was founded in 1965 and performed until 1967 under the name of Beat Boys. In 1976, Left Side disbanded; Harmen made a few solo records (as Puzzi & Blackjack) and Klaas and Dick formed the trio Canyon.
1968 Confusion in my mind/Feeling so lonely and blue Relax 45078 1969 Welcome to my house/This little village Imperial IH 857 I can give you everything/Miss lonely Imperial 5C 006-24052 1970 Johnny/Silly girl Imperial 5C 006-24138 Woman in my life/I need you Imperial 5C 006-24249 1971 See you crying/Feeling alright Imperial 5C 006-24406 1972 I'll be there/Prostituted [was it ever released?] 1973 Locomotion/Mama you said the right words Philips 6012362 1974 Mama mia/Gold in New Orleans Philips 6012422 I want ye and I get ye/Hello goodbye baby see ye Philips 6012457 1975 Tessie/Bebop baby Philips 6012484 Gimme your love/Mama mia/Gold in New Orleans Philips 6012542 LP The best Philips 7112624 1976 Morning sunrise/Can't you see me Philips 6012610
1977 Picture on the wall/Mexican Maria EMI 5C 006-25581 Lady of the night/Too old to believe in you EMI 5C 006-25698 1978 Saturday night/Is it love Ariola 100074
1981 Maggie's dog/
A group from Volendam featuring: Jan de Boer (v, to Progress), Evert-Jan Reylingh (b, ex-Tips, to Left Side), Jacques Veerman (g, to Fools) and Evert-Jan Veerman (dr). Ex-members: Tom Kwakman and Cos Kemper.
1969 Murdock 9-6182/Deus bonus est Philips JF 336107
Pop group from Volendam; existed between 1967 and 1975. Members: Siem Schilder (v,g, to Jen Rog), Jaap Smits (b, to Jen Rog), Jacques Joseph Veerman (g, ex-Alles, till 1974), Piet Joseph Veerman (g, o) and Ton 'Epje' van Vlaanderen (dr).
1969 Where is the day/Fools like me Delta DS 1338 1970 Up the mountains/Deo Delta DS 1369 1973 Goin' back in time/Little Sally CNR 141237 1974 Jack and Jill/Where flowers call for music CNR 141262 1975 Sunshine girl/Lucky boy EMI 5C 006-25072
Ex-member of Alles and Coffin founded the group Progress in Volendam in 1971 and later changed its name to Jen Rog in 1972. Featured members: Martin Veerman (v, dr), Jaap Schilder (v, g), Peter Berger (b, in 1975 replaced by Jaap Smits, ex-Fools) and Theo van Scherpenzeel (v, g, o, p, in 1975 solo, also a member of Specs Hildebrand and replaced by guitar player Siem Schilder, ex-Fools and Leo Sanders, till 1977). In 1978, Siem left the group. He was replaced by Kees Dusink and made an LP under the name Polly three years later. Jaap Smits was in 1979 followed by Hubert Knuvelder (b, ex-Little Tommy & Black Devils, Mystères, Problems and Zarathustra).
1972 Develish Mary/Oh the road Imperial 5C 006-24644 1973 So long ago/Ramblin' Imperial 5C 006-24688 Weilla wailla/One summerday Negram NG 385 1974 Sunday morning/Diggy liggi lo Negram NG 414 't Was nacht/Koning voetbal Negram NG 444 1976 La belle France/Let me tell you soon Warner Brothers WBN 16805 Roselia/Happy sheep Warner Brothers WBN 16971 1977 Sandy/Follow me Warner Brothers WBN 16979 1978 Down in Mexico/Happy street Warner Brothers WBN 17175 1980 Jimmy's gonna get you/Night time Polydor 2050621
1981 LP Slapstick rock CBS 84671 1982 LP Polly CBS 85162
Volendammer Theo van Scherpenzeel, ex-vocalist/guitarist from Jen Rog. He was accompanied by the Magic Box Band: Jan Rietman (p, ex-Unit Gloria, to Rainbow Train), Cees Essers (b, ex-Scope), Nico Groen (dr, to Trademark) and Antonio Martinez (g). In 1976, the band's lineup was: Ad van de Berg (g, ex-Jaap Dekker, to Teaser), Jan Rietman (p), Nico Groen (dr, ex-Railway, to Splinterfunk), Marjo Schenk (ex-Jaap Dekker, later solo as Steven Giles) and an unknown bassist. In 1977/78, Theo was part of Canyon, in 1981 - with the Living Room Band.
1975 Manuel/What have they done Ariola AT 16783 LP File onder popular Ariola XOT 28210 1980 LP Loners and losers [al planned in 1978] CBS 84385 1981 Keg of dynamite/ CBS 1481 1982 LP Time is on my side CBS 85163
After Left Side disbanded by the end of 1976, organist Dik Plat, Klaas Tuyp (dr) and Theo van Scherpenzeel (v, g, better known as Specs Hildebrand) formed a Dutch singing trio Canyon. Theo disappeared; now and then a guitarist Jaap Veerman worked with the group.
1980 Altijd zon als dat eens kon/Je redt het best alleen Polydor 2050632 1981 Hé kleine vlinder/Ik hield van jou Polydor 2050650 Mooi Volendam/ Polydor 2050694
This Volendam pop group was founded in 1969 and initially recorded music that was similar in style to The Cats. In 1973, they released their first single; the line-up was: Piet Schilder (v, since 1971), André Veerman (b), Jannie Mühren (v, g), Albert Schilder (dr) and Thomas Veerman (o,p, since 1971). In 1977, Jaap Sombroek (ex-Left Side) became their new drummer; and a year later, the group's lineup was expanded by the addition of vocalist Esther Herberts (ex-Choice). She was replaced in 1979 by Jeannet Koning. In 1980, the group featured: Piet Schilder (v), Jeannet Koning (v), Nico Tol (g, ex-Hope), Jan Sombroek (o,p), Ben Kwakman (b, ex-Hope, by the end of that year replaced by Ed Antoine) and Willem Jonk (dr). In 1981, Jeannet made a solo single as Janice King.
1973 Yesterday's memories/Why don't you change CBS 1890 1974 To all our friends/Mexican divorce CBS 2166 Goodbye Ann Louise/Mindgames heartbreaks CBS 2474 1976 Little Spanish sailor/Sweet surrender EMI 5C 006-25390 1977 Sailing home/The wind blows for you EMI 5C 006-25489 Emmalee/Autumn song EMI 5C 006-25521 1978 Realité/The wind blows EMI 5C 006-26036 1980 I love you so/Carnival Polydor 2050604 It doesn't matter anymore/I can't say why Polydor 2050638 1981 The longer you're gone/ Polydor 2050688
1981 Summer breeze/ Polydor 2050682
LEFT SIDE 3-2-68 SINGLE 29 6 CONFUSION IN MY MIND 12-4-69 SINGLE 25 5 WELCOME TO MY HOUSE 7-11-70 SINGLE tip WOMAN IN MY LIFE 26-6-71 SINGLE tip FEELING ALRIGHT/SEE YOU CRYING 13-10-73 SINGLE 17 7 (LIKE A) LOCOMOTION 30-3-74 SINGLE tip MAMA MIA 7-9-74 SINGLE 37 2 I WANT YE, I GET YE [Alarmschijf @ 31-8-74] 15-2-75 SINGLE 20 7 TESSIE ALLES 2-8-69 SINGLE 29 4 MURDOCK 9-6182 THE FOOLS 2-2-74 SINGLE 21 5 GOIN' BACK IN TIME 22-3-75 SINGLE tip SUNSHINE GIRL JEN ROG 23-9-72 SINGLE tip DEVILISH MARY 24-7-76 SINGLE tip LA BELLE FRANCE 6-8-77 SINGLE tip SANDY CANYON 25-6-83 SINGLE 24 5 ALS IK MAAR BIJ JOU BEN NEXT ONE 24-11-73 SINGLE tip YESTERDAY'S MEMORIES 4-5-74 SINGLE tip TO ALL YOUR FRIENDS 25-1-75 SINGLE 30 4 GOODBYE ANN LOUISA 26-6-76 SINGLE 21 5 LITTLE SPANISH SAILOR 18-9-76 SINGLE tip EMMALEE 28-10-78 SINGLE 35 3 REALITE 16-2-80 SINGLE tip I LOVE YOU SO 21-8-82 SINGLE 5 8 CATS FOR EVER
Volendam, a little village on the edge of the Zuiderzee, is particularly well known for its traditional Dutch costumes, its eel fishing, and its quaint architecture, all of which attract many visitors to Holland. But even though it seems an old-fashioned town with old-fashioned people, it contains a wonderful spring of modern musical talent. Left Side are only one of several leading pop groups from Volendam, some of whom have become internationally famous. They started their career in 1966 in a Dutch television programme called "Moef Ga-ga" with a number entitled "Confusion in my mind". In no time at all that became a hit and from then on Left Side found themselves among the most important groups on the Dutch pop scene. In 1973 they signed up with Phonogram and under the inspiring guidance of Peter Koelewijn they worked hard in establishing their position at the top. Hits like "Mamma mia", "(Like a) Locomotion", and "Tessie" followed each other in quick succession and resulting concert engagements made them one of Holland's busiest groups. "The Best of Left Side" is a collection of numbers, all produced by Peter Koelewijn, which makes it clearer than any words can why everything Left Side do is right as far as Dutch pop fans are concerned.
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