Vroeger Was Alles Beter / The Rockin' Windmill Show

Hallo rock ‘n roll / rockabilly fans.

My name is Jack van Oers. Born in 1949, just a few years before the musical revolution called rock ‘n roll.
My wife and I are living in a small village called St. Willebrord in the South-West of The Netherlands.  Where a lot of people still appreciate the golden oldies.

Since 1998 I host a weekly 2-hours radio show at Radio Rucphen FM in the Netherlands. The music played in these shows are all rock ‘n roll related. From Doo-Wop to Country Rock and from Indorock to Rockabilly.
Rockabilly is my favorite kind of rock and roll. Mainly from the 50’s and early 60’s. But I also love the music from the European rock ‘n roll / rockabilly revival in the 70’s and 80’s.

After working for an American company for about 36 years I retired in 2010. Time for a new challenge which I found at Rock-It Radio.
My show is called “The Rockin’ Windmill Show”. Most of the songs will be from the 50’s and early 60’s. In each show we will play:
- at least 10 "European" songs
- the "double spin" being an original from the 50's or 60's with a cover from a later date
- one instrumental to finish the show

Enjoy the music and don’t be shy when you have requests and/or comments!

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To give you an idea what kind of music will be played we list below the records from our first 2 shows.



1958 Al Sweat with J.Cale & the Valentines I hate myself
2002 Annita Friction heat
1958 Billy Lee Riley No name girl
1959 Bobby Comstock Jealous fool
1958 Bobby Lee Trammell You moisted girl
1967 Clem Croft & the Hi-Five I've walked a long, long way
1960 Conway Twitty Lonely blue boy
1956 Dave Rich Red sweater
1958 Don Cole Sweet lovin' honey
1959 Donna Dameron Bopper 486609
1960 Eddie Cochran Cherished memories
1961 Freddy Cannon Buzz buzz a-diddle-it
1958 Gene Simmons Peroxied blond and a hopped up model Ford
1956 George Hamilton IV If you don't know (I ain't gonna tell)
1959 George Jones White lightning
1993 Jeff Beck & the Big Town Playboys Lotta lovin'
1957 Jimmy Bowen & the Rhythm Orchids Don't tell me your troubles
1957 Jimmy Edwards Love bug crawl
1964 Jimmy Gilmer & the Fireballs Look at me
1957 Joe Bennett & the Sparkletones Penny loafers and bobby socks
1961 John D. Loudermilk Language of love
1959 John Fred & the Playboys Shirley
1961 John Lamers Crazy love
1963 Johnny & Dorsey Burnette Hey Sue
1962 Kris Jensen Donna Donna
1956 Mac Curtis Granddaddy's rockin'
1960 Mack Self River of love
1959 Marlon Grisham Ain't that a dilly
1979 Matchbox Buzz buzz a-diddle-it
1983 Restless Modern romance
1955 Rose Maddox Hey little dreamboat
1957 Royce Porter Yes I do
1958 Sammy Gowans Rockin' by myself
1957 Sammy Salvo Say yeah
1958 Sanford Clark Modern romance
1961 Sonny Deckelman It's a lonely world
1958 Sonny West Doll britches
1998 The Black Knights Sweet Cindy Lou
1962 The Picknicks Sally Sue
1988 The Rhythm Cadillacs Lovin' girl
1964 The Shadows Genie with the light brown lamp
1960 The String-A-Longs Am I asking too much
1960 The Tielman Brothers Record hop
1959 The Tree Tops Walkin' home
1958 The Vipers No other baby
1956 Tom Tall & Rufus Tyler Don't you know
1959 Trini Lopez Rock on
1958 Vince Taylor & the Playboys I like love
1963 Willie & his Giants Ajoen ajoen