Jan 18, 2018: Scad Radio: Underrated: Shocking Blue
Formed in 1967 in The Netherlands with members Robbie van Leeuwen on guitar and sitar, Fred de Wilde as vocals, Klaasje van der Wal as the bassist, and Cor van der Beek on the drums. They didn’t achieve much mainstream success, only having a few singles to their name. This inevitably led to the 1968 departure of Fred de Wilde.
Feb 1, 1949: Klaasje van der Wal is born.
June 9, 1949: Cor van der Beek is born.
Nov 27, 1969: "Shocking Blue" by Shocking Blue is released.
July 26, 1969: "Vernus" peaked at number three in the Netherlands.
Shocking Blue - Good Times (1974), from the album Good Times, Mariska Veres Tribute
April 2, 1998: Drummer Cor van der Beek died at age 49 in Rotterdam, Netherlands.
Dec 2, 2006: Mariska Veres died of gallbladder cancer at age 59 in The Hague, Netherlands.
February 12, 2018: Bassist Klaasje van der Wal died at age 69.