10 Essential Nederbeat Songs – 1960s Gems !

Nederbeat

Nederbeat? The term describes the Dutch (‘Netherlands’ in Dutch is ‘Nederland’) pop music scene of the mid 1960s that was gaining worldwide attention, exemplified by bands such as Shocking Blue, Golden Earrings and George Baker Selection. Nederbeat was the Dutch answer on the flood of beatgroups in the sixties which had their own specific beat ‘n pop sound. Many bands of that era were very popular thanks to airplay over the offshore pirate radio stations targeting the Netherlands such as Veronica, Atlantis and Northsea International.

Discover 10 amazing ‘Nederbeat’ gems …

1/ ‘Little Green Bag’ by George Baker Selection (1969) – #21 on Billboard Hot 100 in summer of 1970 – was on the soundtrack of Tarantino’s movie ‘Reservoir Dogs’ …

2/ ‘Seasons’ by Earth and Fire (1969) – with exotic singer Jerney Kaagman & twin brothers Gerard and Chris Koerts…

3/ ‘Na Na Na’ by The Shoes (1967) – support act for The Who when they were touring the Netherlands in the mid 60s …

4/ ‘Lying All the Time’ by The Outsiders (1966) – support act for The Rolling Stones in 1965 in ‘s Hertogenbosch (Netherlands) …

5/ ‘Just a little bit of Peace in My Heart ‘ by Golden Earrings (1968) – in 1973 they reached #13 in the USA with ‘Radar Love’, a song used in the movie ‘Wayne’s World 2’ (1993). They still record and tour …

6/ ‘Venus’ by Shocking Blue (1969) – #1 on Billboard Hot 100 in February 1970 …

7/ ‘The Life I Live’ by Q 65 (1966) – rockaway beach …

8/ ‘Down Man’ by Brainbox (1969) – 3 of the 4 members later formed the international succesful band ‘Focus’ …

9/ ‘Dreammaker’ by Les Baroques (1966) – the mother of the singer was English and the name of the band French …

10/ ‘Apologise’ by Mokum Beat Five (1966) – weirdest of all …

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