It is taking longer than expected to fetch the next song to play. The music should be playing soon. If you get tired of waiting, you can try reloading your browser.


Please check our Help page for information about troubleshooting Pandora on your browser.
Your Pandora One subscription will expire shortly.
close
Your Pandora One trial subscription will expire shortly. Upgrade to continue unlimited, ad-free listening.
You've listened to hours of Pandora this month. Consider upgrading to Pandora One.
Close
Hi . Pandora is using Facebook to personalize your experience. Learn MoreNo Thanks
-0:00
0:00
Change Skin

We created Pandora to put the Music Genome Project directly in your hands

It’s a new kind of radio –
stations that play only music you like

 
Create an account for free. Register
Now Playing
Music Feed
My Profile
Create a Station
People who also like this

Golden Earring

Best known in the U.S. for their hard rock material, Golden Earring have been the most popular homegrown band in the Netherlands since the mid-'60s, when they were primarily a pop group. The group was founded by guitarist/vocalist George Kooymans and bassist/vocalist Rinus Gerritsen, then schoolboys, in 1961; several years and personnel shifts later, they had their first Dutch hit, "Please Go," and in 1968 hit the top of the Dutch charts for the first of many times with "Dong-Dong-Di-Ki-Di-Gi-Dong," a song that broadened their European appeal. By 1969, the rest of the lineup had stabilized, with lead vocalist and multi-instrumentalist Barry Hay and drummer Cesar Zuiderwijk. They experimented with their style for several years before settling on straightforward hard rock initially much like that of the Who, who invited them to open their 1972 European tour. Golden Earring signed to the Who's Track label, which released a compilation of Dutch singles, Hearing Earring, helping the group break through in England. Released in 1974, the Moontan LP spawned the single "Radar Love," a Dutch number one, U.K. Top Ten, and U.S. number 13 hit.

They toured America opening for the Doobie Brothers and Santana, but the lack of a follow-up ensured that their popularity remained short-lived in America, even though they remained a top draw in Europe over the rest of the 1970s. The band experienced a brief American comeback in 1982 with the album Cut and the Top Ten single "Twilight Zone," but as before, Golden Earring could not sustain their momentum and faded away in the U.S. marketplace. ("Radar Love" did enjoy a second round of popularity in the U.S. when pop-metal band White Lion covered the song in 1989.) Nevertheless, the band persisted over the ensuing decades, recording and performing well into the new millennium and remaining a concert draw in the Netherlands and elsewhere in Europe. Although they have not toured North America since the mid-'80s, Golden Earring did record their 2003 album, Millbrook USA, in Millbrook, NY at the studio of Frank Carillo (whose duo album with George Kooymans, On Location, saw release in April 2010). The bandmembers have also recorded as solo artists in Europe. ~ Steve Huey, Rovi
full bio

Selected Discography

Comments

love the twilight zone
Seen them open for krokus back in ,1976
Got about 30 CDs and lps plus a couple of their singles,they ' r e great!
LOVE,LOVE,RA D A R LOVE!
rick501
Truly underrated band. Vanilla Queen, Candy, Ce soir! Saw them in Cleveland when they OPENED(!!!!) for Ted Nugent of all people. They blew me away and I left after three songs from the Nuge
Not bad stuff!
milosdad
their live album is one of my favorites./
grinndel98
As a young teenager in the mid Seventies, just turned 16 and buying my prize....... A cherry 1968 Mustang Coupe with an installed Police Interceptor engine in it, when I was cruising through the mountainous, curvy roads of Eastern Tennessee with my buds or a girlfriend and Radar Love came on, I would ease down on the accellerator as if another force outside my body was pressing down on my right foot. A tornado of unasked for adrenaline would squirt out of my adrenal gland and the roar of the
Nice from Colorado
ravenspepere
Golden Earring has been my favorite rock band since I first had 'Moontan' and 'The Switch'. Saw them in 1976 and they were great, but just kept getting better and better. Wish they were more popular here in the US!!!
apmarion55
ce soir rocks
I love golden earring most of all radar love
tthousesaust i n
Saw them in Cleveland Ohio when i was in high school...Moo n t a n . . . a b s o l u t e l y fantastic..w h e r e are the bands like this anyway? And English even is not their native language...
I saw them in concert in the Netherlands about three years ago. They were awesome. Went back stage and spent about 20 minutes talking with George Kooymans. Great guy and a great band.
if u can find it listen to earring,s naked truth disc,one of the best accoustic recording ever.
geomcgrew
this was one of the first videos on MTV--in fact, it played over and over in 1982 and was quite mesmorizing!
recon5425
Why don't they list their album switch in the discography? AWSOME album!
Moontan is a classic! Bought the album back in the day!
OMG!
This wheel's on fire by Golden Earring
The theme song to Absolutely Fabulous now I know where the song comes from and what is actually being sung.
NICE!
OK really fist year college ...
This is for all those SPEEDERS out there! Love it! Becca in the SATX
@ abbeynorm.

"bought the first album when it came out and helped make Radar Love popular"? That was off their 9th album...whic h was full of great songs, esp the American version of it.

A lot of stuff between that and Cut (w/Twilight Zone) was hit and miss, but 86's The Hole was as good as Cut, w/o a hit song. Check out "The Continuing Story of Radar Love" for a good selection of their early years (up to Cut).
radar love is my all time favorite song i'm coast to coast trucker it makes me go.... we need more music like this
Was working in Record store Akron,Ohio Lp first came out, cover was to X rated for those days, (nude girl spray painted completely in gold.) Pulled from the shelves. Great L.P. still have the orignal cover.
An American that bought the first album when it came out and helped make Radar Love popular. What happened to the rest of the album; nothing else was anything like Radar Love till they came out with Twilight Zone. As you might notice both of these songs are top and this writer needed to come out with more of like music with the same power feel. Did they? I haven't followed them up. Maybe I should go back and listen to the albums I bought then with a new ear that is more sophisticate d now.
This could very well be the most underated band ever. Their music is incredible, yet they never got the popularity they deserved.
When the Lady Smiles-- one of the most underrated songs they ever did---great stuff, especially live versions.
Golden Earring and The Go Betweens are not similar artists!

We're sorry, but a browser plugin or firewall may be preventing Pandora from loading.

In order to use Pandora internet radio, please upgrade to a more current browser.

Please check our Help page for more information.

In order to use Pandora internet radio, please upgrade to a more current browser
or install a newer version of Flash (v.10 or later).

In order to use Pandora internet radio, please install Adobe Flash (v.10 or later).

[83, 95, 102, 65, 123, 125, 88, 68, 124, 87, 96, 64, 74, 101, 67, 108, 78, 70, 90, 119, 89, 92, 88, 126, 120, 73, 66, 89, 74, 105, 70, 82, 79, 75, 124, 115, 110, 120, 94, 77, 81, 89, 69, 107, 87, 122, 120, 107, 122, 115, 98, 66, 107, 67, 76, 84, 113, 96, 123, 84, 70, 88, 117, 114, 114, 94, 108, 106, 100, 118, 98, 108, 84, 77, 73, 81, 100, 118, 73, 115, 65, 86, 104, 114, 79, 125, 65, 109, 117, 95, 125, 71, 91, 86, 112, 90, 112, 102, 84, 77, 111, 81, 114, 101, 78, 67, 101, 101, 125, 109, 83, 83, 118, 73, 104, 85, 89, 66, 123, 81, 87, 124, 75, 116, 70, 96, 77, 125, 73, 121, 107, 108, 105, 79, 83, 84, 70, 82, 120, 95, 82, 66, 91, 105, 72, 83, 94, 82, 69, 104, 78, 94, 112, 84, 116, 109, 87, 126, 87, 101, 115, 107, 104, 125, 111, 102, 77, 109, 101, 72, 74, 74, 122, 108, 68, 114, 76, 118, 88, 75, 69, 109, 83, 116, 125, 123, 110, 64, 93, 99, 106, 91, 104, 124, 101, 125, 116, 95, 121, 104, 104, 99, 100, 88, 120, 106, 113, 75, 118, 81, 75, 70, 127, 126, 125, 109, 69, 105, 98, 108, 101, 123, 75, 85, 109, 116, 81, 98, 79, 65, 67, 64, 114, 116, 114, 125, 91, 71, 66, 87, 101, 111, 74, 114, 79, 82, 105, 108, 70, 91, 120, 117, 99, 105, 101, 81, 79, 116, 89, 116, 89, 102, 105, 96, 117, 74, 112, 70, 92, 73, 119, 78, 98, 111, 77, 97, 111, 123, 125, 113, 126, 82, 99, 124, 117, 120, 71, 111, 78, 115, 103, 122, 73, 82, 108, 98, 127, 79, 103, 127, 99, 113, 109, 117, 115, 87, 77, 103, 106, 78, 77, 73, 104, 77, 105, 69, 73, 105, 126, 123, 126, 124, 83, 78, 96, 113, 74, 65, 83, 100, 125, 85, 65, 104, 69, 65, 99, 67, 120, 109, 114, 126, 81, 67, 88, 90, 97, 115, 89, 75, 122, 124, 93, 73, 114, 122, 85, 92, 90, 81, 116, 110, 65, 64, 82, 124, 103, 86, 89, 125, 120, 104, 64, 86, 84, 65, 85, 102, 66, 116, 87, 100, 77, 111, 85, 101, 76, 75, 84, 70, 121, 115, 111, 113, 92, 112, 88, 70, 102, 67, 105, 107, 76, 69, 90, 93, 66, 80, 74, 96, 82, 105, 98, 95, 105, 69, 126, 112, 118, 102, 109, 109, 92, 84, 92, 75, 119, 65, 121, 102, 73, 79, 111, 110, 66, 120, 98, 92, 109, 84, 116, 94, 113, 121, 116, 90, 73, 74, 68, 100, 89, 82, 109, 113, 112, 92, 101, 127, 69, 109, 125, 104, 113, 69, 100, 88, 118, 66, 71, 79, 99, 67, 105, 89, 70, 100, 87, 108, 83, 89, 77, 122, 78, 71, 86, 111, 89, 109, 119, 111, 69, 74, 102, 120, 98, 82, 70, 78, 116, 85, 71, 122, 79, 117, 98, 96, 66, 121, 72, 77, 92, 115]