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Golden Earring is a Dutch group formed in 1961 in The Hague and originally composed of a duo comprising George Kooymans and Rinus Gerristsen. Which will be quickly joined by Hans Van Herwerden and Fred Van Der Hilst.


Group which released a first Single four years later "Please go" in 1965, Single which will not go unnoticed, at least in the Netherlands. Single taken from their first album “Just ear-rings” which will be released the same year.


A successful take-off that saw the release of other albums during the 1960s, but the success was limited exclusively to the Flemish sphere.


They will have to wait for the following decade and the year 1970 to see their efforts rewarded internationally with the release of the album which bears the name of the group. Album whose flagship Single "Back home" will experience significant success throughout the Old Continent.


A decade of the 70s which in the end will devote them since they will know their greatest success on the album side in 1973 with the release of "Moontan", an album with worldwide success this time and which will also offer them their biggest success on the Singles side with the huge "Radar love".


Other albums will come out later but with less success with all the same a good performance during the year 1982 thanks to the album "Cut", album whose flagship Single will be "Twilight zone".


And the adventure will continue thereafter with the release of other albums and other singles. But with success exclusively limited to their country of origin…


To discover or rediscover.


Discography (among others…) :

  • Please go 1965

  • That day 1966

  • If you leave me 1966

  • Dady buy me a girl 1966

  • Don't run too far 1966

  • In my house 1967

  • Sound of the screaming day 1967

  • Together we live, together we love 1967

  • I've just lost somebody 1968

  • Dong-Dong-Di-Ki-Di-Gi-Dong 1968

  • Just a little bit of peace in my heart 1968

  • Another 45 miles 1969

  • Back home 1970

  • Holy holy life 1971

  • She files on stange wings 1971

  • Buddy Joe 1972

  • Stand by me 1972

  • Radar love 1973

  • Candy's going bad 1974

  • Ce soir 1975

  • Sleepwalkin 1976

  • Bombay 1976

  • Just like Vince Taylor 1977

  • Movin' down life 1978

  • Weekend love 1979

  • Long blond animal 1980

  • Slow down 1981

  • Twilight zone 1982

  • The devil made me do it 1983

  • When the lady smiles 1984

  • Clear night moonlight 1984

  • Something heaving going down 1984

  • Quiet eyes 1986

  • Why do I 1986

  • My killer, my shadow 1988

  • Turn the world around 1989

  • Distant love 1989

  • Going to the run 1991

  • Temporary madness 1991

  • Making love to yourself 1992

  • Hold me now 1994

  • Burning stuntman 1997

  • Paradise in distress 1999

  • Whisper in a crowd 1999

  • Yes ! We're on fire 2000

  • Albino moon 2003

  • Still got the keys to my first Cadillac 2012

  • Say when 2019


 

Clips :


1965...first title and already first success. Certainly the success will be limited exclusively to their country of origin but it's always better than nothing as they say...



1966...it's hard to imagine that this group is Dutch as the sound and style sound Anglo-Saxon. A feature that will definitely help...



1966... the successes follow one another and above all show that this group has a potential that is just waiting to be exploited. It remains to be seen how far they will be able to exploit it...



1966... there is quality but there is also quantity. The number of titles released each year is now impressive and positions the group as one of the big rising stars of the moment...



1966...the bases are good and all that remains is to produce THE title that will finally allow them to enter the big leagues. We'll have to wait a little longer...



1967... for the big take-off, we will have to wait for the following decade. This does not prevent them from continuing to increase in power slowly but surely...



1967...surprising that the band couldn't get people to talk about him more than that at the International level since they've put everything in place to make it happen. Sometimes you don't have to try to understand...



1967 ... which does not prevent them from having a good career in their native land. They will have to be satisfied with it for the moment for lack of better...



1968...a year 1968 which will see them radiate a little further than their country of origin. Admittedly, this will be limited to Belgium but they are gaining notoriety year after year, title after title...



1968...a decade of the 60s which at least enabled them to blossom and gain momentum. Now they just have to wait for the next decade to reveal themselves to the world...



1968... the level of productivity of the group is impressive but does not bring them more than that for the moment. Either way, it's going to pay off in the end...



1969...an end of the decade that will not bring major changes. On the other hand, it could be that the beginning of the following decade brings some and not the least...



1970...this time the influence extends to the whole old Continent. All their efforts have finally paid off and it's only just reward...



1971... the trend is confirmed with this new title. It only remains for them to take the next step of recognition, namely the Anglo-Saxon sphere...



1971 ... it will not take place on this title but it does not matter, they are no longer close to that. The main thing is to believe in it and it will inevitably end up happening...



1972... even if the level of productivity has dropped somewhat compared to the 1960s, this does not prevent them from continuing their adventure in the best possible way...



1972...come on, we're getting closer and closer to the big take-off. A great takeoff that they have been waiting for for many years and which will finally allow them to be recognized at the height of their merits...



1973...and here comes THE famous title which will finally allow them to obtain a semblance of consecration. They will have taken almost a decade to produce it but it is now done. HU-GE !



1974... they confirm in the process that the enormous success obtained on the previous title was anything but a fluke. A recognition they richly deserve...



1974... when we thought that the group had left to smash everything at the International, it is not quite this scenario that will unfortunately occur. With a relapse for the less severe in the Charts from this title...



1975...and yet the group is far from unworthy and it's hard to understand the violence of this dropout. Hard law of the trade...



1976...a second half of the 1970s which will now see them shine only in the Netherlands and Belgium. It's always better than nothing...



1976...as long as they continue to exist a little in the Charts, the essentials are preserved. And it could be that they manage to come back in the race unexpectedly in a few years...



1977...for now they will have to settle for a low level of recognition. Afterwards can we speak of low recognition while all their titles continue to be classified in their country of origin...



1978...in addition they do everything necessary to try to adapt to the latest musical trends, an important notorious fact. At least in the Rock register...



1979... so there is bound to be a moment when it will pay off. Maybe not right away but let's leave time to time as they say...



1980... the group begins its 3rd decade of career determined not to let go. It starts from a good feeling but remains to be seen if it remains in the realm of the possible or pure and simple dream...



1981...for now it's more of a pure and simple dream. Because their revisited version of the title of Larry Williams dating from 1957 will not help them in anything at this level...



1982... they were right to believe in it until the end because this title will temporarily put them back in the race. Like what you always have to believe in it !



1983... the level of productivity is very minimalist but in this case, they are rather right since they manage to classify a new title in the USA after the previous one...



1984...and a third soon after ! The group is in a more than obvious form in the middle of the 80s and it shows, especially it can be heard !



1984...we suspected that this comeback would not last for years, but what is taken is no longer to be taken. Especially since the adventure is far from over for them...



1984...a BIG year 1984 with quantity and quality, what more could you ask for. Not sure that it will happen again later, but we will be satisfied with it...



1986...the second part of the 80s did not go as well for them, it is clear. But this does not discourage them at first sight...



1986...as long as they continue to enjoy what they do, isn't that the main thing ? When you see what they have already achieved in terms of success, more than one group would be very satisfied with it...



1988... them in any case continue to believe in it. As long as there is a minimum of success in the Charts, the adventure will continue one way or another...



1989...a decade of the 80s that saw them stay afloat even if the level of success achieved was limited to say the least. At least outside their country of origin...



1989...they will have gone through the years and decades while having this obvious ability to adapt as best they can. And they won't be so bad that it won their bet...



1991...they will therefore have gone through the 60s, then the 70s, then the 80s and here they are still just as motivated at the beginning of the 90s. But how far will they go...?



1991...we're not going to lie to each other, the best years are now behind them. But what they continue to offer is far from devoid of interest, that's for sure...



1992...with each title, we say to ourselves that it may be the last and each time they come back with new titles. A performance that we can only salute !



1994...you still have to remember that the group started its career in...1965 ! That's nearly 30 before...



1997...the little success achieved is limited exclusively to the Netherlands, but there are still successes. The group has remained master in its country and it's going to last like that for a few more years...



1999...the level of productivity of the group is more restricted each year but it is better few produced titles but a permanent presence. What the group applies to the letter...



1999...a new decade is coming to an end for the group. Will we find them the following decade, it is they who will answer - or not - this question...



2000...and here is the answer. They will continue again and again as long as they have the strength. We will therefore continue to follow them for a few more years...



2003... the deceleration will still be violent, to say the least. This time the group will disappear more and more from the radar and produce less and less titles...



2012...the air holes are becoming more and more important and the returns are more and more stealthy. It feels like the end of all this, that's clear...



2019...it feels like the end but slowly. Because they always come back again and again even if it is very very punctually. We therefore imagine that this title will not be the last...


 

Wiki :

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Golden_Earring

Official Website :

https://www.golden-earring.nl/

Greatest Hits :

https://www.deezer.com/us/artist/6875

Discography :

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCLUyroGnUO4uqLfA-r_qIHg/featured


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