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There are 2 groups with the name Supersister: a Dutch progressive rock band and a British girl group.

1> Supersister was a band from The Hague (the Netherlands), playing progressive rock ranging from jazz to pop. The most predominant band members were Robert Jan Stips (keyboards, vocals), Sacha van Geest (flute), Marco Vrolijk (drums) and Ron van Eck (bass).

The band started as Sweet OK Sister in 1968 as a school band with singer and songwriter Rob Douw, who soon thereafter left. The remaining members continued as a more serious musical quartet under the name Supersister. Their style was progressive rock (in Canterbury Scene style) in which Stip’s keyboard play played a dominant role.

Their debut was in 1970 with the album “Present from Nancy”, and they hit the charts with numbers like “She was naked”, “A girl named you”, and “Radio”. After three albums (Present from Nancy - 1970, To the highest bidder - 1971, and Pudding en gisteren - 1972) van Geest and Vrolijk quit. The remaining crew, together with new members Charly Mariano (wind instruments) and Herman van Boeyen (drums) release the album “Iskander”, which is an even more jazz-rock oriented concept album based upon the life of Alexander the Great in 1973. In 1974 Stips and van Geest release a final album “Spiral Staircase” as “Sweet Okay Supersister”. This album marks the end of the band.

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  • avantish

    Robert Jan Stips = Brilliant man!.. Among all the non British Canterbury groups, Supersister were the greatest.

    13 Mar 4:02pm Reply
  • rogerjazzfan

    FANTASTIC dutch prog/ art rock band!

    5 Mar 8:21pm Reply
  • AlexRange

    +1 vote for British girl group Supersister

    16 May 2012 Reply
  • Robert161989

    chill out dutch prog

    13 Mar 2012 Reply
  • Nikomaru-san

    RIP Ron van Eck.

    26 Jul 2011 Reply
  • Roncsipar

    CAN YOU HANDLE THE AWESOME?!?!?!?!???

    28 Apr 2011 Reply
  • Behzadkh

    surprisingly great...not like any other dutch prog band of their time...very impressive!

    8 Feb 2010 Reply
  • Zilverdael

    I.M.O. Present from Nancy and To the Highest Bidder. Both great albums!

    1 Feb 2010 Reply
  • spacemanBOSE

    What album is the best?

    23 Dec 2009 Reply
  • honzasvasek

    Super Sister Radio: Surprisingly Refreshing...

    11 Nov 2009 Reply
  • spacemanBOSE

    prog-rock SUPERSISTER

    22 Oct 2009 Reply
  • hamboman

    Pudding en Gisteren zijn samen op de zolder aan het spelen. Pudding en Gisteren besluiten om met poep naar een passerende agent te gooien vanuit het zolderraam. De agent merkt dat er poep op zijn hoofd gevallen is en wordt woest, hij belt aan bij het huis van Pudding en Gisteren. Pudding en Gisteren's moeder doet open, de agent zegt dat er iemand vanuit het zolderraam poep naar hem gegooid heeft. Moeder: "Was het Pudding?" Agent: "Nee het was poep!" Moeder: "Was het Gisteren?" Agent: "Nee vandaag!"

    26 Jun 2009 Reply
  • homutovsky

    одна из любимейших групп, статейку о них можно прочитать здесь - http://www.kultobozrevatel.ru/prekrasny-supersister

    1 Jun 2009 Reply
  • Bodhidrop

    Nice stuff! Always wise to look into the, I guess, "footnotes" of the prog-o-sphere. Many treats and treasures there.

    1 Mar 2009 Reply
  • rofflewafflez

    i adore this band!

    24 Oct 2008 Reply
  • ducksfortea

    Why are so many bands/groups swiping the names from much better bands... Still this isn't as bad as Gilgamesh being mistaken for some stupid japanese band!

    28 Sep 2008 Reply
  • bardism

    I love Supersister. The prog rock one, I don't really care about the other band.

    24 Aug 2008 Reply
  • leoneb

    This confusion with bands with same names is the biggest flaw in Last.fm.

    20 Jun 2008 Reply
  • dannyboy77

    The Mods should unlock the pic voting - and in the voice of 'Big Brother' let the public decide...

    5 May 2008 Reply
  • LongTallSally

    Last.fm should separate the two bands.

    27 Apr 2008 Reply
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