Rainbow Train was formed in 1975 as an occasional outlet for Hans Vermeulen, who just had disbanded Sandy Coast. The group did a great deal of session work, e.g. for Anita Meyer and Peter Hollestelle. Line-up: Hans Vermeulen (v, g, o, p), Jan Vermeulen (b, ex-Sandy Coast), Shel Schellekens (dr, ex-Drama, in 1979 to Cashmere), Eric Tagg (v, o, p, also solo), Okkie Huysdens (v, o, p, ex-Limousine), Anita Meyer (v), Jan Rietman (p, from 1976 'till 1979, ex-Specs Hildebrand). In 1979, Hans shortened the group's name to Train; the line-up then featuring: Hans & Jan Vermeulen, Hans Hollestelle (g, also in Robinson Cruiser), Ton op 't Hof (dr, ex-Geo and Attraction, to Margriet Eshuys Band) and Hans Meydam (v, s, o, p).
1978 Heaven on earth/Here's to the business Poker POS 15085 Another band/Find out Poker POS 15115 LP Accompanied by Poker POL 25089 1980 Gentlemen street/Don't ever fancy the singer of a rock & roll band Bovema-Negram 5C 006-26399 LP Gentlemen street [as Train] Bovema-Negram 5C 064-26397
1978 LP [never released] Poker POL 25072
1970 In the land of nowhere/Theodorakis Polydor 2050027 1976 Should I be lonely/I will Philips 6012631 I couldn't stay away from you/Mr. Es Mercury 6198092 LP I only know my name Mercury 9286366 1977 LP Songbook Poker POL 25049 1979 LP I only know my name [re] Mercury 6343286
1975 I've got a chance/Killing my music Polydor 2050356
A singer from Rotterdam, who performed many background vocals from 1970 and onwards and also recorded with Joy. Alongside her solo activities, she was also part of the Rainbow Train.
1976 The alternative way/You showed me how Poker S 618 You can do it/Wonderland Poker S 622 Just a desillusion/See my sadness Poker S 634 LP In the meantime I will sing Poker PO 10001 1977 Anita that's my name/ Poker S 640 It hurts/Together forever Poker POS 15034 12" It hurts/Together forever Poker POD 15500 1978 You are my everything/Love you too much Bovema-Negram 5C 006-26211 LP [never released] Poker POL 25095 1979 LP Love you too much Bovema-Negram 5C 064-26227 1980 Rock me up a mountain/Sinner at Sunday Ariola 102042 1981 The hurting doesn't go away/You Ariola 102868 Why tell me why/The wind will come in time Ariola 103443 They don't play our lovesong anymore/Gettin' to know you better Ariola 103676 LP Shades of desire Ariola 203935 1982 Why tell me why/Places where we used to be [England] CBS 2129 LP In the meantime I will sing [re] Music For Pleasure
1969 My man/I may happily forget Eagle 5
Hans Vermeulen's wife, see Rainbow Train. She sang in the Rainbow Train and also recorded a single as Turquoise Marchal.
1977 Sandy/Simple man Poker S 644 Sandy/Simple man [Germany] Ariola AT 17981 Speedtrap/American saint Poker POS 15016 Speedtrap/American saint [Germany] Ariola AT 11736 1983 It's my time now/Lover with stature Carrere 221013
1974 Darlin'/Golden angels Philips 6012464
She sang in the Rainbow Train and Bruno Basta and recorded two singles. In 1980, she emerged in Tony's Egg, Ton Dijkman's (ex-Dizzy Man's Band) hobby group.
1976 Stoney end/I never felt this way before Ariola AT 17392
Anita Meyer sang in Joy, later solo and in the Rainbow Train.
1972 Sail away/The love of a guy Polydor 2050217
Group from Limburg, not to be confused with the group Joy, that also released a single on Polydor many years earlier, which Anita Meyer was a member of.
1979 I'm alone forever/The woman I love most Polydor 2050544
A group from Hilversum - active around 1971/1972. Line-up: Bill van Dijk (v, to Bruno Basta), Martha Hollestelle (v, also solo as Martha Pendleton), Nigel Pickering (v, g, in 1966-1970 and 1974-1980 member of the American group Spanky & Our Gang), Neppy Noya (perc, ex-Xex, to Beehive), Bob Pistoor (g, ex-Yaptah and Overcome, to Horizon and Garage), Jons Pistoor (o, p, ex-Xex, to Free & Easy), David Pieterse (b, ex-Xex) and Jos Hermeler (dr, ex-Punky's Dilemma, to Free & Easy).
American multi-instrumentalist, who came to The Netherlands in the early 70s. He made a number of solo records and was a member of the Rainbow Train (1975-1976 and 1977 'till 1979) and Beehive (1973-1974).
1975 A fantasy/Tell tale eyes EMI 5C 006-25306 LP Smiling memories EMI 5C 038-25174 1977 LP Rendez-vous Poker POL 25041 1978 Fancy meeting you/Lover with stature Poker POS 15017
Singer/guitarist; was accompanied on his album by Thijs van Leer (ex-Focus), Jan Akkerman, Kees Kranenburg and Jan Hollestelle. Robin took part in the Dutch cast of Hair, left for France after his LP was released, returned to the Netherlands in 1979 and founded Robinson Cruiser.
1970 Scarecrow journey/ LP Scarecrow journey Philips 6437002
This rock group from Gooi was founded in 1979 by Robin Lent (v, g, ex-solo, also in Max & Specs), Tom Bachman (dr, ex-Daniel, to Time Bandits), Jan Hollestelle (b, ex-Geo) and his brother Hans (g, also in Train).
1980 Paris girls/Wait for the sun CBS 8935 LP Catch a thrill CBS 84600 1981 She's a lover/ CBS ?? Love is a one way street/Passenger CBS 1256
A disco duo, in 1980 consisting of Robin Lent (also a member of Robinson Cruiser) and Lorenzo Mills (ex-American Gypsy), both Americans living in the Netherlands. In 1981, Lorenzo was replaced by studio percussionist Ed Conard (ex-Joe Bourne and Daniel Sahuleka, in 1976, he came from the USA to the Netherlands).
1980 Don't come stoned and don't tell Trude/Part 2 CNR 144777 1981 Han's up/The way they do it CNR 141714 12" Han's up/The way they do it CNR 151037 1982 The songwriter's madness/ WEA WEAN 18919
1982 Hold me back/part 2 Philips 6017324 12" Hold me back/part 2 Philips 6400588
Before his solo career, the Hague singer Peter Hollestelle was in Peter & Blizzards and Flag. Later he joined Cashmere.
1975 A place in the sun/You'll have to face the music Poker S 605 LP Hollestelle [& Rainbow Train] Poker POL 12002 1976 Last train to Clarksville/That'll be the day Poker S 606 1977 Take a look around you/I thought I knew Poker POS 15029 LP Step by step Poker POL 25042
ANITA MEYER 6-3-76 SINGLE 1 9 THE ALTERNATIVE WAY 29-5-76 SINGLE 9 8 YOU CAN DO IT 12-6-76 ALBUM 20 8 IN THE MEANTIME I WILL SING [Album v/d week @ 5-6-76] 13-11-76 SINGLE 18 6 JUST A DISILLUSION 19-3-77 SINGLE 21 5 ANITA THAT'S MY NAME 24-12-77 SINGLE tip IT HURTS 17-3-79 SINGLE tip YOU ARE MY EVERYTHING 19-7-80 SINGLE 28 5 ROCK ME UP A MOUNTAIN 14-2-81 SINGLE tip THE HURTIN' DOESN'T GO AWAY 29-8-81 SINGLE 1 14 WHY TELL ME WHY 12-9-81 ALBUM 1 28 SHADES OF DESIRE [Album v/d week @ 5-9-81] 5-12-81 SINGLE 3 10 THEY DON'T PLAY OUR LOVESONG ANYMORE 16-10-82 SINGLE 4 8 IDAHO 30-10-82 ALBUM 5 14 PAST PRESENT AND FUTURE [Album v/d week @ 23-10-82] 18-12-82 SINGLE 16 5 THE ONE THAT YOU LOVE [Alarmschijf @ 11-12-82] 8-10-83 SINGLE 23 5 GOODBYE TO LOVE 15-10-83 ALBUM 10 18 MOMENTS TOGETHER [Album v/d week @ 8-10-83] 24-12-83 SINGLE 23 4 SANDY'S SONG 31-3-84 SINGLE 33 3 BLAME IT ON LOVE 22-9-84 SINGLE 26 4 HEART OF STONE 6-10-84 ALBUM 10 12 FACE TO FACE 6-7-85 SINGLE tip THE STORY OF A NEW BORN LOVE 12-10-85 ALBUM 10 21 GREATEST HITS 19-10-85 SINGLE tip SOMETIMES WHEN WE TOUCH 19-4-86 SINGLE 31 3 WE'VE GOT TONIGHT 11-10-86 ALBUM 23 8 NOW AND FOREVER 18-10-86 SINGLE tip YOU ARE MY LIFE 31-1-87 SINGLE tip NOW AND FOREVER 17-10-87 ALBUM 13 18 PREMIERE 28-11-87 SINGLE tip THE EXODUS SONG 30-4-88 ALBUM 15 18 THE AHOY CONCERT [Album v/d week @ 23-4-88] 14-10-89 ALBUM 21 13 CLOSE TO YOU 24-11-90 SINGLE 21 5 FREEDOM [Alarmschijf @ 17-11-90] 8-12-90 ALBUM 37 6 AUTUMN LEAVES [Album v/d week @ 1-12-90] 19-9-92 SINGLE 34 3 MUSIC, MUSIC (THIS IS WHY) 17-10-92 ALBUM 53 5 MUSIC MUSIC 4-9-93 SINGLE 24 6 HET SPIJT ME [Alarmschijf @ 28-8-93] 17-9-94 SINGLE tip I'VE HEARD IT ALL BEFORE 8-10-94 ALBUM 35 11 THE LOVE OF A WOMAN ANITA MEYER & LEE TOWERS 11-1-86 SINGLE 9 8 RUN TO ME 15-3-86 ALBUM 5 22 RUN TO ME DIANNE MARCHALL 25-6-77 SINGLE 26 4 SANDY 24-9-77 SINGLE tip SPEEDTRAP 29-1-83 SINGLE tip IT'S MY TIME NOW EDDIE CONARD & AMERICAN DANCE BAND 9-10-82 SINGLE tip YOU ARE UNIQUE EDDY AND THE SOULBAND 25-2-84 SINGLE 24 4 SOULCHACHA 16-3-85 SINGLE tip THEME FROM "SHAFT" HANS VERMEULEN 5-6-76 SINGLE tip SHOULD I BE LONELY 13-11-76 SINGLE tip I COULDN'T STAY AWAY FROM YOU 20-11-82 SINGLE tip HILDE HANS VERMEULEN & RUTH JACOTT 24-10-92 SINGLE 20 4 TEYGO MAKANDRA [Alarmschijf @ 17-10-92] MAX 'N SPECS 25-10-80 SINGLE 13 8 DON'T COME STONED AND DON'T TELL TRUDE RAINBOW TRAIN 15-7-78 SINGLE 19 6 HEAVEN ON EARTH 20-1-79 SINGLE 31 3 ANOTHER BAND PETER HOLLESTELLE 25-10-75 SINGLE tip A PLACE IN THE SUN
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