George Baker Selection - Little Green Bag (Original Video 1969)
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George Baker (born Johannes Bouwens, December 8, 1944, Hoorn, Netherlands) is a Dutch singer and songwriter.He was the lead singer of the pop musical ensemble, George Baker Selection. .
Biography for: George Baker Selection
The George Baker Selection was an eclectic Dutch pop-rock band from the Netherlands that was fronted by the extremely talented and versatile singer, composer, guitarist, keyboard player and songwriter George Baker. The band was first formed as Soul Invention in 1967. They subsequently changed their name to the George Baker Selection in 1969. In 1970 the group scored a substantial smash hit with the insanely groovy and quirky psychedelic rock pip "Little Green Bag," which reached #21 on the US Billboard pop charts and was recorded by the band with their own money. ("Little Green Bag" was featured on the soundtrack to Quentin Tarantino's "Reservoir Dogs," plus has been used on episodes of the TV shows "Red Dwarf" and "Freaks and Geeks.") Alas, the lovely country ballad "Dear Ann" stalled at #93 on the US Billboard charts. However, the George Baker Selection enjoyed a steady succession of Dutch radio hits that include such terrific songs as "Morning Sky," "Wild Bird," "Manana," "Holy Day," and "I'm on My Way." In 1975 the band achieved their single greatest success with the bubbly, catchy and upbeat "Una Paloma Blanca;" the infectiously frothy and cheerful tune was a #1 hit in many countries, reached #26 on the US Billboard charts, and sold over three million copies worldwide. The group sold over twenty million records in their 70's heyday. Unfortunately, the George Baker Selection broke up in 1978 because the pressure of being in the spotlight was too much to easily bear. Baker revived the group in 1985; this new incarnation of the band lasted until 1989. George Baker has since gone on to have a hugely successful solo career.
IMDb Mini Biography By: woodyanders
In 1999 Tom Jones did a cover version of the band's first breakthrough hit song "Little Green Bag" which has sold over three million copies.
There have been over 125 versions of the band's biggest hit song "Una Paloma Blanca" recorded throughout the years. In 1999 German comedian/superstar Stefan Raab had a #1 hit in Germany, Switzerland and Austria with his million-selling cover version of the song.
George Baker Selection, nederländsk musikgrupp bildad 1967 under namnet Soul Invention. Medlemmar i gruppen var George Baker (sång, gitarr), Georges Thé (gitarr), Jacubus Anthonius Greuter (keyboard), Jan Gerbrand Wisser (bas), Jan Hop (trummor). Gruppen bytte namn inför debutsingeln "Little Green Bag" 1969. Låten blev en hit och sålde också bra i USA. Jan Hop tog över basen 1971. 1975 fick gruppen sin största hit "Paloma Blanca" vilken bl. a. låg etta på Topplistan i Sverige. Baker lämnade gruppen 1977, men kom tillbaka igen 1982
George Baker - Vocals/Guitar
Georges Thé - Guitar
Jacubus Anthonius Greuter - Keyboard
Jan Gerbrand Wisser - Bass
Jan Hop - Drums