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Jan Bechtum

Jan Bechtum

Real/full name:
Jan Bechtum
59 (born Jun 15th, 1958)
Place of origin:
Netherlands (Spijkenisse)


Bechtum was the first lead guitarist of Picture. He was influenced by Deep Purple, (mainly Ritchie Blackmore), Yes and Genesis.


In 1979 after having played in a few local bands, he got involved with Picture and was responsible for writing most of the songs for their first 3 albums. He left the band for personal reasons in 1983, right after their tour in Israel.

In 1992 and 1993, he performed in the gospel rock band Changed where he played with drummer Mark Maas. When that band stopped in 1993, Jan and Mark decided to try ...

Diamond Dreamer



Guitars (1979-1983, 1996-1999, 2007-2009, 2016-present)

1980 Picture Guitars
1980 Bombers / Dirty Street Fighter (Single) Guitars
1981 Unemployed / Out of Time (Single) Guitars
1981 Heavy Metal Ears Guitars, Vocals (backing)
1982 Diamond Dreamer Guitars
2008 Live 2008 (Live album) Guitars
2009 Old Dogs New Tricks Guitars


1981 Heavy Metal Ears Producer
1982 Diamond Dreamer Producer
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