He’s been creating Cult TV for Salto for over thirty years, interviewing world music heroes and putting the tough city behind people’s front doors on the map: Evert-jan Vonk. The creator died at the age of 71. Today his supporters remember him at the Malo Milo Blues Café: “The new generation can learn from him.”
The “Amsterdam Giant”, as many knew him, was known for his sense of humor and good stories. These points also appeared in Maloe Melo. “Evert Jean was a great person and I really looked up to him,” said one attendee. “A wonderful person, and he was very important to the city of Amsterdam.”
National and international stars
Funk asked questions to many of Cult TV’s big names. “Interviews with Chet Baker, Herman Brod, Screamin’ Jay Hawkins. You name them, he’s interviewed them all.” But as a show maker he not only got to see the stars in front of the lens, he was also no stranger to the stars of the international music world in his career as a photographer.
At the request of his family and friends, everyone was welcomed to the Blues Café to pay their last respects. That call was heard and Maloe Melo was quite full this afternoon. “He was the biggest whiner in Amsterdam, but he was also the nicest.” Funk waved goodbye with an honor guard after the ceremony.
In consultation with his family and friends, it was also decided to continue his TV show Cult in Salto.