Golden Earring

Golden Earring is a Dutch Rock/Pop Group. They had chart success with the songs "Eight Miles High" in 1969, "Radar Love" in 1973, and again with "Twilight Zone" in 1982. The band was founded in 1961 in The Hague. Members of Golden Earring are Barry Hay (vocals, guitar, flute and saxophone), George Kooymans (vocals and guitar), Rinus Gerritsen (bass and keyboard) and Cesar Zuiderwijk (drums).


  • 1965 Just Earrings
  • 1967 Winter-Harvest
  • 1968 Miracle Mirror
  • 1969 On the Double
  • 1969 Eight Miles High
  • 1970 Golden Earring
  • 1971 Seven Tears
  • 1972 Together
  • 1973 Moontan
  • 1975 Switch
  • 1976 To the Hilt
  • 1976 Contraband
  • 1977 Live
  • 1978 Grab It for a Second
  • 1979 No Promises...No Debts
  • 1980 Prisoner of the Night
  • 1981 2nd Live
  • 1982 Cut
  • 1984 N.E.W.S.
  • 1984 Something Heavy Going Down (live)
  • 1986 The Hole
  • 1989 Keeper of the Flame
  • 1991 Bloody Buccaneers
  • 1992 The Naked Truth (unplugged)
  • 1994 Face It (partially unplugged)
  • 1995 Love Sweat (covers)
  • 1997 Naked II (unplugged)
  • 1999 Paradise in Distress
  • 2000 Last Blast of the Century (live)
  • 2003 Millbrook U.S.A.
  • 2004 Naked III (unplugged)

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. Artists that have joined Harris on the road for these dates include Mary-Chapin Carpenter, Bruce Cockburn, Steve Earle, Joan Baez, Patty Griffin and Nanci Griffith.
. The tour also benefits the VVAF's work to raise America's awareness of the global landmine crisis. The band was founded in 1961 in The Hague. Members of Golden Earring are Barry Hay (vocals, guitar, flute and saxophone), George Kooymans (vocals and guitar), Rinus Gerritsen (bass and keyboard) and Cesar Zuiderwijk (drums). All proceeds from the tours support the Vietnam Veterans of America Foundation's (VVAF) efforts to assist innocent victims of conflicts around the world. They had chart success with the songs "Eight Miles High" in 1969, "Radar Love" in 1973, and again with "Twilight Zone" in 1982. Since 1999, Harris has been organizing an annual benefit tour called Concerts for a Landmine Free World.

Golden Earring is a Dutch Rock/Pop Group. In 2002, Harris joined many of the same artists on the road for the Down From The Mountain Tour. 2004 Naked III (unplugged). A documentary/concert film was also released about the making of the soundtrack, which is entitled Down From The Mountain. 2003 Millbrook U.S.A.. The same year she joined an all star group of traditional country, folk and blues artists for the T-Bone Burnett produced soundtrack to the Coen Brothers film, O Brother, Where Art Thou?. 2000 Last Blast of the Century (live). In 2000, Harris guested on Alternative country singer Ryan Adams' solo debut Heartbreaker.

1999 Paradise in Distress. Also, in 1998, Tara MacLean eventually recorded the cover of the Emmylou Harris christmas single Light of the Stable. 1997 Naked II (unplugged). In 1998, Harris released Spyboy, backed with a new band which included Nashville producer and songwriter Buddy Miller. 1995 Love Sweat (covers). An experimental album for Harris to say the least, the record included Harris' rendition of the Neil Young penned title track, Julie Miller's "All My Tears", Jimi Hendrix's "May This Be Love" and Gillian Welch's "Orphan Girl." U2's Larry Mullen, Jr showed up to play drums for the project. 1994 Face It (partially unplugged). In 1995, Harris released Wrecking Ball, produced by Daniel Lanois, best known for his work with U2, Peter Gabriel, and Bob Dylan.

1992 The Naked Truth (unplugged). They recorded a Grammy-winning live album at the Ryman Auditorium that led to the 8 million dollars restoration of the facility into a premium concert and event venue. 1991 Bloody Buccaneers. In the early 1990s, she dissolved The Hot Band in favour of a carefully selected group of acoustic musicians she named The Nash Ramblers. 1989 Keeper of the Flame. In 1980, she recorded "That Lovin' You Feelin' Again" with rock legend Roy Orbison for which they would win the Grammy Award for best vocal duo. 1986 The Hole. About ten years later, Harris would team up once again with Parton and Ronstadt for the album Trio.

1984 Something Heavy Going Down (live). In the mid-1970s, Harris began to work on albums for other major artists including Young, Rondstadt and Bob Dylan. 1984 N.E.W.S.. A Christmas single, "Light of the Stable," was released shortly after which featured backing vocals from singers Dolly Parton, Linda Ronstadt, and Neil Young. 1982 Cut. The album included a number of cover songs, including The Beatles' "For No One," and Harris's first hit single, The Louvin Brothers' "If I Could Only Win Your Love." She created The Hot Band, a groups of studio and touring musicians that included Elvis Presley band alumni Glen D. Hardin and James Burton. 1981 2nd Live. He produced her debut album, released in 1975 on Reprise Records, entitled Pieces of the Sky.

1980 Prisoner of the Night. Eventually, her path crossed with Canadian producer and future husband Brian Ahern (with whom she had another daughter, Meghann). 1979 No Promises...No Debts. Parsons was found dead in his hotel room on September 19, 1973, from an overdose of drugs including alcohol. 1978 Grab It for a Second. Harris toured as a member of Parsons' "Fallen Angels" band, and in 1973, Harris returned to the studio with Parsons to record Grievous Angel. 1977 Live. Instead, in 1972, Hillman ended up recommending her to Parsons, who was looking for a female vocalist to work with on his first solo album.

1976 Contraband. Hillman was so impressed by Harris that he briefly considered asking her to join the band. 1976 To the Hilt. One night, in 1971, members of the country group the Flying Burrito Brothers happened to be in the audience, including former Byrds member Chris Hillman, who took over the band after the departure of its founder Gram Parsons. 1975 Switch. Harris soon returned to performing, as part of a trio with local musicians Gerry Mule and Tom Guidera. 1973 Moontan. Harris, who lived for a brief time on her own with her newborn daughter Hallie in Nashville, Tennessee, was forced, after struggling financially, to move back in with her parents, who were now living in Washington, D.C..

1972 Together. Around that same time, Harris' marriage to Slocum began to fall apart and the couple were soon divorced. 1971 Seven Tears. After the album's release, Harris' record label declared bankruptcy. 1970 Golden Earring. Harris married fellow songwriter Tom Slocum in 1969, and recorded her first album the following year, Gliding Bird. 1969 Eight Miles High. It was around that time that Harris began to study music seriously, heavily influenced by artists like Bob Dylan and Joan Baez.

1969 On the Double. Harris graduated high school as class valedictorian and won a dramatic scholarship to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. 1968 Miracle Mirror. Emmylou Harris (born April 2, 1947) is a country music singer, songwriter and musician from Birmingham, Alabama, USA. 1967 Winter-Harvest. ISBN 067941567X. 1965 Just Earrings. In The Country of Country: A Journey to the Roots of American Music, Nicholas Dawidoff, Vintage Books, 1998.

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