is a Dutch term that was invented by the mid-1970s to describe the pop music
scene of the 1960s and 1970s that was gaining worldwide attention, exemplified by bands such as Shocking Blue
, Golden Earring
. The name is a play on the country's name in Dutch (Nederland)
. Most of the Nederpop bands of this period had English-language songs or played only instrumentals, but some of the bands performed exclusively in the Dutch language.
During the early 1980s, the Nederpop term was revived to name the sudden growth of Dutch language pop music from the Netherlands. The revived meaning came about because of the huge success of Doe Maar. This success helped other bands to sing in Dutch and/or get the spot light.
Aside from Doe Maar, the early eighties were good for amongst others the Frank Boeijen Groep
, Het Goede Doel
, Toontje Lager
Female Dutch Bands included: Dolly Dots
, Mai Tai
Dutch (rock) bands singing in local dialects
Other Dutch (mainly English language)