One of the most powerful rock music forces to ever emerge from the Netherlands, Golden Earring is one of few bands to achieve international chart success in three consecutive decades, first with their hit cover of The Byrds' "Eight Miles High" in 1969, followed by "Radar Love" in 1973, and "Twilight Zone" in 1982. The latter two remain staples of classic rock radio today. A group never content to follow any formula for very long, they approached each album like a new band, often reinventing their music. In 1973, they released their most popular album, Moontan, which gained them a much larger fanbase and allowed them to tour internationally as a headliner (with Kiss and Aerosmith among their opening acts). They came back in 1982 with another huge hit, "Twilight Zone."
By the time the late 1980s rolled around, the group decided to keep their focus on Europe and Japan because they stopped charting hits in the U.S.