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Bassist, composer, arranger and producer, born 26 November 1946 in Hilversum, Netherlands.
A member of [a=Focus (2)] for most of the 1970s, he joins [a=Earth And Fire] in November 1978. After Earth And Fire breaks up he is mostly active as producer and songwriter.
Ruiter lives together with [a=Jerney Kaagman] since 1974.