Johan was a Dutch indie band, founded in 1990 in the town of Hoorn, The Netherlands, by singer, guitarist and songwriter Jacco de Greeuw, who initially named the group Visions Of Johanna (after the Bob Dylan song of the same name).
The band;s name was changed into Johan in 1996. That same year the band put out their eponymous début album. In total, Johan recorded four studio albums of melodic, crafty, Beatle-esque guitar pop with English lyrics. All four of Johan's albums were welcomed with overwhelming praise from the Dutch music press and are generally regarded as some of the best in Dutch pop/rock history.
It normally took Johan notoriously long to come up with a new album: after the self-titled Johan (1996) fans had to wait five years for Pergola to be released (2001). 2006 (another five years later) saw the release of THX JHN. The fourth and ultimate album, entitled 4, was released in 2009, the year of their break-up announcement and last tour.
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