Tee-Set

Tee-Set was a pop rock band formed in 1966 in Delft, Netherlands. The group recorded a single in 1969 titled "Ma Belle Amie", which was a hit in their native country, selling over 100,000 copies.[1] The group released an album in the United States on Colossus Records in 1970 titled Ma Belle Amie (the single of the same name listing the artist as 'The Tee Set'), which reached #158 on the Billboard 200 chart,[2] just as the single took off in the United States, eventually reaching #5.[3] The single sold over 1 million copies, and was awarded a gold disc.[4]. The version of "Ma Belle Amie" released in 1970 on Major Minor records in the UK is a different studio version of the song, slower in tempo and beginning in a lower key than the hit U.S. version. In the Netherlands, the next single "She Likes Weeds" attained #1. The track was banned[by whom?] in the U.S. because it was said to be referring to drug use; however, the title had been taken from the film Funeral in Berlin. The follow-up single "If You Do Believe in Love" hit #81.[3] The group disbanded in 1975, but briefly reunited in 1979 and 1983. Since 1983 the band was revived, although its work was mainly nostalgic "sixties".

Tee-Set
Tee-Set 1968
Tee-Set 1968
Background information
OriginDelft, Netherlands
GenresPop rock
Years active1966 - 1975
LabelsTee-Set Records
Associated actsAfter Tea
MembersPeter Tetteroo
Dihl Bennink
Ray Fenwick
Ferry Lever
Joop Blom
Franklin Madjid
Hans Van Eijck

Former lead singer Peter Tetteroo died in September 2002 from liver cancer at the age of 55.[5]

MembersEdit

 
Hans van Eijck
  • Peter Tetteroo (vocals) (born 7 August 1947, Delft, Netherlands; died 9 September 2002 age 55 from liver cancer)[5]
  • Dihl Bennink (guitar, flute, banjo) (born 15 February 1948, The Hague) 1967 to 1970
  • Ray Fenwick (guitar), around 1965 to 1967
  • Ferry Lever (guitar), from 1970 to 1979
  • Franklin Madjid (bass guitar)
  • Hans Van Eijck (keyboards)
  • Joop Blom (drums)
  • Jan-Pieter Boekhoorn (keyboards), from 1967 to 1969

Peter TetterooEdit

Peter Tetteroo (Petrus Gerardus Anthonius Tetteroo) (8 July 1947 − 9 September 2002) was a Dutch composer, pop musician and singer born in Delft. He became known in 1966 as founder and lead singer of Tee-Set. In 1968, he had a top 10 hit with a solo album, his version of Red Red Wine. Despite a severe liver disease, Peter remained active to the end. He died at his home in Delft from liver cancer at the age of 55.

DiscographyEdit

Charting singlesEdit

List of singles, with Australianchart positions
Year Title Peak chart
positions
US
AUS
[6]
Canada NZ
1970 "Ma Belle Amie" 5 3 3 5
"If You Do Believe in Love" 81 42 31 -

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Biography, Allmusic.com
  2. ^ Billboard, Allmusic.com
  3. ^ a b Billboard Singles, Allmusic.com
  4. ^ Murrells, Joseph (1978). The Book of Golden Discs (2nd ed.). London: Barrie and Jenkins Ltd. p. 268. ISBN 0-214-20512-6.
  5. ^ a b Thedeadrockstarsclub.com Accessed April 2010
  6. ^ Kent, David (1993). Australian Chart Book 1970–1992 (illustrated ed.). St Ives, N.S.W.: Australian Chart Book. p. 306. ISBN 0-646-11917-6.

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