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    (1969- )
    Formed in the Netherlands
    Members in 1970:
    Thijs van Leer (keyboards, flute)
    Jan Akkerman (guitar)
    Cyril Havermans (bass)
    Pierre van der Linden (drums)
    Recorded the hit single 'Hocus Pocus' (1973)
    Recorded albums 'In and Out of Focus' (1971), 'Moving Waves'(1971), 'Focus III' (1972), 'Hamburger Concerto' (1974), 'Mother Focus' (1975),'Ship of Memories' (1978), 'Focus 8' (2001) and 'Focus 9' (2006)
    They were a one-hit wonder in the US.
    'Hocus Pocus' by Focus was a tongue-twister for DJs introducing their hit.
    'Hocus Pocus' featured flutes and yodeling.
    When van Leer reformed Focus, he hired the members of a Focus tribute band.
    They fused elements of rock, jazz and classical music.
    They were the first Dutch band to place an album in the Top 10 of the US charts.
    Van Leer said of 'Hocus Pocus,' 'We wanted it humorous because of the great lack of humor in rock music.'

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