Formed in 1961 in Voorburg as the Sandy Coast Skiffle Group, they had the following names: the Sandy Coast Five, Sandy Coast Rockers and, finally, Sandy Coast. Thanks to the Hitwezen magazine-organised talent search, they were awarded a record contract with Negram in 1965. Featured members: Hans Vermeulen (vocals, guitar, keyboards), his brother Jan (bass and guitar), Jos de Jager (bass, 1964-67), Henk Smitskamp (bass, ex-Livin' Blues, from 1970 till 1971, to Shocking Blue), Onno Bevoort (drums, in 1970 temporarily replaced by Will Morkus, in 1974 to Water), Ron Westerbeek (vocals, guitar, keyboards, ex-Daddy's Act, to Water), Charles Kersbergen (guitar, until 1965) and Marianne Nobles (vocals, ex-solo, 1972). In 1974, Sandy Coast disbanded; Hans formed Rainbow Train together with his brother Jan.
1961 Originally called the Sandy Coast Skiffle Group, but when the skiffle craze has blown over the band changes its name into Sandy Coast Rockers.
1963 Sandy Coast wins a talent show, which results in a record deal.
1964 - 1966 The band's debut single Being In Love is released.
1967 - 1968 The band's success is on the increase and the singles A Girl Like You and And Her Name Is? become sizable hits.
HIGHLY RECOMMENDED ALBUM, GREAT BEAT CLASSIC ROCK, FINE TUNES AND SOME POP MOMENTS. YOU MUST HEAR THIS DUTCH BAND.
GREAT SONGS LIKE "BACK TO THE CITY", THE MASTERPIECE " CAPITAL PUNISHMENT" ! ! ! GREAT ! ! ! . "MY FRIEND ABDULLAH" IS A REALLY STRANGE!. HEAR THIS BEAUTY.