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Name: Jan D.L.A. van Beek
Place of residence: Dommelen (south of Eindhoven, Netherlands)
Profession: Janitor
First Focus contact: Deurne '71
Favourite Focus piece: Eruption
Favourite album/c.d.: Focus II (Moving Waves)
Favourite Concert: Turfschip, Breda in '73
Favourite band member: Jan Akkerman, Thijs van Leer, Pierre van der Linden, Bert Ruiter and Cyriel Havermans
Relation to FFA: Founder and chairman of the fanclub
Meaning of Focus: Everything!

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                                  Jan in '73.                                                                               Jan in '98.

 

Name: Hans van de Put
Place of residence: Hapert (west of Eindhoven, Netherlands)
Profession: Model maker
First Focus contact: House of the King (radio), real contact at concert at the beginning of '73
Favourite Focus piece: Eruption/Tommy
Favourite album/c.d.: Mother Focus
Favourite Concert: Turfschip, Breda in '73
Favourite band member: Jan Akkerman
Relation to FFA: Co-founder and co-chairman of the fanclub
Meaning of Focus: They let the whole world know what real music sounds like!

        

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                                Hans in '73.                                                                                   Hans in '98.

 

Name: Irene E.H. Heinicke-Jongewaard
Place of residence: Zaandam (north of Amsterdam, Netherlands)
Profession: Lan administrator
First Focus contact: The single "House of the King" in '71
Favourite Focus piece: Eruption
Favourite album/c.d.: Focus 3
Favourite Concert: Lindenboomschool, Koog aan de Zaan, on 8-12-'72 (the only time I saw them live)
Favourite band member: Thijs van Leer and Jan Akkerman
Relation to FFA: Member of the fanclub, nowadays webmaster of the FFA Homepage
Meaning of Focus: The music of my life

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                                      Irene in '73.                                                                                Irene in '98.

 

Name: Wouter Willem Bessels
Place of residence: Hoogkarspel (north of Hoorn, Netherlands)
Profession: Student Technical Management
First Focus contact: (Dutch)Double album "Moving Waves", t.v.documentary "Single Luck" in '95
Favourite Focus piece: Focus II, Focus V, Glider, Red sky at night
Favourite album/c.d.: Focus 3
Favourite Concert: Texel '71 (heard from tape) and London '73
Favourite band member: Jan Akkerman (and also Pierre van der Linden)
Relation to FFA: Try to do lots of research and try to map everything as well as possible
Meaning of Focus: A lot. A very influencial band not only in the national but also the international progressive music.

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                                    Wouter in '73.                                                                           Wouter in '98.

                                                                         


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