Q65 - Stony inspiration sources

Artists respected by the members of the Nether beat formation Q65 from the Hague were among others the Rolling Stones

It is not entirely certain, but there is a possibility that the band name is a fusion of two songs from the early Stones repertoire: Suzy Q and Route 66. Q66 did not sound too juicy (moreover the group simply was founded 1965 and not in 1966) so eventually the name became Q65. 

Q65 band name origins - Glaasje op laat je rijdenYet another, more complicated explanation is being rumoured: that is that the band name is derived from a promotion by a Dutch organisation for road safety (Veilig Verkeer Nederland) set up in 1965. For that campaign the slogan Your Toddler was used, the campaign code was UK 65. The letters UK are said to have been reversed by the band, resulting in KU65. 

Apart from Your Toddler the road safety organisation ran another campaign in 1965, the slogan of which comes down to ‘Had a glass, have someone drive you’. That could also have been a nice source of inspiration, if it were not for Q65 and alcohol being a highly unlikely combination.

Active: 1965-1968; 1970-2000, NLD


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