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 Shocking Blue Shocking Blue (Album) Polydor 236 173 Netherlands 1967 Sell This Version
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888.001 At Home — Shocking Blue Shocking Blue At Home (Album) Pink Elephant 888.001 France 1969 Sell This Version
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PE 877.002-G Scorpio's Dance — Shocking Blue Shocking Blue Scorpio's Dance (Album) Pink Elephant, Dureco PE 877.002-G Israel 1970 Sell This Version
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CS 1000, CCS-1000 The Shocking Blue — Shocking Blue Shocking Blue The Shocking Blue (Album) Colossus, Colossus CS 1000, CCS-1000 US 1970 Sell This Version
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SPFL-934315 3rd Album — Shocking Blue Shocking Blue 3rd Album (Album) Pink Elephant, Pink Elephant SPFL-934315 New Zealand 1971 Sell This Version
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MP 2202 Live In Japan — Shocking Blue The Shocking Blue* Live In Japan (Album) Polydor MP 2202 Japan 1971 Sell This Version
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PE 877.025-G, PE 877.025 Y Attila — Shocking Blue Shocking Blue Attila (Album) Pink Elephant PE 877.025-G, PE 877.025 Y Belgium 1972 Sell This Version
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2310 260 Eve & The Apple — Shocking Blue Shocking Blue Eve & The Apple (Album) Polydor 2310 260 Netherlands 1972 Sell This Version
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128 Inkpot — Shocking Blue Shocking Blue Inkpot (Album) Pink Elephant, Pink Elephant 128 France 1972 Sell This Version
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8-PE 877.038 Ham — Shocking Blue Shocking Blue Ham (Album) Pink Elephant 8-PE 877.038 Netherlands 1973 Sell This Version
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3192 282 Dream On Dreamer — Shocking Blue Shocking Blue Dream On Dreamer (Album) Polydor 3192 282 Germany 1973 Sell This Version
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2310 174 En Vivo — Shocking Blue Shocking Blue En Vivo(LP, Album, Ltd) Polydor 2310 174 Peru 1973 Sell This Version
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PE 877.069 Good Times — Shocking Blue Shocking Blue Good Times (Album) Pink Elephant PE 877.069 Netherlands 1974 Sell This Version
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MOV10037 At Home - The Singles — Shocking Blue Shocking Blue At Home - The Singles(10", Album, Mono, Ltd, Num, RM, Pin) Music On Vinyl MOV10037 2022 Sell This Version
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Singles & EPs

S 1248 Love Is In The Air — Shocking Blue Shocking Blue Love Is In The Air(7", Single) Polydor S 1248 Netherlands 1967 Sell This Version
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PE 22001 Lucy Brown Is Back in Town / Fix Your Hair Darling — Shocking Blue Shocking Blue Lucy Brown Is Back in Town / Fix Your Hair Darling (Single) Pink Elephant PE 22001 Netherlands 1968 Sell This Version
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PE 22004, DU 20.837, DU 20.838 Send Me A Postcard — Shocking Blue Shocking Blue Send Me A Postcard (Single) Pink Elephant, Pink Elephant PE 22004, DU 20.837, DU 20.838 Netherlands 1968 Sell This Version
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M 25.140 Long And Lonesome Road  — Shocking Blue The Shocking Blue* Long And Lonesome Road (Single) Pink Elephant, Pink Elephant M 25.140 Norway 1969 Sell This Version
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M 25.185 Mighty Joe — Shocking Blue Shocking Blue Mighty Joe (Single) Pink Elephant, Pink Elephant M 25.185 Germany 1969 Sell This Version
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22.015 Venus / Hot Sand — Shocking Blue Shocking Blue Venus / Hot Sand (Single) Pink Elephant, Pink Elephant 22.015 Netherlands 1969 Sell This Version
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M 7040, M 7041 Se Io Fossi Un Altro / Venus — Shocking Blue 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
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FC 126.025 Venus / Woman, Woman — Shocking Blue 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
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2083 El Zumbido Del Amor = Love Buzz — Shocking Blue Shocking Blue El Zumbido Del Amor = Love Buzz (Single) Polydor 2083 Costa Rica 1970 Sell This Version
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2200 024 Mighty Joe — Shocking Blue The Shocking Blue* Mighty Joe (Single) Joker (2) 2200 024 Mexico 1970 Sell This Version
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2200 015 Nunca Te Cases Con Un Ferrocarrilero = Never Marry A Railroad Man  — Shocking Blue The Shocking Blue* Nunca Te Cases Con Un Ferrocarrilero = Never Marry A Railroad Man (EP) Polydor 2200 015 Mexico 1970 Sell This Version