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BELGIAN GROUPS
OF THE SIXTIES

1960
The Cousins score a big hit with "Kili Watch"
Louis Neefs had his first hit with "Mijn dorp in de Kempen"

1961

1962
Hugo Raspoet started his career
Soeur Sourire records "Dominique", a US n° 1 hit the year after.

1963
Adamo had his first hit
The Jokers make a rock'n'roll version of "Ik zag Cecilia komen"
Roland forms his first group "The William & Roland Skiffle group"

1964
Marc Aryan made a breaktrough with "Katy"
Liliane Saint-Pierre (at that time just "Liliane") debuts with "We gotta stop"

1965
André Brasseur had a hit with "Early Bird Sattelite"
Miek & Roel started blowin' their answer in the wind
The Shake-Spears have a hit with "Shake it over"

1966
Troubadour Miel Cools releases "Boer Bavo"
Ferre Grignard skiffles with "Ring ring" and "What shall we do with a drunken sailor"

1967
Kris Debruyne rocked "Klein Klein Kleutertje"
Marc Dex has his first Flemish hit single.
Jess & James have soul and "Move"
Clee's Five had a small hit with "No other man"
Liberty Six flop with the single "Je suis pop"

1968
De Elegasten protested with "Wat heb je vandaag op school geleerd"
Jimmy Frey has a hit in Flanders with "Zo mooi, zo blond en zo alleen"
The Pebbles score an international hit with "Seven horses in the sky"
Ann Christy gets discovered at the "Knokke Cup"

1969
Anja scored a hit with "De laatste dans"
Brian had a hit with "Give and take"
Kate's Kennel caused a stir at Canzonissima
Roland makes a breaktrough at Jazz Bilzen
The Wallace Collection have a huge hit with "Daydream"

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