Doe Maar formed in 1978 by Ernst Jansz and Piet Dekker. The band was active till April 1984.
It had short reunions in 1999-2000 (incl. a new album and 16 sold-out shows at the Ahoy' Rotterdam), 2008, and 2011-2013 (incl. album).
In the first half of the eighties up to the disbanding in 1984, Doe Maar's music and the looks of especially Vrienten and Jansz caused a popularity among young girls in particular, that could only be described as Beatlesque. The disruption this caused to the private lives of the band members was the primary reason to split up in 1984.