The Jumping Jewels

April 2, 2011

In 1960 in The Netherlands, Hans van Eijk (lead guitar) got together with Joop Oonk (bass guitar), Tjibbe Veeloo (rhythm guitar) and Frits Tamminga (drums, later replaced by Kees Kranenburg Jr.) to start the band. They had became one of the Dutch top acts by mid-1963. In 1964, they toured the Far East, covering Singapore, Malaysia and Pakistan. They left behind a legacy with an EP recording of local favorite instrumentals (The Jumping Jewels in Singapore, also re-released as Tribute to Malaysia commemorating the newly formed Federation). They disbanded in 1965.