Farewell to Golden Earring...

Jun 15, 2019
Very sad to hear that the legendary Dutch rock greats Golden Earring had to end their career due to the lead guitarist (George Kooymans) being diagnosed with ALS. 🎸

Lead by singer Barry Hay, they were absolutely huge in their native Holland. However, they have the unusual distinction of being one-hit wonders in the UK, US, and Canada, with three different songs.

In Britain, their only major hit "Radar Love" is a classic. About a decade later, "Twilight Zone" made number ten in America. Hilary Clinton even once used "When the Lady Smiles" as her promotional theme song, which was hugely successful in Canada upon its release, but flopped elsewhere due to a controversial music video. ;)