Looking at the music of Dutch rock band Focus, started in the late sixties by Thijs Van Leer (b /31/03/48) with Jan Akkerman (b 24/12/46). Van Leer still performs and records under the name today (official site here). Akkerman's site here.




Focus Lyricists 01

Focus vocal tracks are rare but there are some. Lyrics for these tracks have never come from Akkerman or van Leer, the main composers. The band has always looked elsewhere - and in various directions. Here are five of those they have called on.

1. Eric Cleuver

2. Mike Hayes v

3. Jan Staal v

4. Publius Vergilius Maro Virgil v

5. Hazrat Inayat Khan v

1 comment:

peetfromoz said...

I believe Hans Cleuver's father Eric was actually responsible for many lyrics on the first album.