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Tee Set was a pop rock band formed in 1966 in Delft, Netherlands. The group recorded a single in 1969 entitled "Ma Belle Amie", which was a hit in their native country, selling over 100,000 copies.

 The group released an album in the United States on Colossus Records in 1970 entitled Ma Belle Amie (the single of the same name listing the artist as 'The Tee Set'), which reached #158 on the Billboard 200 chart, just as the single took off in America, eventually reaching #5. The single sold over one million copies, and was awarded a gold disc..

The version of "Ma Belle Amie" released in 1970 on Major Minor records in the UK is a different studio version of the song, slower in tempo and beginning in a lower key than the hit US version. In the Netherlands, the next single "She Likes Weeds" attained #1 there. The track was banned[by whom?] in the U.S. because it was said to be referring to drug use; however, the title had been taken from the film The Ipcress File. A follow-up single, "If You Do Believe in Love", hit #81.

 The group disbanded in 1975, but briefly reunited in 1979 and 1983. Since 1983 the band was revived, although its work was mainly nostalgic "sixties".

Their former lead singer, Peter Tetteroo, died in September 2002 from liver cancer, at the age of 55.
#1 - October 30, 2018, 11:16:44 AM

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"Ma Belle Amie" is a single by Tee Set off the album Ma Belle Amie. The song reached #5 on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1970. In South Africa, it was a #1 hit.

The original issue of the single in the Netherlands was released in 1969 on Tee Set Records (TS 1329), selling over 100,000 copies. There are available at least three studio recorded versions of the song - the US hit on Colossus Records (CS107), released in 1969, a British issue on Major Minor Records (MM666), released in 1970, and a Black and White video featuring the band miming along a waterfront. This video version appears to be the same as the hit US rendering but for minor differences to the repeated chorus ending of the song.

The British release is completely different, slower in tempo and starting in a lower key. The group also recorded an Italian language version of the song.
#2 - October 30, 2018, 11:19:28 AM
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