Golden Earring – 50th Anniversary Pinkpop Festival (2019)

FrontCover1.jpgGolden Earring is a Dutch rock band, founded in 1961 in The Hague as the Golden Earrings (the definite article was dropped in 1967, while the “s” was dropped in 1969). They achieved worldwide fame with their international hit songs “Radar Love” in 1973, which went to No. 1 on the Dutch charts, reached the Top 10 in the United Kingdom and went to No. 13 on the United States charts, “Twilight Zone” in 1982, and “When the Lady Smiles” in 1984. During their career they have had nearly 30 top-ten singles on the Dutch charts while releasing 25 studio albums.

The band’s lineup consists of co-founders . All musicians in the present lineup of the band have been continuous members of the band since 1970, although other musicians have joined and left the band during the intervening years.

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They played the very first Pinkpop back in 1970, and 49 years later they will take to the stage in exactly the same line-up: Golden Earring. Something is guaranteed to happen every time the hell-raisers from The Hague get under the Pinkpop Girl’s skirts. During that first Pinkpop performance George Kooymans got a big electric shock, and in 1977 Barry Hay ended up tripping in a police station. And in 2005 they dragged the festival through its toughest edition. In 2019, Pinkpop and the Golden Earring together represent more than a century of Dutch rock pride – cause for a celebration if ever there was! (

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Rinus Gerritsen (bass)
Barry Hay (vocals, guitar)
George Kooymans (vocals, guitar)
Cesar Zuiderwijk (drums)


01. When The Lady Smiles (Kooymans/Hay) 5.59
02. Another 45 Miles (Kooymans) 3.33
03. Long Blond Animal (Kooymans/Hay) 5.22
04. Twilight Zone (Kooymans) 7.39
05. Going To The Run (Kooymans/Hay) 4.30
06. Johnny Make Believe (Kooymans/Hay) 5.22
07. Bass Solo (Gerritsen) 6.46
08. Radar Love (Kooymans/Hay) 16.47
09. She Flies On Strange Wings (cut) (Kooymans) 2.45

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