Golden Earring

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Golden Earring was a Dutch rock band, founded in 1961 in The Hague as The Tornados. They achieved worldwide fame with their international hit songs "Radar Love" in 1973, which went to number one on the Dutch chart, reached the top ten in the United Kingdom, and went to number thirteen on the United States chart,[3][4] "Twilight Zone" in 1982, and "When the Lady Smiles" in 1984.[3] During their career they had nearly 30 top-ten singles on the Dutch charts and released 25 studio albums.

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Golden Earring
Golden Earring in 1974left to right: Rinus Gerritsen, Barry Hay, Cesar Zuiderwijk, George Kooymans
Golden Earring in 1974
left to right: Rinus Gerritsen, Barry Hay, Cesar Zuiderwijk, George Kooymans
Background information
Also known asThe Tornados
OriginThe Hague, Netherlands
Years active1961–2021
LabelsPolydor, MCA, Track, Universal, Columbia, Capitol, 21, Polygram, Atlantic, Atco, First Quake, Red Bullet
Past members

The band went through a number of early line-up changes until settling on a stable line-up in 1970, consisting of Rinus Gerritsen (bass and keyboards), George Kooymans (vocals and guitar), Barry Hay (vocals, guitar, flute and saxophone), and Cesar Zuiderwijk (drums and percussion), which remained unchanged until the band broke up in 2021 following the diagnosis of Kooymans with ALS. A number of other musicians also appeared in short stints with the band over its history as well.

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