The Active Rockers were a Dutch rock & roll group influenced by early American rock & roll, but a lot more so by its overseas disciples, like Cliff Richard & the Shadows as well as the Spotnicks. The group was led by guitarist/vocalist Henk truck Broekhoven, who Anglicized his name as Hank Brooklyn and afterwards followed the alias John Spencer; his primary support band was produced in 1961 and included tempo guitarist Gerrit truck Steen, bassist Sjef Haans, and drummer Advertisement Doomen. With guitarist Jan Douwes changing truck Steen in 1962, they agreed upon using the Belgian label Helia and cut many records. Douwes still left in 1964, however the group continuing on until 1968, if they disbanded. Fascination with old time rock and roll & roll resulted in the group’s reunion in 1980, plus they documented albums for Dureco and CNR (the last mentioned in 1981). In the first ’90s, the Rarity label released three albums’ worthy of from the group’s get better at tapes, most dating through the 1980-1981 reunion period. Drummer Doonen passed on in 1992.