Earth and Fire | Artist

Earth and Fire | Artist

Tags: Era_1970s, Gender_Combo, Genre_Pop_Rock, Genre_Prog, Origin_Netherlands, Type_Artist

Earth and Fire was a Dutch progressive and symphonic rock band formed 1968 in Voorschoten, Holland, by twin brothers Chris Koerts (guitar) and Gerard Koerts (keyboards). Starting out with a progressive rock sound, the band became more pop-focused in the late '70s. The brothers recruited Hans Zeich (bass), Cees Kalis (drums) and Manuela Berloth aka Lysett as the lead vocalist. In 1969 female vocalist Jerney Kaagman replaced Berloth and became the new long-term lead singer. The band's first album Earth and Fire (1970), produced three hits: "Seasons" "Ruby is the one" and "Wild and Exciting". By 1977, after four albums and nine hits, such as their #1 hit "Memories", the band moved away from their heavier rock sound and moved to a more mainstream style, focusing on disco. The band eventually split in 1993. Of their nine studio albums the standouts are the first four: Earth & Fire, Song of the Marching Children, Atlantis and To the World of the Future. Kaagman later became a judge on "Idols", the Dutch version of Pop Idol.

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Featured Albums: Earth and Fire

Related Artists: Kayak, Focus

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