Friday, October 01, 2010

"Venus" by Shocking Blue

Birthday wishes go out today to Mariska Veres, singer with Dutch beat combo Shocking Blue, whose song Venus went all the way to Number One around the world in 1970; following the band's breakup in June 1974 Veres continued in a solo career until Shocking Blue's brief reunion in 1984, around the same time Bananarama had a hit of their own with the song.

Born on this day in 1947, Veres died of cancer in December 2006, singing right up to the end...
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