If he was still alive, on Saturday 12th November Arnhem’s famous poet Johnny van Doorn (aka Johnny the Self-kicker’, 1944–1991) would have celebrated his 65th birthday.
To mark this day a new biography about Johnny van Doorn is published and a special event is being held between 2 and 4 pm in bookshop Ongerijmd in Arnhem.
Rumour has it that in the presence of Johnny’s widow Yvonne, Johnny will be brought to live on the central city square named after him.
Intrigued? You can hear Johnny’s original version of A Magistrale Stralende Zon or if you are in the neighbourhood make sure your are go the Johnny van Doornplein on Saturday at 2pm to hear our author Arnold Jansen op de Haar bring the poet to life.