Rainbow Train - Heaven On Earth (1978) - Tros Top 50 • TopPop

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Published on 18 Sep 2021, 7:00
Vandaag, 18 september 2021, zou Hans Vermeulen zijn 74e verjaardag hebben gevierd. Daarom herdenken wij hem hier met deze fantastische opname, samen met Anita Meyer, Dianne Marchall en Martha Pendleton.

Rainbow Train was a Dutch band that was founded in 1975 by Hans Vermeulen after the breakup of his group Sandy Coast. Initially it was an occasional formation, but the group would also do a lot of background and studio work. They accompanied Lucifer on the recording of House For Sale and their own singer Anita Meyer in 1976 on her number 1 hit The Alternative Way.
In 1978 the album 'Accompanied By The Rainbow Train' was released and the single 'Heaven On Earth' became a hit.
This video was recorded and broadcast by TROS Top 50 Rockplanet on July 11, 1978.

Rainbow Train was present at the TROS Top 50 show, July 11, 1978, in this formation:
Hans Vermeulen - guitar, piano, vocals
Jan Vermeulen - bass
Okkie Huijsdens – keyboards, vocals
Shell Schellekens – drums
Erik Tagg – keyboards, vocals
Hans Hollestelle - guitar
Singers: Martha Pendleton , Anita Meyer and Dianne Marchal
This video was uploaded on what would have been hans Vermeulen's 74th birthday, today, September 18, 2021.

Rainbow Train was een Nederlandse band die in 1975 werd opgericht door Hans Vermeulen na het uiteenvallen van zijn groep Sandy Coast. In eerste instantie was het een gelegenheidsformatie, maar de groep zou ook veel achtergrond- en studiowerk doen. Ze begeleidden Lucifer bij de opnames van House For Sale en hun eigen zangeres Anita Meyer in 1976 bij haar nummer 1-hit The Alternative Way.
In 1978 verscheen het album Accompanied By The Rainbow Train, waarvan de single Heaven On Earth een hit werd.
Rainbow Train stond voor de Toppop camera’s op July 11, 1978 in deze formatie:

• Hans Vermeulen - gitaar, toetsen, zang
• Jan Vermeulen - bas
• Okkie Huijsdens - toetsen, zang
• Shell Schellekens – slagwerk
• Erik Tagg – toesten, zang
* Hans Hollestelle - gitaar
De zangeressen op dit nummer zijn:
Martha Pendleton , Anita Meyer en Dianne Marchal
Hans Vermeulen overleed in Ko Samui, Thailand op 9 november 2017.

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Broadcast date: 1978-07-11
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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.
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