Golden Earring is a Dutch {{Hard Rock}} band formed in 1961 that is still together and touring today, making them the [[LongRunners longest runner]] when it comes to Rock music. They had two big hits with "Radar Love" (1973) and "Twilight Zone" (1982) and enjoyed general international success in the [[TheSeventies '70s]] and [[TheEighties '80s]].

!Band members
* Barry Hay - Vocals
* George Kooymans - Vocals and Guitar
* Rinus Gerritsen - Bass
* Cesar Zuiderwijk - Drums

* Just Earrings (1965)
* Winter-Harvest (1966)
* Miracle Mirror (1967)
* On the Double (1968)
* Eight Miles High (1969)
* Golden Earring (a.k.a. Wall of Dolls) (1970)
* Seven Tears (1971)
* Together (1972)
* Moontan (1973)
* Switch (1975)
* To the Hilt (1976)
* Contraband[[note]]titled Mad Love with different cover art and alternate track listing in the USA[[/note]] (1976)
* Grab It for a Second (1978)
* No Promises...No Debts (1979)
* Prisoner of the Night (1980)
* Cut (1982)
* N.E.W.S. (1984)
* The Hole (1986)
* Keeper of the Flame (1989)
* Bloody Buccaneers (1991)
* Face It (1994)
* Love Sweat (1995)
* Paradise in Distress (1999)
* Millbrook U.S.A. (2003)


* CoverAlbum: ''Love Sweat''.
* DoubleMeaning: The "Brenda Lee's comin' on strong" line from "Radar Love" can be interpreted two ways: 1) The Brenda Lee song on the radio is "coming on strong" i.e. loud and clear or 2) The Brenda Lee song "Coming On Strong" is playing on the radio.
* EpicRocking: Over the 8-minute mark:
** "Eight Miles High", (19:00) from ''Eight Miles High''.
** "Vanilla Queen", (9:21) "Big Tree, Blue Sea" (8:15) and "Are You Receiving Me" (9:33) from ''Moontan''.
** "Violins" (10:21) from ''To The Hilt''.
* HardRock: This has defined them over the decades, although they initially had a more pop-ish sound and sometimes tended toward a more Psychedelic sound.
* LongRunnerLineUp: Two of the current four were the founding members in '61, Hay joined in '68 and Zuiderwijk joined in '70, giving them a stable lineup lasting for over four decades.
* LongRunners: The band was founded in 1961 and is still intact today.
* MindlinkMates: "Radar Love"
* ShoutOut: "Radar Love" has one to singer Brenda Lee:
-->Radio playin' some forgotten song\\
Brenda Lee's comin' on strong.[[note]]"Coming On Strong" is one of Lee's songs.[[/note]]
* SignatureSong: "Radar Love" or "Twilight Zone" fulfill this role, more likely the former than the latter.
* VillainousBSOD: An interpretation of "Twilight Zone".
* WhenSheSmiles: This is a central theme of one of their lesser hits, "When The Lady Smiles".