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Teach-In in 1975


1968 - 1980


Eurovision Song Contest, pop


Group from the east of The Netherlands that wins the 1975 Eurovision Song Contest with Ding-A-Dong.
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Getty Kaspers   zang
Ard Weenink   basgitaar, trompet, zang
Koos Versteeg   toetsinstrumenten, zang
Chris De Wolde   gitaar
John Gaasbeek   basgitaar
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Former members

Ab Timmer   drums
Nick De Vos   basgitaar
Marianne Wolsink   zang
Betty Vermeulen   zang
Gerrit Trip   gitaar, zang
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Mentioned in the biography of

1972   Dick Bakker
1974   Jackpot
1975   Albert West
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Biography Teach-In

Group from the east of The Netherlands that wins the 1975 Eurovision Song Contest with Ding-A-Dong.

1968 - 1969

Teach-In is formed.


The group signs a deal with CBS.


Their first single is released but doesn't do much.

1972 - 1973

The band's line-up undergoes some major changes.


In Van Oekel's Discohoek, VPRO 1974 (Bron: fotocollectie Beeld en Geluid) The band's new sound very much resembles that of ABBA. The single Fly Away becomes a big hit in the Benelux.

Eddy Ouwens


Teach-In in 1975 Teach-In achieves international fame by winning the Eurovision Song Contest with Ding-A-Dong. Its follow-up Goodbye Love is a hit in October.


The single Rose Valley is Teach-In's first hit of the new year, but the constant touring and spending a lot of time in the studio, causes so much tension that they decide to quit. By the end of the year Teach-In enters the charts in a new line-up: Upside Down is the band's biggest hit so far. They are also successful in Russia with the song I Am Almost Alone.


Not a very successful year: three singles fail to enter the charts.



Teach-In has a top-5 hit with Dear John.

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The band changes its line-up yet again and the singles The Robot and Greenpeace enter the charts.


Teach-In decides to throw in the towel when the new single Regrets fails to enter the charts.

Ekseption Rein van den Broek Rick van der Linden


In the summer French girl group Models enjoys a local hit with a cover of Ding-A-Dong.


Cartoonist Jean-Marc van Tol creates a cartoon version of Ding-A-Dong. The cartoon is part of Strips ('Cartoons') In Stereo, a book/CD consisting of 14 'cartoonised' Dutch language pop songs. The book is presented in Paradiso during the annual Book Week in March.


Teach-In performs in the original line-up during a Dutch music festival on 31 August. The festival takes place simultaneously in Haarlem, Leeuwarden and Maastricht and is also broadcast live on Dutch TV. Teach-In performs in Maastricht.

Discography Teach-In

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TOPPOP: Teach In - Dear J...
TOPPOP: Teach In - Dear John
TOPPOP3: Teach-In - Ding-...
TOPPOP3: Teach-In - Ding-a-Dong
Teach In - I'm Alone
Teach In - I'm Alone
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