Golden Earring are best known in the
USA for their hit song, "Radar Love" from 1974.
They have accomplished much more.
They are one of the longest surviving rock
bands in the world with over 30 albums and
75 singles. They were formed by George
Kooymans and Rinus Gerritsen in 1961.
They have had few changes in membership
and are still performing and recording today.
My friends and I saw them at Winterland
in San Francisco 5/25/74. To see my photos
and read our memoirs of that concert
A review of an earlier
single by John Peel.
Moontan was a huge success
but received mixed reviews.
I grabbed this drum stick
off of the Winterland stage.
This full page ad
appeared in CREEM
This used the same graphic
but listed the gigs.
They opened for many of the
biggest names in rock,
including Led Zepplin, Eric
Clapton and Jimi Hendrix
An ad from 8/1/74 shows
how a hit single and heavy
touring turned them into
a world wide success.
Originally titled Golden Earrings,
they dropped the 's'. The name came
from a song by Peggy Lee.
Here are some of their
Moontan contains the hit "Radar Love".
The cover, front and back, was released, but
later replaced with less provocative images.
Original back cover.
The more modest cover.