LES OMBRES / THE KLAN (CLAN)

 
LES OMBRES / THE KLAN (CLAN)
 
 
 
 
 
 
LUC GILLET HENSILL
 
 
 

 
 1963 :
LES OMBRES :

 Les Ombres is a Belgian music playing band.

 They formed in 1963 in Brussels.

 The Band :
 
 Luc Gillet Hensill : Guitar and Vocal.
 
 Cristopher-John Luhr : Bass guitar and Vocal.

 Dany Longlegs : Guitar.

 Jack Hitchin : Drums (Drumkit).

 Kris Raymond : Guitar and Vocal.

 Jimmy Morgan : Vocal.

 John Handscombe (Jay Bee Four) : Piano



 
 
SHOWS  [ non-exhaustive list ]
 
 
1964 : Les Ombres sharing the bill with GENE VINCENT on tour, France & Switzerland
 
1965 : February : Les Ombres sharing the bill with CHUCK BERRY at The Olympia, Paris
 
1965 : Les Ombres as Headliner Band at La Locomotive (Moulin Rouge), Paris
 
  1965 : November : Les Ombres sharing the bill with CHUCK BERRY at The Olympia, Paris
 
1966 : Les Ombres as Headliner Band at The Ancienne Belgique AB, Brussels 
 
 
DISCOGRAPHY  :
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 Fly American Records 123 / A little loving / On the beach
  USA / 1964.

 Premiere 501 / Bye Bye Johnny / La Voila
  Belgium / 1964.

 Sachem 60 001 / Baby Can Forgive / I’ll Talk About you
  Belgium / 1964.

 Sachem 500012 / Whatcha Gonna Do / That’s My Baby
  Belgium / 1964.

 Olympia Records / Whatcha Gonna Do / That’s My Baby
  Belgium / 1964.

 Olympia Records LPQ 493 / Teen Age Letter / You Better Move
  Belgium / 1965.

 Olympia Records LPQ 523 / Angry Age / Get Out Of My Life Woman 
Belgium / 1965
 
 
FILMOGRAPHY
 
 
 
  Excerpt from the Movie : "LE MAUVAIS AGE" / "THE ANGRY AGE" by J. JIEME
 Music by LUC GILLET HENSILL & Lyrics by CRISTOPHER-JOHN LUHR
 Interpreted by "
LES OMBRES" :
 Luc Gillet Hensill : Guitar and Vocal.
 Dany Longlegs : Guitar.
 Cristopher-John Luhr : Bass guitar and Vocal.
 Jack Hitchin : Drums (Drumkit).
 Experimental Black and White Film 16mm 1965
 "ANGRY AGE" / "LE MAUVAIS AGE" 2009 © SABAM
2.869 views / 14 likes / YouTube
 
 
LE MAUVAIS AGE 
aka  ANGRY AGE
 
A Movie by Jean Jieme
 
Music by Luc Gillet Hensill
 
with Dany Weck, Jacques Drouot, ...
 
 
Jean Jieme : movie director and movie producer. 

Director and Founder of PARALLAX, the school for the professional actors in Belgium.

Music video producer and organizer of rock festivals, etc ...

Site MEMOIRE ROCK 60 / 70

 
 
In 1966, Olympia Records sells the contracts of LES OMBRES to Palette Records.
Palette Records wants to change the name Les Ombres.
THE CLAN was the first choice.
Instead, Palette Records has chosen one of the most inappropriate names for a pop-rock band :  
 The Klan (?) 
 
 
LES OMBRES / THE KLAN (CLAN)
 

The Band : same cast as LES OMBRES

 Luc Gillet Hensill : Guitar and Vocal.

 Cristopher-John Luhr : Bass guitar and Vocal.

 Dany Longlegs : Guitar.

 Jack Hitchin : Drums (Drumkit).
  
 
 
Some people have called Les Ombres / The Klan (Clan) : The Beatles of Belgium.
 
 
15 April 1967 : Les Ombres / The Klan (Clan) at RTBF, The Beatles & The Rolling Stones 
Excerpt from "Moi, Belgique" 1951-1973 34:30 DVD n°3
History Of Belgium (Histoire de la Belgique) 
RTBF Editions 3 DVD
Beatles Sgt.Pepper's released June 1 1967
 
 
 
 
LUC GILLET HENSILL
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 Palette MPB 3020 / "Join Us" / L.P. Album / Belgium / 1966
 
 
 
 
  EQI-2001 /  Equipe Internacional "Join Us" /  L.P. Album /  Sao Paulo, Brazil / 1967
 
 
 
 
 
1981: E.M.I. release a new L.P. Join Us (062 64312)
New Audio Editing (remixed, remastered and Stereophonic) 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
THE KLAN - AND I LOVE IT SO 
Music by Luc Gillet Hensill
45.944 views / 170 likes / YouTube 
 
 
 
 
" THE KLAN "   "MELODY MAKER"
Music by Luc Gillet Hensill
5.276 views / 28 likes / YouTube
 
 
 
" THE KLAN " "ALREADY MINE"

Music by Luc Gillet Hensill
2.557 views / 9 likes / YouTube


 
 
Luc Gillet Hensill, Chistopher-John Luhr, Dany Longlegs

Michel Lemaire, Jack Hitchin

Around Salvatore Adamo : Marc Aryan, Claudia Sylva, Tonia, Jean-Maurice,
Alain, Valérie Pascal, Eddie Defacq, Karine et Ariane (10/20)

Salvatore Adamo House, picture by "Le Soir Illustré"(Special Edition) Dec.1966

From the site MEMOIRE 60 / 70
 
DISCOGRAPHY :
 
 Palette 25455 : Already Mine (Music by Luc Gillet Hensill) / Stop Little Girl 
Single / Belgium / 12/1966

 Palette 25455 : Already Mine
(Music by Luc Gillet Hensill ) / Stop Little Girl 
Single / Holland / 01/1967
 
 Hit-ton Schallplatten HT 300069 : Already mine (Music by Luc Gillet Hensill ) / Stop Little Girl 
Single / Germany / 1967
 

 Palette HT 300069 : Already Mine (Music by Luc Gillet Hensill) / Stop Little Girl 
Single / Belgium / 1967
 
 Palette 25528 : Fify The Fly / And I Love It So (Music by Luc Gillet Hensill)
Single / Belgium / 1967
 
 Palette 9052 : Fifi the fly / Already mine
(Music by Luc Gillet Hensill)
Single / United Kingdom. / 1967
 
 EPPB 7277 : Already mine
(Music by Luc Gillet Hensill) / Wait and see / Stop little girl / Out of line 
E.P. Album / Belgium / 1966
 
  Festival PAL 45 22024 : Already mine (Music by Luc Gillet Hensill) / Wait and see / Stop little girl / Out of line
E.P. Album / France / 1967 

 PAL 22029 M : Fify the fly / Melody maker (Music by Luc Gillet Hensill) / Lonesome Gene / Teardrops 
E.P. Album / Belgium / 1967

 Supraphon SUK 33692 : Sitting On My Own
(Music by Luc Gillet Hensill) / Stop Little Girl / One Of My Dream / Fify The Fly 
E.P. Album / Tchekia & Slovakia / 1967
 

 

 Palette Records : MPB 3020 : Fify The Fly / Melody maker (Music by Luc Gillet Hensill)
/ And I Love It So (Music by Luc Gillet Hensill) / Teardrops / Away To Play
/ Already Mine (Music by Luc Gillet Hensill) / Lonesome Gene / Back Again Someday
/ Sitting On My Own (Music by Luc Gillet Hensill) / Stop Little Girl / One Of My Dreams / Wait And See 
"Join Us" / L.P. Album / Belgium / 1966

Equipe Internacional / EQI-2001 :  Fify The Fly / Melody maker (Music by Luc Gillet Hensill)
/ And I Love It So (Music by Luc Gillet Hensill) / Teardrops / Away To Play
/ Already Mine (Music by Luc Gillet Hensill) / Lonesome Gene / Back Again Someday
/ Sitting On My Own (Music by Luc Gillet Hensill)  / Stop Little Girl / One Of My Dreams / Wait And See
"Join Us" /  L.P. Album /  Brazil / 1967
 

 E.M.I. 062.64312 : The Klan

 "Lonesome Gene"

 "Back Again Someday"

 "Sitting On My Own"

"Stop Little Girl"

 "One Of My Dreams"

 "Wait And See"

 "Fify The Fly"

 "Melody Maker"

 "And I Love It So"

"Teardrops"

 "Away To Play"

 "Already Mine"

"Join Us" /  L.P. Album / BE  / 1981
Remixed, Remastered, new Editing & Stereo by EMI

 
 A sale of records mostly in the Top-Ten at the World scale.
 Ex: Nr. 1 in Brazil, Nr. 4 in Chile, Nr. 6 in Argentina,
 etc ...



 
Teiji Kusano of Shinko music promoted The Klan (Belgian band) in Japan: Billboard, November 4, 1967.



 
 Palette 25529 : J'En Ai Marre / Et Ce Soleil /
Single / Belgium / Jacques Albin & The Klan / Belgium / 1967

 Palette EPPB 7287 : J'En Ai Marre / Sans Toi / Et Ce Soleil / C'Est Du Velours 
 E.P. Album / Belgium / Jacques Albin & The Klan / Belgium / 1967

 Palette 25547 : Nobody Will Ever Help You
(Music by Luc Gillet Hensill) / Alone In The Night (Music by Luc Gillet Hensill)
Single / Belgium / 1967
 
  AMC Records : "Join Us" /  2006
 

 

 
 
Jacques Albin & The Klan 
 
 
 
 Jacques Albin & The Klan  
 
 
 And a long list of compilations with "Already mine" (Music by Luc Gillet Hensill
& Lyrics by C-J Luhr) who was the top-hit of the band.
 On the WWW : "The Klan"  "Already mine" : enter.


 Compilations :


 Already Mine
(Music by Luc Gillet Hensill & Lyrics by C-J Luhr) -->Incredible Sound Show Stories Vol.9

 Already Mine (Music by Luc Gillet Hensill & Lyrics by C-J Luhr) -->Wit-Lof From Belgium Vol.1

 Already Mine (Music by Luc Gillet Hensill & Lyrics by C-J Luhr) -->Pebbles Vol.12

 Already Mine (Music by Luc Gillet Hensill & Lyrics by C-J Luhr) -->Beat Scene

 Already Mine (Music by Luc Gillet Hensill & Lyrics by C-J Luhr) -->Pandamonium Color in Dance Vol.17

 And I Love It So (Music by Luc Gillet Hensill & Lyrics by C-J Luhr) -->Collecting Peppermint Clouds Vol.2

 Melody Maker (Music by Luc Gillet Hensill & Lyrics by C-J Luhr) -->Beat Scene

 C’Est Du Velours / Jacques Albin and The Klan / Disques Ronnie RON004 2006

 etc ...
 
 
 
 
STARMAN RECORDS
 
Belgian Vaults Vol.1 released on October 24 2012 
 
 A 8.  Angry Age (Music by Luc Gillet Hensill & Lyrics by C-J Luhr)
 
 
 
 
 
STARMAN RECORDS
 
Belgian Vaults Vol. 2 released on March 05 2013
 
 A 8. And I Love It So (Music by Luc Gillet Hensill & Lyrics by C-J Luhr)
 
  B 6. Teenage Letter
 
 
 
 
STARMAN RECORDS 
 
Belgian Vaults Vol. 4 released on October 21 2014
 
 B 3 Melody Maker  (Music by Luc Gillet Hensill & Lyrics by C-J Luhr)
 
 
 
 
 
STARMAN RECORDS 
 
Belgian Vaults Vol. 5 released on October 14 2016
 
 A 2 Nobody Will Ever Help You  (Music by Luc Gillet Hensill & Lyrics by C-J Luhr)
 
 
 
 

 

SHOWS  [ non-exhaustive list ]
 
 "The Klan" gave a show at The Olympia Hall in Paris (France) with "
The Rolling Stones" the 11th April 1967
in the afternoon with live broadcast by the French radio Europe 1 (Musicorama presented by Hubert).
A show of anthology where Roy Wood from "The Move" after having destroyed televisions with an ax
and having left full of glass on stage, launched a smoke bomb.
The stage and the first rows of the public must be evacuated
because the toxic smoke made the public choke.
The show was interrupted, windows must be opened and fire brigades arrived.
It is only after aerations and cleanings that "The Rolling Stones" were able to begin their show.

 


  "BRIAN JONES" at The Olympia Hall, Paris, 11th April 1967
 




 One week of Shows at The Ancienne Belgique in Brussels with Michel Polnareff and
Jeff Beck (with fantastic jam-sessions in the afternoon).

 Several Shows at " La Locomotive " in Paris (La Loco) as Headliner Band.

 Several Shows at the "Top Ten" in Paris (Champs-Elysées) as Headliner Band.

 Several Shows at the Week End Club, rue de la gaîte, Paris (Montparnasse) as Headliner Band.
 
 

 Several Shows in Mouscron (Belgium) at the Twenty Club as Headliner Band and
on the same stage where Jimi Hendrix Expérience will play a little time after.
 
 Shows at the Forum in Liege (Belgium) as Headliner Band.
 
  Shows at the Wolu-City in Brussels with The Who.
 
 
 
 
 
 Many Shows broadcast everywhere in Europe.

 Several Clips for the RTBF (INR).

 Several Clips for the BRT (VRT).

 Several Clips for the Netherlands Tv Broadcast.

 

1967 : THE KLAN (MOD FREAKBEAT GARAGE PSYCH) New Cast

 
The Band :
 

 Luc Gillet Hensill (The Klan (Mod Freakbeat Garage Psych)) : Guitar and Vocal.

 Cristopher-John Luhr (The Klan (Mod Freakbeat Garage Psych)) : Bass guitar and Vocal.

 David Dandoy (Andre Brasseur "Early Bird") (The Mec Op Singers) : Guitar.

 Bob Valtin (Onyx Club Band) : Bass guitar, Piano and Organ.

 Garcia Morales (JJ Band) : Drums (Drumkit). (also on "Melody Maker" by Luc Gillet Hensill)
 
 
 
 
 
THE KLAN - NOBODY WILL EVER HELP YOU
Music by Luc Gillet Hensill
2.148 views / 18 likes
 
 
Discography :
 
 



 Palette 25547 : Nobody Will Ever Help You (Music by Luc Gillet Hensill & Lyrics by C-J Luhr)

/ Alone In The Night (Music by Luc Gillet Hensill & Lyrics by C-J Luhr)

Single / Belgium / 1967




 Nobody Will Ever Help You (Music by Luc Gillet Hensill & Lyrics by C-J Luhr) -->Visions Of The Past Vol.1 (Compilation)

 

SHOWS  [ non-exhaustive list ]

 

 A rock opera " Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow " at the Hilton Hotel ( The Hotel ) in Brussels,

  Several Shows of more than one hour of Music for RTBF Broadcast : Feu Vert (Green Light) as Headliner Band.

 Shows for the Netherlands Tv Broadcast. 

 

 
 
Disappointed by the methods of the production of "Les Ombres/The Klan", Luc Gillet Hensill, David Dandoy and
Bob Valtin decide to leave "Les Ombres/The Klan" and Palette Records. 
With Robert Chabre dit l’Eclair on Drums, Luc, Bob and David will form "The Third Eye" 
 
 
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The Third Eye
 
 
 1967 : THE THIRD EYE


The Third Eye is an experimental Jazz, Blues and Hard-Rock band.

They formed in 1967 in Brussels.

The Band :

 Luc Gillet Hensill  : Guitar and Vocal.

 

 Bob Valtin : Bass guitar, Piano, Organ and Vocal.


 David Dandoy  : Guitar.


 Robert Chabre dit l’Eclair  : Drums (Drumkit).


SHOWS  [ non-exhaustive list ]

 

 Many Shows at LE MOULIN ROUGE, place de Brouckère, Brussels-Capital

 

 Shows at The Club Les Aigles (The Eagles Club). Brussels-Capital

 Many Shows at "THEATRE DE POCHE" & "Le Gymnase du Bois" (Les Jeux D'Hiver),

Chemin du Gymnase, bois de la Cambre, Brussels-Capital

 

 
LUC GILLET HENSILL 




BOB VALTIN




DAVID DANDOY





Robert Chabre dit l’Eclair


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BOB VALTIN
 
 
 
 
 
Jacques, Claude, Dadou, Jean-Marc and Bob.
 
 
 
 
THE MEMPHIS at THE MOULIN ROUGE of Brussels (1964).
photo collection/ Dadou Dierick
http://www.memoire60-70.be/
 
 
ONYX CLUB BAND
 
THE MEMPHIS

THE KLAN
 
THE THIRD EYE
 
JACQUES HIGELIN & BRIGITTE FONTAINE 
 
TOMAHAWK BLUES BAND
 
 
 * * *
 

 DAVID DANDOY


 
 
 
 
 
André Brasseur - Early Bird 
International Hit
 


 
 
 
 
André Brasseur - Atlantide 
International Hit
 
 
 
 
 

The Mec Op Singers - Dies Irae 
International  Hit
 
 


THE KLAN

THE THIRD EYE


TOMAHAWK BLUES BAND
 
 
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