The band sold 13.5 million records by 1973 but disbanded in 1974.
When did Venus Shocking Blue come out?
Today in 1970, “Venus” by Shocking Blue went to No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100, the first Dutch band to ever do so. The song was released in late 1969 as a single from the group’s third album Scorpio’s Dance.
What hits did Shocking Blue have?
Shocking Blue had two minor hit singles in 1969 with “Long and Lonesome Road” and “Send Me a Postcard.” The group scored a massive international smash that same year with their breakthrough song, “Venus.” With its incredibly bouncy and catchy guitar riff, urgent driving beat and a powerhouse fiery vocal by stunning
Who sang Venus in Queen’s Gambit?
One scene in the miniseries The Queen’s Gambit was all it took to put the Dutch rock band Shocking Blue, and the band’s sultry singer, Mariska Veres, back on the media map. You know the scene.
Did Mariska Veres speak English?
Originally, vocalist Mariska Veres could not speak English and was singing phonetically; this was the reason for her occasional stumble over the lyrics, such as the opening line of their 1970 hit song “Venus”: “God-ness on a mountaintop . . .”.
Who is the singer in Queen’s Gambit Episode 6?
“The Queen’s Gambit” features one of 2020’s music and lyrics contenders in “I Can’t Remember Love,” performed by jazz musician Anna Hauss.
Who sang Venus in 1970?
THE HAGUE, Dec. 7 (Agence France-Presse) — Mariska Veres, a lead singer for the Dutch group Shocking Blue, which had a worldwide hit in 1970 with its song “Venus,” died here on Saturday. She was 59.