Cuby & the Blizzards
are a Dutch blues
group that started in 1964. Right from the start they were a big hit in the Netherlands. This band is completely different from another Dutch band in the same time period, Peter & the Blizzards
In 1967 they toured with Van Morrison (in lieu of his band Them), played with Eddie Boyd, scored a hit with Window of my Eyes and received an Edison award. That year, John Mayall stayed at their farm and the next year they regularly played with the 'king of British blues' Alexis Korner.
The line-up of the band changed regularly, but founders Harry Muskee (vocals) and Eelco Gelling (guitar) remained at the core of the band, despite regular unsuccessful attempts to form other bands. Herman Brood was the pianist shortly in 1967 (which kick-started his career) and again in 1976.
The spelling of the name varies, with 'Cuby' also written as 'QB' and the ampersand (&) also written as 'and' or '+' and the 'and sometimes left out. The spelling 'Cuby + Blizzards' was used on the first albums.
Late sixties line-up:
- 2000: Blues Traveller
- 1983: Please no 'moke (as support act for Van Morrison)
- 1979: The Forgotten Tapes
- 1979: Live' Featuring Herman Brood Live
- 1977: Old Times Good Times
- 1976: Kid Blue
- 1975: Red White & Blue
- 1974: Cuby's Blues (Best of…)
- 1974: Attention!
- 1973: Ballads
- 1972: Sometimes
- 1971: Simple Man
- 1970: King Of The World
- 1969: Too Blind To See
- 1969: Cuby's Blues (double album)
- 1969: Appleknockers Flophouse
- 1968: Trippin' Thru' A Midnight Blues
- 1968: On The Road *
- 1968: Live! At the Rheinhalle Düsseldorf (with Alexis Korner)
- 1967: Praise The Blues (with Eddie Boyd)
- 1967: Groeten Uit Grollo (German version known as Soul)
- 1966: Desolation (British version came out in 1968)