Friday, February 15, 2013

"Shocking Blue-Greatest Hits":

Shocking Blue was a Dutch rock band from The Hague, the Netherlands, formed in 1967. Their biggest hit, "Venus", went to #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 in February 1970, and the band had sold 13.5 million discs by 1973, but the group disbanded in 1974.
Shocking Blue was founded in 1967 by Robbie van Leeuwen. The group had a minor hit in 1968 with "Lucy Brown is Back in Town". After Mariska Veres took over the vocals, the group charted a world-wide hit with the song "Venus", which reached #1 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 in February 1970.The song was based on “The Banjo Song” (1963) by The Big Three. (see older post:The Big Three - The Big Three featuring Mama Cass.)
Other hits include "Send Me A Postcard" in 1968, "Mighty Joe"  in 1969 and "Never Marry a Railroad Man"  in 1970, which both sold over a million records.
Later songs including "Hello Darkness" (1970),  "Inkpot", "Eve And The Apple" (1972) and "Oh Lord" (1973) were successful in Europe, Latin America and Asia.

-by dj fanis: here

1 comment:

Alainn said...

Their song "Love Buzz" was later covered by Nirvana on their debut album.