Rick Van Der Linden

Rick van der Linden

Also known as Linden, M.P.R. van der Linden, Marius P. Rick Van Der Linden, R v d Linden, R. v. d. Linden, R. v. Linden, R. v.d Linden, R. v.d. Linden, R. v.d. LLinden, R. v/d Linden, R. Van Den Linden, R. van der Linden, R.v.d. Linden, R.v.d.Linden, Rick V. D. Linden, Rick v.d. Linden, Rick van der Linden, Van der Linden
This performer (group) in the Internet: http://members.home.nl/ekseption/

Discography of Rick Van Der Linden:

# Release title Total tracks Type of release is Imprint date Label
1 GX 1 2 Audio 1977 CNR
2 GX 1 8 Audio 1977-00-00 Carrere
3 Night Of Doom 10 Audio 1978 CNR
4 The White Ladies 19 Audio 1976 Vertigo
5 Wild Connections 8 Audio 1979 Acrobat Records
6 GX1 9 Audio 1977 Polydor
7 Cum Laude 12 Audio 1980 K-Tel (Holland) B.V.
8 Plays Albinoni, Bach And Handel 11 Audio 1976 Philips
9 Wild Connections 8 Audio 1979 Acrobat Records
10 GX1 9 Audio 1978 Spiegelei
11 Night Of Doom 10 Audio 1979 Spiegelei
12 The White Ladies 19 Audio 1977 Vertigo
13 The White Ladies 19 Audio 1976
14 Plays Albinoni, Bach And Händel 11 Audio 1976
15 An Ekseptional Trace 14 Audio 2007 Musea
16 The White Ladies 19 Audio 1977 Vertigo
17 Old Friends New Friends 11 Audio 1985 CNR
18 Wild Connections 8 Audio 2006-11-01 Air Mail Archive
19 Variations 12 Audio 1980 Ariola


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: [a314360], [a256972], Connie van den Bos, [a512412] and [a283019].

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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