Q65 (band)

Q65 was a Dutch Rhythm -and- blues band in the 1960s.

Line up

The group was founded in January 1965 by the Hague guitarists Joop Roelofs and Frank Nuyens and the singer Willem Bieler. At Origin lineup also included Dick Schulte Nord Holt, Peter Vink (both electric bassist ) and drummer Jay Baar, who was later replaced by Hans Waterman. In the following years the occupation changed several times; new band members were, among others, Eric van de Berk, Derk Groen and Rinus Hollenberg.

Recordings and successes

Q65 quickly made a name in the Netherlands as a rough, tough group that was comparable to that of their appearance and the way of playing her best with the early Pretty Things. End of 1965, she received a recording contract with Decca. Direct their first single, You're the Victor made ​​it in February 1966 to number 11 in the Dutch charts and spent 13 weeks represented in the local top 40. This success led to the then most famous Dutch singer, author and radio DJ Peter Koelewijn 1966 Q65 the LP revolution produced. The titles published it showed the full range of their music, bluesy Otis Redding's soul ballad Mr. Pitiful on Willie Dixon's Down in the Bottom and Ellas McDaniel I'm a Man handed to Allen Toussaint's Get Out of My Life, Woman; they gave those songs by instrumentation with several guitar and bass a very unique sound. In her original compositions, including Sour Wine, Summer Thoughts in a Field of Weed, I Got Nightmares and just who's Inside, but they deployed a custom facet that their appeal from the contrast between the almost melancholic -born singing, Bieler's rough voice and hard R & B was referring. This LP has sold in their home country within a very short time in 35,000 copies - given the small size of the Dutch market and competition from English and American Beat plates no less success.

In order to also make their second single, The Life I Live announced an original composition of this LP, via the Netherlands addition, Q65 traveled in the same year in London. There, however, the band did not receive a work permit for appearances, so they had to return to some of the interviews without having achieved anything and instead gave an open- air concert in front of 30,000 fans in Scheveningen. This .45 - plate made ​​it home in the Top 10 and remained the largest sales success of the group, as a result it was found to be good enough to perform as the opening act at concerts of the Small Faces, Spencer Davis Group, the Kinks and the Pretty Things ....

The later development

In the second half of the 1960s, the band disappeared for different reasons from the " big stage ": members were drafted into military service and could not be replaced equivalent, there were differences on drug use of individual musicians and the group had given the changes in popular music as a remnant of times past. Trying to adapt to newer musical trends - 1970 and published in 1971 Q65 the more tending towards psychedelic rock LPs Afghanistan and We Are Gonna Make It -, failed, so the band broke up soon afterwards.

Several members of Q65 are now deceased (Jay Baar 1990, Wim Bieler 2000 and Dick Schulte Nord Holt 2006). The longest and most successful bassist Peter Vink has held in the music scene, which then played at Finch and participated also to Arjen Lucassen Ayreon project.

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