Friday, 16 August 2013

DICK BAKKER (www.andtheconductoris.eu)

DICK BAKKER

A comprehensive English career overview of Dick Bakker has been published at http://www.andtheconductoris.eu/index.htm?http://www.eurovisionartists.nl/conductor/dir020.asp?ID=17

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 http://www.andtheconductoris.eu/index.htm?http://www.eurovisionartists.nl/conductor/dir020.asp?ID=17

 

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