Herman Brood


Birthday November 5, 1946

Birth Sign Scorpio

Birthplace Netherlands

DEATH DATE Jul 11, 2001 (54)

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Painter, actor, and poet who rose to commercial success in the 1970s for his sex, drugs, and rock 'n roll lifestyle. Considered to be the Netherlands' greatest and possibly only rock 'n' roll star.

Before Fame

He began playing the piano when he was 12, and later founded the beat band The Moans.


He worked with artists in the bands Cuby + Blizzards and Q65.

Family Life

His birth name was Hermanus Brood. He was raised in Zwolle in the Netherlands.

Associated With

He attempted to control his drug habits by only using alcohol and a 2-gram shot of speed each day. When this failed, he jumped from the roof of the Amsterdam Hilton Hotel, bringing to mind another successful artist who committed suicide: Kurt Cobain.