In Memoriam Rick van der Linden

Rick van der Linden

In January 2006, the classically trained Dutch pop musician, keyboard player and composer Rick van der Linden died after a brief illness. He passed away at the age of 59, not quite old considering that the boys of the Rolling Stones are still looking for Satisfaction on stage in their sixties.

It is really weird that some deaths invoke a sense of nostalgia, together with a small stream of memories. All these reminiscences, accompanied by the music of Ekseption and Trace, two Dutch pop groups in which Rick van der Linden, played a prominent role in my life.

Therefore, as an In Memoriam, I have written a story about his music that still – I am in my sixties now- is dear to me.

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