Friday, 16 August 2013



A comprehensive English career overview of Dick Bakker has been published at

Dick Bakker conducted the Netherlands' entries in the Eurovision Song Contests of 1996, 1997, and 1998

Some random facts about Dick Bakker:
* Born 1947, Blaricum
* Studied composition at Hilversum's conservatory
* Worked as a sound engineer before becoming involved in arranging lots of hit material, e.g. by the George Baker Selection and Shocking Blue.
* Composed 'Ding-a-dong' (winner Eurovision 1975) and 'I remember Elvis Presley' (1977)
* Later specialized in composing advertising music
* Conductor of the Metropole Orchestra from 1992 to 2005

Find out much more about Dick Bakker's life story and Eurovision memories at


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