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Golden Earring

Golden Earring Golden Earring is the best known and internationally most succesful rock band to come out of the Netherlands. Formed in 1961, Golden Earring has been active for more than 50 years non-stop, which makes Golden Earring the world’s longest surviving rock band, formed a year before The Rolling Stones. The current line-up has been unchanged since 1970. In 1961 George Kooymans (age 13) and his neighbour Rinus Gerritsen (age 15) formed The Tornados in the Zuiderpark district of their home town of The Hague, The Netherlands. The band’s first line-up mainly played The Shadows and The Ventures covers, as well as other instrumental tunes.
Band From: Netherlands, The Hague
Band Members: Rinus Gerritsen (bass guitar), Barry Hay (vocals, guitar, sax, flute), George Kooymans (vocals, guitar), and Cesar Zuiderwijk (drums)
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