George Baker is the alter ego of Johannes Bouwens from Holland, a singer, guitarist, and keyboard player. As the leader of the five-member George Baker Selection, he was part of the "Dutch invasion" of 1970, when groups as the Tee Set and the Shocking Blue also had U.S. hits. Their first album, Little Green Bag (1970), gave them their first great hit. Their debut single, "Little Green Bag", reached position 21 in the Billboard Top 100 in the United States. The disc sold over one million copies globally, and received a gold disc. By 1972 the band had sold over 5 million records.
In 1978 the George Baker Selection split up because "the pressure had become too much." The band has sold over 20 million records worldwide. George Baker formed a new George Baker Selection in 1985, which stayed together until 1989. The band has released twelve albums and several compilation albums.
The band experienced a brief return to the international charts in 1992, when the song "Little Green Bag" was used in the film Reservoir Dogs by Quentin Tarantino, and a Chilean soap opera.