Tumbleweeds, The

Also known as Tumbleweeds
Members of Tumbleweeds, The: Ad de Peffer, Ad Masseurs, Berry Masseurs, Henk Van Den Heuvel, Ine Masseurs, Mickey de Boer, Ruud Hermans, Ton Masseurs
This performer (group) in the Internet: http://nl.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Tumbleweeds

Discography of Tumbleweeds, The:

# Release title Total tracks Type of release is Imprint date Label
1 Somewhere Between / Mojave 2 Audio 1975
2 Sweet Memories 12 Audio 1976 BASF
3 Sweet Memories / Between Two Doors 2 Audio 1976 BASF
4 Country And Western Music 12 Audio 1975 Electrecord
5 New Trail 14 Audio 1977 Polydor
6 The Best Of The Tumbleweeds 14 Audio 1980 Polydor
7 Country And Western Music 12 Audio Electrecord
8 It Might As Well Have Rained 4 Audio 1975 BASF
9 Country And Western Music 12 Audio Electrecord
10 Somewhere Between 2 Audio 1975 BASF
11 Country And Western Music 12 Audio Electrecord
12 Somewhere Between 18 Audio 1999 Rotation
13 Country And Western Music 12 Audio Electrecord
14 Sweet Memories 12 Audio 1976 BASF

Very famous Dutch Country Music Group in the 70's. They received gold & platinum for their Nr 1 Hit ''Somewhere Between''.

The Tumbleweeds were founded in 1967 by Kaatsheuvel brothers Ad and Ton Masseurs , supplemented with Dick van Krimpen, James Bordes and Manneke Jim Jaspers (replaced by Laura Bordes). Later joined their brother Berry Masseurs and their sister In Masseurs joined the band.

In 1973 the band was the first European country band behind the Iron Curtain when they played a two-week tour of Romania.

In 1975, bassist John Koogje succeeded by Mickey De Boer and they recorded the following album with this line-up:

Ine Masseurs: vocals

Ruud Hermans: vocals

Ad Masseurs: drums

Mickey De Boer: bass

Berry Masseurs: rhythm guitar

Ton Masseurs: pedal steel guitar solo and

Ton Masseurs took over the production itself.

In 1974 and 1975 the group toured twice by the United States . They even performed at the Grand Ole Opry, the Carnegie Hall of country music. The band is also on the nomination list of Country Music Awards (for best group, best singer and best instrumentalists). The tour was warmly welcomed but a major breakthrough fails to materialize.

In 1977 drummer Ad Masseurs had a serious car accident en route to a gig in Germany . Afterwards, Ruud Hermans to leave the band with his own band a more pop-oriented country rock band. After slowly went downhill with the popularity of the band.

In 1980 singer Ine Masseurs decided to focus on her family life and she left the band.

After some attempts at a top 10 hit was the group in 1982 lifted.

Other band members

The Tumbleweeds had quite a few changes.

Dick van Krimpen - dobro, steel guitar

Manneke Jaspers - guitar, vocals

James Bordes - guitar, vocals

Laura Bordes - vocals, guitar

Ad de Peffer - guitar, vocals

Arie de Voght - guitar

Diana Dalm - vocals

Ed Jongerden - guitar, vocals

Frank Dieters - drums

Gijs Lemmen - bass

Henk van den Heuvel - guitar, vocals

John Koogje - bass

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