Cesar Zuiderwijk

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Cesar Zuiderwijk
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Zuiderwijk in 2008
Background information
Birth name Cornelis Johannes Zuiderwijk
Born (1948-07-18) 18 July 1948 (age 70)
The Hague, Netherlands
Genres Rock
Occupation(s) Drummer
Instruments Drums
Years active 1970–present
Labels Polydor Records
Associated acts Golden Earring

Cornelis Johannes "Cesar" Zuiderwijk, (born 18 July 1948, The Hague, Netherlands) is a Dutch drummer. He is best known as the drummer of the Dutch rock band, Golden Earring, a position he has held since 1970.[1]


When Zuiderwijk was twelve he started playing the guitar, but switched to drums two years later. He has been a drummer in a number of bands; his high school band René & His Alligators, plus Hu & The Hilltops and Livin' Blues.

He was asked to replace Golden Earring drummer Sieb Warner in 1970. Apart from two incidental`line-ups of five (with Robert Jan Stips and later Eelco Gelling), Golden Earring has consisted of the same four friends (Zuiderwijk, George Kooymans, Barry Hay and Rinus Gerritsen). Zuiderwijk is known to add a drum solo to each performance, which he concluded by launching himself over his drum kit.

In September 1992, Zuiderwijk and his Golden Earring bandmates joined at least a thousand other drummers to play "Radar Love" on the Maasvlakte in Rotterdam. In 1999 he was invited by War Child to teach children in the Bosnian town Mostar, to play drums. In 2000 he went on tour with Percossa Percussion as members of Golden Earring took a year off. The theatre show "Alle gekheid met een stokje" consisted of sketches, drum escapades and stories.

In 2014, Zuiderwijk was asked by Veronica DJ Silvan Stoet to attend the Spring Rhythm Event organized by the DJ and the dutch Longfonds organization.


  1. "GOLDEN EARRING". Retrieved 22 February 2010.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>

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