Scooter (Belgian band)

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Origin Antwerp, Belgium
Genres Rock, pop
Years active 1979–1983
Labels Ariola
Members Piet Van Den Heuvel
Jan Verheyen
Pit Verlinde
Jo Duchateau/>Pit Verlinde
Herwig Duchateau
Past members Jan Fraeyman

Scooter was a Belgian pop band from Antwerp, that started in 1979 as Scooter on the Road. In 1981, they released the singles "Tattoo Turkey" and "Peppermint Girl". Due to guitarist Jan Fraeyman suffering from terminal illness he was replaced by Bert Decorte (from The Misters). Sadly, shortly after the release of their debut album One by One (1981), guitarist Jan Fraeyman died.

Scooter scored a megahit in Belgium ‘You (don’t want to be number one’) and won the Summerhit of 1981 award, an annual prize awarded by the Flemish broadcaster Radio 2.

The album “One by One” was produced by the drummer of the band, Herwig Duchateau, who was later successful as the producer of bands like The Bet, Schmutz, Won Ton Ton, The Machines, e.a.).

Scooter, now with guitarist Jan Verheyen after Bert Decorte left the band, released two more albums: Charm and Oblivion with American sounding songs like "Will I Ever Recover From You" (1982), "Stand Out" (1982) and "Minute by minute" (1983). In 1982, shortly after the release of Charm, keyboard player Pit Verlinde left the band.


  • Piet Van Den Heuvel - vocals
  • Jan Verheyen - guitar
  • Pit Verlinde - keyboards
  • Herwig Duchateau - drums
Past members
  • Jan Fraeyman - guitar
  • Bert Decorte - Guitar



Studio albums
  • One by One (Ariola, 1981)
  • Charm (Ariola, 1982)
  • Oblivion (Ariola, 1983)
Compilation albums
  • Scooter Master Serie (Polydor, 1997)


  • "Tattoo Turkey" (1981)
  • "Peppermint Girl" (1981)
  • "You" (1981)
  • "Will I Ever Recover From You" (1982)
  • "Stand Out" (1982)
  • "Minute by Minute" (1983)

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