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Dick Bakker Orchestra

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Dick Bakker is a Dutch conductor, sound technician and musician. He was born in Blaricum in the year 1947. He co-wrote the Dutch eurovision song contest winner Ding-A-Dong from Teach In (1975). After that he worked as a conductor for British studio orchestra’s. He also wrote 2 more Dutch eurovision songs which didn’t nearly had the succes of earlier mentioned Teach In song. The music arrangments for Amsterdam (Maggie Macneal 1980) and Ik Hou Van Jou (Maribelle 1984) are also his work.

In 1992 he was asked to be the chief conductor for the famous Dutch Metropole Orchestra. He succeeded in a major reformation and gathered lot’s of assignments for the orchestra. He returned to the Eurovision songcontest in 1996, 1997 and 1998 as the conductor for the Dutch entrees. Dick Bakker quit the Metropole in 2005.

He conducted the tunes which the Metropole recorded for Dutch radio 2 and their anual top 2000 which is on the air between x/mas and new years.

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