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My First Steps In Music, Leo began as a guitar-player in 1959 (14 years old)with the indorock group the Real Rhythm Teens,in 1960 He started A professional career as a member of the Twangies and played for several years in Germany,The same clubs where The Beatles started,He Was (16 years old)when he played on this tape(F.B.I.)(guitar white leather hofner with whammy bar)In 2005 jan Patty found this tape 45 years after recording,Leo is very glad that this unique document was saved by the brothers Jan and Sam Patty (From Molukse Origin.(Indorock).
Leo & Dihl Bennink have a long musical history behind them,both were members of two famous Dutch groups in the sixties Dihl(Tee Set) Leo(The Motions)in 1996 they got the idea to join together and started the legendary guitar group The Black Albinos with Hoss on fenderbass, It makes this band a true time capsule of one of the best guitar talents/bands in this world around.
Leo began as a guitar-player in 1959 with the Indo-Rock groups THE REAL RHYTHM TEENS and THE ROCKING SENSATION BOYS. In 1962 (17 years old) he started a professional career as a member of THE TWANGIES and he played for several years in Western Germany. His last contract in Germany was with THE REBELS, in which he met drummer Leo Kappé. Back in Holland he played guitar in such guitar-groups as RENE & ALLIGATORS, THE SPECIALS, THE SPECIAL FIVE and THE BLACK ALBINO'S. With THE SPECIAL FIVE he recorded Silly Silly and it's his most remembered instrumental. At that time Leo also was the first guitarist in Holland, who could play all the Mosrite stuff from Nokie Edwards. In 1966 his career got a lift when he was a member of Dutch beat groups as THE JAY JAYS and THE MOTIONS. For THE JAY JAYS LP he also recorded Cruncher (from Ventures LP Surfing). With THE MOTIONS he toured all over Europe and even did concerts is the USA together with ERIC BURDON, FRANK ZAPPA, ALICE COOPER and THE MONKEES. In 1991 he was a member of the 'new' JUMPING JEWELS and a single was recorded for CNR with Hot Samba (written by Leo Bennink) and Dakota. Also released in Japan on CD (Sound Of Euro Instro/ CENTURY) together with a third track Africa. Leo is a real Strat-man, but in the mid-sixties he used his own build guitar 'Maserati' with 6 pick-ups and silver scratchplate. Since 6 years has Bennink a musicschool at home and he's teaching guitar, bass and keyboard and he's also producing modern r&b with new talents.