A Groningen rock'n'roll group, featuring, a.o., Dick Beekman (dr, later in Rodijs). (Presumably, Eelco Gelling and Harry Muskee were also members of this group).
1962 Autumn leaves/Red sails in the sunset EP Black rock/Breaking and shaking/Rockin' strings/Tombola
There were bandnames like Rowdies and Rowdy's in Arnhem, Beverwijk, Enschede, Winschoten and Belgium. That's why the group from Groningen changed its name into
Ro-d-ys, when the group from Enschede started to get some attention. The
Ro-d-ys existed from 1966 'til 1969 and arose from a schoolband called Popular Pipers Boys
Band, a Shadows soundalike.
Members included: Harry Rijnbergen (v,g, to Zen and Harley Jay), Ben Groen (g, also to Zen), Wigger Kenter (b,tr), Joop Hulzebos (keys,g) and Dick Beekman (dr, ex-Rocking Strings, see above, Sharks and Cuby).
In 1967, Dick went back to Cuby and was replaced by Wim van Meegen (ex-Just Me). For commercial reasons, in 1969, singer Annet Hesterman was added (also solo and later in Sacha & Paul). After that, the group soon fell apart.
1966 You'd better take care of yourself/Wheels wheels wheels Philips JF 333645 1967 Take her home/Only one week Philips JF 333830 Just fancy/Gods of evil Philips JF 333855 Nothing to change a mind/Stop looking on a deadlock Philips JF 333885 To morrow [op LP Best beat] Fontana QL 626357 LP Just fancy Philips XPY 855034 1968 Sleep sleep sleep/Show me by candle light Philips JF 333921 Anytime/Dr. Sipher Philips JF 333963 Unforgettable girl/Everytime a second Philips JF 333977 Earnest vocation/Isn't it a good time Philips JF 334554 LP Earnest vocation Philips XPY 855075 1969 Winter woman/Looking for something better Philips JF 334690
In 1966, she ended up second in the Cabaret Der Onbekenden, behind Ellie Nieman. Alongside some Dutch records, in 1968, she recorded an outstanding English pop single and in 1969, she could be heard on a single by the Rodijs (1969). In the seventies, she was part of the duo Sacha & Paul, with Paul "King" Guldenaar (to Album).
1966 Draag schoenen om te lopen/Johnny ik bel je Philips JF 327989 Het leven is een hitparade/I don't understand Philips JF ?????? Waar op de wereldbol/De wereld is leeg zonder jou Philips JF 333593 1967 Ik wacht op de zomer/ Philips JF 333693 'k Ben zo vaak alleen/Je lijkt op ma Philips JF 333888 1968 Something's gotten hold of my heart/Surrounded by a ray of sunshine Philips JF 334556 1969 Winter woman/Looking for something better [& Rodijs] Philips JF 334690 Zoek 't niet te ver/Ons laatste afscheid Philips JF 334697 Ik ben gekker dan je denkt/Zou het waar zijn Philips JF 336050
RO-D-YS 6-5-67 SINGLE 3 11 TAKE HER HOME 15-7-67 SINGLE 8 8 JUST FANCY 28-10-67 SINGLE tip NOTHING TO CHANGE A MIND 25-11-67 SINGLE 34 2 NOTHING TO CHANGE A MIND 6-1-68 SINGLE tip SLEEP SLEEP SLEEP 27-1-68 SINGLE 40 2 SLEEP SLEEP SLEEP 9-3-68 SINGLE tip ANY TIME RO-D-YS & Annet Hesterman 1-3-69 SINGLE tip WINTER WOMAN
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