Dizzy Man's Band

Dirk van der Horst 1946 - 2004

The Dizzy Man's Band from De Zaan was founded in 1969 under the name Take Five. In 1970, they changed their name and recorded their first records. The first line-up consisted of: Jacques Kloes (v, ex-Rocking Friends, Black Ventures and Baby Rockers), Herman Smak (o,p), Dick Buysman (b, ex-Jollies and Scott Walker), Dirk van der Horst (g, ex-Teckels), Klaas Versteeg (fl,s, ex-Chester Card and Regulation), Karl Kalf (tr, cello), Joop Tromp (dr, ex-Names & Faces) and roadie Bob Ketzer (voc. and antics, ex-Chester Card).  This line-up kept going until 1973, when a number of changes followed: 1973: Dick went to Lucifer and was replaced by Jan Visser (b, ex-George Baker Selection, went soon to Beehive) and Hans de Zwart (b, ex-Jigsaw).  1974: Karl Kalf left the group; he later formed the horn section of the Golden Earring together with Bertus Borgers. 1975: Hans de Zwart went to the Steve Allet Band; his successor was Frans Meinecke (b, ex-Brandy). 1978: Jacques Kloes went solo; the Dizzies were shifting their sound more towards hard rock with their newly-recruited vocalist Steve Allet (ex-Antilope and Steve Allet Band) at the forefront. Joop Tromp went to Spryng and was replaced by Ton Dijkman (dr, ex-Spaak). 1981: Steve Allet and Frans Meinecke (from Shithouse Band) parted ways with the band. The new line-up consisted of: Rini Oudhuis (v, ex-Bram Vermeulen & Toekomst, replaced Yolande Siffels (ex-Amphora)), Toth Zandu (Taxfree and Match), Dirk van der Horst (g), Erwin van Ligten (b, ex-Spaak), Ton Dijkman (dr, also in Tony's Egg), Bob Ketzer (v) and Herman Smak (o,p).  In 1982 the line-up included Rini, Dirk, Erwin (g), Ton, Bob and Jan-Hans Berg (b).

1970	Tell me it's alright/Window Eagle 6
	Tickatoo/My love Negram NG 187
	Young love/Pearly queen Negram NG 202
	LP Dizzy do tickatoo Negram NG 20001
1971	Zig zag city/Point of no return Negram NG 221
	Let's go to the beach/Let's stick together Injection 134538
	A matter of facts/Who is who Injection 134547
	LP Luctor et emergo CNR 657507
1972	Jumbo/Crazy summer Imperial 5C 006-24623
	Shocking/Pretty Kitty Imperial 5C 006-24668
	There's music in money [advertising-single for the Amro Bank, containing:
	Money Makes The Singer (Sing And The DJ Play His Song)/
	/Money Is Funny, We Lusten Er Wel Pap Van En Andere Aardige,
	Leerzame Dingen] Sonopresse SHOL 2085
	LP The best Negram 5C 054-24735
1973	The show/Why don't you dance Harvest 5C 006-24699
	Fire/Mickey Mouse EMI 5C 006-24870
1974	Mony the phoney/Lady Carefree EMI 5C 006-24894
	Dizzy on the rocks/Run run run EMI 5C 006-25053
	LP The show EMI 5C 054-24986
1975	The opera/Money EMI 5C 006-25096
	Turkey Turkey/The most beautiful part of the day EMI 5C 006-25351
	LP The opera EMI 5C 050-25195
1976	Every day in action/Painted machine EMI 5C 006-25510
	LP Dizzy Man's Band Emigold DAG 100
1977	Stop the music/De boerderij EMI 5C 006-25576
	Rio/Booze and bad women Warner Brothers WBN 17059
1978	Red/Pierrot Warner Brothers WBN 17217
1979	UFO lights/Fame is the name of the game WEA WEAN 18033
	Fideljo/Who knows WEA WEAN 18057
	LP Golden greats Bovema-Negram 5C 028-26152
1980	Mony mony/Get it up Polydor 2050630
	LP The best Music For Pleasure 1A 022-58001
1981	Tickatoo/The opera EMI 5C 006-26698

BOB KETZER

1975	Blue Kangaroo/Arabian night EMI 5C 006-25077

SPAAK

A jazz-rock group from Alkmaar, active in 1975-1976 - did not make any records, but featured an interesting line-up: Gerard Kroone (b, ex-Flat Country), Hans Meindersma (v, g, ex-Flat Country), Willem Swikker (o, p, to Gamma), Gerard Borst (dr, ex-Shane, to Nightshift, in 1976 replaced by Ton Dijkman, ex-Flat Country, to Dizzy Man's Band) and Erwin van Ligten (g, to Dizzy Man's Band).

FLAT COUNTRY

This group from Alkmaar existed for one year in 1975, didn't make any records, but did supply some well-known groups with a number of musicians: Tineke Schoemaker (v) went to Barrelhouse, Bonne Zigtema (v, g) to the Rousers, Hans Meindersma (g), Gerard Kroone (b), to Spaak and Ton Dijkman (dr, ex-R.D.L. McAllen), went via Spaak to the Dizzy Man's Band.  Around 1970, a band of the same name originated from Wieringermeer. Their bassist Jaap van der Sluis went on to Tortilla in 1971.

JACQUES KLOES

Ex-singer of the Dizzy Man's Band and (for a short while) the Downtown Blues & Boogie Band. His accompanying group featured: Henno van Donselaar (v, s, o, p, ex-Rubber Band), Ger Visser (v, g, ex-RDL MacAllen), Willem Visser (v,b, ex-RDL MacAllen and Salomon King Band, to Carlsberg) and Burt v.d. Mey (dr, ex-Dais and Salomon King Band, to Carlsberg, replaced by Willem Baal).

1979	Deeper than love/It's been a long time WEA WEAN 18034
	You make it allright/It's been a long time [with Patricia Paay] WEA WEAN 18054
1980	Don't break my heart/ WEA WEAN 18157
	Geronimo's Cadillac/ WEA WEAN 18269
	LP Splash

Charts:

DIZZY MAN'S BAND
11-7-70 SINGLE 6 10 TICKATOO
3-10-70 SINGLE tip YOUNG LOVE
24-10-70 SINGLE tip PEARLY QUEEN
20-2-71 SINGLE 37 2 ZIG ZAG CITY
3-7-71 SINGLE 17 6 LET'S GO TO THE BEACH
15-1-72 SINGLE 5 9 A MATTER OF FACTS [Alarmschijf @ 8-1-72]
17-6-72 SINGLE 10 9 JUMBO
11-11-72 SINGLE 17 5 SHOCKING [Alarmschijf @ 4-11-72]
31-3-73 SINGLE 5 14 THE SHOW
10-11-73 SINGLE 21 4 FIRE
16-2-74 SINGLE 18 4 MONEY THE PHONEY [Alarmschijf @ 9-2-74]
18-1-75 SINGLE 31 3 DIZZY ON THE ROCKS
7-6-75 SINGLE 2 8 THE OPERA
19-7-75 ALBUM 30 5 THE OPERA
3-1-76 SINGLE 25 4 TURKEY TURKEY
24-7-76 SINGLE 19 5 EVERYDAY IN ACTION
7-1-78 SINGLE 26 5 RIO
2-9-78 SINGLE 30 4 RED
12-7-80 SINGLE tip MONY MONY
JACQUES KLOES
15-9-79 SINGLE 25 5 YOU MAKE IT ALLRIGHT
4-7-92 SINGLE tip FANTASTISCHE VROUW

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


Line-up:

Jaques Kloes: Vocals
Frans Meinike: Bass
Dick van der Horst: Guitar
Herman Smak: Keybords
Joost Tromp: Drums
Klaas Versteeg: Trumpet
Bob Ketzer: Road Manager/Percusssion

The band was founded in 1970 and specialised in brass-driven jazz/rock inspired by Blood Sweat & Tears and Chicago. However, after their first single flopped, the group turned to a more popular musical style; the second single, "Tickatoo", and "Op Een Klein Stationnetje" ("At a small train station"), both became hits. Following this, the band became one of Holland's seminal hit-makers of the period, and also garnered a great reputation as a live act; especially thanks to the contributions of roadie Bob Ketzer and saxaphone player Klaas Versteeg their live performance was transformed into a half-comedy act, half-rock concert. The line-up was seldom changed, through the years, except the bass player's spot was often filled by someone temporary (in chronological order - Dick Buisman, Jan Visser, Hans de Zwart and Frans Meinike).

In 1976, the band changed their record company, since the label they were on refused to extend their contract.

Discography:

Dizzy Doo, Tickatoo - Negram 1970
Luctor et Emergo - CNR 1971
The Show - Bovema 1974
The Opera - Bovema 1975

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Submitted by: Louis Rentrop (uriahboz@zeelandnet.nl)
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