Tuesday, June 9, 2009

"Venus" by Shocking Blue

The Dutch group, Shocking Blue, had one smash hit in America, during the 60's.
"Venus" was on the Billboard Hot 100 chart for 13 weeks and on February 1970 reached #1.

Initially the disc was a big hit in the Netherlands, where it reached #3 in the summer of 1969. It subsequently sold 350,000 copies in Germany, and topped the U.S. chart for three weeks, becoming the Netherlands first American #1 hit. It sold over one million copies in the U.S. by January 1970, and received a gold disc awarded by the Recording Industry Association of America. Global sales exceeded five million copies.



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