De Dijk

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Leading Dutch-language rock, soul and rhythm & blues band from Amsterdam (The Netherlands).
De Dijk was formed in 1981 by drummer Daniel Derks and the Van Der Lubbe brothers. The market for Dutch-language music has much improved and although the single 'Bloedend Hart' fails to enter the Dutch chart, the group's 1982 debut album 'De Dijk' is very successful. The second album 'Nooit Meer Tarzan' is released in 1983. Keyboard player Pim Kops and drummer Antonie Broek join De Dijk. 'Nooit Meer Tarzan' is less successful than De Dijk's debut and as a result record company Dureco ends the band's contract. In 1985 they released the third album 'Elke Dag Een Nieuwe Hoed' on the Telstar label. The album receives favourable reviews. In 1987 De Dijk signs to Phonogram. The single 'Mag Het Licht Uit' enters the Dutch Top 40. The 4th album 'Wakker In Een Vreemde Wereld' receives a Zilveren Harp Music Award. The 5th album 'Niemand In De Stad' is released in 1989 and 2 songs from this album 'Ik Kan Het Niet Alleen' and 'Nergens Goed Voor' are big Top 40 hits. In 1990 the group plays at the New Music Seminar in New York and they released a live album. 'Nooit Genoeg' is the name of the 6th album that was released in 1991. In 1992 the 7th album 'Zeven Levens' comes out. In 1993 De Dijk and fellow Dutch language rockers The Scene recorded a single called 'De Wereld Is Van Iedereen'. In 1994 the group receives a Gouden Harp Music Award. The 8th album 'De Blauwe Schuit' comes out. A single from this album, 'Als Ze Er Niet Is', is the group's biggest hit so far. In 1995 De Dijk records the single 'Heb Je Het Hart', which will later appear on the album 'De Stand Van De Maan' in 1997. The group plays gigs in St. Petersburg and Moscow in 1996. In 1998 the compilation 'Het Beste Van De Dijk' and the live album 'Voor De Tover' are released. A photo exhibition about the band can be seen in the Melkweg in Amsterdam that year. With the year 2000 a new century is coming and De Dijk plays at the Pinkpop Festival in Landgraaf for the first time in the band's career. They also released the album 'Zevende Hemel'. In 2002 De Dijk celebrates its 20th anniversary. In June the band plays at the Ahoy Arena in Rotterdam, supported by Dutch dialect rockers Skik. The single 'Ga In Mijn Schoenen Staan', their take on Joe South's 1969 classic 'Walk A Mile In My Shoes' and the album 'Muzikanten Dansen Niet' are released. The album enters the Dutch Album Top 100 chart at number one. In 2003 De Dijk released the DVD and CD 'Door'. These recordings are recorded partly acoustic and contains many of the De Dijk songs. After a sabbatical year in 2004, De Dijk receives in January 2005 an Edison Music Award for their entire work.
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88.053 De Dijk — De Dijk De Dijk De Dijk (Album) Dureco Benelux 88.053 Benelux 1982 Sell This Version
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88077 Nooit Meer Tarzan — De Dijk De Dijk Nooit Meer Tarzan (Album) Dureco 88077 Netherlands 1983 Sell This Version
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TLP 19081 Elke Dag Een Nieuwe Hoed — De Dijk De Dijk Elke Dag Een Nieuwe Hoed (Album, Comp) Sky TLP 19081 Netherlands 1985 Sell This Version
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832 637-2 Wakker In Een Vreemde Wereld — De Dijk De Dijk Wakker In Een Vreemde Wereld (Album) Mercury 832 637-2 Netherlands 1987 Sell This Version
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836 985-2 Niemand In De Stad — De Dijk De Dijk Niemand In De Stad (Album) Mercury 836 985-2 Netherlands 1989 Sell This Version
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842 959-1 Live — De Dijk De Dijk Live (Album) Mercury 842 959-1 Netherlands 1990 Sell This Version
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848 533-2 Nooit Genoeg — De Dijk De Dijk Nooit Genoeg (Album) Mercury 848 533-2 Netherlands 1991 Sell This Version
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514041-2 Zeven Levens — De Dijk De Dijk Zeven Levens (Album) Mercury 514041-2 Netherlands 1992 Sell This Version
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522 909-5 De Blauwe Schuit — De Dijk De Dijk De Blauwe Schuit (Album) Mercury 522 909-5 Netherlands 1994 Sell This Version
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534 648-2 De Stand Van De Maan — De Dijk De Dijk De Stand Van De Maan (Album) Mercury 534 648-2 Netherlands 1997 Sell This Version
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0100960, 558 692-2 Voor De Tover — De Dijk De Dijk Voor De Tover (Album) Mercury 0100960, 558 692-2 Europe 1998 Sell This Version
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542 963-2 Zevende Hemel — De Dijk De Dijk Zevende Hemel(CD, Album, Enh) Mercury 542 963-2 Netherlands 2000 Sell This Version
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686 665-2 Muzikanten Dansen Niet — De Dijk De Dijk Muzikanten Dansen Niet (Album) Mercury 686 665-2 Netherlands 2002 Sell This Version
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981 156-4 Door — De Dijk De Dijk Door(CD, Album) Mercury 981 156-4 Netherlands 2003 Sell This Version
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987 367-5 Later Is Nu — De Dijk De Dijk Later Is Nu(CD, Album) Universal 987 367-5 Netherlands 2005 Sell This Version
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170 429-8 25 Jaar De Dijk - We Beginnen Pas - Ahoyconcert 2006 — De Dijk De Dijk 25 Jaar De Dijk - We Beginnen Pas - Ahoyconcert 2006(2xCD, Album) Universal Music 170 429-8 Netherlands 2006 Sell This Version
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177995-1 Brussel — De Dijk De Dijk Brussel (Album) Universal 177995-1 Netherlands 2008 Sell This Version
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B0015256-02 Hold On Tight — De Dijk Solomon Burke & De Dijk Solomon Burke & De Dijk - Hold On Tight (Album) Universal Music B0015256-02 US 2010 Sell This Version
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2778086, 277808-6 Scherp De Zeis — De Dijk De Dijk Scherp De Zeis(CD, Album) Universal Music, Universal Music 2778086, 277808-6 Netherlands 2011 Sell This Version
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470 022-9 Allemansplein — De Dijk De Dijk Allemansplein(CD, Album) Universal Music 470 022-9 Netherlands 2014 Sell This Version
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376 928-5 Dijkers & Strijkers — De Dijk De Dijk & Amsterdam Sinfonietta De Dijk & Amsterdam Sinfonietta - Dijkers & Strijkers(CD, Album) Universal Music 376 928-5 Netherlands 2014 Sell This Version
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574 586-7 Groef — De Dijk De Dijk Groef (Album) Universal 574 586-7 Netherlands 2017 Sell This Version
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TN1906CD / 083 256-6 Nu Of Nou — De Dijk De Dijk Nu Of Nou (Album) TopNotch, Universal Music TN1906CD / 083 256-6 Netherlands 2019 Sell This Version
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97334 De Dijk In Paradiso — De Dijk De Dijk De Dijk In Paradiso (Album) Not On Label (De Dijk Self-released) 97334 Netherlands 2021 Sell This Version
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Singles & EPs

46.74, 4674 De Stilte Voor De Storm — De Dijk De Dijk De Stilte Voor De Storm(7", Single) Dureco Benelux, Dureco Benelux 46.74, 4674 Netherlands 1982 Sell This Version