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Shocking Blue

Shocking Blue

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Country  Netherlands
Shocking Blue were a Dutch rock band from The Hague that existed from 1967 to 1974. The initial line-up consisted of:
  • Robbie van Leeuwen (vocals, guitar)
  • Fred de Wilde (vocals)
  • Klaasje van der Wal (bass)
  • Cor van Beek (drums)
In 1968, Mariska Veres replaced Fred de Wilde as lead singer.

They had a hit world-wide with the song "Venus", which later brought success to British girl band Bananarama in the 1980s, and Japanese singer Yoko Nagayama in 1986.

Constant line-up changes eventually caused the break-up of the group in 1974.