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FlinterFile: Armand- Blommenkinders

Armand had two big hits in 1967, of which this was the second. Read the rest of this entry

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FlinterFile: Nilsson- Everybody’s Talkin’

This song by Nilsson was used in the movie Midnight Cowboy. Read the rest of this entry

FlinterFile: Apollo 100- Joy

The band Apollo 100 didn’t exist long, but they did exist long enough to make two albums and have a big hit. Read the rest of this entry

FlinterFile: Dennis Yost & The Classics IV- Rosanna

This band started off as a cover band, but had quite some success with their own songs, too. Read the rest of this entry

FlinterFile: Kenny Loggins- Easy Driver

Kenny Loggins released his second solo album, Nightwatch, in 1978. Read the rest of this entry

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

FlinterFile: Lou Reed- Satellite Of Love

Lou Reed wrote this song already in 1970. Read the rest of this entry

FlinterFile: Robin Gibb- Juliet

Robin Gibb was part of the BeeGees, but also released some solo records. Read the rest of this entry

FlinterFile: Kayak- Wintertime

Kayak was a Dutch band formed around Ton Scherpenzeel and with members like Pim Koopman (who later formed Diesel) and Cees van Leeuwen. Read the rest of this entry

FlinterFile: Neil Diamond- Skybird

This Neil Diamond song came from the soundtrack of the movie Jonathan Livingston Seagull. Read the rest of this entry

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: The Temptations- It’s Summer

The song It’s Summer was released twice. Read the rest of this entry

FlinterFile: Kids From “Fame”- Starmaker

Starmaker was the second single released by the Kids from “Fame”. Read the rest of this entry

FlinterFile: Tom Petty- Free Fallin’

Tom Petty released the album Full Moon Fever in 1989. Read the rest of this entry

FlinterFile: Dillinger- Cokane In My Brain

The Jamaican rapper Dillinger had a big hit in 1977 with his song Cokane In My Brain. Read the rest of this entry

FlinterFile: Richenel- Temptation

The Dutch artist Richenel was mainly in the eighties popular. 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: Mainframe- 5 Minutes

Mainframe is a band from the early eighties that is largely forgotten. Read the rest of this entry

FlinterFile: Tears For Fears- Woman In Chains

After the hit Sowing The Seeds Of Love, this song was released. Read the rest of this entry

FlinterFile: Mary Hopkin- Goodbye

The record label Apple, owned by the Beatles, found in Mary Hopkin one of their first hit artists. Read the rest of this entry

FlinterFile: Crosby, Stills & Nash- Long Time Gone

Crosby, Stills & Nash released their first album in 1969. 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: Godley & Creme- Little Piece Of Heaven

Godley & Creme released their last album in 1988. Read the rest of this entry

FlinterFile: Elton John- Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds

What if you think a song is one of the best songs ever written? Read the rest of this entry

FlinterFile: Al Wilson- Show And Tell

Sometimes a song needs a cover to be a hit. Read the rest of this entry

FlinterFile: The Rolling Stones- Gimme Shelter

This Stones song never was a single, but has become a classic. 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: The Hollies- Daddy Don’t Mind

The Hollies released two albums in 1976, of which the second, Russian Roulette, featured this song. Read the rest of this entry

FlinterFile: Blancmange- Blind Vision

Blind Vision was a hit for Blancmange off their second album. Read the rest of this entry

FlinterFile: Diana Ross- Muscles

Diana Ross released her new album Silk Electric in 1982. Read the rest of this entry

FlinterFile: The Pipkins- Gimme Dat Ding

The song Gimme Dat Ding was written for a children’s show. 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: Rainbow Train- Heaven On Earth

The Rainbow Train was a Dutch band that had some success in the seventies. Read the rest of this entry

FlinterFile: Firefall- You Are The Woman

What if your debut single becomes your biggest hit? Read the rest of this entry

FlinterFile: Steely Dan- Do It Again

Steely Dan made their debut in the charts with this song in 1972. Read the rest of this entry

FlinterFile: The Four Seasons- Beggin’

Madcon had a hit with this song in 2008, but the original is about 50 years younger. Read the rest of this entry

FlinterFile: Pratt & McClain- Happy Days

The TV-series Happy Days started in 1974. Read the rest of this entry

FlinterFile: The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band- Mr. Bojangles

The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band covered a song by Jerry Jeff Walker in 1970. Read the rest of this entry

FlinterFile: Juan Bastos- Loop Di Love

Juan Bastós had a hit with Loop di Love in 1971. Read the rest of this entry

FlinterFile: Luv’- Trojan Horse

In 1978, Luv had very much success with their songs. Read the rest of this entry

FlinterFile: Golden Earring- Bombay

The Golden Earring released the single Bombay in 1976. Read the rest of this entry

FlinterFile: Mark Knopfler- Sailing To Philadelphia

In 2000, Mark Knopfler released his solo album Sailing to Philadelphia. Read the rest of this entry

FlinterFile: Nancy Sinatra & Lee Hazlewood- Jackson

Nancy Sinatra and Lee Hazlewood released their duet Jackson in 1967. Read the rest of this entry

FlinterFile: Bruce Springsteen- Streets Of Philadelphia

The movie Philadelphia, about a man dying of AIDS, was released in 1993. Read the rest of this entry

FlinterFile: Don Henley- New York Minute

In 1989, Don Henley released one of his best known solo hits. Read the rest of this entry

FlinterFile: Simon & Garfunkel- The Only Living Boy In New York

In 1970, Simon & Garfunkel would release their album Bridge Over Troubled Water. Read the rest of this entry

FlinterFile: Elvis Presley- Viva Las Vegas

Next to having a big career in music, Elvis also was a movie star. Read the rest of this entry

FlinterFile: The Blues Brothers- Sweet Home Chicago

The Blues Brothers made the song Sweet Home Chicago popular again in 1980, when it was released on the soundtrack of the movie. Read the rest of this entry

FlinterFile: Chicago- Another Rainy Day In New York City

The band Chicago released their album Chicago X in 1976. Read the rest of this entry

FlinterFile: Nicolas Peyrac- So Far Away From L.A.

Nicolas Peyrac released one of his first successes in 1975. Read the rest of this entry