Dutch Rocky Torres (Born 22 June) best known as Dutch Franklin, is an Italian American Spanish born Artist, Songwriter, Composer and Executive. He is one of the founders of the 70/30 Music Group Inc.
The New York City Years
Dutch became interested in music since he was 6 years of age, his grandfather Michael Angelo purchased him his first set of live drums for his 7th Birthday as a gift. Dutch was born in New York City, NY He was raised by his grandparents in Madrid, Spain and the beautiful Island of Puerto Rico until he was 9 years old where he learned to speak Spanish and Italian. Dutch and his grandparents returned to New York City where Dutch then learned to speak English, at the same time he took up piano lessons provided to him by his grandmother Margarita, by retaining a Piano instructor in the local neighborhood in Manhattan. His Grandfather (Michael) worked and owned an Auto Body Shop located in N.Y. and his Grandmother worked as a perfume girl at Macy’s department store located in mid-town Manhattan.
Dutch has always been very shy in the camera’s eye and is a very reclusive recording artist, allowing very few interviews. On his spare time, Dutch loves to paint, collects Lladro figurines from Spain and works on his small private collection of sports cars.
Dutch soon after picked up his first drum machine the Roland TR-707. Dutch’s first keyboard was the Yamaha DX7II. Such artists as Dépêche Mode, The Smiths, David Bowie, Freddy Mercury influenced Dutch, to what he has become today,” Pure Musical Suicide Genius” – Rolling Stone Magazine
Dutch Franklin frequently attends many modeling runway shows in Asia, Europe and America. It has been rumored that he even dated a few runway models, and even married a young beautiful woman at one point but he has never admitted to such accounts and has dismissed them entirely.
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