Happy 70 To… Guitarist/Songwriter/Singer GEORGE KOOYMANS From King-Sized Rock Legends GOLDEN EARRING…

11 March 2018

GEORGE KOOYMANS started a band in 1961 (!) when he was only 13 with his buddy, bassist Rinus Gerritsen. Four years later this group was named GOLDEN EARRING. A brilliant Dutch rock force with a notable international status, mostly thanks to timeless magnum opus Radar Love. They scored countless classic hit singles and significant albums and are after more than 50 years still a blazing live turbo. Kooymans wrote many of their top songs, he was the guitarist, occasionally the main singer and he also wrote songs for many other artists. Happy 70 (born 11 March 1948) to a genuine icon in music’s history. Here are three Golden Earring crackers to start George‘s birthday party…

* JUST A LITTLE BIT OF PIECE IN MY HEART (1967) sung by Kooymans…

* BUDDY JOE (1972) also sung by Kooymans…

* RADAR LOVE – 24 Karat Gold classic (1973)

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Big time legends still coming on strong

TURN UP THE VOLUME’s JIVING JUKEBOX – The Devil Made Them Do It… Here Are GOLDEN EARRING

The Jukebox Series: only the greats can fill a Wurlitzer…

If you think Dutch living legends GOLDEN EARRING made only that one superb masterstroke then you have been taking the wrong drugs all these years and
you have been living too long on the dark side of the moon. These virtuoso pop
rock experts are a huge, remarkable, high-quality band for more than 50 years
now with an awesome, impressive history. And live… simply one of the best I ever witnessed and I have seen a whole lot of smashing performers. From their early
pop days to their huge rock and roll decades, here are TURN UP THE VOLUME‘s
15 picks. Brenda Lee’s coming on strong, here we go…

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1973

I just can’t resist to play this stupendous live version of firework
stroke LONG BLOND ANIMAL – C’mon Barry, you motherfucker…