In and Out of Focus

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S. A. F. Publishing Limited, Dec 1, 2002 - Biography & Autobiography - 224 pages
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Free-form jazz guitarist Jan Akkerman and classically trained keyboard player Thys van Leer teamed up to form Focus in their native Holland, and recorded Moving Waves; one of the 70s most original and startling LPs. The epic track "Hocus Pocus" took the Reading Festival by storm, and Focus went on to the U.S. where they scored top 10 singles and albums. Long-time associate David Randall has assembled Akkerman’s journey, lavishly illustrated, from cult hero to jazz superstar.

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About the author (2002)

David Randall has written features about Focus and Jan Akkerman for Record Collector magazine and began the official website 'Akkernet' in 1996 which resulted in Randall managing two UK Akkerman tours. This led to a revival of interest in the performer's work not only in the UK, but in the USA and Holland. A qualified marketer, David runs an Internet company specialising in the marketing and promotion of online music and music-related services

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