Wallace Collection was a group that was founded on the remains of the group Sylvester's Team. Three of the original member (namely Sylvain Vanholme, Freddy Nieuland and Marc Herouet) then went on to form the band 16th Century, together with bass-player Christian Janssens and the classical musicians Raymond Vincent and Jacques Namotte. These two were members in the Belgian National Philharmonic Orchestra, but had been flirting with popular music already in a band called Stradivarius.
The biggest future for the ex-members of The Wallace Collection would be for Sylvain Vanholme, who has had huge hits with Two Man Sound and has produced a large number of Belgian records since (e.g. Octopus (5), Salix Alba, Machines, Gorki, Jo Lemaire + Flouze, Kids).
Anno 2001, the Wallace Collection still remains "in the picture", because ""Daydream" is becoming somewhat of a "standard", covered all around the globe. In 2001 for example there was a mellow version of Paul Michiels, a cool version by I Monster and an awesome one by the Beta Band (as "squares" on their album "hot shots II").
Disbanded : 1971
Members: Sylvain Vanholme (guitar), Freddy Nieuland (drums, vocals), Marc Hérouet (organ, keyboards), Christian Janssens (bass), Raymond Vincent (violin), Jacques Namotte (cello)
Member Freddy Nieuland, vocals on their very great hit "Daydream" died at the age of 63 years on January, 11th 2008.
Not to be confused with The Wallace Collection, an internationally acclaimed brass group established by John Wallace (4).