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Shocking Blue

Shocking Blue: Robbie, Klaasje, Mariska, Cor
Background information
Origin The Hague, Netherlands
Genre(s) Rock and Roll
Years active 19671974
Label(s) Pink Elephant, Polydor
Members
Mariska Veres
(Vocals)

Robbie van Leeuwen
(Guitar, sitar & Backing Vocals)

Cor van der Beek
(Drums)

Klaasje van der Wal
(Bass Guitar)
Former members
Singer Fred de Wilde

Shocking Blue was a Dutch rock band from The Hague that existed from 1967 to 1974. Their biggest hit, "Venus," went to #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 in February 1970. Image File history File links Shockingblue. ... Mariska Veres Mariska Veres ( (help· info)) (1 October 1947 - 2 December 2006) was a Dutch singer who was best known as the lead singer of the pop group Shocking Blue. ... Coordinates: , Country Netherlands Province South Holland Area (2006)  - Municipality 98. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Rock and roll (also spelled Rock n Roll, especially in its first decade), also called rock, is a form of popular music, usually featuring vocals (often with vocal harmony), electric guitars and a strong back beat; other instruments, such as the saxophone, are common in some styles. ... See also: 1960s in music. ... // January - The Ramones form. ... This does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Polydor Records is a record label once headquartered in Germany. ... Mariska Veres Mariska Veres ( (help· info)) (1 October 1947 - 2 December 2006) was a Dutch singer who was best known as the lead singer of the pop group Shocking Blue. ... In music a singer or vocalist is a type of musician who sings, i. ... Shocking Blue was a Dutch rock band from The Hague that existed from 1967 to 1974. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Diagram of some sitar parts. ... A backing vocalist or backing singer (or, especially in the U.S., backup singer or sometimes background singer) is a singer who sings in harmony with the lead vocalist, other backing vocalists, or alone but not singing the lead. ... For other kinds of drums, see drum (disambiguation). ... The electric bass guitar (or electric bass) is a string instrument played with the fingers by plucking, slapping, or using a pick. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Coordinates: , Country Netherlands Province South Holland Area (2006)  - Municipality 98. ... 1967 (MCMLXVII) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar (the link is to a full 1967 calendar). ... 1974 (MCMLXXIV) was a common year starting on Tuesday. ... Venus is a song by the Dutch band Shocking Blue, reaching number one on the Billboard Hot 100 on February 7, 1970. ... The Billboard Hot 100 is the United States music industry standard singles popularity chart issued weekly by Billboard magazine. ... 1970 (MCMLXX) was a common year starting on Thursday. ...

Contents

Members

The initial line-up consisted of:

In 1968, Mariska Veres (b. October 1, 1947 d. December 2, 2006) [1] replaced Fred de Wilde as lead singer. Shocking Blue was a Dutch rock band from The Hague that existed from 1967 to 1974. ... 1944 (MCMXLIV) was a leap year starting on Saturday. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Diagram of some sitar parts. ... The electric bass guitar (or electric bass) is a string instrument played with the fingers by plucking, slapping, or using a pick. ... April 2 is the 92nd day of the year (93rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1998 (MCMXCVIII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display full 1998 Gregorian calendar). ... For other kinds of drums, see drum (disambiguation). ... Year 1968 (MCMLXVIII) was a leap year starting on Monday (link will display full calendar) of the 1968 Gregorian calendar. ... Mariska Veres Mariska Veres ( (help· info)) (1 October 1947 - 2 December 2006) was a Dutch singer who was best known as the lead singer of the pop group Shocking Blue. ... is the 274th day of the year (275th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1947 (MCMXLVII) was a common year starting on Wednesday (the link is to a full 1947 calendar). ... December 2 is the 336th day of the year (337th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... For the Manfred Mann album, see 2006 (album). ...


History

They had a hit world-wide with the song "Venus," which went to #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 in February 1970. (Note: this song was NOT the same song with which Frankie Avalon hit back in 1959.) The song was immediately covered at the year of its release by Greek pop band Olympians, with entirely different lyrics in Greek and retitled as "Το Κορίτσι Του Μάη" (To koritsi tou Mai - The girl of May). It was later part of the Stars on 45 Medley (which put it at #1 in 1981), and covered by British girl band Bananarama in the 1980s (who took it back to #1 again) (1986) and Japanese singer Yoko Nagayama (also in 1986). Venus is a song by the Dutch band Shocking Blue, reaching number one on the Billboard Hot 100 on February 7, 1970. ... The Billboard Hot 100 is the United States music industry standard singles popularity chart issued weekly by Billboard magazine. ... See also: other events of 1970 list of years in music 1970s in music // Charles Wuorinen, aged 32, becomes the youngest composer ever to win the Pulitzer Prize for Music. ... For popular forms of music in general, see Popular music. ... Olympians can refer to any of the following: The Twelve Olympians of Ancient Greek mythology. ... The Stars on 45 Medley was a song issued in 1981 by the studio group Stars on 45. ... See also: Musical groups established in 1981 Record labels established in 1981 other events of 1981 list of years in music 1980s in music // January 10 - Revival of the Gilbert and Sullivan operetta The Pirates of Penzance opens at Broadways Uris Theatre, starring Linda Ronstadt and Rex Smith February... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... See also: Musical groups established in 1986 Record labels established in 1986 1980s in music // January 23 - The first induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame (Chuck Berry, James Brown, Ray Charles, Fats Domino, Everly Brothers, Buddy Holly, Jerry Lee Lewis and Elvis Presley) February 11 - Culture Club... A singer is a musician who uses their voice to produce music. ... Yoko Nagayama (長山洋子 Nagayama Yōko; born January 13, 1968) is a Japanese Enka singer and actress. ...


Hugely popular American band Nirvana covered 'Love Buzz' for their first album 'Bleach'. The British Group The Prodigy also sampled "Love Buzz" for their song 'Phoenix' on their 2004 album Always Outnumbered, Never Outgunned. Ladytron included the song 'Send Me a Postcard' on their compilation album 'Ladytron's Softcore Jukebox'. The Prodigy (or just Prodigy)[1] are an English band. ... Always Outnumbered, Never Outgunned is an album by electronica act The Prodigy. ... For other uses, see Ladytron (disambiguation). ...


Before the breakthrough of "Venus," the group had two minor hits in 1969: "Long Lonesome Road" and "Send Me A Postcard." The flip-side of "Venus" was also heavily plugged on Dutch radio ("Hot Sand"). In 1970 two more hits followed: "Mighty Joe" and "Never Marry a Railroad Man" (flip-side "Roll Engine Roll"). In 1971 "Hello Darkness," "Shocking You" and "Blossom Lady." In 1972 "Inkpot," "Out of Sight Out of Mind" and "Eve and the Apple," and in 1973 "Rock In The Sea" - just to name the big hits. In 1974 female singer Mariska Veres left the group to start a solo career. The only big hit by her was "Take Me High" in 1975. From the 1990s, Veres toured with a new group under the Shocking Blue banner, with permission of her former bandmates. Year 1975 (MCMLXXV) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...


In December 2006, the Australian Broadcasting Corporation reported that Mariska Veres had just died at the age of 59 from cancer.


Venus (The Remix)

'Venus' was remixed and re-released by dance producers 'The BHF (Bisiach Hornbostel Ferrucci) Team' in 1990, scoring the group a Top 10 hit in the U.K. and Australia 21 years after the release of the original. The remix featured a hip house rhythm and samples. Two versions appeared: An instrumental version credited to 'Don Pablos Animals' and a vocal version credited as 'Shocking Blue (BHF Remix)'. [2] Remixed is the third album released by the classical crossover string quartet Bond. ... Dance (from French danser, perhaps from Frankish) generally refers to movement used as a form of expression, social interaction or presented in a spiritual or performance setting. ... In the music industry, a record producer (or music producer) has many roles, among them controlling the recording sessions, coaching and guiding the musicians, organizing and scheduling production budget and resources, and supervising the recording, mixing and mastering processes. ... Motto  2(French) God and my right Anthem God Save the Queen 3 United Kingdom() – on the European continent() – in the European Union() Capital London Largest conurbation (population) Greater London Urban Area Official languages English (de facto)4 Government  -  Monarch Queen Elizabeth II  -  Prime Minister Gordon Brown Formation  -  Acts of... Hip house, also known as house rap, is a mixture of house music and hip-hop which arose during the 1980s in New York. ... In general, a sample is a part of the total, such as one individual or a set of individuals from a population (of people or things), a small piece or amount of something larger, a number of function values of a function, or part of a song. ...


'Venus' has also been also covered by Bananarama on its 1986 album True Confessions, a Russian band Mongol Shuudan and Steve Wynn on his 1997 album The Suitcase Sessions with members of Come. Lyrics. This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Mongol Shuudan (Монгол Шуудан) is a rock band formed in the late Soviet Union, in 1988. ... Look up come, cum in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ...


Discography

Shocking Blue's "At Home"

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Albums

  • 1968 Beat With Us (Polydor, Karussell)
  • 1969 At Home (Pink Elephant)
  • 1970 Scorpio's Dance (Pink Elephant)
  • 1971 Third Album (AKA Shocking You, Pink Elephant)
  • 1972 Inkpot (Pink Elephant)
  • 1972 Inkpot (Polydor – West German release with several different tracks)
  • 1972 Live in Japan (Pink Elephant)
  • 1972 Attila (Pink Elephant)
  • 1972 Eve And The Apple (Same as "Attila" with one different track, Polydor)
  • 1973 Dream On Dreamer (Polydor)
  • 1973 Ham (Same as "Dream On Dreamer" with 3 different tracks, Pink Elephant)
  • 1974 Good Times (Pink Elephant)

All the albums except "Beat With Us" and "Live in Japan" were released on CDs. "Eve & The Apple" and "Ham" were not released on CDs, but these albums are almost the same as "Atilla" and "Dream On Dreamer" correspondingly. At Home is an album by Shocking Blue, released in 1969. ...


Singles

The Spanish single cover to "Venus"
  • 1967 Love Is In The Air/What You Gonna Do (Polydor)
  • 1968 Lucy Brown Is Back In Town/Fix Your Hair Darling (Pink Elephant)
  • 1968 Send Me a Postcard/Harley Davidson (Metronome)
  • 1969 Long And Lonesome Road/Fireball Of Love (Metronome)
  • 1969 Venus/Hot Sand (Pink Elephant)
  • 1969 Mighty Joe/Wild Wind (Metronome)
  • 1969 Scorpio's Dance/Sally Was A Good Old Girl (promo)
  • 1970 Never Marry A Railroad Man/Roll Engine Roll (Metronome)
  • 1970 Hello Darkness/Pickin' Tomatoes (Metronome)
  • 1971 Shocking You/Waterloo (Metronome)
  • 1971 Blossom Lady/Is This A Dream (Polydor)
  • 1971 Out Of Sight Out Of Mind/I Like You (Polydor)
  • 1972 Inkpot/Give My Love To The Sunrise (Polydor)
  • 1972 Rock In The Sea/Broken Heart (Polydor)
  • 1972 Eve And The Apple/When I Was a Girl (Polydor
  • 1973 Let Me Carry Your Bag/I Saw You In June (Polydor)
  • 1973 Oh Lord/In My Time Of Dying (Polydor)
  • 1973 Oh Lord/Everything That's Mine (Pink Elephant)
  • 1974 This America/I Won't be lonely Long (Polydor)
  • 1974 Dream On Dreamer/Where The Pick-Nick Was (Polydor)
  • 1974 Good Times/Come My Way (Pink Elephant)
  • 1975 Gonna Sing Me A Song/Get It On (Decca)
  • 1986 The Jury And The Judge/I Am Hanging On To Love (Polydor)
  • 1994 Body And Soul/Angel (Red Bullet)

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Compilations

  • 1986 Best of Shocking Blue (CNR)
  • 1986 Classics (21)
  • 1997 Singles A's and B's (Repertoire)

Audio sample

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Video

  • Shocking Blue - Venus on YouTube: Promo, TV appearance

Find more information about Shocking Blue at The Shocking Blue Memorial Website at [3] YouTube is a popular free video sharing website which lets users upload, view, and share video clips. ...


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SHOCKING BLUE (1614 words)
In 1968, she was asked to join Shocking Blue, the outfit in which she found fame all over the world.
Shocking Blue's manager and publisher both attended the party, and both felt certain this singer would be ideal for their band.
Shocking Blue's follow-up to 'Venus', 'Mighty Joe', made Number 1 in Holland and charted almost everywhere its predecessor had.
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