Will Theunissen

Will Theunissen (30 June 1954 – 1 May 2020) was a Dutch guitarist.[1] Born in Nijmegen, Netherlands, Theunissen was the founder of the jazz rock band Elevator from Nijmegen, which was active in the 1970s.

Will Theunissen
Theunissen in 1983
Theunissen in 1983
Background information
Born(1954-06-30)30 June 1954
Nijmegen, Netherlands
Died1 May 2020(2020-05-01) (aged 65)
GenresJazz rock

With Frank Boeijen he formed the Frank Boeijen Groep, becoming notable in the 1980s. Their first performance was on 3 November 1979 at Doornroosje, a youth center in Nijmegen. Success started with the album 1001 Hotel (1983) and the hit Linda [nl]. The songs "Doe Iets", "Zwart Wit". and "1.000.000 Sterren" from the album Kontakt (1984), reached the Dutch Top 40.[2]

Theunissen died in Tiel, Netherlands, on 1 May 2020, at the age of 65.[1]


  • Frank Boeijen Groep (1981)
  • Twee (1982)
  • 1001 Hotel (1983)
  • Kontakt (1984)


  1. ^ a b "Gitarist Will Theunissen (65) overleden". Omroep Gelderland (in Dutch). Retrieved 2020-05-03.
  2. ^ "Corona dreigt uitvaart gitarist Will Theunissen te verpesten: 'Dat is toch een drama'". Omroep Gelderland (in Dutch). Retrieved 2020-05-03.

External linksEdit