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VITESSE

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Vitesse

Period

1975 - 1994

Genre

rock

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Vitesse

Rock band that is reasonably successful in the early 1980s with hits as Rosalyn and Good Lookin'.
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Members

Otto Cooymans   toetsinstrumenten
Ruud Englebert   basgitaar
Carl Carlton   gitaar
Herman van Boeyen   drums, zang

Former members

Nippy Noya   percussie
Ross Recardi   gitaar
Gerrit Veen   basgitaar
Rob van Donselaar   gitaar
Paul Bagmeyer   basgitaar
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Biography Vitesse

Rock band that is reasonably successful in the early 1980s with hits as Rosalyn and Good Lookin'.

1975

Vitesse Vitesse is formed in Amsterdam by drummer Herman van Boeyen, Herman Brood (vocals, piano), Rob ten Bokum (bass) and Peter Smid (guitar).

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1976

Vitesse Vitesse signs to Reprise and releases its full-length debut. Do You Wanna Dance/Stay A Little Stranger and April Wind/Steady Rollin' Man are the first singles to be taken from the album. Herman Brood leaves the band for a solo career.

1977

The second album, Rendez-Vous, is released on the Negram label. The single You Can't Beat Me does not make it into the Top 40.

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1978

Vitesse Vitesse releases its third album: Out In The Country. Despite being quite successful in West Germany, Vitesse does not succeed breaking the Netherlands. The singles We'll Do The Music Tonight en Out In The Country don't make it into the charts.

1979

Rock & Roll Band is Vitesse's first hit single. The album Rock Invader reaches number 29 in the album charts.

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1980

Vitesse The singles Whole Lot Of Travellin', Running And Hiding and Goin' Up fail to make it into the charts. Herman Brood, temporarily, returns in the band.

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1981

The album Good News and the subsequent singles, again, fail to enter the charts.

1982

Vitesse scores two Top 10 hits with Rosalyn (9) and Good Lookin' (4). The album Live In Germany reaches to number 19. The compilation album Incomplete Works And Other Hits reaches to number 15.

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1983

The single Julia dents the charts at number 30.

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1984

The album Vanity Islands fails to make it into the charts.

1985

Vitesse The album Keepin' Me Alive is released, but without much success. The same goes for the singles taken from the album: Spanish Heat, Lights In The Air and Keepin' Me Alive. Reason enough for record company Philips to drop the band.

1986

The single A Dirty Mind Is A Joy Forever is released on 21 Records.

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1987

The singles Room To Move and I Don't Lose A Friend are released, but without much success.

1988

The compilation album The Best is released on Antilope Records.

1989

The Zoo is formed by former Vitesse members Mark Boon and Michel LeGrand.

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1990

The single Ever Since I Met You is a sizable hit in Germany.

1991

Vitesse is joined by Marcus Wienstroer.

1992

The band releases the album Back On Earth on the Red Bullet label. Both the album and the single Happy fail to make it into the charts.

1993

Mrs. Everlast is Vitesse's new single.

1994

After 19 years Vitesse Herman van Boeyen decides to call it quits when the single All Of The Time fails to make any impact.

2007

In the spring EMI re-releases the three albums Rendez-vous, Out In The Country and Rock Invader as one boxed set. On 13 October a tribute to Vitesse and Herman van Boeyen takes place in The Hague. The 6-piece band Viteffe (including Michael Riesenbeck, Rob Boshuijzen and René van Spanje) plays classic Vitesse tracks. The band is joined by former Vitesse members Ruud Englebert, Peter Langerak, Otto Cooymans and Guido Ludwig. Recordings are made for a CD/DVD.

2009

The recordings of the one off tribute show from 2007 are available via Fonos on CD and DVD.

Discography Vitesse

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