Foto: Dinant & Andy, Huize Tielman, Ryswyk, 2011
Andy Tielman, (born 1936 in Makassar Celebes (Now: Sulawesi) in the Dutch East Indies (Now: Indonesia) and died 2011 in Rijswijk, The Netherlands), is a famous and influential Indo (Eurasian) artist. Nicknamed the ‘Godfather of Indorock’ he is the iconic frontman of the music style called Indorock and is considered one of the main frontrunners of Dutch Pop music.
Andy Tielman is known for his wide vocal range (5 octaves) and virtuoso guitar playing as well as his spectacular showmanship. During Andy Tielman's heyday in the 50's and 60's his band was hailed as the best live act in Europe, cashing in the highest wages for live bands of the time. In 2005 he was awarded a Royal decoration in the Order of Orange Nassau.
Jan Akkerman, Dutch guitar hero, on his Facebook page: "My good friend and teacher in my younger yrs was Andy Tielman. Andy just died at the age of 75. He inspired me in many ways, long bfore Hendrix,Beatles or.... but even more by using the Les Paul the way he does. Andy R.I.P. Jan"