Golden Earring Pedia - Who Is Who?

LAST UPDATE: March 27 2022

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During the huge Golden Earring career the band got in touch with many persons and firms. In this Golden Earring-pedia listing I will explain Who is Who and what they did as far as I know about it. In the future I will change the layout of this file but I now give priority to gather the information for it. This file is now being build up with information from my Golden Earring Research archives and item information, but please feel free to mail me your additions, updates and corrections. Even names or firm names only are gladly appreciated as I will gather more information for it. Help building this file and submit your information please! Please note the mentioned info for persons might be incomplete an/or need to be updated in the future. Information will be added from time to time...


Name What was their connection with the band?
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  • Alle Gekheid Met Een Stokje: First Theatreshow (2000) by Cesar Zuiderwijk.
  • Paul van den Akerboom: PA-assistent (at least 2007)
  • Karl Allweier: Bass player on the Kooymans\Carillo cd "On Location". Member of Frank Carillo's band the Bandoleros.
  • American Gypsy: Thanking on Cut album (1982)
  • Arcade Records: Record companies specialized in sampler releases.
  • Rick Arnold: Photography Keeper Of The Flame album (1989).
  • Artley dwarsfluit: Used in the 70's and 80's by Barry Hay.
  • Robert Ash: Assistent engineer (to John Kriek) To The Hilt album.
  • Atlantic Records: USA record label for several Golden Earring releases.
  • Jan Audier: Engineer Miracle Mirror album (1968).



  • Name What was their connection with the band?
    B
  • Mark Baatenburg de Jong: Camera operator for Cesar Zuiderwijks Slagdroom DVD.
  • Maarten Baggerman: Former Golden Earring road crew member and soigneur to the band. Roadie and later on stage- and tourmanager in the Seventies and Eighties. Went along on several USA tours. Mentioned in special thanks To The Hilt album. Maarten left the roadcrew just after the Twilight Zone USA tour in 1983. Nickname was Baas Bach". Maarten Baggerman met the band again backstage after the 2008 Ahoy concert. He passed away on January 08, 2011 at the age of 61 after being ill for several years.
  • Gerard Bakker: Owner of the GTB studio in The Hague, located Jan van Nassaustraat 67, Den Haag.
  • Erik Bakker: Son of Gerard Bakker. Recorded for many bands in the Dutch popscene.
  • Dick Bakker: Started out as recording engineer at the famous Soundpush Studio from Frans Mijts at Blaricum. Other engineers like Jan Audier, Jan Schuurman and John Sonneveld recorded at this studio for bands as well. Dick Bakker later on went to work for Dureco, for which company he designed the recording studio in Weesp and became studio manager/recording engineer for that studio. After the decease from conductor Rogier van Otterloo (with whom he made many many recordings at Dureco) Dick was asked to take the conductors position for the Metropole Orchestra which he did and took the orchestra to great heights. (1991-2005)
  • Rene Bakker: Assistant Light tech. (At least 2007 season).
  • Sandy Bakker: Truck driver\Light tech. (At least 2007 season)
  • Sandra Bastiaan: Wife of Barry Hay, painter, did several expositions by herself. Barry Hay married her on February 22, 1992 in Las Vegas (USA). Made the illustrations for her childrens book "Bibi Moet Plassen" (2005).
  • BC Rich: Brand name for guitars, used by George Kooymans. George has several different BC Rich guitars like two BC Rich Supreme 10 string guitars, a BC Rich mockinbird and the special BC Rich Warlock (eg When The Lady smiles). More info about the two BC Rich Supremes 10 string guitars: the Tobacco (modified) is the one he always plays on on stage and he has a second Blonde one (original) which is probably only used at home and not for shows. The Tobacco one is stripped from all original electronics and only has a powerbooster in it. All American custom made BC-riches can be recognised by the large "R" sign at the neck of the guitar.
  • Jan Beck: Former Golden Earring road crew member.
  • Piet Beck: Former Golden Earring road crew member. Guitar roadie for George.
  • Harry Beck: Former stagehand, brother of Piet and Jan Beck.
  • G. Beckers: Sound engineer On The Double album.
  • Frankie Bekker: Temporary replacement for George when he loved his pigeons more than the band at a certain time early Sixties...
  • Benny Behr: Famous Dutch studio violin player, did play Robert Jan's string arrangements like Forever and Ce soir.
  • Edward Bestebreurtje: Former Golden Earring road crew member: security
  • Vera van der Bie: Strings on Blind Love\Love Is The Only Magic tracks for the Kooymans\Carillo cd "On Location".
  • George Bixby: Art direction, design and photography for the Kooymans\Carillo "on Location" cd. Mentioned in "Thanks to" section of the Kooymans\Carillo "on Location" cd. www.georgebixby.com
  • Frans Blanker: Saxophone on Paradise In Distress album.
  • Rudo Blok: Former Golden Earring road crew member. Lighting technician and designer before Marcus Muzea.
  • Frank "Brok" Blok: Former lighting crew member (Spot on Barry Hay) Nickname "brokkenpiloot" (? - 1982?) After he was fired Roel Vinkes took over his position at the lighting.
  • Yvonne (Wingenbach -) Blom: Former Golden Earring fanclub co-worker, assistant to Marian van der Vegt.
  • Frits Blomsma: Former Golden Earring lighting designer (Working for Flash Light company), responsible for technique and design for lightshows from 1976 untill ....
  • Luuk Bode: Design Paradise in Distress cd cover and inlay.
  • Bode Scholten: Transport firm for transporting Golden Earring's equipment. (Website Bode Scholten)
  • Hadassah de Boer:Director\Research of the "Barry Hay, Kissing a Dream" documentary.
  • Jan Bogaerts: Front cover photography and design Seven Tears album.
  • Boom Boom Mancini: Former support act and act signed for the Ring Records label.
  • Dirk Boon: Former Golden Earring road crew member: security.
  • Karen Boone: Stage Monitor Engineer. Took over after Marc Troch left the crew in 2011, also mentioned on the 2015 Golden Earring Five Zero Ziggo Dome show and dvd recording.
  • Lisa Boray: Backing vocals on The Hole album (1986) Also performing backing vocals on George Kooymans - Solo (1987) Real name Lisa Schulte - Nordholt. She also can be heard on several George Kooymans produced albums like I've got the Bullets - Wounded, Flavium - Slowburn and Catch 22 - Voices.
  • Bertus Borgers: Mentioned in Special thanks Seven Tears album. Played along on George Kooymans first solo album "Jojo". Additional musician on Moontan (saxophone on Are You Receiving Me, Radar Love). Guestmusician on 1974 tour (horns). Saxophone (Track 3 and 5) on Paradise In Distress album. Also performed along on many gigs, especially an USA tour and the 1999 Last Blast Of The Century recordings, the 2005 book release concert, Ahoy 2006 and Ziggo Dome 2015 50th anniversary concert recordings. Was a guest musician on a few 2005 and many 2006 - 2019 electric shows (including large venue shows like Ahoy 2008, Ziggo Dome 2015 and Ahoy 2019 final show). Horns on the Kooymans\Carillo cd "On Location".

    Golden Earring guest musician Bertus Borgers


  • Loek Boudesteijn: Guest musician on trombone at the 2015 Golden Earring Five Zero Ziggo Dome show and dvd recording.
  • Wim Bosman Promotions: Promotor agency from Voorburg, Holland which organised many Golden Earring concerts in the Seventies.
  • George Bossaers: Sound supervisor for Live from The Twilight Zone Video\Laserdisc\DVD recordings.
  • Wim Both: Trumpet on The Hole album (1986)
  • Theo Botschuyver: Builder of the "Moedertrommel" for Cesar Zuiderwijks Slagdroom theatre show.
  • Hans Bouma: Former Golden Earring road crew member. Stage monitors engineer. Left the crew in April 2007.
  • Bourgonje: Equipment sales and rental company Golden Earring worked with from September 2006 until 2019 on.
  • Nico Brandsen: Keyboards on Paradise In Distress album. Hammond on the Maybe Roses Never Die track for the Kooymans\Carillo cd "On Location".
  • Ruud Breuls: Horns on the Kooymans\Carillo cd "On Location".
  • Dionys Breukers: Additional keyboards on The Hole album (1986), synthesizer on George Kooymans second solo album "Solo".
  • Daan Breukhoven: Bass teacher (and founder with Cesar) at Music Station Rotterdam. Second bass technician and assistent to Rinus Gerritsen.
  • Tony Britnel: Guest musician on Grab It For A Second album (Saxophone)
  • Jantje ten Broek: First roadmanager of the Golden Earrings together with Rob Gerritsen. Had to quit because of a disease (hepatitis?). He now works for Jango Edwards. Was also present at second USA tour in 1969. Mentioned on On The Double album cover. (Roadie from Sixties - ?)
  • Gerard ten Broek: Former Golden Earring road crew member (At least during Spanish tour 1974 and Switch 1975 tour) Gerard spoke fluid Spanish and became roadie and the interpreter for the 1974 Spanish tour and was present at a radio interview with Golden Earring in Madrid. Gerard also was present during two later Golden Earring tours through Europe including the Switch tour (Nederland, Germany, Belgium and France (Roadie from Seventies - Mid Seventies)
  • Peter Broekhuizen: Saxophone player. Part of the Last Blast Horns at the Last Blast concert Leiden 1999. Peter was also the third saxonphone player in a row who supported Golden Earring as a special guest during their electric concerts. His first show was at Ulestraten on September 22, 2007. Peter Broekhuizen performed saxophone and rehearsed with George Kooymans in the afternoon that day. Later on an (extended) soundcheck was done to rehearse with the band also. Peter also does freelance studio work and was a member of Candy Dulfer & Funky Stuff while touring in Japan. He even performed with Marco Borsato in his band (early years). His own band is The Auratones (www.theauratones.com) but he also performs with the Artvark Saxophone Quartet. Peter is also an orchestra conductor.
  • Gert de Bruijn: Assistant engineer Naked II album.
  • Sacha De Bruin: Backing Vocals on Paradise In Distress album.
  • Roland Brunt: Saxophone on Paradise In Distress album.
  • Jules Buckley: Conductor Metropole Orchestra for Barry Hay's Big Band Theory dvd recordings at Paradiso 2008.
  • Dick Buijsman: Former Golden Earring road crew member, temporary monitor roadie after John Kriek left the crew.
  • Jeep van der Bunt: Made the video portraits for the No Promises, No Debts album cover.
  • Andrew Burnett: Former light- and bass-roadie.
  • Dirk Buurman van Vreeden: Former Golden Earring road crew member. After the November 04, 1973 Golden Earring show at the Amsterdam Concertgebouw this roadie pissed on the stage of the Concertgebouw which made the Concertgebouw staff very angry and Golden Earring wasn't welcome anymore at this venue after this incident. (Seventies - ?)



  • Name What was their connection with the band?
    C
  • Greg Calbi: Mastering engineer for the Grab it for a second album at Sterling Sound Studio, New York.
  • Barbara Carillo (- Bixby): Frank Carillo's wife. Mentioned in "Thanks to" section of the Kooymans\Carillo "on Location" cd. www.barbarabixby.com
  • Frank Carillo: Friend of the band, recorded albums for his band Golden & Carillo at George his studio at Rijkevorsel, co-writer of several songs on Millbrook USA, special guest on the Rotterdam Ahoy 2006 and Amsterdam Ziggo Dome 2015 concerts (Guitar/Slide guitar). Released the cd "On Location" with George Kooymans on April 02, 2010, followed by several performances to promote this album.
  • Mary Capriole: Mentioned at "Special Thanks" of Millbrook USA dvd. Working at Mary's Bar where director Dan Lynch shoot some of the Millbrook USA dvd. Dan also shot the small performance Golden Earring gave when Mary's Bar was opened. Actually that was the last public Golden Earring performance in the USA!
  • Bart Chabot: Writer/poet from the Hague. Was neighbour to Barry Hay, presented first copy of "Rock die niet roest" to Barry Hay on book presentation. Wrote large article for book "Golden Earring". Parts of this article were published in Oor Music magazine before in the Eighties.
  • Check point: Special thanks On The Double album.
  • Cins: Engineered Millbrook USA dvd. (www.cins.nl)
  • Circle Brothers: Nickname for Barry Hay and George Kooymans when they produced songs for their own record label Ring Records.
  • David Clay: Anaesthesist in When The Lady Smiles clip and parts of the clip used for Live from The Twilight Zone Video\Laserdisc\DVD recordings.
  • Club 192: Famous 1960's The Hague club where the Golden Earrings performed several times, owned by Jaques Senf. Golden Earring rehearsed in Club 192 in 1970.
  • Philip Colb: Saxophone on Paradise In Distress album.
  • Otto Cooymans: Additional keyboards on The Hole album (1986) Was keyboard player in Golden Earring support act Hollander.
  • Coral Scorpion: 12 string electric guitar used on Eight Miles High.
  • Coral Sitar: Electric guitar used for Buddy Joe and performed by Barry Hay. The guitar was also used during live performances.
  • Anton Corbijn: Famous Dutch photographer, (U2 - e.g. Joshua tree) Golden Earring - Grab it for a second, the Hole and Quiet Eyes cover pictures. Also director for the Quiet eyes video clip.
  • Nico Christiansen: Member Livin' Blues with Cesar Zuiderwijk.
  • Jan Cremer: Dutch writer, gave golden record for Naked II album to the band after the 3FM concert at Paard, Den Haag 1997.
  • Chris Cubeta: Recording engineer for Millbrook USA cd\dvd.



  • Name What was their connection with the band?
    D
  • Dan Armstrong Plexy guitar: Brand name for guitar used by George and Barry as well. Ultra heavy weight guitar!
  • Danelectro: Brand name for bass guitar Rinus uses. Original one stolen during a seventies USA tour, two (double neck) new ones build by Rinus and his father.
  • Darwin bass: Red bass guitar in use by Rinus Gerritsen, made by his father.
  • Dayglow Music: Music publishing label. (e.g albums Just Earrings, Winter Harvest and Seven Tears).
  • Norman DelTufo: Percussion on the Kooymans\Carillo cd "On Location". Member of Frank Carillo's band the Bandoleros.
  • Jack Demo: Special thanks Moontan album credits.
  • Aat den Dulk The Pirates guitarist who performed the pianopart on That Day and the Organ and Spinet on Just Earrings album (1965).
  • Don Bosco: Youth center at Zoeterwoude, Holland. Golden Earring rehearsel place for years in the Eighties.
  • Karin van Dijk:Special thanks The Hole album (1986), make up Live From The Twilight Zone video recordings (1984)
  • Michel van Dijk: Ex-Alquin singer who joined Rinus on his first solo album Gerritsen en Van Dijk.
  • Ruud van Dijk: Horn arrangements/saxophone on The Hole album (1986)
  • Iris Dijke: Did the photography for George Kooymans second solo album "Solo".
  • Ton Dijkman: Drums on the Maybe Roses Never Die track for the Kooymans\Carillo cd "On Location".
  • Piet van den Dolder: Trombone on The Hole album (1986)
  • Drumbonen en Kaneelstokken: Name for the third theatre program (2009-2011) by Cesar Zuiderwijk solo.
  • Drum3daagse: 3day drum event at the Musicon building in which Cesar Zuiderwijks Music Station is located in The Hague, which provides a café and rehearsel rooms for bands as well. during the Drum3daagse teachers instruct about 72 drummers at the maximum with clinics, a session evening and a concert. Th event is organised by Cesar Zuiderwijk in cooperation with the Slagwerkkrant magazine.
  • Aat den Dulk: The Pirates guitarist who performed the piano part on That Day single and the Organ and Spinet on the Just Earrings album (1965). Aat informed me he also took part in the recordings of the single "If You Leave Me" which was just like "That Day" recorded at the Pye studio London. Aat den Dulk also participated in the "Golden Haigs" (combination of members of the former Golden Earrings and The Haigs) which performed at the Haagsche Beatnach.
  • Ruud van Dulkenraad: In the early 70's and before Ruud was music journalist for the then important pop magazine Muziek Express, an edition of Paul Acket (who later founded the North Sea Jazz Festival). Ruud later became an A&R manager at CNR\Roadrunner\Arcade Music and signed Golden Earring to CNR after they left the Sony Columbia label.
  • Jan van Duikeren: Guest musician on trumpet at the 2015 Golden Earring Five Zero Ziggo Dome show and dvd recording.
  • Dutch Music Centre: Recording studio "Gerritsen en van Dijk" album. Located Baarn, Holland.
  • Duizend drummers (1000 drummers): September 1992 Rotterdam Harbour, solo project by Cesar Zuiderwijk.



  • Name What was their connection with the band?
    E
  • EBS: Bass amplifier equipment for Rinus Gerritsen, in use since 2007.
  • Sandra van Echten: The "Lady" in When The Lady Smiles clip (parts of the clip also used for Live from The Twilight Zone Video\Laserdisc\DVD recordings)
  • Harold G. Edgerton: Photography for 1982 Cut album (backside)
  • Ernst van Ee: Drummer. Drum teacher at Music Sation Den Haag. Did session with Cesar Zuiderwijk at Musicon in 2003.
  • Jaap Eggermont: Second drummer of the Golden Earrings after he left the Pirates. Did the first USA tour with the Golden Earrings and left the band in 1969.
  • Arjan van Egmond: Golden Earring roadcrew member. (PA) Pre-production engineer for Millbrook USA dvd. Left the Golden Earring roadcrew in 2011. (Was replaced after the 8 month break due to voice problems George Kooymans) He was replaced by Marc Troch, who previously did the stage monitor mix.
  • Eliminators: Speakers ("Zangzuilen") used in the Seventies and Eighties.



  • Name What was their connection with the band?
    F
  • The Factory: Famous bar in the Prinsestraat Den Haag, stamkroeg The Hague Crew and Band members in the Seventies.
  • Faylon: Amplifier brand. Used by Golden Earring in the Seventies.
  • Fat Zach: Publishing label for USA Eight Miles High album tracks.
  • Marc Felperlaan: Director of photography for Live from The Twilight Zone Video\Laserdisc\DVD recordings. He was also incorporated in makling several of Golden Earring's videoclips.
  • John Fenton: Worked for Track records, kind of mentor for Golden Earring during their 1973 and 1974 UK tours and Moontan recordings. Manager for band Third world war, which was (not coincidentally) support act on Golden Earring's first UK Tour.
  • Fever Music: USA music publishing label international published Golden Earring songs.
  • Fibes: Brand name of drum kits, used by Cesar for several years untill 1976. Then he started to use Pearl drums.
  • Flashlight: Company who supplied technical facilities before change to Focus Show Equipment was made. More info needed!
  • Focus Show Equipment: Company who supplied Golden Earrings' technical facilities untill July 2006. Then Golden Earring switched to Bourgonje (used from September 2006 on). More info needed!
  • Pieter Fransen: Author book "Haagsche bluf".
  • Robin Freeman: Mixing engineer The hole album (1986) Nick name: 'King of the Knobs'. Also engineer for George Kooymans second solo album "Solo".



  • Name What was their connection with the band?
    G
  • Jan van der Geest: Owner of Zoeterwoude's Don Bosco youth center. (rehearsel place in the Eighties) Is one of the police officers in the "When The Lady Smiles" videoclip. Jan van der Geest was running a 'party-centre' in Zoeterwoude, a village near The Hague, before 'party centres' were called 'perty centers'. This is where the local marriages and funerals gatherings were held and where apart from the local bands also 'the Golden Earring' from The Hague was rehearsing in the early 70's . Later Robert Jan Stips also used this place several times for incidental rehearsals with Sweet d'Buster, Nits, Transister and later also with the first Stips line up. Jan always was and is a welcome and frequent visitor when one of these bands were playing, his interest in the people in the bands never got mixed up with musical taste or evt trendy succes periods : his appearance, often combined with a great platter of hors d'oeuvres and a big big smile in the dressing room after a concert are printed in many musician's memory !
  • Eelco Gelling: Former bandmember on guitar, joined Golden Earring in 1976 and left during an American tour after discussing this with the band. He stayed with the band during the end of the USA tour, but didn't play anymore. Later on started his own band: The Eelco Gelling band. Eelco Gelling also performed slide guitar on the Moontan album (Radar Love, Suzy Lunacy, Just Like Vince Taylor).
  • Ben Geraerts: Camera operator for Cesar Zuiderwijks Slagdroom DVD.
  • Melanie (Kooymans-)Gerritsen: Wife of George Kooymans. Sister of Rinus and Rob Gerritsen. Also known as Milly.
  • Naomi Gerritsen: Oldest daughter of Rinus Gerritsen.
  • Raven Gerritsen: Youngest daughter of Rinus Gerritsen. Renamed herself to Natousch Gerritsen.
  • Rob Gerritsen: Mentioned as road manager on On The Double album. Manager of the band, brother of Rinus Gerritsen and brother in law of George Kooymans.
  • Rinus Gerritsen: Bass player and keyboards at acoustic shows. Original band member since the start of the band and one of the founders.
  • Gibson: Brand name for guitars used by George Kooymans. He has several Gibsons like the Gibson SG (Eg used for Back home), a Gibson Les Paul custom ("The black beauty") and a Gibson Firebird (eg used on solo Latin Lighting)
  • Zach Glickman's: USA manager for the second USA tour. Agency: New Dawn Artists Management Inc.
  • Golden Earring Jubilee: Event held in 2001 in The Hague to celebrate the 35 year of excistence of the band. The event was organised by Rock Art Hall of Fame and opened with a Golden Earring concert on September 17, 2001 at the Town Hall.
  • Golden Earrings: Song by Peggy Lee. After this song the band was named when their initial name The Tornadoes already excisted.
  • Kees van Gool: Recording engineer The Hole album (1986).
  • Arthur Gorson: USA producer at New York Century Sound studio for 1969 Where Will I Be single recording.
  • Hans Graafmans: Former light tech (Flashlight Rental)
  • Max Grace: Jacket concept, design and graphics for N.E.W.S album.
  • Gretsch:Brand name for guitars, one guitar ordered and delivered in 2006 by both George Kooymans and Frank Carillo as well. Kooymans guitar was delivered first. Proudly shown backstage by George soon after its arrival. Frank Carillo pointed the Gretsch guitars out to George Kooymans.
  • Boudewijn de Groot: Dutch singer, friend of George Kooymans. Gave the first "On Location" cd's to Frank Carillo and George Kooymans at the cd-release party on April 06, 2010 at Melkweg, Amsterdam. Boudewijn de Groot was also one of the bandmembers for the Vreemde Kostgangers project with George Kooymans and Henny Vrienten. They released the Vreemde Kostgangers albums Vreemde Kostgangers (2016) and Nachtwerk (2017). Thet did three tours together as de Vreemde Kostgangers.
  • Lani Groves: Guest musician on Grab It For A Second album (vocals, background vocals)
  • GTB studio: GeluidsTechnisch Buro Bakker. Studio In The Hague, some of the first Golden Earring recordings were made here.



  • Name What was their connection with the band?
    H
  • Van Haar: Guitar builder at Nieuwegein, The Netherlands. Builder of the 2008 Fender Thinline Van Haar guitar for George Kooymans.
  • Freddy Haayen: Fed Haayen (born February 11, 1942) is considered to be the one who discovered the (the) Golden Earring(s). He later on started with Willem van Kooten the Red Bullet production company which also financed and released Golden Earring productions. Haayen produced the albums Just Earrings, Winter Harvest, Miracle Mirror, On The Double and Eight Miles High. Haayen later on also became the manager of the Golden Earrings untill 1982. Haayens star rose and he finally became managing director of Polydor International. In 1981 he started the 21 Records with Willem van Kooten. Golden Earring was the first band signed on this record label and Cut was the first album released on 21 Records.In 1987 Fred Haayen returned form the USA to the Netherlands and became director of the CNR Records label. Somewhat later Haayen started in the Eighties his own record label called "Jaws Records" (Jaws is probably referring to the Sharks (Haaien!) movie called Jaws and his own name. Haayen suddenly died on July 22, 2007 due to a cerebral bleeding.
  • Jan van Hamelen: Roadie in the Sixties, together with Peter de la Rambelje.
  • The Haigs: Former band of Barry Hay.
  • George Hardie: Cover concept To The Hilt.
  • Herman van Haren: Strings on Blind Love\Love Is The Only Magic tracks for the Kooymans\Carillo cd "On Location".
  • Maarten Hartrich: Former Golden Earring road crew member.
  • Edu van Hasselt: Plugger, works for Red Bullet. Mentioned in Inlay Special Thanks Live From The Twilight Zone dvd.
  • Gordon Toi Hatfield: Maori tattoo artist who did several of Barry Hay's tattoos.
  • Pim Haverkamp: Former Golden Earring road crew member (drum roadie) Took over from Henk Vroomans (1983 - 1993)
  • Barry Hay: Second singer of the band after leaving The Haigs. Replaced Frans Krassenburg in 1967. Also plays guitar, flute and saxophone. Main lyric writer within the band.
  • Erik Hazelhoff Roelfzema: Songwriter for some songs written for the Paradise In Distress album, friend of the band, husband of photographer Patricia Steur. Passed away in 2010 and a few weeks later two of his poems were released as lyrics for songs on the Kooymans\Carillo album "On Location".
  • Jons Hensel: Driver Barry Hay.
  • Yoran Hensel: Driver Barry Hay.
  • Sonia Herman Dolz: Maker of the Whisper In A Crowd video clip.
  • Ronnie Hertz: Cover photographs On The Double album (1969), also Moontan cover photography.
  • Hans van Herwerden: Former bandmember, performed guitar.
  • Hipgnosis: Cover To The Hilt.
  • Freddie Van der Hilst: First drummer of the band, nowadays an actor.
  • Jasper van 't Hof: Jazz oriented keyboard player which performed in Labyrinth: the solo project of Cesar Zuiderwijk with Jasper van 't Hof. Was introduced to Cesar Zuiderwijk by former bandmember Robert Jan Stips.
  • Hans Hollestelle: Additional guitarist on George Kooymans first solo album JoJo and he wrote the horn arrangements for The Devil Made Me Do It track on the Cut album (1982) and the 1999 "Last Blast Of The Century" concert recordings. He now is a guitarist for Flight 505 (with Ton vd Kleij (former Earth & Fire) and Henk Smitskamp (Former Motions band member). Horn arrangements for the Kooymans\Carillo cd "On Location".
  • Otto Hollestelle: Golden Earring road crew member. Bass roadie for Rinus Gerritsen (since+- 1996 - present).
  • Mieke Honingh: Strings on Blind Love\Love Is The Only Magic tracks for the Kooymans\Carillo cd "On Location".
  • Hook: Brand name for Dutch amplifier used by George Kooymans. Maker\designer is Leendert Haaksma after which the amplifiers are named (English translation of part of last name). Amp in use since May 2007. Hook Amps website
  • Andre Hoogenband Former Golden Earring road crew member: stagehand and security (Seventies - 1983)
  • Dick Hoogenband Former Golden Earring road crew member: stagehand and security (Seventies - 1983)
  • Harry Hoogenband Former Golden Earring road crew member: stagehand and security (Seventies - 1983)
  • Dennis van Hoorn: Employee Rock Palace. Was the driver to Golden Earring concerts and back for Barry Hay and Cesar Zuiderwijk for many years.
  • Martijn van Hoorn: Mentioned in Thank You section Cesar Zuiderwijk\Percossa Percussion Live! cd.
  • Niels van Hoorn: Member of Percossa Percussion who performed with Cesar Zuiderwijk during their "Alle Gekheid Met Een Stokje" theatre show.
  • Manuel Hugas: Bass on the Maybe Roses Never Die track for the Kooymans\Carillo cd "On Location".
  • Graham Hughes: Photographer for the album `Switch`. Roger Daltrey's cousin. Was also photographer for the Who, Roger Daltrey solo albums and Robert Palmer. Graham also performed some guitar but was a far better photographer.
  • Okkie Huijsdens: Recording engineer "Gerritsen en van Dijk" album. Recorded at Dutch Music Centre, Baarn.



  • Name What was their connection with the band?
    I
  • Jimmy Iovine: Producer Grab It For A Second album.
  • IBC Studio: London (UK) based studio where Golden Earring recorded several times. IBC Studio's located at 35,Portland Place, London W1. Portland Place is a street in the Marylebone district of central London. Around 1966 London was the place to be, to hear the music of a young generation that had something new to say. The capital was alive and although still run by the "Big Five" record companies (Decca, EMI, Phillips, Pye and CBS) the music business was changing as new labels emerged, as did young producers with fresh ideas. The major record companies all had their own studios but opposite the BBC in Great Portland Street there was a small independent recording studio that performed its part in music history, as can be seen by the list above. This was the INDEPENDENT BROADCASTING CORPORATION IBC) at 35 Portland Place London WC1, where the best musicians in the UK must have worked in at some time in their musical career. There were two studios at IBC, Studio A and B. Studio B was mainly a dubbing/mixing studio where artist could add instruments or vocals and this is how the studio was advertised in those days (Source: http://www.ibcstudio.co.uk/)
  • Island Mobile Studio: Mobile studio used for recordings To The Hilt album.
  • Island Studio's (Basing Street, London): Recording studio for mixes and overdubs To The Hilt album.


  • Name What was their connection with the band?
    J
  • Norma D. Jansen: Strings on Blind Love\Love Is The Only Magic tracks for the Kooymans\Carillo cd "On Location".
  • Jaws Records: Label several Golden Earring productions were released on.
  • Jerry Jones: Bariton guitar used by George on Paradise In Distress.
  • Joe King Music: Music written by Barry Hay is published here. Has Barry's wordplay in it: Joe King Music = Joking Music...
  • Jaap de Jonckheere: Guitarist of Boom Boom Mancini and Urban Heroes. Also involved in several sessions in which Rinus Gerritsen did the bass guitar part.
  • Peter de Jong: Former Golden Earring road crew member.
  • Freek de Jonge: Dutch cabaretier. Freek did several performances with Golden Earring on special events like the Ole Mexico festival (on June 21, 1986), a special performance with the band during the Heeren van Amstel live music porgram and he presented the first copy of "Golden Earring" to the band on book presentation at Asta on December 03, 2005.
  • Sandy Jutte-Gerritsen: Golden Earring Management assistant. Daughter of Rob Gerritsen.



  • Name What was their connection with the band?
    K
  • Kaderock: Annual (small) festival at Musicon, with annual performances of Cesar Zuiderwijk as well.
  • Karl Kalf: Additional musician on trumpet during 1975 tour. Musician of the Dizzy Mans Band.
  • Sidney Katz: Guitar roadie since 2001 and plays during live shows the part Frank Carillo does on the Millbrook USA album for the songs Albino Moon and A Sound I Never Heard. Since 2005 he also does the Eelco Gelling part of Bombay during live shows. Since June 2007 he can be heard live during the song My Lips Are Sealed. From September 2007 on he does the song Weekend Love at acoustic shows as well instead of Albino Moon. Sidney also was the sound engineer for Cesar Zuiderwijks Slagdroom theatre show and sound recording of the DVD. Left the Golden Earring roadcrew in 2011. (was replaced after the 8 month break due to voice problems George Kooymans.
  • Leon Klaasse: Ex-Powerplay member and bassist in George Kooymans Band for Solo album promotion tour George Kooymans.
  • Ed Klarenbeek: Former Golden Earring road crew member. Bass roadie for Rinus Gerritsen, took over from Willem Reitsma (January 1988 - ?)
  • Henk Klee: x.
  • Erik Kleszniak: Former Golden Earring road crew member: spotlight operator (Flashlight) Nickname "Erik Kletsnat" (1977 - 1987)
  • Ocki Klootwijk: Bass player, replacement for Rinus Gerritsen while recovering from traffic accident in 1999 and after an ear infection in 2004. Friend of the band. Also performs as a bass-player in the Barking Dogs Band: a hobby band which Barry Hay and George Kooymans performed with at the Rotterdam Hillegersberg Jazzfestivals. Owner of Ro-Town studio's Rotterdam. At this studio were the promotional video's for Blind Love and Maybe Roses Never Die shot. Ocki performed with Kooymans\Carillo during their cd "On Location" 2010 promotion tour. Mentioned in "Thanks to" section of the Kooymans\Carillo "on Location" cd.
  • Koch: Brand name for Dutch amplifiers (KV-50, KC-50s) used by George Kooymans. Maker\designer is Dolf Koch after which the amplifiers are named. Koch Amps website
  • Pim Koopmans: Additional keyboards on The Hole album (1986)
  • Willem van Kooten: also known as DJ "Joost den Draayer" for pirate station Radio Veronica. Later on started Red Bullet booking agency and Record label. Was heavily involved in financial issues with the band. Presented the first copies of the Naked III cd and dvd to the band on February 25, 2005.
  • Cassy Kooymans: George Kooymans daughter. Pinball sounds on the Kooymans\Carillo cd "On Location".
  • George Kooymans: Lead guitarist and singer of the band. Original band member since the start of the band and one of the founders.
  • Herman Kooymans: Brother of George Kooymans. Made the photographs for the 1967 Winter Harvest album.
  • Melanie Kooymans: Also known as Milly, wife of George Kooymans, sister of Rinus Gerritsen. Mentioned in "Thanks to" section of the Kooymans\Carillo "on Location" cd.
  • Kooymans Manor Studio: First name for studio owned by George Kooymans, located at his Belgium house. Mentioned on Cut album (1982). Later on renamed to Pseudo Studio's (NEWS 1984 album)
  • Sjoerd Koppert: (Also known as Sjoko) Sound Engineer for Golden Earring in the early '70's, during the Radar Love era. Designed (with Rinus Gerritsen) and operated the Earring's quadraphonic sound system. Went on to do sound for many large acts (The Who, Yes, Pink Floyd). Now CEO of California based Tantrum Records & Studios.
  • Albert J. Kos: Sound engineer at Phonogram studio's Hilversum for Golden Earring (Wall of dolls) and Seven tears albums.
  • Thijs Kramer: Dutch violin player, who wrote several arrangements for Golden Earring (Face It) and Cesar Zuiderwijks Labyrinth. Cesar Zuiderwijk introduced him later on to former Golden Earring member Robert Jan Stips for whom he gave some violin advices for the orchestration of "Hjuvi, A Rhapsody In Time". Thijs Kramer was a bass guitarist for The Pirates and for a little while a member of The Haigs. After that he learned to play the violin and became a member of the Concertgebouw Orchestra. He became a teacher at two conservatoriums in The Netherlands.
  • Frans Krassenburg: Former leadsinger. Left the band in 1967 and was replaced by Barry Hay. Frans remained active in the music industry. He performed his last concert on December 20, 2008 at Musicon The Hague and retired from the business. Just before his retirement he moved to the Dutch isle Ameland to spent the rest of his life with his wife Mariëtte. However he couldn't find there what he wanted and moved back to De Lier (Westland) a few years later.
  • David Krebs: Former Golden Earring group manager USA for 1974 tour.
  • Martin Kreeft: Former Golden Earring road crew member: truck driver and spotlight operator (Flashlight) (1981 - 1985) Was present as crew member during the When The Lady Smiles USA tour.
  • John Kriek: Former Golden Earring roadcrew member, sound engineer for several album albums (e.g. To The Hilt, No Promises ... No Debts...) and live album recordings. Assistant recording engineer on Grab It For A Second album to Jimmy Iovine. Quit working with the band after the News album release (1971 - 1983) Was with Golden Earring as a crew member during many USA tours)
  • Peter Kuyt: Trumpet on The Hole album (1986)



  • Name What was their connection with the band?
    L
  • Jantien de Laaf: Background vocals in George Kooymans Solo band. Jantien de Laaf performed in the band A Case Of Tomatoes. Harmony-vocal on "Can do That" track (Keeper Of The Flame album)
  • Labyrinth: Solo project of Cesar Zuiderwijk with Jasper van 't Hof on keyboards
  • Alfred Lagarde: DJ and friend of the band. Real name Alfred van der Garde. Nick name Big Al. Neighbour of Barry Hay in the Hague. After his decease the band was part of a tribute concert at The Hague Asta discotheque in January 1998. (02-04-1948\01-01-1998) His girlfriend went on living at Barry and Sandra's house for several years. Special thanks The Hole album (1986)
  • John Lagrand: Famous Dutch mouthharp player. Played along on "No Promises, No Debts" album on Snot love in Spain and Tiger Bay tracks. Sadly deceased in 2005.
  • Lagune Studio: Studio owned by George Kooymans, located at his Belgium house. New name for the studio from 1991 Bloody Buccaneers album on after it was called Ringside studio (1986 The Hole album and 1989 Keeper Of The Flame album)
  • Kit Lambert: Manager of The Who, signed Golden Earring for Track Records label.
  • Bob Lampaert: Stateside road manager for USA tours. Bob Lampaert has a letter that is printed on the backside of their LP sampler album "Superstarshine Vol 1".
  • Last Blast Horns: Horn section on the Last Blast Of The Century album.
  • Peggy Lee: Female singer who scored a hit with the song "Golden Earrings", after which the band was named when they had to switch their name "The Tornadoes".
  • Wim Lehnhausen: Production manager for Live from The Twilight Zone Video\Laserdisc\DVD recordings.
  • Ben van Leeuwen: Bode Scholten Golden Earring Truck Driver.
  • Dick van Leeuwen: Digital Mastering on Cut album (1982)
  • Boris van der Lek: The Hague originated saxophone player who did several shows with Golden Earring in 2006 to replace Bertus Borgers who had other obligations. Van der Lek performed with many artists eg. Herman Brood and his Wild Romance and now has his own quartet.
  • Bob Lens: The Hague artist of the first hour, connections with Golden Earring in their psychedelic period. Cover design Barry Hay album Only Parrots FRogs and Angels.
  • Toss Levy: Lighting technician for the Cesar Zuiderwijk Slagdroom Theatre show.
  • Birget Lewis: Background vocals on the Last Blast Of The Century album.
  • Birgit Lewis Gospel Train: Backing Vocals on Paradise In Distress album.
  • Aad Link: Former Golden Earring roadcrew member and assistant to Robert Jan Stips. (Aad was roadmanager with Supersister and with the Nichols before that), later on als 'prive/keyboard' roadmanager for Robert Jan Stips with Golden Earring. After RJ left the band he asked Aad to be manager\booker for his next band Sweet d'Buster. Vandaar uit uitgebreid naar boekingsbureau Rock in Waterland , waar Gruppo Sportivo ( door John van Vuren ) en door Aad naast Sweet d'Buster ook the Nits geboekt gingen worden. Daarnaast fungeerde Aad bij menig opname met RJ als producer ook vaak als geluidstechnicus en werd de samenwerking vrijwel volmaakt tijdens RJ's Nits-periode, waar hij als manager zijn sporen meer dan ooit verdiende. Aad was co-founder (together with Dick Zwikker and RJ) of the music publishing company SOSS music. He also helped building the database on Robert Jan Stips website, which was renovated and extended by Steve Groom. De laatste jaren is Aad ook actief geweest als roadmanager/geluidstechnicus bij de tours van de diverse Stips-groepen. A story about a great friendship!
  • Livin' Blues: Former band of Cesar Zuiderwijk before he joined Golden Earring.
  • Julya Loko: Female singer who sung with Labyrinth: the solo project of Cesar Zuiderwijk with Jasper van 't Hof.
  • Frank Luyxcks: Former Golden Earring road crew member (FlashLight)
  • Bill "Slats" Lynch: Mentioned at "Special Thanks" of Millbrook USA dvd. Last name by mistake misspelled as "Linch". Brother of American fan Dan Lynch.
  • Dan Lynch: American fan who started Golden Earring Radio (on internet) way back in the Nineties. Maker of the "Making Of Millbrook USA" dvd.
  • Jennifer Lynch: Mentioned at "Special Thanks" of Millbrook USA dvd. Last name by mistake misspelled as "Linch". Daughter of American fan Dan Lynch.
  • Phillip Lynch: Mentioned at "Special Thanks" of Millbrook USA dvd. Last name by mistake misspelled as "Linch". Son of American fan Dan Lynch and his wife Jennifer.



  • Name What was their connection with the band?
    M
  • Job Maarse: Strings and horns arrangengments on Moontan album.
  • Dick Maas: Maker of several Golden Earring video clips like Twilight Zone and When The Lady Smiles. Also known of his movies De Lift and Flodder. Named in Special Thanks on Live From The Twilight Zone dvd for clips.
  • Frank Machin: Former Golden Earring road crew member, Was stagemanager for a little while after Maarten Baggerman left the crew. Frank Machin's nickname was "Nijmegen". Saying from Frank: "Hé, het is niet altijd carnaval" (met Nijmeegse tongval)
  • Bob Malach: Saxophone on Labyrinth album (Cesar Zuiderwijk\Jasper van 't Hof)
  • Jimmy Maelen: Guest musician on Grab It For A Second album (Percussion)
  • Richard Manning: Cover photo retouching To The Hilt.
  • De Marathon: Famous location in The Hague for Dutch and foreign bands to perform in the Sixties and early Seventies; Golden Earring also rehearsed in de Marathon in the Eight Miles High period.
  • Alec Martel: Head of security from January 04, 1981 - March 1989. In de jaren 80 verzorgde Alec (met Peter van der Velde) de security voor de eigen shows van Golden Earring. Na de show hielpen we op verzoek van Maarten Baggerman de boel inpakken om dan naar Den Haag terug te racen om de Toys nog "te halen". Volgens mij is het Maarten altijd gelukt.
  • Matra 530 LX: Exotic car of French origin where George used to drive in. George had a red and a green Matra version through the years.
  • Matra Djet: Exotic car of French origin where George used to drive in designed by Rene Bonnet. George had a red and a green Matra version through the years.
  • MCA Records: USA record label for several Golden Earring releases.
  • James N. McJunkin: Jacket photography for N.E.W.S album.
  • JB Meijers: Made albums with Barry Hay like For You Baby. Will perform with Barry Hay in November 2022 their Fiesta de la Vida show in Ziggo Dome Amsterdam
  • René Meister: Saxophone player in George Kooymans Band for Solo album promotion tour George Kooymans. René nowadays performs in the band Het Goede Doel.
  • Jef Melis: Helping hand to George Kooymans. Is his driver to concerts, does some gardening and more...
  • Dave Menkehorst: Drums and percussion on the Vreemde Kostgangers album Nachtwerk (2017).
  • Chris Mercer: Studio musician, tenor sax player on To The Hilt album (1976) and great solo on Sleepwalking (one take recording!)
  • Arie Merkt: Producer Just Earrings album (1965).
  • Metropole Orchestra: Orchestra for Barry Hay's Big Band Theory dvd recordings at Paradiso 2008
  • Mesa Boogie: Brand name for the in 2005-2006 used main amplifiers George Kooymans.
  • Frans Mijts: Made orchestral arrangements for the band's "Miracle mirror" and "On The Double" albums. Mentioned in Special thanks On The Double album.
  • Millbrook Sound Studio: Studio where the Millbrook USA album was recorded and named after. Millbrook USA dvd made by American fan Dan Lynch shows the process of making and recording the album. recording studio for the Kooymans\Carillo cd "On Location".
  • Mira Sound: Thanking on Cut album (1982)
  • John Moleveld: Sound engineer (1974)
  • Heleen Molewijk: Fanatic fan, member of the Golden Earring Infocentrum 198?-199?
  • Moog Taurus: Bass pedal sound system Rinus Gerritsen.
  • John Mulder: Former Golden Earring road crew member (Flashlight) , now Mojo Concerts.
  • Hans Muysson: Former fanclub president (March 01, 1979 - ?) His name earlier was Hans Rooseboom untill he changed his name. Soigneur of the band and assistant to Barry, responsible for Golden Earring merchandising with his Second Live enterprise. (April 1979 - present)
  • Music Station: Music school by Cesar Zuiderwijk. First school in the Hague, from May 1, 2006 also a school in Rotterdam.
  • Musicon: Building in which Cesar Zuiderwijks Music Station is located in The Hague, provides a café and rehearsel rooms for bands as well.
  • Marcus Muzea: Golden Earring road crew member. Stage manager and lighting director\designer. Marcus has his own company called Rotterdam-Rigging, which does rigging work for Golden Earring, Ahoy venue Rotterdam and many other events as well. Marcus Muzea was replaced in 2011 when the band started performing again after the 8 month break due to George Kooymans voice problems.




  • Name What was their connection with the band?
    N
  • Nada Music: Music publishing label.
  • Kevin Nance: Guest musician on Grab It For A Second album (keyboards).
  • Sjaak Neels: Webmaster official Golden Earring website.
  • John van der Neut: Former president Golden Earring Info centrum.
  • New Dawn Artists Management, Inc.: Own personal USA management during Eight Miles High Period (Second USA tour) with manager Zach Glickman.
  • Ina Nieboer: Present fanclub president.
  • Pieter Nieboer: Recording engineer Seven Tears (1971) and Moontan (1973) albums.
  • Willem Niewint: Former Golden Earring road crew member.
  • Evert Nieuwstede: Thanking on Cut album (1982) Former singer of the Urban Heroes which Rinus Gerritsen produced an album and single for.
  • Guido Nijs: Guest musician on saxophone at the 2015 Golden Earring Five Zero Ziggo Dome show and dvd recording.
  • Piet Noordijk: Guest musician on Winter Harvest (1967). (trumpet or horns)
  • Menno de Nooyer: Maker of the 1997 movie Exit with Barry Hay in it.
  • Paul de Nooyer: Maker of several Golden Earring video clips like N.E.W.S. and Something Heavy Going Down. Also maker of the 1997 movie Exit with Barry Hay in it.
  • Nippy Noya: Percussion on Contraband album and on Labyrinth album (Cesar Zuiderwijk\Jasper van't Hof)
  • Han Nuijten: Did the 5.1 mix for Live from The Twilight Zone DVD recordings at Bullet Sound Studio's.



  • Name What was their connection with the band?
    O
  • John O'Hello: Security guard of the band during shows and public appearances.
  • Olympic Sound Studios: Recording studio in London where the Eight Miles High album was recorded.
  • Steve Omar: Back up vocals on N.E.W.S album.
  • One && Only productions: Promotor which organised Ahoy 2006 and Ahoy 2008 shows.
  • Jelle Oortman Gerling: Tenor sax, alt sax on The Hole album (1986)
  • Dolf Oosterhoff: Former Golden Earring stage manager and road crew member (1983-1993). Now runs his Dolf Oosterhoff Productions buro in Rotterdam. (Personel agency Dopcrewservice)
  • Koos van Oostrom: Most of the time mentioned as Koos O. Did artwork for several Golden Earring albums (Artwork No Promises, No Debts, lettering for Cut). Friend of Barry who designed his first tattoo (the dolphin on his upper arm). He also did the artwork design for George Kooymans second solo album "Solo". In the Eighthies Koos lived for 14 years in the same house as Barry Hay (Barentszstraat 50, Den Haag)
  • Frank van Opstal: Light mix engineer, mentioned on Ziggo Dome 2015 DVD, probably crew member from 2011 on.
  • Paul Orofino: Mixing and mastering for the Golden Earring Millbrook USA cd\dvd and Kooymans\Carillo "on Location" cd. Mentioned in "Thanks to" section of the Kooymans\Carillo "on Location" cd.
  • Jan Oosting: Horns on the Kooymans\Carillo cd "On Location".
  • Patrick Orriëns: Founder and host of www.radar-love.net. This website has an overview of all known Radar Love releases by Golden Earring and all other bands covering this classic rock song.
  • Richard Ottema: Art direction and Design Keeper Of The Flame album.
  • Bill van Oudheusden: Security.



  • Name What was their connection with the band?
    P
  • Patricia Paay: Backing vocals on Are You Receiving Me track Moontan album (1973) Also guest appearance (vocals) on Contraband album (1976).
  • Patty Paff: Backing vocals on The Hole album (1986)
  • Paultje: Roadie who crashed the brand new band van in 1967.
  • Thom Panunzio: Assistant recording engineer on Grab It For A Second album to Jimmy Iovine.
  • Pearl: Brand name for the drumkits Cesar uses for 30 years now (2006) and is endorser for.
  • Peavy: Amplifiers and sound equipment, eq for Rinus and PA in the Eighties.
  • Percossa Percussion: 4 member percussionist band who performed with Cesar Zuiderwijk during their "Alle Gekheid Met Een Stokje" theatre show.
  • Wout Perquin: Former Golden Earring road crew member: security.
  • PYE studio: London (UK) based recording studio where The Golden Earrings made their first foreign recording: single That Day. Later on they recorded there some more tracks.
  • Phonogram studio's: Recording studio's at Hilversum, Holland for Golden Earring (Wall Of Dolls) and Seven Tears albums.
  • Picture Publishers: Publishers of the Golden Earring 2005 book.
  • Marco Pieffers: Camera operator for Cesar Zuiderwijks Slagdroom DVD.
  • Rens Plaschek: Dutch photographer. Did photography for the bands Naked II album (1997\group photo) and a promotional photo.
  • Jacques van Pol: Plays jazz on "Can Do That" (Keeper Of The Flame album)
  • Janwillem van der Poll: Member of Percossa Percussion who performed with Cesar Zuiderwijk during their "Alle Gekheid Met Een Stokje" theatre show. Camera operator for Cesar Zuiderwijks Slagdroom DVD.
  • Polydor: First record label for European releases for (The)Golden Earring(s) untill the Eighties.
  • Power Sound Studio: Recording studio for the strings on Blind Love\Love Is The Only Magic tracks for the Kooymans\Carillo cd "On Location". Studio located in Amsterdam, Holland.
  • Pseudo Studio's: Studio owned by George Kooymans, located at his Belgium house in Rijkevorsel. Album News was recorded here in 1984. Later on renamed to Ringside Studio (1986 The Hole album) and Lagune Studio.



  • Name What was their connection with the band?
    R
  • Peter de la Rambelje: Roadie in the Sixties together with Jan van Hamelen.
  • Red Bullet: Record Publishing Company, started by Willem van Kooten and Freddy Haayen in 1968.
  • Regenboog Video Productions: Video production company for Cesar Zuiderwijks Slagdroom DVD.
  • Willem Reitsma: Former Golden Earring road crew member. Bass roadie for Rinus Gerritsen. Nickname "Willem Bas" (1980 - December 1987) Willem was already a stagehand in 1979 with Louis van de Wetering, Willem became driver for the roadcrew from 1980 on and was bass tech from 1981 on.
  • Neil Reshen: Special thanks On The Double album.
  • Jantje Riemen: Former Golden Earring road crew member: security.
  • Jan Rietman: Horns arrangements on No Promises, No Debts. Organiser for several LostVast Music shows at de Kuip stadium Rotterdam. These shows were attended by George Kooymans and Cesar Zuiderwijk. Jan Rietman also performed at the 1986 Fanclubday in Sliedrecht.
  • Eric Rietveld: Former Golden Earring road crew member. Eric took over from Rudo Blok as Lighting technician (Eighties). After he left Marcus Muzea took over. Eric Rietveld sadly has passed away.
  • Ring Records: Record label started by Barry and George to enable new talent to be heard like Boom Boom Mancini, Piu Piu. On this label their second solo albums were released also.
  • Ring Side Studio: Studio from George Kooymans during Ring Records period, located at his Belgium house. Later on renamed to Lagune studio.
  • Mick Rock: USA photographer who made the cover photo for the Grab it for a second album. He also photographed Barry Hay in 2007 for a new Rock Star photo book.
  • Rock Palace: Music store owned and opened by Rinus Gerritsen and Cesar Zuiderwijk in the Eighties in the center of the Hague (Torenstraat). Changed from address over the years (went to the other side of the street.
  • Simone Roerade: Backing Vocals on Paradise In Distress album.
  • Roger Management: Management Agency Rob Gerritsen. Abreviated Ro(b)Ger(ritsen).
  • Rob Von Römer: Director of video footage for Cesar Zuiderwijks Slagdroom DVD.
  • Sonja Von Römer: Camera operator for Cesar Zuiderwijks Slagdroom DVD.
  • Peter De Ronde: Former bandmember (guitar).
  • Rooftop Studio: Dutch studio in Holten where Golden Earring recorded for their upcoming album.
  • Hans Rooseboom: See Hans Muysson.
  • Bob Rooyens: Cinematographer who shot video's in the Sixties for Golden Earring single release.
  • Jan Rooymans: Additional musician on keyboards who first started to perform at the April 23, 2011 Paaspop Den Hout festival show. Before that Jan did several rehearsel sessions in April 2011 with Golden Earring and was also present when the band started to record demo's for the upcoming 2011 cd. He joined the band in 2011 at the State of the Ark studio's in London to record their album Tits 'N Ass which was released in 2012 He also performed a toyr with them following the release of the album Tits 'N Ass. Since he also 2012 he participated in Barry Hay and his Flying V formation solo project which gave their first show in October 2012 at Paard - Den Haag.
  • Rotterdam Rigging: A company Golden Earring's former lighting designer Marcus Muzea is the managing director from. Does the rigging work for Golden Earring as well (eg Ahoy 2006 and Strijen 2006). Was replaced in 2011.
  • Arlia de Ruiter: Strings on Blind Love\Love Is The Only Magic tracks for the Kooymans\Carillo cd "On Location".
  • Jan Willem Rutgers: Former Golden Earring road crew member: security.
  • William Rutten: Dutch photographer who photographed the band several times. For example one of his photo's was used as an original promotional picture, he photographed for the 2016 Five Zero Ziggo Dome dvd release and also for the 2019 Say When single cover.



  • Name What was their connection with the band?
    S
  • Alida Schat: Strings on Blind Love\Love Is The Only Magic tracks for the Kooymans\Carillo cd "On Location".
  • Shell Schellekens: Producer for several Golden Earring albums (eq The Hole). Played drums and was producer\engineer for George Kooymans second solo album "Solo".
  • Henk Schiffmacher: Tattoo artist, friend of the band, especially Barry's. Cover artwork + design: Louise van Teylingen & Henk Schiffmacher Naked II album.
  • Ab Schoemaker: Former road crew member (1978-1981)
  • Arthur Scholten: Golden Earring road crew member (Light tech and truck driver)
  • Bep Scholten: Mother to Arthur Scholten and performed as the old nun in the When The Lady Smiles videoclip.
  • Ruud Schoof: Former Golden Earring road crew member (guitars)
  • Jelle Schouten: Guest musician on saxophone at the 2015 Golden Earring Five Zero Ziggo Dome show and dvd recording.
  • Cees Schrama: Jazz- and studio musician who performed piano and organ on That Day single, Winter Harvest (Piano, organ and vibes), Miracle Mirror and On The Double albums; George, Rinus and Jaap Eggermont also made the instrumental lp The Beast and I with Cees Schrama. Later on he presentated jazz programs out of Nick Vollebregt's café, active for in Buma Stemra copyrights organisation.
  • Peter Schrama: Driver for Cesar Zuiderwijk to Golden Earring shows. Originates from The Hague, taxi driver by profession.
  • Iris Schut: Strings on Blind Love\Love Is The Only Magic tracks for the Kooymans\Carillo cd "On Location".
  • Jan Schuurman: Mixing engineer The Hole album (1986)
  • Secret Weapons: Background singers on Last Blast Of The Century album.
  • Jaap Senf: First manager, concert promotor, owner of Club 192, now active with theatre bookings and ticket office. Also known as Jaques Senf.
  • Eddie Seville: Drums on the Kooymans\Carillo cd "On Location". Composer of the track Blind Love on the Kooymans\Carillo cd "On Location". Member of Frank Carillo's band the Bandoleros.
  • Schellekens, Shell: Producer of the albums Cut, News, Something Heavy Going Down and The Hole. Real name Ton Schellekens.
  • Servaas Muziek: The Hague Music Store where (the) Golden Earring(s) bought their instruments and equipment.
  • Ron Seubert: Cover photography Eight Miles High USA album.
  • Ronald Sickens de Wal: Former Flashlight road crew member
  • Slagdroom: Name for the second theatre program (2006-2007) by Cesar Zuiderwijk solo. Was continued with more shows in seasons 2007-2008 & 2008-2009.
  • Henk Smit: Person who invented and designed the "Stokkenschieter" and the "Stokkenmaker" for Cesar Zuiderwijks Slagdroom Theatre show.
  • Tijn Smit: Keyboards on "Turn The World Around" (Keeper Of The Flame album) Also member of the Barking Dogs. A hobby band which Barry Hay and George Kooymans performed with at the Rotterdam Hillegersberg Jazzfestivals. Performed on keybaords with Kooymans\Carillo during their cd "On Location" 2010 promotion tour. Tijn Smit is also performing piano and keyboards on the Vreemde Kostgangers albums "Vreemde Kostgangers" and Nachtwerk.
  • Snamyook Music: Name of the music publishing company of Golden Earrings guitarist and songwriter George Kooymans. (Snamyook = Kooymans spelled backwards) This was also done by Hank Marvin from the Shadows and probably an example to George.
  • Peter Snel: Golden Earring road crew member, technician (1983 - ?)
  • Alaor Soares: Percussion on Paradise In Distress album.
  • Andre Sommer: Steel guitar on Paradise In Distress album.
  • Ad van Son: Former Golden Earring road crew member (guitar roadie 1977-1979) Photographer from the Hague. Used to play some guitar parts at the 1977-1978 USA tour (out of sight, behind the amplifier wall) after Eelco Gelling left the band during that USA tour. Mentioned in No Promises, No Debts inlay (helped George making the demo for this album in George his studio). Camera operator for Cesar Zuiderwijks Slagdroom DVD.
  • John Sonneveld: Producer and sound engineer for several Golden Earring albums. (Bloody Buccaneers:producer\engineer, The naked truth: producer\engineer, Face It: producer\engineer, Lovesweat: producer, Naked II: producer\engineer, Paradise In Distress: producer\engineer, Last Blast Of The Century: producer\engineer, Naked III: mixing\engineer, several single live bonus tracks: recordings\engineer and mixing ) Engineering on the Maybe Roses Never Die track for the Kooymans\Carillo cd "On Location". Mentioned in "Thanks to" section of the Kooymans\Carillo "on Location" cd.
  • Soul R Music: Music publishing Label.
  • Rene Spierings: Member of Percossa Percussion who performed with Cesar Zuiderwijk during their "Alle Gekheid Met Een Stokje" theatre show.
  • Nico van der Stam: Photographer for Golden Earring in the Sixties. Made the cover photo's for Winter Harvest and Miracle Mirror (1968) albums.
  • Maarten Steenmeijer: Author book "Rock die niet roest" (2004, totally about Golden Earring) and "Acht dagen in de week - brieven aan pophelden" (2000, one chapter Golden Earring, page 133 - 146)
  • Patricia Steur: Wellknown Dutch photographer (www.patricasteur.com), friend of Barry. Did many photography for the band like Naked Truth inlay (1992), Love Sweat (1995), Naked II (1997) and Naked III cover album photography (2005) and a promotional photo.
  • Robert Jan Stips: Former bandmember, keyboard player, joined Golden Earring in 1974. Before that he was a guest musician on several albums. Left 1976 and was replaced by Eelco Gelling (on guitar). Played additional keyboards on The Hole album (1986) and was guest musician on the 1996 fanclub day gig. Also performed along on the 1999 Last Blast Of The Century recordings, at the 2005 book release concert and the 2006 Live at Ahoy concert cd\dvd (Website: www.stips.net) Robert Jan was special guest on the Ahoy 2008 gig as well.
  • Cees Stolk: Horn arrangement Clear Night Moonlight on N.E.W.S album.
  • Peter van Straaten: Ex-Powerplay member and bassist in George Kooymans Band for Solo album promotion tour George Kooymans.
  • Jeff Stringlings (De poppenspeler): Maker of the "Corretje" string puppet used in Cesar Zuiderwijks Slagdroom theatre show.
  • Marty Struwer: Make-Up Keeper Of The Flame album.
  • Susan: Special thanks Moontan album credits.



  • Name What was their connection with the band?
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  • Kees Tabak: Wellknown Dutch photographer who has taken pictures of the band since 1979 (No Promises .. No Debts. He made album covers for e.g. No Promises..., No Debts..., Second Live, Cut, Something Heavy Going Down, and Last Blast Of The Century and Naked III inlay photography. Joined Golden Earring on their USA tours in 1982 and 1984. Also made some promotional photographs like the 2009 promo picture.
  • Taylor: Brand name for acoustic guitars, in use by both George Kooymans and Barry Hay. First bought in 1992 for the Naked Truth recordings and delivered by Benelly dealer, The Hague. Later on more guitars were bought there and the band performed a small concert in front of the new Benelly store in 2004. At that occasion George Kooymans was given a one piece limited edition Taylor acoustic guitar with snake inlay designed by Henk Schiffmacher. The president of Taylor guitar company USA is a fan of the band.
  • Seya Teeuwen: Strings on Blind Love\Love Is The Only Magic tracks for the Kooymans\Carillo cd "On Location".
  • Pauline Terlouw: Strings on Blind Love\Love Is The Only Magic tracks for the Kooymans\Carillo cd "On Location".
  • Emile Den Tex: Background vocals George Kooymans band Solo.
  • Louise van Teylingen: Wife of Henk Schiffmacher. Cover artwork and design for the Naked II album.
  • Petro Theuwis: Former Golden Earring road crew member in the Seventies, also went on tour to the USA with the band according to former crew member Aad Link.
  • Thom Thienpont: Guitarist for Golden Earring support act K13, a Gent (Belgium) based band. They released their first single This Kinda Life on on George Kooymans and Barry Hay's Ring Records label, made two other singles and then split. Did several shows as a support. Guitarist Thom Thienpont became later bass roadie for Rinus Gerritsen (1991).
  • The Tornadoes: Initial name for the Golden Earrings but when they found out the name The Tornadoes already excisted for an English band they changed their name.
  • Track Records: Record label founded by The Who manager Kit Lambert on which several European (UK) Golden Earring releases were released. Some of these albums and singles were also released in America on MCA\Track label.
  • Marc Troch: Former Golden Earring road crew member. Stage monitors engineer. Joined the crew in April 2007 and replaced Hans Bouma. From April 23, 2011 on Marc started as the PA engineer after Arjan van Egmond left the crew. Marc left the crew in 2011. He was replaced by Frank Winkelman.
  • Trommelfruit: (announced) name for the fourth theatre program (2011 - ?) by Cesar Zuiderwijk solo.
  • Lorre Trytten: Strings on Blind Love\Love Is The Only Magic tracks for the Kooymans\Carillo cd "On Location".
  • 21 Records: Record label.



  • Name What was their connection with the band?
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  • Andy Uffels: Famous Dutch hairdresser and fan of the band. Did the hairdressing of Golden Earring from time to time, sometimes even in the dressingroom before shows.
  • Universal Records: Present record company.



  • Name What was their connection with the band?
    V
  • Vincent Vaillant: Former Golden Earring road crew member, PA sound engineer.
  • Claude Vanheije: Moontan inlay photography.
  • Dorien van der Valk: Robert Jan Stips and Dorien van der Valk lived together for several years, during his Supersister and Golden Earring years. Dorien developed as an artist and designed record sleeves for RJ and related bands : Nevergreens, Sweet d'Buster, Gigs, Ten Mistakes (Gruppo Sportivo) and many more. Dorien and RJ's house often functioned as hotel for guest players like Charlie Mariano, Elton Dean, Herman van Boeijen. Herman Brood was , during his relationship with Dorien a regular house-mate, while at the same time Bart Chabot lived at D&RJ's old place with hospita Anetje van der Valk, mother of Dorien. At the Spiral Staircase sessions she formed the female choir with her good friends, sisters Jose (later Gruppo Sportivo) and Inge van Iersel, who also lived at their house for a long period after she broke up with Cesar Zuiderwijk.
  • The Van Studio: Recording studio which edited several Golden Earring recordings.
  • The Van Mobile: Mobile recording studio which recorded several Golden Earring recordings like the 1996 Golden Earring fanclubday of which some tracks are released on cdsingles Paradise In Distress and Whisper In A Crowd.
  • Hansvandenburg: Artist name for Hans van den Burg ( he doesn't seem to like Capitals ) which is also an artist name for Buddy Odor - or was it the other way around..?? Anyway, a very talented songwriter and musician that Holland could have been some bits more proud of ! Nowadays also active in the world of radio and television presentation.
  • Carla V: Carla's real surname was van der Voort. Girlfriend of Alfred Lagarde. After his tragic death (on January 01, 1998) she lived for three years at Barry Hay's house in The Hague. Famous leather clothes designer. Had her shop in the Seventies in Voorburg (Herenstraat) Moved in 2001 to Amsterdam and had her own shop there in the trendy Cornelis Schuytstraat 45. Carla V. deceased in 2010 due to cancer.
  • Vater: Brand name for Cesars Zuiderwijk drumsticks. (Endorses Vater Cesar Zuiderwijk sticks).
  • August Veen: Fan who became stagehand during concerts, also lent hist campervan often to be used at concerts as dressing room.
  • Marian Van der Vegt: Former fanclub president (Seventies).
  • Claude Vanheye: Photography Golden Earring (Wall Of Dolls) album. Inside photography Seven Tears album, Moontan album photography (1973) as well as Contraband album (1976)
  • Peter van de Velde: Former crew member in the Eighties (Security)
  • Niko Venneker: Special thanks On The Double album.
  • Harry Verstappen: Cover photography Eight Miles High (European and USA album versions)
  • Gabor Verwey: Golden Earring road crew member (drumtech). Roadie for Cesar Zuiderwijk. Did stage management for Cesar Zuiderwijks "Alle Gekheid Met Een Stokje", "Slagdroom" and "Drumbonen en Kaneelstokken" theatre shows. Gabor can also be seen on drums in the Kooymans\Carillo videoclip for the song Blind Love. Gabor is drummer himself in the heavy metal band Roadkill. From April 23, 2011 on Gabor became stage and crew manager after Marcus Muzea left the Golden Earring road crew.
  • Fred Vialle: Former Golden Earring road crew member: PA/ Support acts/ truckdriver 1979-1981. Nickname Freddy 'gig' Vialle, also "Fredje Amsterdam" or "Amsterdam".
  • Tony Vicentino:Illustrations and design Millbrook USA cd\dvd covers. Works at Mercuryseven, Amsterdam. (www.mercuryseven.nl)
  • Henk Vinkes: Former Golden Earring road crew member, nickname "Duck" together with his brother Roel "Donald".
  • Roel Vinkes: Former Golden Earring road crew member: stagehand and later on lights (middle spotlight on Barry Hay), took over from Frank Brok after Frank was fired Nickname "Donald" together with his brother Henk "Duck". (1981-1985) Made many photographs of the band on stage and back stage. Many photo's were published in the Golden Earring fanclub magazines over the years.
  • Emile Visser: Strings on Blind Love\Love Is The Only Magic tracks for the Kooymans\Carillo cd "On Location".
  • Leen Visser: One of the organisers of The Maliepop 1980 festival (Together with former stagemanager Maarten Baggerman and Rob Gerritsen) On Leens initiative Golden Earring received the "Stadspenning van Gemeente Den Haag" in 1981. Leen Visser was also one of the organisers of the famous Parkpop and cooperated in the first five editions of the festival.
  • Jerry Voisin: Polydor A&R manager, was one of the friends of Golden Earring, backgammon partner for Robert Jan Stips at that time.
  • G. Voskuilen: Thanking on Cut album (1982)
  • Henny Vrienten: Former band member of Doe Maar. This band once performed in session with Golden Earring members during the Veronica Popnacht. Henny was also one of the bandmembers for the Vreemde Kostgangers with George Kooymans and Boudewijn de Groot. They released the Vreemde Kostgangers albums Vreemde Kostgangers (2016) and Nachtwerk (2017). They performed three tors together as de Vreemde Kostgangers.
  • Kees de Vries: Former Golden Earring road crew member (FlashLight)
  • Henk Vroomans: Former Golden Earring road crew member (Drum roadie to Cesar). Made single Tatoe Tatoe (Henkie & The (Golden Earring) Crew. Deceased in the Nineties (1993).



  • Name What was their connection with the band?
    W
  • Frank Wardenier: Member of Percossa Percussion who performed with Cesar Zuiderwijk during their "Alle Gekheid Met Een Stokje" theatre show.
  • Sieb Warner: (Official name Siebold Warntjes) Third drummer, from 1969 - 1970. Was with the band on their second USA tour and is the maker of several 8mm movies which excist from this tour. He recorded the single Another 45 Miles and the album Eight Miles High with Golden Earring. In 1988 he met the band again backstage after the Sneek concert and kissed and made up for the bad feelings he had when he was forced to leave the band in 1970.
  • Martijn Weeber: Guitar tech Barry Hay.
  • Bert Weustenenk: Former Golden Earring road crew member: monitor mixer. Took over from John Kriek after he left (1983 - 1986)
  • Bastiaan van der Werf: Strings on Blind Love\Love Is The Only Magic tracks for the Kooymans\Carillo cd "On Location".
  • Gerard Wessel: Dutch photographer. Did photography for the bands Millbrook U.S.A. album (2003)
  • Westend: Brand name for drums, used by all Golden Earring drummers Fred van der Hilst, Jaap Eggermont, Sieb Warner and Cesar Zuiderwijk (who performed on a Ludwig\Westend combination drum kit). Brand name after the street in The Hague the firm was located (Westeinde) The name of the firm who produced the Westend drum kits was Fa. J. de Hooge & Zn, located at the Westeinde 176, Den Haag. The shop itself was broken down and at this location the Westeinde hospital was build. Check out the fine Westend drums website.
  • Kees Westendorp: Former Golden Earring road crew member: PA (Seventies)
  • Norbert van Westrienen: Former Golden Earring road crew member: drums + PA (Seventies)
  • Gerbrand Westveen: Saxophone on Paradise In Distress album.
  • Louis van de Wetering: Former Golden Earring road crew member. Guitar tuner, started out at age 17 when Weekend Love became a hit (1979 - 199?)(interview in fc magazine 1994-1 en info (1976-?)
  • Danny Wijnveldt: Former Golden Earring road crew member, was also temporary manager for Herman Brood.
  • Frank Winkelman: Golden Earring road crew member, FOH sound mix engineer, joined the crew in May 2011 after Marc Troch left the crew.
  • Wisseloord Studio: Recording studio for No Promises, No Debts album (1979) Located Hilversum (Holland)
  • Frank De Wit: Cover design for Live from The Twilight Zone DVD.



  • Name What was their connection with the band?
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  • Shelley Yakus: Recording engineer Grab It For A Second album.



  • Name What was their connection with the band?
    Z
  • Martin Zalm: Former Golden Earring road crew member: stagehand (1979 - 1983)
  • John Zangrando: Saxophone solo on "Against The Grain" from Grab It For A Second album.
  • Zell Enterprises Agency: California based booking agency who booked Golden Earring for the extended part of the second USA tour.
  • Zildjian: Brand name for cymbals Cesar uses for 40 years now (2006).
  • Bob Zimmerman: String arrangements for the Blind Love\Love Is The Only Magic tracks for the Kooymans\Carillo cd "On Location".
  • Zuiderwijk, Cesar: Fourth drummer of the band. Joined in Summer 1970. Had several solo projects with Labyrinth (1989), 1000 drummers op De Maas (1992), Alle gekheid op een stokje with Percossa Percussion (2000), Slagdroom (2006-2009) and Drumbonen en kaneelstokken (2010). Cesar has his own music school called Music Station (located in The Hague (2 adresses) and Rotterdam.

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