The Surfers from Haarlem recorded Beach Boys-style Summer hits. In 1978,
the group consisted of Spooky (ex-Spooky & Sue), Nico Fonteyn, Paul Braaksma, Esther Oosterbeek, Patrick Alaluf, Marijke Meyer
and Cathy Leonupun (to Kids & Cats).
In 1980 the line-up was: Spooky, Nico, Paul, Erica Nobel and Barbara
1978 Windsurfin'/Night at the beach CNR 141474 1979 Windsurfing time again/Wind blows in my sail CNR 141552 1980 Girls on the beach/Summertime tension CNR 141646 1981 Let's go surfin/Summer's here again CNR 141770
Singing and dance group consisting of Cathy Leonupun (ex-Surfers), Leida Sabee (earlier solo as Leida, in 1981 to Chica), Margriet Joosen, Gerard Joling, Marco Termes and Fons Schirris.
1980 Friday night party/Dead-end kids Ariola 102618
Leida Sabee from Utrecht began as a dancer with, among others, Helen Leclerq and Penny de Jager and as a beauty queen (Miss Utrecht and Miss Zeist). After making a single with a group called Born Free in 1977, she made a few solo records. In 1980, she emerged in groups Tennis and Kids & Cats.
1978 Your smile/Can't help but wonder Philips 6012815 1979 Sleeping single in a double bed/Dave Philips 6012922
Singer Leida recorded a few solo singles in 1978 and 1979.
1977 Disco bird/idem (instrumentaal) Philips 6012697 1978 Jukebox/ [as Born Free Family] Philips 6208022
In 1979, Tennis was formed from the trio Persiflater: Henny Huisman
(ex-Lobster), Ben Vermeulen (ex-Lobster)
and Paul Ellis (ex-solo); this line-up
recorded the first single. The second single featured:
Henny Huisman, Jan Abbing (ex-Turf), Leida Sabee (ex-solo, to Kids & Cats and Chica) and Annet Swart.
1979 Gimme that/Leave me or love me Philips 6012891 1980 Goodbye seventies/It's only a matter of time Philips 6017026
This symphonic rock group from Zaandam was founded in 1971. In 1978, the line-up was: Jan Abbing (v, ex-John Hatton & Devotions and Heat, member from 1975 till 1980, to Tennis), Willem Henneke (v, o, p), Rob Haccou (g), Klaas de Vries (b) and Frans Henneke (dr, to Sunny Jim Band). During the recording of the LP in 1980, the featured line-up was: Willem, Rob, Klaas, Tom Oosthuyzen (p) and Ben Rozema (dr).
1978 Blind man lost his guide dog [op LP Keihard en swingend]EMI 5C 028-25884 1980 Crime of passion/You're the violin Ariola 101804 Sorrento/Visible Ariola 102224 LP Crime of passion Ariola 202162
Beat group starring Jan Abbing (v, alias John Hatton) and Ed Eichenberger (b). In 1967, they disbanded the Devotions and formed Heat together with Jan Stompé (g, ex-Shameless) and Wim van Geelen (dr, ex-Bold As Brass). Jan Abbing was in Turf in 1978.
1965 I'm comin' home/It's Alie Omega 35448 1966 Foor mei oon/Toe joe mei lof Omega 35461 I'm gonna stay/I should be ashamed [as John Hatton & Devotions] Havoc SH 118
Beat group from De Zaan, consisting of Frans Groot (b, replaced Wim van Geelen in 1966, who went to Heat), Henk Dijkman (v), Sieuwert Breeuwer (p), Koos Standthart and Jan Renken. In 1967, Frans and Henk left the group to form Mom's Prise with Wim de Bruin (dr, ex-Les Boutiques) and Jaap Stompé (g, ex-Shameless, to Heat).
1967 You won't believe/Even those young guys
Beat group from De Zaan, consisting of ex-members of Skunks, Devotions and Mr. X & Atomics: Nick Way (v, to Chester Card), Jaap Schompee (dr), Jan Schompee (g), Ruud Mijns (g) and Jan Visser (b, ex-Skunks, to George Baker Selection).
1966 Marga/Release me [never released]
Group from De Zaan, existed from 1967 'til 1969. It was founded in 1967 under the name of Salvo Titulo and featured Nico Way (v, ex-Shameless), Bob Ketzer (g, ex-Bobby & Wild Cats and Blackbirds, to Dizzy Man's Band), Max Pol (g), Piet Visser (dr), Gert Zaagsma (b) and Ron Plooyer (o, p). Around 1969 it also featured: Margriet Eshuys (v, g, o, ex-Marylanes, Equipe Z, to Lucifer) and Klaas Versteeg (s, ex-Marylanes and Equipe Z, to Regulation and Dizzy Man's Band). None of the Chester Card recordings saw the light of day. NB: Bobby & Wild Cats also featured Hans Bouwens, better known as George Baker (1961); the Blackbirds (1964) also featured Albert Loth (dr, later bassist in Husky).
This funk-rock group was founded in 1975. Although the Netherlands were its homeland, it was primarily successful in Germany. The line-up featured two Englishmen: Martin Allen (v, g) and John Barry (v, b), and a Frenchman, Didier Laget (v, g) and succession of Dutch drummers: Jack Hazebroek (1975-1977, to Jenner Band), Jaap Vrenegoor (1977-1979, ex-Crystal), Sierk Janszen (1979-1980, ex-Stash), Frans Henneke (1980-1981, ex-Turf) and Jaap Vrenegoor (returned in 1981).
1977 Thanks for the music/Pretty little girl Philips 6012776 1980 LP Maximum pain Vertigo 6435052 1981 Mixed up/I tried Vertigo 6005091 One minute/Speak to me Vertigo 6005146 Resignation/part 2 Vertigo 6005167 LP Jay Vertigo 6435100
Vocal group from 't Gooi, founded in 1981: Margriet Joosen, Miranda Steenkist, Debbie Lindeman, René Dezentjé en Gerard Joling.
1981 Windsurfers do it standing up/? Polydor 2050671 LP Summertime [ever released?]
LEIDA 22-7-78 SINGLE tip CAN'T HELP BUT WONDER THE SURFERS 1-7-78 SINGLE 2 14 WINDSURFIN' 14-7-79 SINGLE 17 6 WINDSURFING TIME AGAIN 17-5-80 SINGLE tip GIRLS ON THE BEACH TURF 17-5-80 SINGLE tip CRIME OF PASSION
Submitted by: Adri Verhoef
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