The Hamlets

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One of seemingly hundreds of Dutch beat bands that recorded in the mid-1960s, the Hamlets released just one single, "Looking in Your Eyes"/"It's Autumn," for the Delta label in 1966. Both sides are fair…
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One of seemingly hundreds of Dutch beat bands that recorded in the mid-1960s, the Hamlets released just one single, "Looking in Your Eyes"/"It's Autumn," for the Delta label in 1966. Both sides are fair pop-rock with influences from British Invasion harmony bands such as the Beatles and the Hollies, and a touch of folk-rock. They broke up in 1967, with their drummer, Frans Kroon, going on to the somewhat better-known Dutch band the Bintangs (Bintangs singer Gus Pleines had been lead singer for the Hamlets for a while). Both sides of the Hamlets single were reissued on the mid-1960s Dutch rock anthology Dutch Beat Explosion, on the Distortions label.