Shocking Blue

Profile:
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.

The Initial Line-Up Consisted Of:
Robbie Van Leeuwen (Guitar, Sitar and Backing Vocals)
Fred de Wilde (Vocals, 1967-1968)
Klaasje Van Der Wal (Bass Guitar, 1967-1972) = (1 February 1949 – 12 February 2018)
Cornelis van der Beek (Drums) = (9 June 1949 – 2 April 1998)

Later Members Were:
Mariska Veres (Vocals) = (1 October 1947 – 2 December 2006)
Leo Van de Ketterij (Guitar, 1970-1971) = (14 November 1950 – 5 July 2021)
Martin Van Wijk (Guitar, 1973-1974)
Henk Smitskamp (Bass Guitar, 1972-1974)

Additional members:
Wim Voermans
Jan Pijnenburg
Michael Eschauzier
André van Geldorp
Charles Pesch
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Albums

236 173 Shocking Blue - Shocking Blue album art Shocking Blue Shocking Blue (Album) Polydor 236 173 Netherlands 1967 Sell This Version
888.001 Shocking Blue - At Home album art Shocking Blue At Home (Album) Pink Elephant 888.001 France 1969 Sell This Version
PE 877.002-G Shocking Blue - Scorpio's Dance album art Shocking Blue Scorpio's Dance (Album) Pink Elephant, Dureco PE 877.002-G Israel 1970 Sell This Version
CS 1000, CCS-1000 Shocking Blue - The Shocking Blue album art Shocking Blue The Shocking Blue (Album) Colossus, Colossus CS 1000, CCS-1000 US 1970 Sell This Version
PE-L 877.010 Y 430, PE 877010 - G Shocking Blue - 3rd Album album art Shocking Blue 3rd Album (Album) Pink Elephant, Pink Elephant PE-L 877.010 Y 430, PE 877010 - G Belgium 1971 Sell This Version
MP 2202 Shocking Blue - Live In Japan album art Shocking Blue Live In Japan (Album) Polydor MP 2202 Japan 1971 Sell This Version
PE 877.025-G, PE 877.025 Y Shocking Blue - Attila album art Shocking Blue Attila (Album) Pink Elephant PE 877.025-G, PE 877.025 Y Belgium 1972 Sell This Version
2310 260 Shocking Blue - Eve & The Apple album art Shocking Blue Eve & The Apple (Album) Polydor 2310 260 Germany 1972 Sell This Version
128 Shocking Blue - Inkpot album art Shocking Blue Inkpot (Album) Pink Elephant, Pink Elephant 128 France 1972 Sell This Version
PE 877.038-G Shocking Blue - Ham album art Shocking Blue Ham (Album) Pink Elephant PE 877.038-G Netherlands 1973 Sell This Version
2459 317 Shocking Blue - Dream On Dreamer album art Shocking Blue Dream On Dreamer (Album) Polydor 2459 317 Germany 1973 Sell This Version
PE 877.069 Shocking Blue - Good Times album art Shocking Blue Good Times (Album) Pink Elephant PE 877.069 Netherlands 1974 Sell This Version
REP-4619WP Shocking Blue - Dream On Dreamer / Good Times album art Shocking Blue Dream On Dreamer / Good Times(CD, Album) Repertoire Records REP-4619WP Europe 1997 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

S 1248 Shocking Blue - Love Is In The Air album art Shocking Blue Love Is In The Air(7", Single) Polydor S 1248 Netherlands 1967 Sell This Version
PE 22001 Shocking Blue - Lucy Brown Is Back in Town / Fix Your Hair Darling album art Shocking Blue Lucy Brown Is Back in Town / Fix Your Hair Darling (Single) Pink Elephant PE 22001 Netherlands 1968 Sell This Version
PE 22004, DU 20.837 Shocking Blue - Send Me A Postcard album art Shocking Blue Send Me A Postcard (Single) Pink Elephant, Pink Elephant PE 22004, DU 20.837 Netherlands 1968 Sell This Version
M 25.140 Shocking Blue - Long And Lonesome Road  album art The Shocking Blue* Long And Lonesome Road (Single) Pink Elephant, Pink Elephant M 25.140 Norway 1969 Sell This Version
PE 22.029Y, 22.029 Shocking Blue - Mighty Joe album art Shocking Blue Mighty Joe (Single) Pink Elephant, Pink Elephant PE 22.029Y, 22.029 Belgium 1969 Sell This Version
22.015 Shocking Blue - Venus / Hot Sand album art Shocking Blue Venus / Hot Sand (Single) Pink Elephant, Pink Elephant 22.015 Netherlands 1969 Sell This Version
M 7040, M 7041 Shocking Blue - Se Io Fossi Un Altro / Venus album art Franco (Dei New Dada)* / The Shocking Blue* Franco (Dei New Dada)* / The Shocking Blue* - 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
FC 126.025 Shocking Blue - Venus / Woman, Woman album art The Shocking Blue* / The Roadrunners (7) The Shocking Blue* / The Roadrunners (7) - Venus / Woman, Woman (Single) Polydor FC 126.025 Brazil 1970 Sell This Version
2083 Shocking Blue - El Zumbido Del Amor = Love Buzz album art Shocking Blue El Zumbido Del Amor = Love Buzz (Single) Polydor 2083 Costa Rica 1970 Sell This Version
2200 024 Shocking Blue - Mighty Joe album art The Shocking Blue* Mighty Joe (Single) Joker (2) 2200 024 Mexico 1970 Sell This Version
2200 015 Shocking Blue - Nunca Te Cases Con Un Ferrocarrilero = Never Marry A Railroad Man  album art The Shocking Blue* Nunca Te Cases Con Un Ferrocarrilero = Never Marry A Railroad Man (EP) Polydor 2200 015 Mexico 1970 Sell This Version
C. 116X Shocking Blue - Long And Lonesome Road album art Shocking Blue Long And Lonesome Road (Single) Colossus C. 116X Canada 1970 Sell This Version