Ad Visser in 2011
Ad Visser (born 28 April 1947, in Amsterdam) is a Dutch VJ, presenter, writer, and music artist.
Career in the music industry
In 1965, Visser performed with his avant-garde pop trio Blurp on AVRO television.
He presented the AVRO programmes Superclean Dreammachine (1968–1980) and TopPop (1970–1985).
In 1982, he wrote a science-fiction novel called Sobriëtas and released an accompanying record as a multimedia project. The album was released in 18 countries and the single from the album, "Giddyap a Gogo", which Visser recorded with Daniel Sahuleka, reached the Dutch Top 40, which resulted in Visser's only appearance as an artist in his own Toppop programme.
- Het Geheim van de Wonderbaarlijke Kubus (Mamicha Music, 1981)
- Sobriëtas (CBS, 1982)
- Adventure (CBS, 1983)
- Hi-tec Heroes (Vertigo, 1987)
- Ad Visser's Brainsessions (Arcade, 1995)
- Ad Visser's Brainsessions, Vol. 2 (Arcade, 1997)
- Ad Visser's Kamasutra Experience (Universal, 1999)
- Ad Visser: Strange days. Muzikale avonturen in de 60's en 70's. Baarn, Marmer, 2015. ISBN 978-94-6068-215-5
- Ad Visser: De parade van de hemelse tragedie. De langste song ter wereld. Vianen, The House of Books, 2005. ISBN 90-443-1292-8
- Ad Visser: Sobriëtas. Amsterdam, Meulenhoff, 1982. ISBN 90-290-2261-2 (German translation by Hildegard Höhr, München, Heyne, 1989) ISBN 3-453-03480-5
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