First of all, Focus enthusiast, I'd like to emphasize I remember just a
few scenes of that show, and to apologize any mistake concerning the event
or even on the Sheakspeare's language. I'm writing these lines due a
(always kind) request made by Mr. Rodrigo Mantovani. If you do not cope
with the above mentioned, please skip this text.
Night of Guitars 89 was a smaller version of Guitar Heroes, that happened in
Europe in 88 and 89.
I had the opportunity to atend both (In Rome a few months before and then in
Jan's band was a classic set up (bass+keyboard+drums), and the keyboard player (a young english Keyboard player, whose name I don't remember) came into the theater to watch the remaining show (actually he was looking for his brazilian "girl-friend" he had been introduced in the hotel). I had a chance to talk to this gentleman a little bit, giving my overall impression on Akkerman's performance. He confirmed Jan was sick. During the show Jan played sometimes followed by band, and sometimes followed by samplers (or similar electronic stuff). From Focus tunes I remember Sylvia, Hocus Pocus ("sung" by a guitar solo) and parts of Moving Waves (Tommy, I mean). Most part was composed by jazz rock pastiches (that means those tunes Jan had been recording during 80s and 90s similar to a lot of Berkeleys and IGT guitarrists). He didn't play lute or any acoustic instrument.