What happened to the band Golden Earring?

What happened to the band Golden Earring?

Dutch rockers Golden Earring have broken up. The band, who originally formed as the Golden Earrings in 1961, are calling it quits after guitarist George Kooymans was diagnosed with the degenerative muscle disease ALS.

Where does the band Golden Earring come from?

The Hague, NetherlandsGolden Earring / Origin

Is the lead singer of Golden Earring still alive?

Barry Andrew Hay (born 16 August 1948) is an Indian-born Dutch musician; he was the lead vocalist and frontman of Dutch rock band Golden Earring from 1967 until their disbandment in 2021….

Barry Hay
Occupation(s) Musician songwriter
Instruments Vocals flute guitar
Years active 1967–present
Website barryhaymusic.com

When did the band Golden Earring start?

1961Golden Earring / Active from

Who were the original members of Golden Earring?


  • Rinus Gerritsen – bass, keyboards, guitar, harmonica (1961–2021)
  • George Kooymans – guitar, vocals (1961–2021)
  • Barry Hay – vocals, guitar, flute, saxophone (1967–2021)
  • Cesar Zuiderwijk – drums, percussion (1970–2021)
  • Fred van der Hilst – drums, percussion (1962–1965)
  • Hans van Herwerden – guitar (1962–1963)

Was Golden Earring a one hit wonder?

Their song “Twilight Zone,” became a smash hit on the music channel. “Twilight Zone,” was released on the 1982 Golden Earring album entitled Cut. It was the first time the band ever had a number one single in the United States as the song hit number one on the U.S. Billboard Mainstream Rock Tracks Charts.

Who were the members of the band Golden Earring?

George KooymansGuitarBarry HayCesar ZuiderwijkDrum KitRinus GerritsenKeyboard instrumentFrans Krassenbu…Eelco Gelling
Golden Earring/Members

Who’s the lead singer for Golden Earring?

Golden Earring Singer Barry Hay ‘Memba Him?! India-born vocalist Barry Hay was 25 years old when he shot to stardom for his rockin’ vocals in the Dutch rock band, Golden Earring who unleashed the worldwide rock anthem, “Radar Love” in the early ’70s, and then “Twilight Zone” in the early ’80s.

Who first loved radar?

Any resistance fades, however, when you hear the opening strains of “Radar Love” by Golden Earring, still the song most likely to inspire a speeding ticket some 47 years after it was first released.