This group was formed in 1969 in Enschede. The first lineup was: Hilda Felix (vocals), Henk Westendorp (vocals, later in Superfly), John Snuverink (vocals, guitar), Frans Schaddelee (bass), leader Koos Versteeg (vocals & keys) and Ruud Nijhuis (drums). In 1972, only Koos and Rudi remained in the group, and the rest of the band comprised: Getty Kaspers (vocals, in 1976 solo as Getty), John Gaasbeek (bass, in 1964 in the Stora Combo, later known as Orkest Freddie Golden, left in 1976), Chris de Wolde (guitar) and Ard Weenink (until 1976). New members joined in 1976: Hans Nijland (bass, in 1977 replaced by Nick de Vos), Betty Vermeulen (vocals), Marianne Wolsink (vocals, ex-Head). In 1975, Teach-In participated in the Eurovision Song Contest.

Nick De Vos' brother Wim replaced Frans Schaddelee, first temporarily when the latter fell ill, and then was asked to stay permanently. Wim joined the band in 1972 and stayed for about six months. Earlier, he had played with Chris de Wolde in The Honest Men.

Besides Teach In, Wim played in several bands, including Adrian van de Berg, Patricia Paay (in Himalaya - one of their hits was "Put your hand the hand"), Jan de Hont, Wim Overgaauw, Eef Albers, etc.

Unfortunately, Henk Westendorp later died in a car crash.

From the "Dutch Eurovision Biographies":

Teach In were Getty Kaspers, Chris de Wolde, Ard Weenink, Koos Versteeg, John Gaasbeek and Ruud Nijhuis. The band was formed in 1967, with a different line-up from the one in 1975. Singer Getty joined the band in 1971, when they got their first recording contract with producer and composer Eddy Ouwens. In 1974, the band had three Top 15 hits, after which their winning Eurovision entry, "Ding-A-Dong", was recorded, which resulted in a chart entry in nearly every European country. Teach In toured Europe for the next two years, but the success took its toll when the band split up in 1978. Getty tried a solo career, but wasn't succesful. In 1979, Ruud Nijhuis and Koos Versteeg reformed the band, this time with two new female singers. After three more hits, the group split up again. In 1997, news came that the original line-up (with Getty Kaspers) had re-recorded some of their old hits and had plans to tour again.


1971 Spoke the Lord creator/Darkness of life			       CBS 7144
     Can't be so bad/Take me to the water			       CBS 7530
1972 So easy to sing/My name is honey				       CBS 8173
1974 Fly away/Bye bye bye					     CNR 141250
     In the summernight/Old friend goodbye			     CNR 141246
     Tennessee town/There ain't no time				     CNR 141287
     LP Roll along						     CNR 651005
1975 Dingadong/Ik heb geen geld voor de trein			     CNR 141291
     Dingadong/The circus show					     CNR 141301
     Goodbye love/Sailor man					     CNR 141308
     LP Get on board						     CNR 657522     
     LP Festival						     CNR 539001
1976 Rose valley/Lala love song					     CNR 141320
     Upside down/Please come home				  Negram NG 783
     LP Teach-In						Polydor 2383341
1977 A ride in the night/A wonderful feeling			  Negram NG 847
     See the sun/All around					  Negram NG 879
     My rock & roll song/Our story			    Negram 5C 006-82420
     LP See the sun					  Negram NN 6/064-82400
1978 Dear John/Instrumental John				     CNR 141498
1979 The robot/Well Comeback					     CNR 141527
     Greenpeace/Part 2						     CNR 141531
     LP Greenpeace						     CNR 660034
1980 Regrets/Things we say					    RCA PB 8766
     Bad day/I wish you all the luck				    RCA PB 8797

[23-03-1974]^5*10       FLY AWAY teach-in
[07-09-1974]^5*11       IN THE SUMMERNIGHT teach-in
[07-12-1974]^13*5       TENNESSEE TOWN teach-in
[15-03-1975]^3*7        DING-A-DONG teach-in
[11-10-1975]^5*8        GOODBYE LOVE teach-in
[24-01-1976]^17*5       ROSE VALLEY teach-in
[20-11-1976]^2*11       UPSIDE DOWN teach-in
[07-05-1977]^31*3       A RIDE IN THE NIGHT teach-in
[03-09-1977]^26*6       SEE THE SUN teach-in
[21-10-1978]^5*11       DEAR JOHN teach-in
[17-03-1979]^20*4       THE ROBOT teach-in
[07-04-1979]^10*7       GREENPEACE teach-in


Getty Kaspers, ex-singer of Teach In.

1976 Love me/I am ready						     CNR 141354
1977 Mademoiselle/Believe me					     CNR 141390
     Shelter me/Fly with me					     CNR 141410
     I'm alone/Fly with me					     CNR 141429
1982 Madame/Weet je nog wel					       A&R 2235
     LP Album							      A&R 85722
     Ik wil je liever niet weer zien/Voor jou, voor mij		Philips 6017378


After Getty Kaspers and John Gaasbeek left Teach-In, Getty recorded solo and, together with Wilma van Diepen, formed Balloon.

1978 Summer party/In the good old days				     CNR 141476
1979 All you need is the music/Come to the city			Philips 6075072
1980 LP Cum laude [met Rick v.d. Linden en Rein v.d. Broeck]	  K-Tel TN 1481

Submitted by: Adri Verhoef (a3@a3.xs4all.nl-removespam)
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