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The Mo, also known as, was a Dutch pop band who in 1979 was founded by brothers Clemens and Huub de Lange. Their debut album Mo, with Heili bright as singer and Harm Bieger as drummer, had a separate Instrumentation: both the electric guitar and the bass were missing. Instead, keys instruments used (including Wurlitzer piano and Clavinet) and a classic wind instrument: the bassoon. In February 1981, the album reached the top 10. Single-success was there for Nancy (1980), and, above all, Fred Astaire (1981).

After beginning 1981 had left the Group and Huub de Long was succeeded by Ton van der Meer, the group fell apart in June 1981 by the departure of Heili bright and Camba de Lange. Bieger and Van der Meer made then a relaunch. With two new members-singer Linda bloemhard and keyboardist Hans Nieuwint-they tried to copy the original Mo and follow up on the success.

Two albums followed (Ha Ha! The Sound of Laughing and Stop Staring), but the big success. Though one was reasonably successful in the halls circuit, partly on the basis of the stage personality of bloemhard and a modest hit for the song Cheese (1982). In 1984 the single Asia another tipparade listing. After the recordings for Stop Staring, produced by Willem Ennes, left the Group Harm Bieger. The new drummer was Hans van der Meer, a brother of keyboardist Ton van der Meer. In 1985, Mo finally lifted.


[hide]*1 Occupation (1979-1981)

Occupation (1979-1981)[Edit]Edit

Occupation (1981-1985)[Edit]Edit



  • Mo (1980)
  • Ha Ha! The Sound of Laughing (1982)
  • Stop Staring (1984)


  • Nancy (1980)
  • Fred Astaire (1981)
  • Oh! Young People ... (1981)
  • Cheese (1982)
  • Ha Ha! The Sound of Laughing (1982)
  • Old Friend (1982)
  • Asia (1984)
  • Horse Race (1984)
  • Nothing's Wrong (1984)

Compilation albums[Edit]Edit

  • Remember Mo (1993). 24 numbers-eight from each of the three LPs.

Radio 2 Top 2000[Edit]Edit

Number (s) with markings

in the Radio 2 Top 2000

' 99 ' 00 ' 01 ' 02 ' 03 ' 04 ' 05 ' 06 ' 07 ' 08 ' 09 ' 10 ' 11 ' 12 ' 13
Fred Astaire (just a summer love affair) - 1491 1878 1371 1696 1730 - - - - - - - - -

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