SHOCKING BLUE - VENUS / Hot Sand 7" Picture Sleeve Single
This is the original version of "VENUS" the only song in history to score three times a number One hit. This web-page has hi-res photos of the album covers, record label and a detailed description.
Band Members oF Shocking Blue
Mariska Veres (lead vocal)
Robbie Van Leeuwen (guitar, sitar)
Klaasje Van Der Wal (bass)
Cornelis Van Der Beek (drums)
This is the original version of "VENUS" the only song in history to score three times a
number One hit:
7 Feb 1970 - Shocking Blue
20 Jun 1981 - Stars on 45
6 Sep 1986 - Banarama
Shocking Blue was also the first Dutch band to Score a No 1 hit in the
The Shocking Blue was formed in 1967 by guitarist Robbie van Leeuwen, a veteran of a well known Dutch rock band, The Motions. The band's name was inspired by an Eric Clapton track called "Electric Blue".
Shocking Blue successfully combined Beat and R&B with psychedelic elements of the time like Indian sitar and odd production techniques