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Thijs Van Leer
Thijs van Leer is a Dutch musician, singer, songwriter, composer and producer best known as a founding member of the rock group Focus as lead singer, keyboardist and flautist. Born and raised in Amsterdam to a family of musicians, van Leer studied piano and flute as a child and pursued them in universities and music academies. From 1967 to 1969, van Leer performed in a theatrical variety show directed by Ramses Shaffy as a singer and supporting musician, recording singles as a solo artist and producing, arranging and directing music for Bojoura. He founded Trio Thijs van Leer, a three-piece rock band that evolved into Focus at the end of 1969 after adding guitarist Jan Akkerman. Focus achieved international success following the release of Move Waves and their lead single, "Hocus Pocus," which featured the screams and whistles of van Leer. After a number of albums with different product lines, van Leer disbanded the Focus in 1978; he revamped the group in 2002 .
BornMarch 31, 1948
OriginAmsterdam, Netherlands
GenresProgressive rock, jazz, classical, hard rock, instrumental rock
InstrumentsFlute, keyboards, vocals
Years active1967–present
LabelsSire Records, EMI, CBS, Ariola
Associated actsTrio Thijs van Leer, Focus, Conxi, Pedal Point, Van Leer

About Thijs Van Leer

Flute Player Thijs Van Leer was born in Netherlands on March 31, 1948. He's 75 years old today.

Focus is a Dutch progressive rock band created by a guitarist and flautist. He also has the ability to yodel and play whistles.

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Thijs Van Leer before becoming famous

Thijs Van Leer was born in the Zodiac sign Aries (The Ram), and 1948 is the year of the Chinese Zodiac Rat (鼠).

He received his first flute from his father when he was eleven years old, and he went on to study History of Art at Amsterdam University.

Achievement of Thijs Van Leer

Moving Waves and Focus III, which produced the international smash singles"Hocus Pocus" and"Sylvia", were two of his band's gold albums in the 1970s. He was made a Knight of the Order of Orange-Nassau in 2010.

Thijs Van Leer's Family, Spouse, Dating and Relationship

He and his wife Thea have a daughter named Berenice.

Thijs Van Leer on Social Media

Thijs Van Leer Collabed with

He has multiple international hits with Guitarist Jan Akkerman.

Thijs Van Leer Income & Net worth

Thijs Van Leer's income mainly comes from the work that created his reputation: a flute player. Information about his net worth in 2024 is being updated as soon as possible by, you can contact to tell us Net Worth of the Thijs Van Leer.

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Latest information about Thijs Van Leer updated on March 13 2023.