George Baker Selection
|Genres:||Action & Adventure Movies Horror Movies Musicals & The Arts Pop / Rock Soundtrack Television|
|Tags:||classic rock rock oldies pop soundtrack dutch 70s|
|Decades:||1970s 1990s 2000s|
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Led by vocalist George Bouens - who assumed the stage surname Baker - this MOR Dutch quintet scaled charts throughout Europe and then North America in 1970 with a debut single, Little Green Bag, composed by Bouens and group member Jan Visser. Bouens alone wrote his Selections next major hit, Una Paloma Blanca, which caught a holiday mood during the summer of 1975. Despite a cover version by Jonathan King, it reached the UK and Australasian Top 10 charts and sold a million in Germany alone. There were no further international smashes but, despite a brisk turnover of personnel, the band continued as domestic chart contenders until the 80s.