Above:  ‘Lava’ (1970) with Udo Borchert (drums), Dirk Möller (bass), Chris (guitar) at Burg Blankenstein.

Below:  ‘Backwater Bluesband’ (1974) with Jörg Zierleyn (piano), H.W.Jecker (drums), Thomas Jauer (bass/vocals), Chris (guitar).

Chris’ first band ‘Lava’ with Dirk Möller (bass) and Udo Borchert (drums) in Blankenstein, Germany (1970).

Above:  Chris (1974)

Above:  Chris with ‘Backwater Bluesband’ (1975).

Left:  ‘Chris Beckers & Friends’ (1978) with Mike Hermann (bass), Dev Ballin (keyboards), Jan Lekatompessi (vocals), Rokko Niedziela (drums), Chris (guitar) and Klaus Bernatzki (sax) on the roof of a rehearsal bunker in Bochum (Germany).

 

Below:  ‘Chris Beckers & Friends’ (1979) with Carwin Gijsing (piano), Jurre Haanstra (drums), Rein Schippers (upright bass), Chris (guitar) on a sunday morning gig in Nordhorn (Germany).

Above:  Leo v.d. Giesen (bass), Chris (guitar) in Germany (1978).

 

Below:  ‘Chris Beckers & Friends’ at Jazz-Club Minden (Germany) with Essiet Okon Essiet (bass), Henk Zomer (drums), Herman Wolters (piano), Chris (guitar) in 1982.

Right: Essiet Okon Essiet (bass), Chris (guitar), Rene van Helsdingen (piano), Peter Guidi (sax/flute), Don Mumford (drums) on tour somewhere in Germany.

Below left:  Gerry Brown (drums), Wim Dijkgraaf (bass), Chris (guitar) and Herman Wolters (keyboards) outside ‘Soundpush Studio’s’ in Blaricum, Netherlands (1982).

 

Below right:  Jan Schuurman (engineer) and Chris at ‘Soundpush Studio’s’ mixing on the album ‘Nightmoves’ (1982).

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Chris Beckers’ Splash‘ with Herman Wolters (keyboards), Chris (guitar), Charles Schouten (drums) and Wim Dijkgraaf (bass) on tour in 1983.

 

Below:  Chris during the ‘Nightmoves’ tour in 1983.

Left:  Chris in his first own studio in Nordhorn-Brandlecht (Germany) 1985.

Below:  Back from Japanese promotion tour in 1985.

On the left:

Chris, Marcel Serierse (drums) and Marcel Schimscheimer (bass) at the ‘CrisCrazz’ studio (1985).

Right:  Chris and saxophonist Ernie Watts at ‘Entourage Studios’, North Hollywood, Los Angeles for recordings in 1986.

On tour in 1987 with Paulinho Da Costa (percussion), Jan Hollestelle (bass), Roy Dackus (drums), Herman Wolters (keyboards), Johan Vermuyen (saxophone).

Right:  Chris Beckers on tour in Germany in 1989 with Ernie Watts (saxophone), Jasper van’t Hof (keyboards), Herman Wolters (keyboards), Ton Dijkman (drums), Ton Nieuwenhuizen (bass).

Below:  In the ‘Private Room Studio’ in Nordhorn/Germany with Billy Cobham during recording of the album ‘Wild Kindom’ in 1992.

Above: Soulman Jimi Belmartin and Chris in front of the ‘Beau Garage’ studio in Amsterdam in 1999.

‘Messenger Of Truth’ tour with Rene Engel  (drums), Will Maas (keyboards), Chris (guitar), Luluk Purwanto (violin/percussion) and Manuel Hugas (bass) in Bocholt/Germany 2001.

Left:  Jimmy Haslip (bass) and Simon Phillips  (drums) in Simon’s ‘Phantom Recordings’ (Los Angeles) during recordings for ‘Seven Frames Of Mind’ in 2008.

Left:  On the island 2009.

Below:  ‘Seven Frames of Mind’ Tour (2009) with Herman Wolters (keyboards), Marcel Schimscheimer (bass), Marcel Serierse (drums), Chris (guitar).

Right:  ‘Beckers Bros’ – Chris and brother Marcel in Bochum (Germany) at the ‘Fritz Brause’ bunker in 2010.

Above:  Chris with René Creemers (drums), Herman Wolters (keyboards), Gregor Sonnenberg (bass) at Emsdetten Jazz Festival (Germany) in 2011.

Left: Chris with Gregor Sonnenberg (bass) and René Creemers (drums) in Amsterdam in 2011.

Below: René Creemers (drums), Chris, Herman Wolters (keyboards), Phaedra Kwant (bass) in Hattingen  (Germany)  in 2012.

Chris and Efraim Trujillo (tenor sax) at the ‘Beau Garage’ studio during recordings on ‘Navigation’ in 2014.

Below:  Chris, Phaedra Kwant (bass), Jeroen de Rijk (percussion), Herman Wolters (keyboards) and Marcel Serierse (drums) at  the Northsea Jazz Club, Amsterdam (2014).

Above: Marcel Serierse (drums), Chris, Phaedra Kwant (bass), Herman Wolters (keyboards) at ‘Altes Pfandhaus’ in Köln (Germany) 2014.

Right:  Teun Creemers (bass) and Chris at ‘Kulturzentrum Alte Weberei’ in Nordhorn (Germany) 2018.

Below:  Teun Creemers (bass) , René Creemers (drums), Chris and Jeroen de Rijk (percussion) in Nordhorn (Germany) 2018.

Above:  The band with Herman Wolters (keys), René Creemers (drums), Teun Creemers (bass), Jeroen de Rijk (percussion), Chris and camera man Martijn van Beenen performing on a party at  the Beckers house in Amsterdam 2019.

Left:  ‘Grafschafter Bluesnacht’ (Germany, 2020) with Hans La Faille (drums), Feico Nijdam (bass), Ralph de Jongh (vocals/guitar), Herman Wolters (keys) and Chris.