This group from Zwolle was formed in 1974 by former members of Strange
Power. Initially, they undertook the direction of symphonic rock but eventually evolved into a jazz-rock outfit.
The line-up was: Rik Elings (o, p, b, fl), Henk Zomer (dr, to Chris Hinze), Rens Nieuwland (g), Rob Franken (o, p,
ex-Rob Franken Organization) and Erik Raayman (b, to Henk Elsink).
In 1975, the group went through three bass players in a row: Cees Essers (to Specs Hildebrand), Paul Bagmeyer (ex-Vitesse, to Houseband) and Pablo Nahar (to MM). Other musicians participating that year included: Rens, Robert Vink (dr) and Peter Schon (o, p, ex-Crypto, to Innerminit and Pumpkin). Ronald Zeldenrust (later in Goblet and Turquoise) filled in on drums temporarily
1976 saw another line-up change: Kees Smit (s, ex-Daisy Dynamite and John Russell, to High Life and MM), Arthur Clarke (b, ex-Solution) joined existing members Rens, Robert and Peter.
In 1982, the group was revived by Rik, Henk, Theo de Jong (b, ex-Taurus) and a succession of guitar players.
1974 Big ferro/Tamatua Atlantic ATLN ? LP Atlantic ATLN 40553 1975 Frisky frog funk/High checker Atlantic ATLN 10589 LP II Atlantic ATLN 50078
Rock group from Zwolle, founded in 1970, became somewhat famous after changing their name to Scope (1974). Strange Power also accompanied Barry Freeman. Line-up: Stanley Kho (g, in 1972 replaced by Rens Nieuwland), Henk Zomer (dr), Erik Raayman (b, g, to Medusa), Jos Engelhard (s, to Wave, member till 1973), Ben Gerritsen (vibes, ex-Hazy Gate Bellhops and Moldy Figs, to Last Moment and Farrago, members of Strange Power from 1972 till 1973) and Rik Elings (o, p, fl). Some time in 1974, Helmig v.d. Vegt (o, p, ex-Cuby & Blizzards) also stood in for a short spell.
1971 That's the way/Turn me loose Power 110001 Tenderfoot/Spring RCA 74-16061 1973 LP Watch your step [ooit verschenen?]
1971 That's the way/Turn me loose RCA 74-16055 Mary in the morning/Future RCA 74-16057
Barry Freeman 22-5-71 SINGLE tip MARY IN THE MORNING
Pop group from Haarlem, formed in 1977. Line-up: Martin Scheffer (v, g), Rob Spierenburg (o,p), Kees Wassenaar (dr, replaced Rex Stulp (ex-Icc) in 1981, who, in turn, replaced Dennis Plantinga in 1980) and Jos Schild (b, replaced Theo de Jong in 1980, ex-Kayak, who came in place of Piet Traanberg and went on to join Scope).
1980 Meadow/Undiscovered Mercury 6017087 1981 LP Illusions of a night CBS/Multi MTI 58051
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