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1973 - 1985


country, pop


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Band that has a worldwide hit in 1975 with the single Mississippi.
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Theo Wetzels   basgitaar
Theo Coumans   drums
Toni Willé   zang
Betty Dragstra   zang
John Theunissen   gitaar
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Kees Buenen   toetsinstrumenten
Ferd Berger   gitaar
Frans Meijer   drums
Hans Lutjens   drums

Mentioned in the biography of

1973   Eddy Hilberts
1975   The Blue Diamonds
1990   Major Dundee
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Biography Pussycat

Band that has a worldwide hit in 1975 with the single Mississippi.

1963 - 1973

The sisters Tonny, Betty and Marianne Kowalczyk form Sweet Reaction.

Sweet Reaction


The band records a single, which isn't very successful.

Johnny Hoes


Sweat Reaction signs a record deal with Bovema and the band's name is changed to Pussycat. They record a song called Mississippi and after it has been picked up by Dutch DJ's it enters the Dutch charts and rockets to the number one spot. After The Netherlands, Mississippi tops the charts in countries such as Belgium, Germany, England, Ireland, Austria, Switzerland, Israel, Yugoslavia, New Zealand, Australia, South Africa and Brazil. Worldwide, four million copies of the song are sold.


The singles Georgia and Smile become hits and the album First Of All enters the charts.


The single My Broken Souvenir is released and becomes Pussycat second number one hit in The Netherlands. The album Souvenirs reaches the top 10.

1978 - 1981

The band releases three albums and several singles, all of which do reasonably well.


The guitarist, the drummer and the bassist leave the band, but the girls decide they will continue Pussycat.

The Bill Bradley Band


The album After All is released, but isn't very successful.


Due to a lack of success the band breaks up.

Toni Willé

1986 - 1999

The sisters start performing again under the name Anycat, but in 1999 they decide reform Pussycat and work on new material.


The double CD 25 Jaar Na Mississippi (25 Years After Mississippi) is released and the band plays some gigs around the country. EMI releases all of the band's albums on CD for the first time.


The Complete Collection boxed set contains three CDs and one DVD, featuring all the hits plus extra tracks and a 40-page booklet. The DVD is also released separately.


The ladies contribute to country band Major Dundee's single Somewhere Someone.

Major Dundee


The singers can also be heard on the Dutch-language reggae version of their worldwide hit Mississippi by singer Dennis Jones (July).

Dennis Jones

Discography Pussycat

In the discography you will find all recordings that have been released listed chronologically. We restrict ourselves to the title, the type of audio, year of publication or recording, label, list of guest musicians, plus any comments on the issue.

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Pussycat wint de Conamus ...
Pussycat wint de Conamus Exportprijs (1976)
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Pussycat wint de Conamus Exportprijs (1976)

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