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Zen was a beat group from Amsterdam, which was founded in 1965 by Edward Jong (vocals and saxophone) and Dirk van der Ploeg.

Other band members were Cees Visser (vocals, guitar) and Valentine Gadi (drums]. In 1967, Theo Visser replaced by guitarist rich and adopted a second singer, John Brands. Gade was also replaced by Wim Taarling drummer Valentine.

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In latter composition the Group took his first singles on, You better start running away from me and Don't try reincarnation, which came no further than a tipnotering.

The second single, Hair, the theme from the American musical was Hair, because he was turned by Radio Veronica much though a big hit: the plate would remain for weeks at 1 in the Dutch Top 40. Also the b-side Aquarius, also from the musical, gained some fame. The eponymous LP, produced by Hans van Hemert with Jan Audier behind the buttons did it less. Because there are few copies were sold, is the plate nowadays among a special about collectors wanted collectors object. For a cool instance are often paid hefty prices. The plate has a very distinctive cover photo, which the group shows between ' bare ' mannequins. The album was in the late 1980s (supplemented with bonus tracks) on cd available.

In 1969, the group more or less merged with Harrie Rhine mountains and Henk Green, members of the well known beat group Ro-d-Ys from Oude Pekela. That cooperation would still cause an LP titled Zen again and some singles, of which Get me down though is the most famous.

In 1972 the Amsterdam adopted and the Group of guitarist Peter Huijing in varying occupations it a few more times trying, without much success.

Discography[Edit]Edit

Albums[Edit]Edit

Album (s) with any charts in the

the Dutch Album Top 100

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appear

Date of

entry

Highest

position

Number Of

weeks

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Hair 1969 -

Singles[Edit]Edit

Single (s) with any charts in the

the Dutch Top 40

Date of

appear

Date of

entry

Highest

position

Number Of

weeks

Comments
You better start running away from me 1967 30-09-1967 tip11 -
Don't try reincarnation 1967 18-01-1968 tip11 -
Hair 1968 07-12-1968 1 (3 wk) 18
Get me down 1969 06-12-1969 26 4 No. 28 in the Single Top 100

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
Hair 802 698 448 675 625 543 841 946 904 755 793 840 1016 1285 1752

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