Klassje van der Wal

“A goddess on a mountain top was burning like a silver flame…” Formed in The Hague in ‘67 Nederbeat rockers Shocking Blue waxed a handful of groovin’ slabs and singles which sold in the millions.

That is, after they enlisted raccoon eyed singer Mariska Veres and her jet-black wig in ’69.

Pocket player Klaasje van der Wal anchored such memorable hits as “Never Marry a Railroad Man,” Mighty Joe,” and the iconic “Venus.”