This is the famous photo they talked about with (Dutch guitarist) Eddy Cristiani (with the spectacles) in the radio interview after the Gala of the Harps; he gave it to me afterwards.
It was taken during one of the first hi-fi shows in Holland for the Dynacord company, they’d already developed a 4-way sound system and I’d just obtained my Gretsch “White Falcon”, not shown on this picture yet.
Eddy and I were the first guitarists who had a Gretsch, his was a dark brown “Country Gentleman”.
The photo was made at the Kerkelanden industrial terrain in Hilversum, Holland. I think it was around the year 1961 or 62.
I’ve always been a fan of Eddy (the Dutch E.C.), he’s 86 years old now and still plays at senior homes all over The Netherlands.
What a fine chap and a great human being he is, I’ve learned a lot from him, he always stayed a gentleman.
An homage to Eddy.
Jan on his White Falcon in his days with The Hunters
Translation: Irene Heinicke