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Focus (band)
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Alternative Name Trio Thijs van Leer
Thijs van Leer and the Rebaptised
Focus
Group Members Thijs van Leer
Pierre van der Linden
Menno Gootjes
Udo Pannekeet
Past Group Members See Personnel
Music Genre (Text) Progressive rock
instrumental rock
jazz fusion
hard rock
Origin Amsterdam, Netherlands
Year(s) Active 1969–1978
1985
1990
1999
2002–present
Record Label Imperial
Sire
Atco
IRS
EMI
Vertigo
Musea
Red Bullet
Eastworld
Cherry Red
In and Out of Focus
Official Websites focustheband.com
Associated Acts Trio Thijs van Leer
Brainbox
Conxi
Van Leer
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Focus are a Dutch rock band formed in Amsterdam in 1969 by keyboardist, vocalist, and flautist Thijs van Leer. The band have undergone numerous formations in its history; since December 2016 it has comprised van Leer, drummer Pierre van der Linden, guitarist Menno Gootjes, and bassist Udo Pannekeet. Other important members include guitarist Jan Akkerman and bassist Bert Ruiter. They have sold one million RIAA-certified albums in the United States.

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132 Songs »
RankTitleYear*
- Father Bacchus 2012
- Focus 10 2012
- Victoria 2012
- Amok in Kindergarten 2012
- All Hens on Deck 2012
- Birds Come Fly Over (Le Tango) 2012
- Hoeratio 2012
- Talk of the Clown 2012
- Message Magique 2012
- Crossroads 2012
* Approximate (assumes song was released same year as the album it was first released on)

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