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3rd Album - Shocking Blue

3rd Album

Shocking Blue  

Format: 1 Vinyl

Genre: rock, Pop Rock, Prog Rock, Psychedelic Rock

Barcode: 8719262018839


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Dutch rock group. Formed in 1967 by former The Motions guitarist Robbie van Leeuwen, joined by Cor van der Beek (drums), Klaasje van der Wal (bass) and Fred de Wilde (vocals). Their first single hit the Dutch Top 40 in 1968. Shortly thereafter, Mariska Veres replaced de Wilde as their lead vocalist. In 1969 and 1970, the group enjoyed a worldwide chart success with “Venus”, followed by several other hit singles. In 1971, Klaasje van der Wal was replaced by Henk Smitskamp. In 1973, Robbie van Leeuwen was replaced by Martin van Wijk. The group disbanded in 1975. Van Leeuwen attempted a relaunch in 1979, however the track “Louise” appeared only on a German compilation.

The Initial Line-Up Consisted Of:
Robbie Van Leeuwen (Guitar, Sitar and Backing Vocals)
Fred de Wilde (Vocals, 1967-1968)
Klaasje Van Der Wal (Bass Guitar, 1967-1972) = (1 February 1949 – 12 February 2018)
Cornelis van der Beek (Drums) = (9 June 1949 – 2 April 1998)

Later Members Were:
Mariska Veres (Vocals) = (1 October 1947 – 2 December 2006)
Leo Van de Ketterij (Guitar, 1970-1971) = (14 November 1950 – 5 July 2021)
Martin Van Wijk (Guitar, 1973-1974)
Henk Smitskamp (Bass Guitar, 1972-1974)

Additional members:
Wim Voermans
Jan Pijnenburg
Michael Eschauzier
André van Geldorp
Charles Pesch


A1  Shocking You  02:59

A2  Velvet Heaven  03:23

A3  Love Sweet Love  03:12

A4  I Saw Your Face  02:56

A5  Simon Lee And The Gang (Instrumental)  01:49

A6  Serenade  03:26

A7  Never Married A Railroad Man  03:03

A8  Roll Engine Roll  03:14

A9  Waterloo  03:24

B1  Don't You See  02:43

B2  The Bird Of Paradise  02:49

B3  Moonlight Night  04:55

B4  Sleepless At Midnight  02:30

B5  I'll Follow The Sun  02:44

B6  Blossom Lady  03:33

B7  Is This A Dream  03:45

B8  Poor Boy (Long Version)  04:50



Vinyl, CD


Music On Vinyl, Polydor, SomeWax Recordings, Opus, Repertoire Records, Metronome, Repertoire Records , Red Bullet, Red Bullet , Minos , Pink Elephant, Velvet , Penny Farthing, Recordsmen Communications , Not On Label (Shocking Blue)


Australia, Belgium, Germany, Greece, Japan, Netherlands, Russian Federation, Turkey, Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of), Europe, Czechoslovakia


1971, 1972, 1973, 1974, 1975, 1993, 2002, 2010, 2021


Mariska Veres,Robbie van Leeuwen,Leo van de Ketterij,Martin Van Wijk,Cornelis Van Der Beek,Klaasje Van Der Wal,Fred De Wilde,Henk Smitskamp,Gerben De Bruijn,Bert Meulink,André Van Geldorp

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