Shocking Blue fans' blog
Talking about Shocking Blue and Mariska Veres
Mariska Veres died
photo

I'm in shock.


My deep condolences to her relatives, friends and admirers.

2006-12-04 22:23:15 GMT
Comments (110 total)
Author:Anonymous
It's very pity
2006-12-04 22:30:23 GMT
Author:Anonymous
Last year a friend of mine closed his record shop. After packing up the CD's for returns we got to the cassettes. They couldn't be returned to the distributor, so most ended up in the rubbish bin. I rescued one: Shocking Blue greatest hits. Like a lot of people in the USA, I was only familiar w/ Venus. I got home that night about 3am, opened a beer, and listened to the tape in the headphones. The songs are pop gems. But THAT VOICE!

I was living near the beach at the time, and I must have played "Hot Sand" a thousand times over the next few days.

When I heard that Mariska passed, I flashed back to that time last year sitting at the kitchen table w/ the windows open on a warm September night and digging THAT VOICE in the headphones.

Requiescat in Pace.

-tony c
-Pennsylvania, USA
--tony c
<mailto:stcasimer@earthlink.net>
2006-12-05 02:08:37 GMT
Author:Anonymous
very very sad news. ìnkpot` was one of my favourite records when i was a teenager. we used to play it on parties a lot. i´ve always thought mariska´s voice was a very special one.
--clementine
2006-12-05 05:09:03 GMT
Author:Anonymous
Sadly sad. I was charmed by her voice. After P. Pyle's death, Mariska leaves and its again hard strike against musical feeling and poesy. RIP Mariska, Ill never forget you!
Christian, France
2006-12-05 12:58:52 GMT
Author:Anonymous
Mariska was the first "rock-chick"of Europe.The last time I met her was on the international record fair in Utrecht(NL)in 1993.She took the time to autograph a few records of mine.Being the same age and growing up in the same city(The Hague)and in the same scene,we met sometimes.She was a great person,modest and nice.I wish all of her relatives and beloved ones great strengt.
May you Rest In Peace,Mariska.
--tedjevanes
2006-12-05 13:28:13 GMT
Author:Anonymous
"Out of sight, out of mind" , but not for you Mariska.
Rest in peace, dear Mariska.
--Richard Koopal
<mailto:r.koopal@chello.nl>
2006-12-05 13:53:58 GMT
Author:Anonymous
I remember just last year when I got into Shocking Blue, and started listening to all their music. I love Mariska Veres's voice. She is hightly udnerrated as a female rocker, but will always be in my top 5 favorite female singers.

http://psychedeliclion.blogspot.com/
--Ronnie
<http://psychedeliclion.blogspot.com/>
2006-12-05 14:41:43 GMT
Author:Anonymous
Driven, strong, and even a better singer than most of her contemporaries. Mariska Veres was not only the female vocalist of Shocking blue, but much more than that. An inspirator, instigator, entertainer, experimenter, missionary and... most of all she had a true and tremendous voice. From boyhood dream to - looking back - musical phenomenon in my twenties. From musical phenomenon to close friend in my thirties. Now, after her passing away, she will remain a lifelong friend and icon without comparison. Read now Mariska's officially approved "In Memoriam" poem by M.J.C.A. Stout Vuurland at www.wateenidee.nl/mjca, www.wateenidee.nl/mjca/english and www.wateenidee.nl/mjca/klytaimnestra

You truly made our lives fuller and richer, Mariska
--Jean Stein
<http://www.wateenidee.nl/mjca>
2006-12-05 15:16:28 GMT
Author:Anonymous
Mariska, we will truly miss you. You were our Venus, were our fire... Great poem by aforementioned poet, by the way.

Mariska, we'll miss you so much
--Robbie van Leeuwen
<mailto:r.vanleeuwen@hotmail.com>
2006-12-05 15:21:49 GMT
Author:Anonymous
I was a fan of mariska from 1969 to 1975. I met her several times at her home. And had many good talks. 6 years ago i talk to her by a concert and when se saw me she said: you are grown in weight. And i looked at her and we both started to laugh. It was the last time i met her and when i heard she died i was shocked. The good memories stay and i will remember her as a great personality. She was to young and now its not possible annymore to go to a concert anymore. Thank you for the good years and the fact that i met you. Goodbye.
--lucia
<mailto:lucia.lies@hetnet.nl>
2006-12-05 15:32:06 GMT
Author:Anonymous
I use to say that theres only one male voicing in rnr: Ozzy's one...- and only one female in Pantheon: Mariska!!

Long life RNR!!
2006-12-05 16:47:59 GMT
Author:Anonymous
I just recently discovered Shocking Blue's music. Here in America, the band is known only for "Venus". That's so sad because they had so many more songs just as good if not better than "Venus". In a short time Mariska became one of my favorite singers ever and Shocking Blue one of my favorite bands. "My Life" has got to be one of my most loved songs of all-time. Shocking Blue have got to be among the most underrated groups in rock history. I'm very sorry to hear of Mariska's untimely passing. May she R.I.P. She won't be forgotten. Her music and beauty will live on forever!!!!!
--J.T.
2006-12-05 16:51:25 GMT
Author:Anonymous
Mariska, I will miss you. Thanks you for nearly 40 years of music. I'll never forget you.
Frans
2006-12-05 19:57:49 GMT
Author:Anonymous
a dutch ICON and great singer passed away but above all a beautiful warm woman who combinate her passion for music with her great voice and looks. Mariska now has passed away but her legacy will remain. Mariska WILL be remembered and let there be no doubt about that.
Mariska: i thank you for all the years you were singing and being the wonderful woman you were and i hope you will look from above and say: hey i'm stil there but on a different level. R.I.P. and we won't forget you !!! ciao, rob
--Rob Derriks, the Netherlands
<mailto:robh2g@hotmail.com>
2006-12-05 20:26:04 GMT
Author:Anonymous
Mariska,
Thank you for the great music all over the years. From the beginning till now I liked your voice. No other records I played so many times.
I wish strength for your family and friends and want your to rest in peace.



--Henk
2006-12-05 21:16:39 GMT
Author:Anonymous
I can't find the words to express my sadness.
I'll never forget you, Mariska.
--Philippe Witt (France)
2006-12-05 21:27:27 GMT
Author:Anonymous
I can't find the words to express my sadness.
I'll never forget you, Mariska.
--Philippe Witt (France)
2006-12-05 21:30:09 GMT
Author:Anonymous
I was 14 when i first saw Mariska and Shocking Blue on stage, i was impressed and i stayed a fan.


I'm 50 today and in August 3rd 2006, Mariska came to Kortrijk, Belgium, she performed in my hometown and i had the chance to meet her after her performance, we chatted, i kissed her goodbye and two pictures were made of Mariska and me...

I felt like a teenager again....so happy.
How could i even imagine that 4 months later she would be gone....

I was shocked when i heard of her passing away....

I still have the records...but she's not around anymore

Send me a postcard from heaven, dear Mariska

Gino
--Gino
<mailto:gino.viaene@hotmail.com>
2006-12-05 22:26:16 GMT
Author:Anonymous
Nothing for me is as eternally satisfying as the great Shocking Blue. Mariska was the most talented harmony multi-tracker of all time. The CDs do not present the correct songs to appreciate her. Listen to I MELT LIKE BUTTER, THE QUEEN, WHO'LL SAVE MY SOUL, THE BIRD OF PARADISE, SHADOWS, BROKEN HEART, A WASTE OF TIME, HOT SAND, and of course SEND ME A POSTCARD. Mariska's voice will fill my living room for decades to come (I hope).
--jack hicko
<http://www.youtube.com/Hickoworld>
2006-12-07 02:05:02 GMT
Author:Anonymous
I was saddened to hear the news on Sunday. Mariska has always been one of my favourare vocalists and will remain so. Although I never met Mariska or saw her perform I feel that a little part of my life has gone. I will nwver forget you dear Mariska.
--Roger of Send Hill
2006-12-07 19:27:57 GMT
Author:Anonymous
It was quite a shock when I read on Planet that Mariska had died. Í remember when I was about 10 (around 1970) I was madly in love with her. And besides that, she was such a great singer. Though I've read that she didn't seem to realize how good she was herself. She was just herself and a very nice person, so I've heard.
She certainly didn't play the Superstar, like so many lesser talents these days. Thanks for all the music, Mariska. You may be "out of sight", but you will never be "out of mind". Rest in peace.
--Rene Vis
<mailto:renefifi@zonnet.nl>
2006-12-07 21:10:58 GMT
Author:Anonymous
Shocking Blue was mentioned in one of my books, as a character who is infatuated with the song, 'Venus.'

I was fourteen when their big hit stormed across the U.S. And like some of the other people who have posted on this blog, I was in love with her, too. I never knew what she looked like until today, though. I only had the single 45 rpm record.

Robert M. Blevins
Adventure Books of Seattle
--Robert Blevins
<http://www.adventurebooksofseattle.com>
2006-12-09 03:21:52 GMT
Author:Anonymous
Mis mas sinceras condolencias para la familia de Mariska por irreparable perdida, gracias Mariska por tu darme a escuchar tu voz desde niño hasta ahora que sigo y seguiré escuchando, ahora estarás en el cielo cantando como los mismos ángeles, hasta pronto Mariska
--Alberto
<mailto:pulgarini7@yahoo.com.mx>
2006-12-09 18:39:07 GMT
Author:Anonymous
Thank you, Mariska.
You are remembered.
--ze&#39;ev
2006-12-09 23:47:15 GMT
Author:Anonymous
I loved her voice and all their songs,since 1969.I grew up in Hungary and I know she is half Hungarian.I am very sad that she is not with us anymore in this dimension.She is in a better place,singing with the angels.God be with you and see you one day on the other side.
--Gyuri
2006-12-11 20:40:01 GMT
Author:Anonymous
i was 17 yrs old in 1971 when i bought the LP with all the hits of Shocking Blue and the beautifull Mariska.
I feel sad when i heard the bad news.
Dear Mariska, I will never forget you !!!

--Johan Netherlands
2006-12-12 23:03:54 GMT
Author:Anonymous
I was only 12 years when I discovered
"Venus" the Shocking Blues and the
central figure of Mariska.
Her face, voice and songs I allways remembered
now when I finally search at the web
about Mariska I knew about her death.

Thanks for all Mariska, she would live
into our hearts forever.

2006-12-17 03:02:31 GMT
Author:Anonymous
Never become fixated on a person, lyric or melody but in an abstract way Shocking Blue has this effect on me.
Thank you Mariska, thank you Shocking Blue.
2006-12-20 18:43:35 GMT
Author:Anonymous
Never become fixated on a person, lyric or melody but in an abstract way Shocking Blue has this effect on me.
Thank you Mariska, thank you Shocking Blue.
2006-12-20 18:44:04 GMT
Author:Anonymous
Ich bin zwar recht jung, und ich habe auch nicht in der Zeit gelebt als Shocking Blue begann. Aber mein Vater. Und eines nachts konnt ich nicht schlafen und habe mir diese cd aus dem Schrank von meinem Vater geholt. Ich weiß nicht wie ichs sagen soll, aber es ist verrückt, ich kannte Mariska gar nicht, aber ich habe geweint als ich erfahren habe, dass sie gestorben ist. ICH hoffe es geht ihr jetzt gut und ich möchte ihr danken. Ich danke DIR für die Musik. Ich werde weiterhin "mit dir singen"!
--Muni
2006-12-20 21:03:42 GMT
Author:Anonymous
I´am very sad, i love this woman, many many tears form my heart.
thank you mariska, never i will forget to you
--John
<mailto:Jpetersen0@yahoo.com.ar>
2006-12-21 21:59:50 GMT
Author:Anonymous
Actually she really looked like a goddess on a mountain top!
The band played at our highschool party in 1968 just before they scored the very big hit, unforgettable.
Good to see Robbie's reaction here. I know he's a much better composer than a tennis player!
--Chris
<mailto:c_oldenhof@hotmail.com>
2006-12-22 12:05:31 GMT
Author:Anonymous
I adore her.
--Marooned
<mailto:prostozavr@yandex.ru>
2006-12-28 14:32:22 GMT
Author:Anonymous
Mariska, sadness, rain...
Only this stay in me, and nothing more. I feel her in my deep love. And she was my music, my way...
Sempre amarei-te, Mariska!
--Bruno
2007-01-03 01:34:38 GMT
Author:Anonymous
Mariska, sadness, rain...
Only this stay in me, and nothing more. I feel her in my deep love. And she was my music, my way...
Sempre amarei-te, Mariska!
--Bruno
2007-01-03 01:35:01 GMT
Author:Anonymous
I WAS A TEENAGER WHEN I LISTEN AND WATCH VENUS IN THE T.V. FOR THE FIRST TIME. THE VOICE WAS BEAUTIFUL, BUT THE GIRL WAS MORE BEAUTIFUL!!
I'M SAD, VERY SAD.
MARISA WAS AN INCREDIBLE SINGER.
MY CONDOLENCES TO HER FAMILY AND RELATIVES.
GOD BLESS MARISA.
--JAIME GARCIA
<mailto:sphaerasonantis@hotmail.com>
2007-01-04 16:59:23 GMT
Author:Anonymous
седня 40 дней
2007-01-13 20:38:44 GMT
Author:Anonymous
It how to lose the native person, for me...
--Blossom Girl
<mailto:squala@inbox.ru>
2007-01-15 20:51:44 GMT
Author:Anonymous
This is the worst notice of my life, I love her voice, I love her style, I love her.
2007-01-19 00:05:21 GMT
Author:Anonymous
I just found out about this today and am very sad about it. She was one of the greats and will be missed.
--Jeremy
2007-01-19 23:35:15 GMT
Author:Anonymous
I'm in shock.Now it's raining in my heart and in my life.
--Dany
<mailto:www.wildwind@wanadoo.fr>
2007-01-23 09:46:12 GMT
Author:Anonymous
En 1971 con 17 años, Mariska era mi diosa. Mi única diosa. Despues, la vida te aleja de los sueños juveniles hasta casi olvidarlos. En octubre de 2006, en la red, te volví a encontrar, Mariska,y contigo un poco de mi pasada juventud. En Diciembre, mi juventud quedó
definitivamente en Ockenburgstraat. Gracias por todo Mariska, no te olvidaré.
2007-01-24 13:09:29 GMT
Author:Anonymous
Recién me entero de su partida fue un duro golpe.
Aquí en PERÚ en las emisoras de radio hay 2 canciones infaltables, estos son Venus y Demon lover, 2 verdaderos súper clásicos y aunque Los Shocking blue tienen otras muy buenas canciones estas son las que mas repiten.
Y en mis charlas musicales están presentes y en especial MARISKA, My favorite female singer, My inspiration, Her sweet voice fill my life of beautiful songs in the good times, in the bad times.

Gracias por todo Mariska, Tu vivirás siempre en mi corazon.

- Pepe 2007
--José Farfán A.
<mailto:Jomifaral2004@yahoo.com>
2007-01-26 03:56:22 GMT
Author:Anonymous
That really was a shocking and blue new!!! I'm so sad and shocked...
MARISKA I LOVE YOU!!!
2007-01-28 15:20:50 GMT
Author:Anonymous
Desde los 4 años quedé fascinado con tu bella voz cuando oí Venus en la radio por primera vez. Me encantaba, es facinante.

Al crecer oí Never Marry a Railroad Man y también me superfacinó pero no fue sino hasta hace poco (noviembre 2005) que me di cuenta de que las 2 eran de Shocking Blue; entonces comprendí la grandeza de tu banda.
Comencé a investigar y me volví superfanático, en México ésas son las únicas 2 que se conocen pero ahora que tengo sus discos me doy cuenta de que todas las canciones son lo máximo y ya me las estoy aprendiendo en piano y guitarra.

Apenas llevaba un año de conocerte cuando pasó lo del 2 dic...

Mariska Veres vivirás por siempre en mi corazón!
<<t quiero mucho>>

pd yo tambien soy libra {d 2 dias despues que tú
--El Mexicano que más te Ama
2007-01-28 15:51:31 GMT
Author:Anonymous
0n the 4th of February 2007 I heart that Mariska Veres(a soul-sister to Grace Slick(Jefferson Airplane) was gone into another Dimension: I never spoke a word to Mariska but I feel her in my heart like a friend and her music still lives on!
--Baerni Rotzinger-Basel/swiss
<mailto:atlantisrecords@balcab.ch>
2007-02-05 13:39:21 GMT
Author:Anonymous
i just typed in shocking blue this morning on a whim and its so weird today's the date Venus went #1...and the 3rd #1 was on my birthday ! sad to hear the news though. cool site
2007-02-07 12:09:29 GMT
Author:Anonymous
An incredible voice has been silence, but her song will linger on forever. My deepest thoughts and prayers to Mariska's family and loved ones...but know in your hearts that she made many people smile and enjoy at least a little of their own time in her presence
--John--
<mailto:johncirish@yahoo.com>
2007-02-08 03:57:43 GMT
Author:Anonymous
I was born during other time and in other country. I regret, because could not be near to the goddess. Very sorry Mariska, i love you!
And now your voice forces my heart to cry, but there's a Long And Lonesome Road
that will find our world of you and me...
--Alex Kulon, Russia
<mailto:alkulon@mail.ru>
2007-02-12 22:54:44 GMT
Author:Anonymous
as a great fan of mariska and a cancer survivor my heart is broken. bless you mariska for getting me through dark times with that beautiful voice
--melanie
2007-02-15 06:11:07 GMT
Author:Anonymous
La belleza no tiene nacionalidad, credo o idioma. Dios bendice a quien dota de una voz tan hermosa. Ojalá que mi hija pueda cantar así, o mejor. Mariska, ahora en el coro de los ángeles, en la eternidad.
--Marco Burbano
<mailto:aburbanov@yahoo.es>
2007-02-15 10:08:08 GMT
Author:Anonymous
Yo comenzé a escuchar a los Shocking Blue cuando tenía 5 años, pero sólo fué una canción (Venus), ahora el año pasado comenzé a recordar ese momento y comenzó mi gusto y fascinación por este grupo, en especial por Mariska Veres que es la voz de los Shocking Blue. Actualmente, tengo 17 años y al enterarme de la muerte de Mariska me embargó profundamente. Siempre tendré en mente sus grandes canciones, en especial: "Venus", "Never Marry a Railroad man", "Demon Lover", "Send me a postcard" and "Is this a dream?". Esta última me encantó!!!

I'll never forget you, Mariska!!! Shocking Blue Forever!!!
--Daniel, Perú
<mailto:nakameguro_90@hotmail.com>
2007-03-01 01:30:09 GMT
Author:Anonymous
Heh.... I just saw the Shocking Blue Venus video for the first time........Do they rock or what? Possibly the coolest ever...........and now I hear she is gone. Only the good die young..........Thank goodness we have this video.....sooooo good
2007-03-19 07:09:22 GMT
Author:Anonymous
Thank you for this great fan site for Mariska Veres!

I am so stunned and saddened to hear that Mariska died last December - I was listening to some Shocking Blue tunes and checking out the available CDs on Amazon and I looked up "Shocking Blue" in Wikipedia and they said..."In 1968, Mariska Veres (b. October 1, 1947 d. December 2, 2006) [1] replaced Fred de Wilde as lead singer."! d. December 2, 2006???? I heard nothing about it here in the US at all, and searching on Google I found only one mention of her death from ABC in Australia! WTF???

Condolences to all Mariska's family, friends and bandmates - I'm so shocked to hear this I can hardly believe it! I'm stunned, I don't even know what to say

To me, she was one of the greatest rock singers of the 60s, and the band sounded like a harder rock version of the Jefferson Airplane.

What a great band and what an amazing lead singer - what a sound

Thanks again for this site - this is a very important site to keep going in the memory of this great rock singer - thank you!

This band is going to influence so many future rock musicians, men and women, and Mariska will be one day as much a touchstone for singers as Janis Joplin. Thanks for the music Mariska!
--Mark Donaghey, Chicago, IL
2007-03-19 08:10:15 GMT
Author:Anonymous
I'm so saddened by the tragic news of Mariska. However, "Locomotion" also reached #1 three times: Little Eva, Grand Funk, and Kylie Minogue. Long Live Shocking Blue!
2007-03-24 05:41:12 GMT
Author:Anonymous
God I think this is sooooo unfair!!!
Mariska will always be that sultry fox staring down from a poster on my wall....R.I.P.Darling
XXX
Jonno
--Jonno
<mailto:tastethefloor1@hotmail.com>
2007-03-24 19:16:34 GMT
Author:Anonymous
it is almost 4 months now since Mariska died. still looking for new comments cause of her sad lost, I found this fansite from the most complete fansite Gregory made.

my life has changed after the 2 of december 2006 and I know it will never be the same anymore.

there is a lot of video now on Youtube about all those great songs she recorded.

May the world never forget her. I am sure I will not. I miss her!
--Peter
<mailto:peterderooij@solcon.nl>
2007-03-28 15:12:09 GMT
Author:Anonymous
Never forget your talent
Ernst-Joachim Cziesla
D-Bad Segeberg
--Ernst-Joachim Cziesla
<mailto:cziesla.ernstjoachim@googlemail.com>
2007-03-31 08:54:05 GMT
Author:Anonymous
Yo conoci a Shocking Blue hace apenas unos meses cuando mi hermano llevo a casa unos videos de skate en donde escuche la cancion "Post card", inmediatamente quede impresionada con la voz de Mariska y el ritmo de la cancion asi que de inmediato me lance a buscar informacion de Shocking Blue y fue como me entere de que Mariska habia muerto, quede en shock no lo podia creer.Tengo apenas 17 años y empiezo a conocer a los Shocking Blue con esta tragica noticia. Mariska vivira en el corazon de todos los fanaticos y admiradores de su HERMOSA VOZ.
--Jaret (Mexico)
2007-04-16 23:12:18 GMT
Author:Anonymous
I just read about Mariska's death. Although I knew little about her in recent years I have fond memories of the music she and Shocking Blue gave us.
2007-04-17 01:05:50 GMT
Author:Anonymous
Thru the eyes and ears of a child I experienced the music from the 60's and 70's. The Beatles, The Beach Boys, The Haagse sound, The Philly Sound and The Motown sound. The world seemed to be as one in the eyes of a child. Those memories help me carry on each day in the hope that one day in the eyes of an adult the world will be as one. Thank you Mariska for being part of those memories. Thank you for your contribution. May you rest in Peace.
--Bduh
2007-04-27 09:24:53 GMT
Author:Anonymous
good bye in another world Mariska,by your fan Lewis, Latina (Italy).
--lewis
<mailto:luigig2000@libero.it>
2007-05-22 20:37:07 GMT
Author:Anonymous
los conosco apenas unos meses y me encanto lavozde veressu bellesa y toda labanda aca es muy dificil conseguir algo pero tengo unos videos y un cd "3rd album" es hermoso y para toda la vida.¡larga vida a shocking blue!tengo 23 años y soy de argentina bs as.
--marano
<mailto:mariano_nightfantasy@hotmail.com>
2007-05-27 03:13:48 GMT
Author:Anonymous
mariskaaa viviras en mi corazonnnnn!!! mariano de bs as argentina
--mariano
<mailto:mariano_nightfantasy@hotmail.com>
2007-05-27 03:19:06 GMT
Author:Anonymous
carajo acabo de enterarme k mi amor ya no esta entre nosotros no se en k carajo estaba todo este tiempo sin enterarme es una gran pérdida es mi cantante favorita y siempre estará presente en mi corazón con cada tema que interpreto nos veremos en e cielo o infierno hasta siempre mariska
2007-05-29 21:32:01 GMT
Author:Anonymous
gracias por tu musica shocking blue y por tu voz mariska veres viviras en mi por siempre!!!
--mariano
<mailto:mariano_nightfantasy@hotmail.com>
2007-05-29 23:03:29 GMT
Author:Anonymous
donde y como puedo conseguir material de shocking blue en argentina!?? porfavor! solo tengo uno la bendita internet.
--mariano
<mailto:mariano_nightfantasy@hotmail.com>
2007-06-13 22:52:31 GMT
Author:Anonymous
DE JOVEN TE ADMIRE POR TU BELLEZA, LUEGO AME TU MUSICA, SEGUI TU CARRERA EN LA LEJANIA, Y DE PRONTO LA NOTICIA DE TU MUERTE ME DEJO CONSTERNADO, SIEMPRE ESTARAS EN MI CORAZON, NOS DEJAS LA MUSICA DE TU GRUPO COMO RECUERDO INPERECEDERO, MARISKA SIEMPRE TE AMARE.
--MARIO
<mailto:marioalis@hotmail.com>
2007-06-26 11:12:49 GMT
Author:Anonymous
BUENA MARIO!!!!
--MARIANO
<mailto:mariano_nightfantasy@hotmail.com>
2007-06-30 01:39:54 GMT
Author:Anonymous
Shocking Blue deserved a broader longer lasting following, they really were that great. Mariska just exuded class & I loved hearing her power & low range like in Shocking You. The band particularly Cor & Robbie preferred I assume an understated style but could rip when needed & I just loved that. Cor’s brief doubles on Railroad Man were very fast super clean. I’m saddened Mariska & Cornelius for that matter is no longer with us & I hope Klassje & Robbie realize how much we appreciate them & their work. Thank you Mariska, you personified cool and we miss you.

--Glenn
2007-07-07 15:22:26 GMT
Author:Anonymous
I opened my mail on Dec.28 and read a enclosure from Henk Smitskamp that shocking me. It said that Shocking Blue's diamond(and lead singer) had died. She was one of a kind. There will never be another girl like her again. Rest in peace, sweetie.
--Sheldon Fosburg,friend and fan
2007-07-22 02:38:15 GMT
Author:Anonymous
Quede profundamente impactactado al enterarme de la muerte de Mariska. Siempre la recordare. Cuanto alucinaba yo al escuchar su gran voz en Venus y never marry a railroad man!
Adios Mariska!!!
2007-08-04 23:16:50 GMT
Author:Anonymous
I'm so sorry to know about this...
I'm a long time fan of their band,and thanks to internet(not available in my youth),I'm able to collect pics and further stuff.I still have 2 or 3 vynil EP's,and regardless everything else,I'll keep a bit of magic inside.
God bless you Mariska,wherever you may be now...


--Ahrod Brennan,Ireland
2007-08-18 00:48:20 GMT
Author:Anonymous
Does anyone know where she was buried? I really enjoyed her singing...as well as the bands!
--Ron Jackson, Dallas, TX USA
<mailto:wxman@flash.net>
2007-08-20 03:08:05 GMT
Author:Anonymous
Does anyone know where she was buried? I really enjoyed her singing...as well as the bands!
--Ron Jackson, Dallas, TX USA
<mailto:wxman@flash.net>
2007-08-20 03:08:52 GMT
Author:Anonymous
I'm really shocked, as I heard what happenes with Mariska Veres. I think, that she was the best singer, that every lived. She was perfect...
2007-09-02 18:52:40 GMT
Author:Anonymous
I know her voice since I was 12 years (1972) and I am still listening to her voice almost every day. That mean for 34 years of admiring her voice and Shocking blue music. The music of Shocking Blue and her voice are one of the most important music in my life.

ICA

--ICA
<mailto:gebaorg@zahav.net.il>
2007-09-22 08:26:50 GMT
Author:Anonymous
Her sounds impressed me in greatest and forever,God blessed her in heaven
2007-10-15 08:38:27 GMT
Author:Anonymous
Her sounds impressed me in greatest and forever,God blessed her in heaven
2007-10-15 08:39:41 GMT
Author:Anonymous
God bless you Mariska.You are and always will be sadly missed
2007-10-18 04:01:24 GMT
Author:Anonymous
POR SIEMPRE SHOCKING BLUE!!!(FOREVER SHOCKING BLUE!!) MARIANO BS AS ARGENTINA.
2007-11-18 00:39:13 GMT
Author:Anonymous
Mariska e o Shocking Blue viverão para sempre, principalmente com a musica Venus, uma das mais tocadas de todos os tempos.
Santo André - Brasil
--Marco Antonio
<mailto:masanchez@ig.com.br>
2007-11-20 16:21:39 GMT
Author:Anonymous
Me gustaría poder expresar mi recuerdo más emocionado a la memoria de Mariska, despues de un año de su partida.
Tu llama, ojos de cielo, seguirá brillando con destellos de plata en la cima de la montaña.
Fuego para la Diosa, sentimiento para la Mujer.
Mi sincero apoyo para sus hermanas Ilonka e Irene. Y sobre todo para André.
André, no estás solo, pero nada hay tan importante como el mantener vivo el recuerdo de Mariska por tus vivencias a su lado, que forman parte de él.
Después de 40 años manteniendo la imagen de Mariska, este 2 de diciembre duele igual que aquel otro cuando se fue.
2007-12-01 12:50:52 GMT
Author:Anonymous
TE CONOCI YA HACE DOS AÑOS Y QUEDE LLOQUEADO POR TU VOZ Y TU MUSICA,YA NO IMAGINO MI VIDA SIN ESCUCHARTE MARISKA MARCASTE MI VIDA PARA SIEMPRE,Y EL DESEO DE ENCONTRAR ALGUIEN COMO VOS Y HOY YA HECE UN AÑO DE TU DESPEDIDA TE RECUERDO CON TODO EL CORAZON EN CADA UNA DE TUS CACIONES.TUS OJOS GUIAN MI VIDA A UNA REALIDAD DIVINA Y NO LA QUE VIVIMOS GRACIAS POR TU MAGIA Y EXISTIRASPOR SIEMPRE EN MI LO JURO!! SALUDOS A TODOS LOS FANS.
--mariano rodriguez
2007-12-02 22:23:12 GMT
Author:Anonymous
Een engel met de groef aan soothe zo zeer. Wij hebben Mariska's stem untill opnieuw wij raken. Zij wordt gemist. She is missed. The second I first heard her voice and the band I was captivated and it still continues after all these years. Excuseer mijn Nederlands (of gebrek van).
--JC
<mailto:barncat@windstream.net>
2008-01-19 22:13:29 GMT
Author:Anonymous
First song I heard by Shocking blue was Long and lonesome road and I was captured by the Shocking Blue's spell since 1970 when I was a 12 year old kid in Europe. I came to the States in 1972 and was very disappointed to hear that they were labeled as a one hit wonder.
Anyway, God Bless your soul Mariska and thanks for the memories.
2008-01-25 19:34:00 GMT
Author:Anonymous
Mariska Will Always Live In My Heart!
Rest In Peace.
--Anonymous
2008-03-08 22:13:20 GMT
Author:Anonymous
VENUS ON THE RADIO TONIGHT. NEVER KNEW MARISKA BUT I FEEL CLOSE TO HER TONIGHT WITH VENUS. THANKS MARISKA, INSPIRED MY SONGWRITING. GOD BLESS. I HAVE PLAYED VENUS A 100 TIMES TONIGHT, CANT GET ENOUGH. THANKS. MARISKA. AND SHOCKING BLUE.
--JON IN TARZANA
2008-04-14 06:40:11 GMT
Author:Anonymous
VENUS ON THE RADIO TONIGHT. NEVER KNEW MARISKA BUT I FEEL CLOSE TO HER TONIGHT WITH VENUS. THANKS MARISKA, INSPIRED MY SONGWRITING. GOD BLESS. I HAVE PLAYED VENUS A 100 TIMES TONIGHT, CANT GET ENOUGH. THANKS. MARISKA. AND SHOCKING BLUE.
--JON IN TARZANA
2008-04-14 06:40:14 GMT
Author:Anonymous
Mariska rise in teh glory now, i love her, and miss her presence :(
--jackman
<http://xangels.hi5.com>
2008-05-05 05:06:25 GMT
Author:Anonymous
damn, why she? too young to die...
this f.. cancer counts its victims and we still can do nothing!
mariska, u stay in my heart forever and i'll listen to your songs as long as i live

--alex, moscow
<mailto:kkhmel@mail.ru>
2008-05-09 20:54:23 GMT
Author:Anonymous
HACE UNAS SEMANAS CONSEGUI "AT HOME" EL 2 DISCO DE SHOCKING BLUE ES FANTASTICO ALGUNAS CANCIONES NO COOCIA Y QUEDE IMPACTADO NO PUEDO DEJAR DE ESCUCHARLO ACA EN ARGENTINA ES DIFICIL CONSEGUIR ALGO ESTE ME TARDO 1 MES EN LLEGAR.BUENO EL TEMA "I'M A WOMAN" ES LO MAS,GRACIAS POR LA MUSICA SHOCKING BLUE GRACIAS POR TU VOZ MARISKA VERES TE LLEVO POR SIEMPRE EN MI CORAZON!(MARIANO DE BA AS ARGENTINA)
--MARIANO
<mailto:mariano_nightfantasy@hotmail.com>
2008-05-17 20:38:12 GMT
Author:Anonymous
VAS A ESTAR PARA SIEMPRE EN MI CORAZON MARISKA VERES!!! (MARIANO DE BS AS ARGENTINA)
2008-05-17 20:40:39 GMT
Author:Anonymous
Mariska Veres, a melhor vocalista do Pop/Rock de todos os tempos e não era só isso, pois a banda era muito boa, incluindo-se as ótimas músicas elaboradas pelo guitarrista Robbie van Leeuwen, bem como os arranjos.
O baterista Cor já faleceu em 98 (salvo engano). Alguém poderia informar sobre o baixista Klaasje? Não encontro nada desvinculado do Shocking Blue.

Best Regards

Alberto Cucio
SP/Brazil

--Alberto Cucio - São Paulo/Brazil
<mailto:alb.isab@ig.com.br>
2008-05-19 16:51:20 GMT
Author:Anonymous
tengo 17 años ,andmiro a mariska y shocking blue como todos ustedes,aunque creo que la conocieron en el pendulo de su exito y yo pues la conoci a los 10 u 11 años osea hace relativamente poco creo que tengo toda su musica incluyendo need you near me (que nunca fue grabada en si) me dolio mucho saber que habia muerto el 2 de dicembre del 2006 aun me duele que halla muerto ,soy de mexico y me concidero creo,la mas joven admiradora de mariska(ojala sea asi) me encanta su voz ,y shocking es el mejor grupo de todos los tiempos les dejo mi mail:safeboxrock@hotmail.com
--gabriella
2008-05-28 03:42:38 GMT
Author:Anonymous
tengo 17 años ,andmiro a mariska y shocking blue como todos ustedes,aunque creo que la conocieron en el pendulo de su exito y yo pues la conoci a los 10 u 11 años osea hace relativamente poco creo que tengo toda su musica incluyendo need you near me (que nunca fue grabada en si) me dolio mucho saber que habia muerto el 2 de dicembre del 2006 aun me duele que halla muerto ,soy de mexico y me concidero creo,la mas joven admiradora de mariska(ojala sea asi) me encanta su voz ,y shocking es el mejor grupo de todos los tiempos les dejo mi mail:safeboxrock@hotmail.com
--gabriella
2008-05-28 03:42:53 GMT
Author:Anonymous
GREAT ROCK VOICE!PEACE ON YOU MARISKA
--O.S.
2008-06-20 05:53:36 GMT
Author:Anonymous
También lo lamento mucho: CL
2008-07-12 00:21:31 GMT
Author:Anonymous
Mi más entrañable recuerdo para Mariska en este día 1 de octubre,fecha de su aniversario de nacimiento. Sigue cantando desde la llama de la montaña, te seguimos escuchando día tras día...
2008-10-01 18:40:31 GMT
Author:Anonymous
Infelismente, ou, felismente(senão estaria prá baixo até hoje), só fiquei sabendo dessa terrível notícia há pouco tempo. Só em três ocasiões fiquei sinceramente prá baixo, chorei mesmo. A primeira foi em 09 de dezembro de 1980, quando soube da morte de John Lennon. A segunda em 1º de maio de 1994 quando assisti pela TV à batida e consequente morte de Ayrton Senna. E essa. Ouvi VENUS quando tinha 12 anos, perto dos 13. Fiquei extasiado com a diferença de música das que eu sempre ouvia até então. Eram bonitas, claro, mas, ao ouvir aquela voz, senti algo diferente, evidentemente como milhões de outras pessoas ao redor do mundo. Gostei tanto que minha irmã mais velha comprou um disco deles(para nós aqui no Brasil, chamava-se compacto simples. Era uma música de cada lado. No lado A veio Never Marry.... Fiquei radiante, afinal tinha outras duas músicas para ouvir.(Tenho este compacto guardado até hoje-38 anos depois- Selo vermelho-Polydor). Do início de 1970 até hoje, dia 21/10/2008, não deixo de ouvir praticamente todas as músicas deles. Comigo não foi só Venus que emplacou, ouço e gosto de todas. No meu MP4 tenho quase todas e as ouço quase que diariante, evidentemente junto com muitas de outros artistas que também gosto. Fiquei trista também porque só soube do falecimento de Cor Van, quando lí sobre a partida da "nossa musa" Mariska. Estou baixando tudo que puder para ver(muita coisa eu não conhecia) e rever(apesar da tristeza, sempre faz bem reviver o que é(foi) bom. O Shocking foi uma marca que tive no início da adolescência e que se alastrou. Poderia ficar relatando tudo de bom que rolava nas festinhas de colégio e nas residências que ía ao som do Shocking e daquele "rugido" que ELA soltava na música VENUS. Você não foi. É muito, mas muito de muito bom que se passou comigo e milhões de pré e adolescentes no mundo. O nosso muito obrigado a você e aos seus colegas de grupo. Quem sabe algum de nós teremos o privilégio e a honra de encontrá-la em outra dimensão? ou quem sabe em V-E-N-U-S.
--Eneesse
<mailto:zizou98e06@yahoo.com.br>
2008-10-21 21:50:49 GMT
Author:Anonymous
I love SB music and Mariska. Happy Birthday to Robbie van Leeuwen. God bless you.
Rui Alves from Brazil.oc
29-10-2008
--Rui
<mailto:ruialvesig@ig.com.br>
2008-10-30 01:06:24 GMT
Author:Anonymous
El recuerdo más íntimo y emotivo a la memoria de Mariska. Nos dejó un día como hoy, 2 de diciembre de 2006. El afecto más entrañable para André y la familia de Mariska, sus hermanas Ilonka e Irene; en una fecha para recordar.
2008-12-02 06:03:34 GMT
Author:Anonymous
Yo escuché Demon Lover en los 90 por un tio, hoy decidí buscar la canción la he encontrado y también esta noticia :-( ....Descanza en paz Mariska no existen generaciones o moda para el talento.
2009-01-09 21:51:46 GMT
Author:Anonymous
Mariska in the glory forever!!! I love this woman the best singer in the world
<img src="http://photos2.hi5.com/0035/102/661/YjHfBR102661-02.jpg" >
--Wake Up Dead
<http://spanishdroogies.blogspot.com>
2009-01-11 08:21:53 GMT
Author:Anonymous
never marry,long & lonesome,blossom ,venus,mighty,.....soundtracks of my youth...goodbye mariska
2009-02-19 12:42:51 GMT
Author:Anonymous
I was an American in high school when Shocking Blue hit stride. Not being sophisticated in the then-contemporary music scene outside of what was being played on the radio, I was familiar with the one big hit and nothing else. Only in recent months have I discovered and passionately embraced Ms. Veres' legacy of extraordinary vocal achievements. Everything I've heard so far has been marvelous in the listening pleasure it induces. I do regret that during my travels in Europe throughout the '80s I was unaware of Mariska; it would have been a wonderful opportunity to attend a performance and collect her original albums. As a person of faith, I'm also heartened by accounts of the respectful manner in which she lived. I hope that one of her fans can subtitle or otherwise translate to English the few interviews of her on the Web.
--Dr. E.A.
2009-03-13 21:53:30 GMT
Author:Anonymous
yo pese a mis 23 años puedo decir que mariska veres conquisto no solo a una generacion como los 70 sino a muchas como la mia por eso te admire siempre mariska que dios te tenga en su inmensa gloria
--carlos salazar
2009-03-21 20:46:22 GMT
Author:Anonymous
aku sangat kehilangan dan sedih atas kematian mariska veres di tahun 1997, suara nya sangat khas. Dia vocalist wanita yang terhebat di planet ini(Indonesia language)

I am very lost and sad over the death of mariska veres in 1997, his voice is very unique. She was a very great female vocalist in this planet.
--robert
<mailto:yoyok321@yahoo.com>
2009-05-22 16:47:57 GMT
Author:Anonymous
Nobody ever sang quite like her. I have always loved her voice.
2009-06-03 00:35:06 GMT
Author:Anonymous
Never saw her, never heard her, but I respect anyone who lived a life that was full of vitues. People like you deserve and ever lasting life. I hope you have found it.

Nick from Sydney Australia
--Nick Brent
<mailto:brenty@pigeonstud.com>
2009-06-18 04:57:24 GMT
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