This group featured members from various places in North Holland and existed from 1969 till 1973. The line-up was: Paul Vis (v, s, fl, ex-Beat Boys and Soulful Blues Quality, to Gamma), Cees Groen (g, ex-Lights, to F.B.I.), Taco Groen (o, p, to F.B.I., replaced Jan Dekker in 1972, who joined Telephone), Hans de Zwart (b, to Dizzy Man's Band), Toon Dols (dr, ex-Canyons, to Tequila) and Kees Knijn (v, g).
1973 Japie/Why are you crying Barclay 167017
July/Cowgirl Barclay 167019
Soul/big band from the IJmond featuring Dane Clark (v), Ruud Jansen (p, in 1975 in Billy B. Jacket & Friends), Ian Boelens (g, to Shane), Hans van Veller (s, b), John Mayer (tr), Siegmond Toes (s), Paul Vis (s, ex-Beat Boys, to Jigsaw) and Leon Klaasse (dr, to Weirdo, Valley of Dolls). The group's most successful period was in the early 70s, (when a.o. they accompanied Shirley); in 1976, they worked under the name of Soulful once again. The EP was recorded live at Daddy's Club in Haarlem. In 1978, Ruud Jansen made recordings with the Alcmar Rock Foundation, featuring: Rob ten Bokum (g), Charles Duyff (dr) and Hein Piscaer (b). With the latter two accompanying him, in 1981, Ruud recorded a single dedicated to John Lennon, who had been murdered the previous year. The record was self-released, since no record company wanted to touch it.
1969 EP Edition red (Practical English/Wasting my time/Sweet wine) R & R Music
1977 LP Live at the Safari Club Relight RLP 12001
1978 Do you think you're gonna make it/Money [featured on the LP, Bluesy rhythm
from the Dutch West Coast] Munich BM 150223
1981 Today I lost a friend/Melafunk Miragram P 1312
1975 Love confession/ EMI 5C 006-25328
A Noordholland trio, consisting of Henk Haanraads (v, g, ex-Tortilla, to Shoreline), Gerard Borst (dr, ex-Kraayeveld, to Spaak and Nightshift) and Ian Boelens (v, b, ex-Soulful Blues Quality, to Rubber Band). The group was founded in the fall of 1973 and gave their last concert on 1st January 1975, but didn't make any records.
Valley of Dolls from Castricum existed in 1978-1979; didn't make any records, but each one of the members went on to well-known bands: Leon Klaasse (dr, ex-Weirdo and Soulful Blues Quality, to Sweet d'Buster), Rob Schouten (g, released a solo LP), George Lauhenapessi (perc), Peter Smits (p, in 1979 replaced by Walter Sell, who left to join Massada) and Peter van Straten (b, to Vitesse). On his LP, Rob plays arrangements of children's songs, accompanied by (a.o.) Louis Debij and Jan Hollestelle.
1980 LP Happy guitar WEA WEAN 58117
A symphonic pop group from Alkmaar, founded in 1974 by Paul Vis (fl, s, b,
ex-Jigsaw), Jan Dekker (o, ex-Telephone) and Jos Boon (g, ex-Crystal
Palace). Jan was in 1976 replaced by Willem Swikker (o, p,
ex-Spaak, in 1980 also in Tony's Egg). During their live performances, they were supported by Ronald Regensburg (b) and Henk Schaafsma (dr). In 1981, Jos and Paul performed as a duo. In 1982, the duo changed into a trio again, with the recruitment of Marcel Zoontjes (perc).
1979 Aurora borealis/Seagirl Utopia 6198310
1980 LP Aurora borealis [working title: Northern lights] Utopia 9198660
Dance orchestra from Alkmaar, consisting of Han Wellerdieck (v, g, ex-Watchers, later solo as 'troubadour'), Ad Wagemaker (o, p, ex-Peps, to Match), Cees Groen (v, g, to Jigsaw), Claus Komen (v, b, to Bluebird) and Bob Broersma (dr). This line-up existed from 1967 till 1969; then changed; the group remained active until 1972.
1969 Here I'm sitting by the candlelight/Stupid boy Injection TAR 61532
1980 Ik was 'r al vergeten/Als vader naar z'n kinderen kijkt Telstar TS 3101
1981 Moeder natuur/Thee in het koffiehuis Telstar TS 3398
LP Daar ga ik weer Telstar TAR 19965 TL
Dance orchestra from around Hoorn. The group existed in 1972-1973 and also worked in 1973 under the name of Carthago. Line-up: Gerard Sijm (v, to Musky and Rubber Band), Ed Prummel (b, to Dais), Sam Vijn (g, in 1973 replaced by organist Taco Groen, ex-Jigsaw, to Distance, Aztex and Tau), Jan Sijm (g, to Break, in 1973 replaced by Cees Groen, ex-Jigsaw, to Choice) and Erik van Kranen (dr, ex-Gallery, to Brandy).
Rock group from West Friesland, consisting of Guus Reinaarts (b), Jan Sijm (v, g, ex-F.B.I.), Loek Manshanden (v, dr, ex-Aristocats), Gerard Borst (v, g) and Jan Does (v, o, p, ex-Bluebird, Tandem and Ferro). Ex-member: Ron Kampsteeg (g, ex-Dynamo, to Roncomb Alley).
1981 Love train/ CNR 141700
Rock group from Alkmaar, founded in 1976. Line-up: Jaap Koedijk (b), Ton Groot (v), Toon Dols (dr, ex-Jigsaw, in 1981 replaced by Gerard Borst, ex-Nightshift, later in Jatwerk), Frits de Boer (g, ex-Dump, in 1980 to the Houthakkers and replaced by Cees Groen, ex-Choice and Ferro) and Erik Bos (o,p, ex-Dump, in 1980 to the Houthakkers).
1970 Please come home/China boogie part 1 Negram NG 208
1972 China boogie part 2/Would I lie to you Negram NG 268
Dallics from Alkmaar were founded in 1967 by Erik Bos (v,
g), Ruud Schuit (g), Moby Dick (b) and Hans Wokke (dr). In 1968, the
new line-up was formed: Erik, Moby, Peter Telleman (dr,
ex-Mocks, Strangers, Anno LXVI and Local Sunset), Fons Vreeken (o, p,
ex-Sweet) and Bert Berkenpas (v, g, ex-Anno LXVI). In 1969, Bert was replaced by Guus Bos (v,
ex-Alleycats); in 1970, Erik switched to bass and Bavo Dekker (g, ex-Alleycats) his place. In 1970, Guus and Bavo formed a group called
Country Fair and the Dallics
changed their name to Dallic Control; the line-up by then was: Ben Schouten (v), Erik Bos (v, b), Fons
Vreeken (o, p, v), Peter Telleman (dr) and Cor de Boo (g). In 1974, this group switched to hard rock and the name was changed into Dump. Dump toured Poland four times, before disbanding in 1976. In the last six months of their existance, the group had an extra guitarist by the name of Frits de Boer. Frits and Erik
formed Tequila in 1976; Fons, Ben and Cor formed the Dekzwabbers (after Cor joined the Hobo Stringband in 1977); Peter, Erik and Frits formed the Houthakkers in 1980.
1969 Nobody loves me/I'll leave the love I found Delta DS 1331
I'm everybody's nobody/Tomorrow Delta DS 1345
Beat group from Alkmaar, earlier known as Al & Alleycats. The group existed from 1962 till 1967, featuring (a.o.): Guus Bos (v, to Dallics), Bavo Dekker (g, ex-Marks, also to Dallics) and Wil de Meyer (g, via Vips, Gravediggers and Leslie & Laurens Enterprise - a soul duo from IJmuiden - to Rob Hoeke).
1966 You went away/All the things CNR UH 9835
A country-rock group from Alkmaar, founded in 1971 by Bavo Dekker (g, ex-Dallics) and Guus Bos (v, g, vi, ex-Dallics). They made their first single with their colleagues from Dallics, Erik Bos (b) and Peter Telleman (dr). Directly after that, Country Fair emerged as a group, with Cor Nieuwpoort (v, dr) and Willem Schoone (v, b, ex-Tortilla, in 1972 replaced by Hans Tonkes). In 1974, they started collaborating with Leen Mulder from Aalsmeer, whose group (the Hobo Stringband) had just disbanded. The latter name remained.
1971 Baby/Texas Johnny Negram NG 250
1972 Please come home/Texas Johnny Negram NG 282
This folk group from Aalsmeer was founded in 1970. The line-up was: Gert van Leeuwen (v), Will Joore (b), Leendert Mulder (v, g, vi), Rob Schadé (v, g) and Dick Kuin (v, g). In 1974, everyone left, except for Leendert (Dick went to Emerald). Then this group merged with Country Fair, resulting in the new line-up: Leendert Mulder (v, g, vi), Bavo Dekker (g), Guus Bos (v, g, vi), Hans Tonkes (b, to Match) and Cor Nieuwpoort (dr, replaced Erik van Kronen in 1974, ex-Brandy, to Mayflower). In 1977, the group was augmented by Cor de Boo (g, ex-Dump and Tequila). In 1978, Cor Nieuwpoort was replaced by Harry Heeren (dr, ex-Electric Tear) and then by Rob Sibbald (dr, ex-Memphis). One year later, the line-up was changed drastically once again: Leendert Mulder (v, g, vi), Leo van Reeven (g, ex-Calyx), Robert Meinema (dr, ex-Rock Candy, soon replaced by Peng Offe), Dick Kuin (v, g, back again) and Danny Merkelbach (b, in 1980 replaced by Ron Kroos). In 1980, the group disbanded, but then reformed for yet another stint in 1981, featuring: Guus, Leen, Bavo, Cor, Hans and Henny Kemper (v, ex-Angel Eye). Guus, Henny and Rob Sibbald formed the Shithouse Band after that.
1972 Old Joe Clark/Run mountain/I'm sorry Injection TAR 134549
Rattlesnake Joe/Drunken sailor Lowland 180144
1973 Handsome Molly/Headin' west CNR 141212
1974 Ole slewfoot/The old man/Popla waltz CNR 141260
LP Dedicated to Fiedel CNR 657509
1976 Sally G/I really care Negram NG 2073
Diggy diggy lo/Big Bertha the truckdrivin' queen Negram NG 2176
LP Down the road Negram NK 209
LP Dedicated to Fiedel [re] CNR 385266
1978 LP Down the road [re] Bovema-Negram 5C 038-25969
Shoreline, from Noordholland, was founded in 1975 by Jitse Bijpost (v, dr, ex-Rockin' Four + One), Henk Haanraads (g, ex-Shane), Jan Kramer (o, p, in 1980 replaced by Boudewijn van Buuren, ex-Cry Of Passion and Attic Band) and Piet Ooievaar (b, in 1977 replaced by Willem Schoone, ex-Crystal Palace).
1975 Charmaine/Happiness Philips 6012538
1976 Love is all I have to give/Tiny wrinkles Philips 6012632
1977 Donna del gracia/You're only thirteen Negram NG 2224
1979 Tobacco/Party tonight Gip 4062
1980 Polder medley/Shoreline tune Pink Point PPS 0102
Rumours [on LP Koppop] Pink Point PPL 101
1981 I like rock & roll/All your love Dureco 4404
Naar de kermis/Ken ik hier nog koffie kragge Pink Point PPS 0107
AZ zal bloeien/
1981 Geen kerstfeest voor mij/Kerstklanken CNR 141879
Rock group from IJmond, starring Walter Tromp (v, b), Gerard Borst (dr, ex-Shane and Spaak, in 1981 to Tequila), Jan Jansen (v, ex-RDL McAllen), Haye Pieters (v, g, ex-RDL McAllen) and Henk Schoorl (g, replaced Luc Buur in 1980, ex-RDL McAllen).
Rock group from Hoorn consisting of Gerrit Sijm (v, ex-F.B.I., Carthago and Musky), Jaap Bruyn (dr, ex-Musky), Henno van Donselaar (o, p, ex-Oscar Benton, to Jacques Kloes Band), Ian Boelens (g, v, ex-Shane, to Gilette) and Ed Prummel (v,b, ex-Dais). The group was active in 1977/78.
1977 Mighty quinn/
Rock group from Beverwijk - didn't release any records, but during
their short existance (1975/76), featured a notable line-up: Jaap
ex-Bintangs, to Invasion and
Arthy Kraayeveld), Kobus Mulder (g, to
Invasion), Frits van der Mey (v), Burt van der Mey (dr, to Salomon King Band, Jacques Kloes Band and Carlsberg) and Ed Prumel (b, ex-F.B.I., to Rubber Band).
Rock group from Beverwijk, founded in 1974. The line-up in 1977 was: Jaap Castricum (g, ex-Dais, to Arthy Kraayeveld Band, a member since 1976), Kobus Mulder (g, ex-Dais, a member since 1976), René Wienen (v), Martin v.d. Sluis (b) and Nico Jacobs (dr).
1977 Realist dream/Don't want to live with you EMI ??
In 1970, Arthy and Frank Kraayeveld left The Bintangs to launch his own group with Hein Brandjes (g, ex-Frogs Ltd.) and Gerard Borst (dr, ex-Turquoise, in 1972 replaced by ex-Bintang Harry Schierbeek). The sound of Kraayeveld was somewhat harsher and rougher than that of The Bintangs. The first three singles were produced by Boudewijn de Groot. In 1973, Arthy formed Carlsberg, Gerard joined Shane and Frank and Harry returned to The Bintangs. After Carlsberg, Arthy was in Uzi for a short time (1976), then formed his own band in 1977 with Japie Castricum (g, ex-Dais), Jerry Göbel (dr, ex-Uzi, to Nina Hagen Band) and Arnold Schierbeek (b). In 1978, Japie went to Carlsberg and Arthy formed his Car Radio Band with Fred van Vloten (dr, ex-Finch), Peter Vink (b, ex-Finch) and Ferdy Karmelk (g, ex-Tee Set, Herman Brood, went to join Nina Hagen Band in 1978).
1971 Mona Lisa/Be rolling Decca 6100034
Mustang driver/Take me down Decca 6100047
Jambalaya/Lunatic Decca 6100062
1972 Chicky jambouree/Wilo manger Decca 6100077
Do dad/Sir Wilfer [as Circus Kraayeveld] Ariola AT 12395
1974 Yes tonight Josephine/Screwdrivin' man Lark INS 9502
1975 Johnny do it faster/Fat lookin' woman Lark INS 9517
1977 Ride on/Eighty horses New Entry DNS 301
Agnes Grey/Salzburg New Entry DNS 302
LP Ram man New Entry DNL 1101
1979 Sweet Louise/Hot Mary's Philips 6075060
LP Shoot Universe LS 17
Group from Alkmaar, founded in 1968. Line-up (until 1970): Gerard Borst (dr, to Kraayeveld), Ben de Bruin (g, to Panda), Ronald Krom (b, to Bintangs, ex-Selfkick), Emile den Tex (v, to Panda), Thé Lau (g, to Tortilla) and Jan-Piet den Tex (v, g, to Tortilla). The single featured: Gerard, Emile, Thé and Jan-Piet.
1970 Who knows/The daughter of Johnnie Ray Negram NG 175
The Selfkick started in 1965 as The Hotdogs comprising Peter de
Leeuwe (d, ex-Moans, to Bintangs, later
in Ekseption), Ton de Woude (g), Dick Kuijer
(g) and Fred de la Rie (b). In 1966, Wim van Baal took the drum seat. With the
addition of art student Yme de Jong on vocals they changed their name to
Selfkick, a name acquired from accompanying poet Johnny the Selfkicker
during a "Beat & Poetry" tour. Their single "Gosh I'm Your Woman Not Your
Wife" was the first freakbeat single by a Dutch band (in 1966 called "freak
out"). Next they recorded the theme for the TV show "Zo is het toevallig ook nog
eens een keer", but their music was too freaky to hit the charts. Their
performances were real "happenings" with smashing up equipment, stage props and
action painting by Yme de Jong. The highlights in their career were opening
shows for The Pretty Things (1966) and Pink Floyd (1967).
In 1968, Fred de la Rie and Dirk Kuijer left Selfkick to be replaced by René van Zutphen (g) and Ronald Krom (b, ex-Turquoise), but the group split soon afterwards. Of the original members, only Wim van Baal remained active on the music scene, deputizing in bands like The Bintangs and The Binks. Yme de Jong concentrated on his career as an artist, writing an occasional song (like "Cold War Generation Kids" for The Bintangs album, "Genuine Bull").
1966 Gosh, I'm your woman not your wife/Blues for Strawinsky Delta DS 1167
Zo is het toevallig ook nog eens een keer/Blues for us by us Delta DS 1187
A short-lived group (1976-1977) featuring a number of prominent musicians from the Haarlem pop scene: André Versluijs (b, ex-Carlsberg, to Vitesse), Nico Taihutu (v, ex-Bintangs, in 1976 replaced by Tony Galahan, ex-Knack), Arthy Kraayeveld (g, ex-Carlsberg, later solo), Tony Leroy (g, ex-Met & Zonder), Jaap de Wit (g, ex-Carlsberg, to Match) and Jerry Göbel (dr, ex-Carlsberg, to Arthy Kraayeveld Band and replaced by Wim Jongbloed, ex-Knack, to Lucifer).
A 'supergroup' from Noordholland; only existed in 1970-1971. Members: Emile den Tex (v, ex-Turquoise, to Tortilla), Jaap van Eyk (b, ex-Cuby + Blizzards, to Livin' Blues), Rob Kruisman (v, fl, g, s, ex-Modesty Blaise, to The Bintangs), Rob ten Bokum (g, ex-Modesty Blaise, also to Bintangs) and Herman van Boeyen (dr, ex-Tee Set, to Livin' Blues). Other members probably featured at some point or other: Marjo Schenk (v, in 1971, ex-Moan, later to Jaap Dekker) and Ben de Bruin (g, ex-Turquoise, to Johnny Kendall).
1971 Stranger/Medicine man Decca 6100013
No cookies/Swingin' about Philips 6075130
1972 Living for tomorrow/Blue boy blues Philips 6012182
Rock group from Haarlem, founded by Rob Kruisman after he left Ekseption in 1968. Other members were Jaap Dekker (o, p, ex-Moan) and Rob ten Bokum (g, ex-Mark Jansen, to The Bintangs). In 1970, the group re-emerged as Panda, but in 1972, they reverted back to Blaise and made more records under this name. In 1972, Kruisman also went to The Bintangs.
1969 Mingus/Your way Polydor S 1330
1970 Morning sun/Break of the day Polydor 2050029
1972 Come back/When I grew up [als Blaise] Polydor 2050158
The group Tortilla from Bergen was founded in 1970 by Emile den Tex (v, g, ex-Panda, later solo and in Electric Tear), Jan-Piet den Tex (v, g, p, ex-Turquoise, in 1971 in the session group Circle, to Electric Tear), Henk Haanraads (g, ex-SQ'66 and Sinckapace Galliard, to Shane), Gerard Groothuys (dr, ex-Zoo and Orange Bicycle, to Parnassus and Electric Tear) and Willem Schoone (b, ex-Rob Hoeke). In 1971, right after the LP's release, Willem left for to Country Fair; he was succeeded by, respectively, Jaap van der Sluis (b, ex-Flat Country, to Electric Tear) and in 1972 - Piet Dekker (b, ex-SQ'66, to Slumberland Band). Also playing along in 1972, the year that Tortilla disbanded, was Thé Lau (g, ex-Turquoise, to Music Garden).
1971 Every angel comes from nowhere/Old friends Catfish 5C 006-24408
The man, the woman and the dog/Back to the roots Catfish 5C 00624467
LP Little heroes Catfish 5C 05624381
22-7-72 SINGLE tip PLEASE COME HOME
29-3-80 ALBUM 30 5 AURORA BOREALIS
27-1-73 SINGLE tip JAPIE (LIGT TE DUTTEN OP DE STOEP)
12-6-71 SINGLE 25 5 MONA LISA
6-9-75 SINGLE tip JOHNNY DO IT FASTER
20-6-87 SINGLE tip SOMS IS HET DIT (EN DAN WEER DAT)
7-5-88 SINGLE tip ABRAHAM
1-10-88 SINGLE tip JE T'AIME
4-3-89 SINGLE tip ACHTER DE HEUVELS
1-7-89 SINGLE tip MANUELA
25-11-89 SINGLE tip BEDANKT, TOT ZIENS
28-4-90 SINGLE tip TOEN HET ZOMER WERD OP RHODOS
15-9-90 SINGLE tip 'T MAAKT ME NIET UIT
4-5-91 SINGLE tip OUWE HUIS
21-9-91 SINGLE tip LIEFDE GAAT VOORBIJ
3-4-93 SINGLE tip VIVA L'AMOR
14-5-94 SINGLE tip BANDOLERO
30-7-94 ALBUM 52 8 BANDOLERO
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