Earth & Fire was a Dutch progressive rockband from the 1960's. The group started with twin brothers Chris (guitar) and Gerard (keyboards) Koerts. They were the main composers of the band. Lead singer was Jerney Kaagman who later also came to prominence as head of the jury of TV program 'Idols'. Earth & Fire had a string of hits in the early 1970's starting with "Seasons", "Ruby Is the One", and "Wild and Exciting", Later came "Invitation", "Storm and Thunder" and "Memories" between 1970 and 1973. "7 8Th Avenue reached #18 in the Dutch Top 40 in December 1977.
Unfortunately Gerard Koerts deceased on 20 February 2019 in Pergignan, France.
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Broadcast date: 1/1/1977
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AVROTROS is a Dutch radio and television broadcaster, founded in 2014 from a merger of AVRO and TROS. From January 1st, 2014 the name of the merged broadcaster was used in joint programmes. AVRO was founded in 1923 as the Netherlands first public broadcaster. TROS started broadcasting in 1964. Toppop was a weekly AVRO pop program that was aired between 1970 and 1988.
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TopPop was the first regular dedicated pop music TV show in the Dutch language area. Dutch broadcaster AVRO aired the programme weekly, from 1970 to 1988. Presenter Ad Visser hosted the show for its first fifteen years. World famous music artists performed on TopPop: ABBA, 10CC, Bee Gees, The Jacksons with Michael Jackson, David Bowie, Earth & Fire, Queen, Golden Earring, Boney M, KC & The Sunshine Band, Chic, Donna Summer and many many more.