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Deze groep trad op 1 september 1973 op in Waterloo Station.

Laatste nieuws!!

Het laatste nieuws over Drama (26-02-2008) vanaf de website www.nederpopclassics.nl gepost door Polle Eduard himself:

3-01-08 11:01: Een reunie concert van Drama (Polle Eduard, Frank vd Kloot, Shell Schellekens en Ulli Grun) behoort dit jaar ook tot de mogelijkheden. Er wordt over nagedacht en aan gewerkt.


Uit geroutineerde muzikanten bestaande formatie uit de vroege jaren ’70, die na een album vol progressieve rock en een nogal afwijkende single-hit weer uit elkaar gaat.


1971 – 1973


Frank van der Kloot gitaar, zang
Polle Eduard basgitaar, gitaar, zang
Shell Schellekens drums
Uly Grün gitaar, toetsinstrumenten

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Foto’s beschikbaar gesteld door Polle Eduard.

Bekende namen uit de Nederlandse muziekscene. Polle Eduard speelde in After Tea en de Tee-set en scoorde een hit met het nummer “Ik wil jou” Shell Schellekens produceerde een aantal lp’s van Golden Earring o.a. het nummer Twilight Zone. Uly Grun speelde o.a. in After Tea.

A hard rock group featuring a number of dyed-in-the-wool musicians: Shel Schellekens (drums, ex-Big Wheel), the young Frank van der Kloot (guitar, ex-Bobby’s Children), Ulli Grün (organ, ex-After Tea, left Drama in 1972) and leader Polle Eduard (ex-After Tea, Steptrack), who put this band together following the breakup of After Tea; Drama mainly featured his vocals and compositions. The single ‘Mary’s Mama‘ did not fit into their repertoire, but it turned out to be a mega hit for them. Drama existed from 1971 till 1973. Frank founded Fontessa and took Shel with him, while Polle went solo.

For more than a year now people have been talking and writing about the group Drama. The band comprised a number of individuals who had already made their marks in the past in several different bands: Polle Eduard (Tee Set, After Tea), drummer Ton ‘Shell’ Schellekens (In Crowd, Big Wheel), Ulli Grün (Boots, After Tea), and the young guitar virtuoso Frank van der Kloot (Bobby’s Children and soon to play on the new Barry Hay album, ‘Only Parrots, Frogs And Angels‘).Twenty five years ago, it was Harrie Knipschild, Holland’s best-known blues expert, who started penning his praise for the band Drama in the Veronica Television Magazine. Drama started after splitting of the band After Tea (trio: Ulli, Shell and myself). We needed a new challenge, and with the addition of guitarist Frank van der Kloot we grew into a band with, what’s the word, balls. Record companies quickly became interested and we were even given studio time without even having written anything. We used the studio to write and rehearse, and because we all had the same blood group, we all knew that it would only be a matter of time before the material came rolling out.Now, on the 23rd of July 1997, with the help of a dog-eared scrapbook and a somewhat scanty memory, I’m trying to write a foreword for the soon to be appearing Drama CD. Initially I was pleased that this was happening, even though our friend and Drama producer Hans Van Oosterhout won’t be able to enjoy it. Hans slipped peacefully into an eternal sleep on the 4th of May 1995, but I know he would have been proud that this was happening. Apart from the fact that Hans was also Supersister’s producer, he was also responsible for a large part of the Drama sound. By this I don’t mean the sound on ‘Mary’s Mama’ (produced by Peter Koelewijn). Phonogram had spent a lot of money on Drama by that time, and after the tiring creation of the album, a hit was most welcome. Koelewijn came, and Drama had themselves a hit which they subsequently refused to play live. It wasn’t particularly a ‘drama’, but it was quite difficult trying to explain that to irate venue owners after our gigs. We were quite often involved in hassles after our shows, but never had any trouble with our real fans who had already bought the album anyway.Drama came and went quite quickly. After Ulli had gone back to Germany and we’d once more become a trio, we no longer had a recording deal, and couldn’t find much work. Quite good reasons to call it a day. I can’t really think of anything else to say at the moment except that this should have been a double CD with one ‘studio’ disc and one ‘live’ disc to give you a good picture of what Drama were really about. Because live, without leaving a trace of modesty, we were something else.Polle Eduard
Taken from the CD reissue of ‘Drama’, Pseudonym CDP1046DD, 1997

1971 Down/Hard to believe Philips 6075129 Daddy won’t let me/Everywhere 6075133 1972 Mary’s Mama/Mademoiselle 6012228 LP Drama (w/o their hit) 6413021 LP Drama (w/ the hit) 6413028 1973 Stop that now/Bring back the money 6012315

Dutch Charts:

[24-06-1972]^20*5 MARY’S MAMA drama
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