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Sunday, December 03, 2006

Mariska Veres

Yesterday Mariska Veres, Dutch singer and member of Shocking Blue, died of cancer at the age of 59.
Mariska and Shocking Blue are best known for their international hit Venus in 1969 (no. 1 in the U.S.A.), and covers by other bands like Bananarama (Venus) and Nirvana (Love Buzz).

Mariska Veres - Is Het Waar

Mariska Veres - Little by Little

Shocking Blue - Venus

Shocking Blue - Love Buzz


At 6:17 AM, Anonymous batholomeew said...

one of the first 45's i bought was Venus, $2.50 aussie dollars maate if i remember.

Thanks for the Love Buzz and 2 other tracks by ms Veres.

I really wish these artists didnt have to die(dont get me wrong, i appreciate the post) to inspire a tribute.

At 12:59 PM, Anonymous colleen said...

i heard she died -- makes me very sad. no one compares to her when she sings "send me a postcard" :( xo c

At 9:35 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I fell in love with Mariska when I first saw her on TV performing *Venus* She wasn't a classic beauty but definitely had something about her.She had a certain air of mystery. I'm suprised to learn she never married, I wouldn't have minded snapping her up myself.
RIP Mariska...you'll be missed.


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