Rick Van Der Linden

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Rick van der Linden
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Van der Linden was born not far from Amsterdam, in The Netherlands. At the age of 13, he studied the piano and later attended Haarlem’s conservatory, where he studied the church organ. In 1967, he finished his musical studies at the Royal Conservatory in The Hague, where he obtained honours in Piano, Church Organ, Harmony and Counterpoint. His love for other types of music grew by devoting himself to Jazz, Ballet, Cabaret, Film and Pop music, while accompanying other musicians.

Rick is most known as artistic leader, composer and keyboard-player of the Dutch symphonic rock band, Ekseption (1967-1974, 1978-1994 reunion, and 2003). He played also in Trace (1973-1976), Cum Laude (1980-1989) and the studio-band Mistral (1977-1980), as well as producing several records on his own label. Typical of his work were combinations of classical music (church-organ) with modern pop, and rock. Rick was the first (well-known) musician to play synthesizer in The Netherlands, where he worked with many local artists, either on record or on stage, including: Liesbeth List, Jan Akkerman, Connie van den Bos, Willy Alberti and Boudewijn De Groot.

He suffered a stroke in 2005 which left him partly paralised, and subsequently passed away in early 2006.

Born: 5th August 1946, in Badhoevedorp, North Holland, The Netherlands.
Died: 22nd January 2006, in Groningen, The Netherlands. [aged 59]
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Albums

6410 072 Rick Van Der Linden - Dynastie Der Kleine Luyden album art Rick Van Der Linden Dynastie Der Kleine Luyden(LP, Album) Philips 6410 072 Netherlands 1973 Sell This Version
6413 088 Rick Van Der Linden - Plays Albinoni, Bach And Handel album art Rick Van Der Linden Plays Albinoni, Bach And Handel (Album) Philips 6413 088 Netherlands 1976 Sell This Version
7299 384 Rick Van Der Linden - The White Ladies album art Rick Van Der Linden And Trace (6) Rick Van Der Linden And Trace (6) - The White Ladies (Album) Vertigo 7299 384 Netherlands 1976 Sell This Version
655.068 Rick Van Der Linden - GX 1 album art Rick van der Linden GX 1 (Album) CNR 655.068 Netherlands 1977 Sell This Version
655.072 Rick Van Der Linden - Night Of Doom album art Rick van der Linden Night Of Doom (Album) CNR 655.072 Netherlands 1978 Sell This Version
ACRO 2 Rick Van Der Linden - Wild Connections album art Jack LancasterRick van der Linden Jack LancasterRick van der Linden - Wild Connections (Album) Acrobat Records ACRO 2 UK 1979 Sell This Version
200 771 Rick Van Der Linden - Variations album art Rick Van Der Linden / Cătălin Tîrcolea Rick Van Der Linden / Cătălin Tîrcolea - Variations (Album) Ariola 200 771 Germany 1979 Sell This Version
TN 1482 Rick Van Der Linden - Cum Laude album art Rick van Der Linden, Rein van den Broek Rick van Der Linden, Rein van den Broek - Cum Laude (Album) K-Tel TN 1482 Netherlands 1980 Sell This Version
KYT 709 Rick Van Der Linden - Solo album art Rick van der Linden Solo(LP, Album) Keytone KYT 709 Netherlands 1981 Sell This Version
855.230 Rick Van Der Linden - Old Friends New Friends album art Rick Van Der Linden Old Friends New Friends (Album) CNR 855.230 Netherlands 1985 Sell This Version
PL 71639 Rick Van Der Linden - Cum Laude album art Rick Van Der Linden, Rein Van Den Broek Rick Van Der Linden, Rein Van Den Broek - Cum Laude (Album) EVA, EVA Hitmaster PL 71639 Europe 1988 Sell This Version
CDA98001 Rick Van Der Linden - Rainbow album art Rick Van Der Linden Rainbow(2xCD, Album) Blue Planet Records (3) CDA98001 Netherlands 1997 Sell This Version
MRC 11002 Rick Van Der Linden - Vivace album art Rick van der Linden* Vivace (Album) Magnifique, Magnifique MRC 11002 Netherlands 2001 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

66.12402 Rick Van Der Linden - Ausschnitte Aus Der LP "The White Ladies" album art Rick Van Der Linden And Trace (6) Rick Van Der Linden And Trace (6) - Ausschnitte Aus Der LP "The White Ladies"(7", EP, Promo) RCA 66.12402 Germany 1976 Sell This Version
2051 186 Rick Van Der Linden - GX 1 album art Rick van der Linden GX 1 (Single) CNR 2051 186 Belgium 1977 Sell This Version
141.454 Rick Van Der Linden - Choo Choo (Chattanooga Choo Choo) album art Rick van der Linden Choo Choo (Chattanooga Choo Choo) (Single) CNR 141.454 Netherlands 1978 Sell This Version
BAT 4 Rick Van Der Linden - Fortuna album art Jack Lancaster, Rick van der Linden Jack Lancaster, Rick van der Linden - Fortuna (Single) Acrobat Records BAT 4 UK 1979 Sell This Version

Compilations

2670 235 Rick Van Der Linden - The Best Of Space Music album art Mc Lane Explosion / Rick van der Linden Mc Lane Explosion / Rick van der Linden - The Best Of Space Music(2xLP, Comp) Polydor 2670 235 Belgium 1978 Sell This Version
1A022-1582631 Rick Van Der Linden - Ekseption album art Ekseption Featuring Rick van der Linden Ekseption Featuring Rick van der Linden - Ekseption(LP, Comp) Music For Pleasure 1A022-1582631 Europe 1983 Sell This Version

Videos

FGBG 9024.AR Rick Van Der Linden - An Ekseptional Trace album art Rick Van Der Linden An Ekseptional Trace(DVD, NTSC) Musea FGBG 9024.AR France 2007 Sell This Version