"Venus" By Dutch band Shocking Blue was released in October 1969, and by early 1970 had reached the top of the charts in nine countries. Released from their album "Home", Shocking Blue's single reached #1 on the Billboard hot 100 in February 1970. RIAA certification came in January 1970 for selling over one million copies in the US, garnering a gold record. Worldwide, the single sold over 7.5 million copies.
The song's lead vocals are performed by Mariska Veres. The song's music and lyrics are written by Robbie Van Leeuwen, the band's guitarist, sitarist and background vocalist, who also produced, along with record producer Jerry Ross. Whoever played the Hohner electric piano on the release was never credited.
Shocking Blue - Venus / Hot Sand
U.K. Penny Farthing PEN 702 (1969)
The vinyl record has remained in excellent condition.
Audio quality is very clear and strong throughout.
Both record centre labels are clean and unmarked.
The record has been manufactured with a large centre.
The record comes with an original company paper sleeve.