Tee Set

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Tee Set
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Tee Set (1968)
Background information
Origin Delft Netherlands
Genres Pop Rock
Years active 1966 - 1975
Members Peter Tetteroo
Dihl Bennink
Ray Fenwick
Ferry Lever
Joop Blom
Franklin Madjid
Hans Van Eijck

Tee Set was a pop rock band formed in 1966 in Delft, Netherlands. The group recorded a single in 1969 entitled "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 entitled 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 America, eventually reaching #5.[3] The single sold over one million copies, and was awarded a gold disc.[4] In the Netherlands, the next single "She Likes Weeds" attained #1 there. However, the track was banned in the U.S., because it was said to refer to using drugs. However, the title was taken from the film The Ipcress File. A 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".

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

Members[edit]

Hans van Eijck

Peter Tetteroo[edit]

Peter Tetteroo (Petrus Ganesh Ridwin Tetteroo) (8 July 1947 − 9 September 2002) was a Dutch composer, pop musician and singer born in Delft. He became known in 1965 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.

Discography[edit]

U.S. Billboard Hot 100 Chart
  • 1970: "Ma Belle Amie" (No. 5)
  • 1970: "If You Do Believe In Love" (No. 81)

References[edit]

  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