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Wally Tax Tribute - The Outsider

In 2023, Amsterdam native Wally Tax would have turned 75. As the frontman of The Outsiders, he is seen as the first international pop star from the Netherlands. The band, consisting of Leen Busch (drums), Appie Rammers (bass), Ron Splinter (guitar) and Wally, performed as the support act for The Rolling Stones and achieved international fame.

Wally Tax Tribute - The Outsider

Dates
Fri 5 Jul19:00 - 23:00
Location
Paradiso
Weteringschans 6-8
1017 SG Amsterdam
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The Outsiders

In the years that The Outsiders were active, the foursome was continuously in the Top 40 and was a source of inspiration for many bands, including Nirvana. After The Outsiders split up, Wally made new records both solo and with other bands, such as 'Tax Free', 'Wally Tax' and 'Springtime in Amsterdam'. He also writes for others, including 'It's Raining In My Heart', with which Lee Towers had his breakthrough. Wally Tax died on April 10, 2005. Despite his great track record, no tribute has ever been dedicated to this phenomenon in Dutch music history. Until now.

Wally Tax Tribute in Paradiso

On Friday, July 5, 2024, there will be a festive event in Paradiso (60s dress code), which consists of:

  • The tribute concert consists of an occasional band supplemented with varying musicians such as Outsiders Leendert Busch and Appie Rammers, David Hollestelle (Wild Romance), Frank Paavo, Sin Banovic, Franklin Majid and Daniël Boissevain. In addition, bands Lord Wanhoop and The Mocks each play a set with covers of Tax and/or The Outsiders.
  • During the concert, a Wally Tax LP with unreleased songs will be launched, and a fundraising campaign will be launched for a statue of Wally Tax in East Amsterdam.
  • An exhibition that evening of photos, paintings, LP covers, books, documentaries, TV and radio fragments.
  • The presentation is in the hands of spoken word artist Diana Ozon, who was a long-time friend of Wally Tax.

Please note: the end time is an indication.

Wally Tax Tribute - The Outsider

Dates
Fri 5 Jul19:00 - 23:00
Location
Paradiso
Weteringschans 6-8
1017 SG Amsterdam
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