(1977 – 1982)

Bio: Wim and Jaap start the band in 1977. They do their first gig in Ter Apel. The 30 second song “Poor Punk” is played throughout the years as an ode to the band. In 1979 they get schooled musicians and more or less leave their punkperiod and start to play new wave. They rehearse in the ORKZ like many bands. After a rigorous lineup change, they name themselves The Dear Johns.

Lineup:
Jaap Krijgsman – vocals
Boudewijn Vogt – drums (1981-1982)
Appie Garama – bass (1981-1982)
Dirk Jan Portegies – guitar (1981-1982)
Bert van Veen – guitar (1982-1982)

Fred Rovers – guitar (1977-1979)
Abel Hofman – drums (1977-1978)
Willy Rubertus – guitar (1977-1979)
Hans Leber – drums (1978-1981)
Fritz Vogt – bass (1979-1981)
Anjo van der Ziel – guitar (1979-1982)
Michiel van der Ent – guitar (1979-1981)
Wim Nieuwenhuizen – bass (1977-1979)

Other bands:
Jaap Krijgsman – The Dear Johns
Abel Hofman – Beatniks, Dean
Fritz Vogt – The Ziffels, Planet Orange, Control, Dedicated Followers Of Passion, Kinks Chronicles, Big Chill, The Brothel Brothers, Primitives, The Hikers, Vleems & Vlammen, Fonzarelli’s, Suburbans, Big Ear
Michiel van der Ent – Boyscouts
Boudewijn Vogt – The Dear Johns, Control
Bert van Veen – Grandes

Concerts: (assorted)
1979.05.17 De Bronx, Groningen
1979.05.27 Simplon, Groningen (+ The Darlenes, Pop The Question, The Scum)
1979.09.27 De Bronx, Groningen

1980.03.28 De Snikke, Hoogezand-Sappemeer (+ Tourist Music, Pop The Question, Cute
1980.03.29 Simplon, Groningen (+ Tourist Music, Pop The Question, Cute)
1980.04.07 The Eagle, Baflo (+ Tourist Music, Pop The Question, Cute)
1980.06.01 Vera, Groningen (+ The Only Ones)
1980.06.15 Vera, Groningen (+ Joan Jett Band)
1980.06.21 Churchill Club, Groningen
1980.08.17 Sterrebos, Groningen (+ Meike Touw’s Tutti Frutti, Dexy’s Midnight Runners, Red Holloway And Band, The Shirts)
1980.09.06 O.R.K.Z., Groningen (+ Extra Smeikals, Sammy America’s Gasphetti)
1980.12.24 De Koffer, Groningen
1980.12.31 De Koffer, Groningen

1981.02.15 Vera, Groningen (+ Aigretjes, John Cooper Clarke)
1981.02.19 De Bronx, Groningen
1981.03.28 Sporthal Schouwerzijlsterweg, Winsum (+ The Toilets, The Next, Pop The Question, Norman And The Starmakers)
1981.04.24 Simplon, Groningen (+ The Primitives)
1981.08.24 Simplon, Groningen
1981.10.17 Vera, Groningen (+ Delta 5)

1982.02.14 Vera, Groningen (+ Extra Smeikals, Roeg Toeg, Slonz)

@ Simplon, Groningen