Hocus Pocus: the life & journey of rock's dutch masters (Paperback)
Mr. Peet Johnson (Author)

The first fully comprehensive chronological and biographical record of the innovative and hugely influential group, Focus - from its infancy in 1969 right through to the present day. Compiled from more than 180 exclusive interviews with past and present band members and associates. This 340 page book documents the dramatic roller-coaster ride from early struggles, meteoric global success, hits, misses, break-ups, tragedies, bitter law suits and eventual resurrection. Also includes 20 pages of - many never before published - photographs.

Now available in both $US ( www.amazon.com/Hocus-Pocus-journey-rocks-masters/dp/0646577549 )
and UK pounds ( www.amazon.co.uk/Hocus-Pocus-journey-rocks-masters/dp/0646577549 )
- in euro very soon. PDJ.

Thijs Van Leer talks about the Hocus Pocus Book: (audio file)






FOCUS BOOKS:

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IN AND OUT OF FOCUS: THE MUSIC OF JAN AKKERMAN & FOCUS
(2003 - SAF Publishing Ltd., London)


by David Randall

Book description:

An unauthorized biography of former Focus, now solo guitarist, Jan Akkerman. Of more interest to fans of Akkerman, than Focus (only 78 pages on the band) it is penned by a former associate of Jan's who successfully coaxed the legendary Dutchman into touring the British Isles after many years. Going back to his days as a teenage sensation in the 60s with Johnny and the Cellar Rockers to his highly acclaimed Passion CD of 1999, it also features a fully comprehensive discography and liner note translations. It is the very first book written about this music phenomenon and has over 130 pictures, some quite rare, throughout the book.

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FOCUS: HOCUS-POCUS - THE LIFE & JOURNEY OF MUSIC'S DUTCH MASTERS


by Peet Johnson

Book description:

The first fully comprehensive and chronological record of the band from its infancy in 1969 to the present day. Drawing from 180 exclusive interviews from past and present band members i.e. Thijs van Leer, Jan Akkerman, Pierre van der Linden, Bobby Jacobs, Colin Allen, Jan Dumée, Niels van der Steenhoven, Hans Cleuver, Eef Albers, Bert Smaak, Cyril Havermans, PJ Proby and many more. Lavishly illustrated with rare, never before seen photos. 340 pages.
 

Now available through: amazon.com


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DUTCH LANGUAGE BIOGRAPHY

Translation: FOCUS: World Success, Egos and Power Struggles.

A Dutch-language only 'revealing' biography by Jaap Van Eik.


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