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Rock and Roll - our first love

Tielman Brothers: Rock and Roll, our first love
Dutch/Indonesian rock group Tielman Brothers was a major act in the 50's and early 60's. In 1976 the group released this collection of rock'n roll oldies. Jan Akkerman plays lead-guitar.

Year:  1976
Media:  Vinyl LP
Label: Philips
Release no: 6410 125
Manufactured: Holland

Musicians: Andy Tielman
Loulou Tielman
Ponthon Tielman
Reggy Tielman
Jan Akkerman
Jan Vennik
Jan Rietman
Bonkie Bongaerts
Frans Meyer
Piet Hein Veening
Albert Hol
Peter Koelewijn

Producer: Peter Koelewijn
Engineer: Albert Kos
Studio: n/a

Tielman Brothers: Rock and Roll, our first love
Originally called the Timor Brothers and the Four T's when they still lived in Indonesia, the Tielman Brothers moved to The Netherlands in 1956.

After performing at the worldfair in Brussels the Tielman Brothers record the first Dutch rock-'n-roll: Rock Little Baby Of Mine.

The band releases its records on the Imperial label. In the meantime the Tielmann Brothers develop an increasingly spectacular stage act, very much like the ones by the Who and Jimi Hendrix a few years later. After Germany the Tielman Brothers also break Switzerland, Austria and Sweden. In the meantime other Indo-rock bands also start to break through both nationally and internationally.

During the late 60's the band's glory is fading. It is clear that the brothers are still stuck in the fifties while the music scene has moved on to other types of music. In 1967, however, the Tielman Brothers had a hit with Little Bird, the band's only official top 10 hit.

In 1976 'Rock & Roll Our First Love' is released with Jan Akkerman guesting on lead-guitar.

Tracks: Land of a thousand dances
Mean woman blues
Sweet little sixteen
New Orleans
Wooly Bully
Rip it up
Move it
Whola lotta shakin' goin' on
Summertime blues

Unique identifier: 506

Sorting code: zza_tie-33-1976-rock_and_roll-1976