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Shocking Blue

Shocking Blue were a Dutch rock band from The Hague that existed from 1967 to 1974. They had a hit world-wide with the song “Venus,” which went to #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 in February 1970. The song was immediately covered at the year of its release by Greek pop band Olympians, with entirely different lyrics in Greek and retitled as “Το Κορίτσι Του Μάη” (To koritsi tou Mai - The girl of May). It was later part of the Stars on 45 Medley (which put it at #1 in 1981), and covered by British girl band Bananarama in the 1980s (1986) and Japanese singer Yoko Nagayama (also in 1986).

Similar Bands: Jefferson Airplane, The Easybeats, The Doors, The Animals, Steppenwolf

LPs
Good Times
1974

Dream On Dreamer
1973

Attila
1972

Inkpot
1972

Third Album
1971

Scorpio's Dance
1970

3.7
5 Votes
At Home
1969

3.8
11 Votes
Beat With Us
1968

3.3
3 Votes
Live Albums
Live in Japan
1972

Compilations
Inkpot/Attila
1998

Dream On Dreamer/Good Times
1997

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