Herman Brood & His Wild Romance
1964 to 2001
Zwolle, Overijssel, Netherlands
Herman Brood (pronounced "Broat" /bro:t/; Zwolle, November 5, 1946 - Amsterdam, July 11, 2001) was a Dutch musician, painter and media personality. Brood was the Dutch personification of "sex, drugs and rock 'n roll". After playing piano in Cuby + Blizzards and several other bands since 1964, Brood started his own group, Herman Brood & His Wild Romance, in 1977. The band had their first hit single, Saturday Night, in 1978. But even more than his music, it was his outspoken statements in the press about sex and drug use that brought Herman Brood into the public arena in the Netherlands.