Henk was born on June 13th 1946 in 'Stadskanaal', a smal town in Groningen, The Netherlands. He was the son of a french woman and a Canadian Allied soldier. Fifty years later his Canadian dad is found, but he past away in 1994 in his last livingtown Vancouver. Henk was on a young age very busy with the music, on his 14th birthday he got an guitar from his mother. With this instrument followed some gitarlessons, but his teacher told him he had to leave his guitar at home. He had to learn how to read notes before he could play the guitar.