Dick van Riper

Dick van Riper
Dick van Riper
Dick van Riper
Dick van Riper

Dick Van Riper  was a very popular guitarist in the late 50s and early 60s and one of the few guys with a Fender Stratocaster. He worked extensively with  Len Sharland , the German Harmony Band, as well as many other combinations of players. Behind him, in the upper rather grainy photo, is the bass drum of his younger brother Doug with the logo ” Renegades” and this dates the picture to about 1962. The other picture is much cleaner and  somewhat later. (Also see John Fyke)

Harmony Band
Harmony Band

This is a photo of the Harmony Band with Dick van Riper on guitar. The band has been around and active for over 50 years with numerous players having worked under the name. This would be one of the original line ups . L to R…Eric Petke (accordion)….Leo Bouman (trumpet)….Oli Cunall (drums)…Flours Bouman(trumpet)…Dick van Riper (guitar).