Thijs Van Leer

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Birthday
31, 1948
Birthplace
Netherlands
Birth Sign
Aries
Birthday
31, 1948 (age 71)
Birthplace
Netherlands

About

Dutch musician and flautist who is best known for heading the progressive rock band Focus. He also plays whistles and can yodel.

Before Fame

He received his first flute from his father at age eleven and he studied History of Art at Amsterdam University.

Trivia

In the 1970s his band had two Gold records with Moving Waves and Focus III, which spawned the international hit singles "Hocus Pocus" and "Sylvia." He was made a Knight of the Order of Orange-Nassau in 2010.

Family Life

He has a daughter named Berenice with his wife Thea.

Associated With

He recorded several international hits with Jan Akkerman.