Category Archives: Dutch classics

FlinterFile: Doe Maar- 32 Jaar (Sinds Een Dag Of 2)

The Dutch band Doe Maar had their first hit in 1981. Read the rest of this entry

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FlinterFile: Peter en zijn Rockets- Kom Van Dat Dak Af

This is the story of how rock ‘n roll got into the Dutch pop music. And it starts with the release of this song in 1960. Read the rest of this entry

FlinterFile: Jenny Arean & Frans Halsema- Vluchten Kan Niet Meer

This song comes from a musical, written by Annie M.G. Schmidt (writer from many children books, like Jip and Janneke). Read the rest of this entry

FlinterFile: Boudewijn de Groot- Prikkebeen

Boudewijn de Groot had a big hit with the song Prikkebeen in the year 1968. Read the rest of this entry

FlinterFile: Ramses Shaffy & Liesbeth List- Pastorale

In 1969, the Dutch singers Ramses Shaffy and Liesbeth List released what would become a classic in Dutch pop music. Read the rest of this entry

FlinterFile: Drs. P- Dodenrit

In 1974, Drs. P (the alias of Heinz Polzer) released his most famous song. Read the rest of this entry

FlinterFile: Splitsing- Wind en Zeilen

The band Splitsing was a Dutch band which started in 1982. Read the rest of this entry

FlinterFile: Normaal- Deurdonderen

Normaal is a Dutch band who sing in the dialect of the Achterhoek. Read the rest of this entry

FlinterFile: Het Simplisties Verbond- Zoek Jezelf

Van Kooten en de Bie were a duo who made a lot of different programmes for television, in which they discussed the news playing a lot of different characters. Read the rest of this entry

FlinterFile: Het Goede Doel- Alles Geprobeerd

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In 1986, the Dutch band Het Goede Doel had a hit with the song Alles Geprobeerd. It was only number 25, but has become a classic song in the Dutch culture. The text is about someone who needs a break in his relationship.

Enjoy

Het Goede Doel- Alles Geprobeerd

I have not dared to say goodbye
Because saying goodbye is painful
I didn’t mean to really leave you
But wanted to be on my own
To think, research, refuel
And to discover if I still love you