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Shocking Blue


Shaped in 1967 by former Motions guitarist Robbie van Leeuwen, the Dutch quartet Stunning Blue originally got a lineup of VanLeeuwen on guitar, lead vocalist Fred DeWilde, bass player Klaasje Van der Wal, and drummer Cornelius Van der Beek, and the original configuration from the group got a homeland strike with “Lucy Brown Is certainly Back in City” a year later on in 1968. Factors really got shifting, though, when DeWilde was changed by sultry vocalist Mariska Veres, whose sexy existence and solid performing brought the music group another Netherlands strike, “Send Me a Postcard,” and a huge worldwide smash with “Venus” in 1970 following the group got agreed upon to Jerry Ross’ Colossus Information imprint. Although Stunning Blue’s albums (1968’s Stunning Blue, 1969’s IN THE HOME, 1970’s Scorpio’s Dance, 1971’s 3rd Record, 1972’s Inkpot, 1972’s Attila, 1973’s Fantasy on Dreamer, and 1974’s MEMORIES) featured intensifying rock components and inventive plans because of VanLeeuwen’s composing and production abilities, the music group was essentially promoted like a pop singles device, even though they scored many subsequent hits within their homeland, none from the group’s produces approached the substantial saturation achievement of “Venus.” Veres remaining Shocking Blue in 1974 to pursue a single career, even though there were various reunions and various touring incarnations from the band over time (including a edition fronted by Veres within the ’90s), its creative background ended then. VanLeeuwen later on re-surfaced within the folk/jazz group Galaxy-Lin, while his most well-known structure, “Venus,” continuing to find out play on oldies channels. Veres passed away of malignancy in 2006 at age 59.

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Full Name Shocking Blue
Died December 2, 2006, The Hague, Netherlands
Music Songs Venus, Send Me a Postcard, Shocking You, Never Marry a Railroadman, Deamon Lover, Long Lonesome Road, Rock In The Sea, Lucy Brown Is Back In Town, Hot Sand, California Here I Come, Eve And The Apple, Sally Was A Good Old Girl, Ink Pot, Acka Raga, Let Me Carrry Your Bag, Roll Engine Roll, Love Buzz, Velvet Heaven, I Love Voodoo Music, Fireball of Love, I Am Hanging on to Love, Sleepless at Midnight, Seven Is a Number in Magic, Gonna Sing My Song, The Butterfly and I, Never Release the One You Love, Navajo Tears, Alaska Country, Fix Your Hair Darling, Out of Sight Out of Mind, I'm a Woman, Boll Weevil
Albums At Home, Inkpot, Shocking Blue, Scorpio's Dance, Third Album, The Best of Shocking Blue, Live in Japan, Good Times, Dream On Dreamer, Attila, Inkpot & Attila, Ham, Greatest Hits
Nominations Golden Calf for Best Supporting Actor, Golden Calf for Best Camera

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1 Members have included Mariska Veres (lead singer), Robbie van Leeuwen (vocals/guitar/sitar), Klaasje van der Wal (bass guitar), Cornelius van der Beek (drums), Fred de Wilde, Henk Smitskamp, Leo van de Keiterj, Martin van Wijk.



Overspel 2015 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Stonewall 2015 performer: "Venus"
Entourage 2015 performer: "Love Buzz"
Avis de mistral 2014 performer: "Venus"
Morrissey: 25 Live 2013 Video performer: "Mighty Joe"
Diana Vreeland: The Eye Has to Travel 2011 Documentary performer: "Venus" written by nm3058897
Life on Mars 2009 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Saving Grace 2008 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Otis 2008 performer: "Venus"
Life on Mars 2007 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Cuéntame 2003 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Things Behind the Sun 2001 performer: "Love Buzz"
Remember the Titans 2000 performer: "Venus"
Forever Fabulous 1999 performer: "Venus"
Outside Providence 1999 performer: "Venus"
True Love and Chaos 1997 performer: "Venus"
Tohuwabohu 1994-1997 TV Series performer - 2 episodes
Alles nur Tarnung 1996 performer: "Venus" Original Remix Version
Grumpier Old Men 1995 performer: "Venus"
The Brady Bunch Movie 1995 performer: "Venus"
Midnight 1989 performer: "Venus"
De Nachtshow 1987 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Van Oekel's Discohoek 1974 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Top of the Pops 1970 TV Series performer - 1 episode



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