Herman Brood Collection

Brood X A fish named Fred

Herman Brood November 1946 - 11 July 2001 was a Dutch musician, painter, actor and poet. As a musician he achieved artistic and commercial success in the 1970S and 1980S, and was called "the greatest and only Dutch rock 'n' roll star". Later in life he started a successful career as a painter.


Known for his hedonistic lifestyle of "sex, drugs and rock 'n' roll, Brood was an enfant terrible and a cultural figure whose suicide by jumping rom a hotel roof, apparently influenced by a failure to kick his drug and alcohol habit strengthened his controversial status; according to a poll organised to celebrate fifty years of Dutch popular music, it was the most significant event in its history.

Herman Brood X A fish named Fred