Shocking Blue

Shocking Blue

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Dutch rock group. Formed in 1967 by former The Motions guitarist Robbie van Leeuwen, joined by Cor van der Beek (drums), Klaasje van der Wal (bass) and Fred de Wilde (vocals). Their first single hit the Dutch Top 40 in 1968. Shortly thereafter, Mariska Veres replaced de Wilde as their lead vocalist. In 1969 and 1970, the group enjoyed a worldwide chart success with “Venus”, followed by several other hit singles. In 1971, Klaasje van der Wal was replaced by Henk Smitskamp. In 1973, Robbie van Leeuwen was replaced by Martin van Wijk. The group disbanded in 1975. Van Leeuwen attempted a relaunch in 1979, however the track “Louise” appeared only on a German compilation.
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Shocking Blue Discography

Albums

236 173 Shocking Blue Shocking Blue (Album) Polydor 236 173 Netherlands 1968 Sell This Version
SLES-5, SLES. 5 Shocking Blue At Home (Album) Pink Elephant SLES-5, SLES. 5 India 1969 Sell This Version
SPFL-934062 Shocking Blue Scorpio's Dance (Album) Pink Elephant, Dureco SPFL-934062 New Zealand 1970 Sell This Version
LPJ 5100 The Shocking Blue* The Shocking Blue (Album) Colossus, Colossus LPJ 5100 Italy 1970 Sell This Version
PE-L 877.010 Y 430, PE 877010 - G Shocking Blue 3rd Album (Album) Metronome PE-L 877.010 Y 430, PE 877010 - G Belgium 1971 Sell This Version
STEC 128 Shocking Blue Inkpot (Album) Pink Elephant, Pink Elephant STEC 128 France 1972 Sell This Version
PE 888.014 Y Shocking Blue Live In Japan (Album) Polydor PE 888.014 Y Belgium 1972 Sell This Version
PE 877.025-G, PE 877.025 Y Shocking Blue Attila (Album) Pink Elephant PE 877.025-G, PE 877.025 Y Belgium 1972 Sell This Version
2459 317 Shocking Blue Dream On Dreamer(LP, Album) Polydor 2459 317 Germany 1973 Sell This Version
PE 877.038-G Shocking Blue Ham (Album) Pink Elephant PE 877.038-G Netherlands 1973 Sell This Version
2310 260 Shocking Blue Eve & The Apple (Album) Polydor 2310 260 Germany 1973 Sell This Version
PE877.069 Shocking Blue Good Times (Album) Pink Elephant PE877.069 Netherlands 1974 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

S 1248 Shocking Blue Love Is In The Air(7", Single) Polydor S 1248 Netherlands 1967 Sell This Version
PE 22001, PE 22.001 Shocking Blue Lucy Brown Is Back in Town(7", Promo, Mono) Pink Elephant, Pink Elephant PE 22001, PE 22.001 Netherlands 1968 Sell This Version
M 25.185 The Shocking Blue* Mighty Joe (Single) Pink Elephant M 25.185 Scandinavia 1969 Sell This Version
PFX-11,707, PFX-11707 Shocking Blue Venus (EP) Penny Farthing, Penny Farthing PFX-11,707, PFX-11707 Australia 1969 Sell This Version
M 25.140 Shocking Blue Long And Lonesome Road / Fireball Of Love (Single) Pink Elephant, Pink Elephant M 25.140 Sweden 1969 Sell This Version
22.015 Shocking Blue Venus / Hot Sand (Single) Pink Elephant 22.015 Netherlands 1969 Sell This Version
M 7040, M 7041 Franco* Dei New Dada / Shocking Blue, The* Franco* Dei New Dada / Shocking Blue, The* - Se Io Fossi Un Altro / Venus(7", Promo) Joker Hi-Fi Records, Joker Hi-Fi Records M 7040, M 7041 Italy 1969 Sell This Version
C 111 Shocking Blue, The* Mighty Joe (Single) Colossus C 111 US 1970 Sell This Version
M 25.110 Shocking Blue Send Me A Postcard (Single) I. M. A. Records M 25.110 Germany 1969 Sell This Version
PEN 744 Shocking Blue Sally Was A Good Old Girl (Single) Penny Farthing PEN 744 UK 1970 Sell This Version
PFK-3799 Shocking Blue Never Marry A Railroad Man (Single, EP) Pink Elephant, Pink Elephant PFK-3799 New Zealand 1970 Sell This Version
FC 126.041 Shocking Blue Never Marry A Railroad Man / Hear My Song (Single) Colossus FC 126.041 Brazil 1970 Sell This Version
PE 22.045-G, 22.045 Shocking Blue Hello Darkness (Single) Pink Elephant, Pink Elephant PE 22.045-G, 22.045 Netherlands 1970 Sell This Version