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