Viktor Robertovich Tsoi (June 21, 1962, Leningrad – August 15, 1990, near the village of Kesterciems, Latvian SSR) – Soviet rock musician, songwriter and artist. The founder and leader of the rock band “Cinema”, in which he sang, played the guitar, wrote music and poetry. He starred in several films.
Victor Tsoi is a legendary figure in Russian rock. June 21, he could celebrate his next birthday, but fate decreed otherwise. Nevertheless, we offer you a selection of interesting facts about the musician: you undoubtedly know something, forgot something, you will be interested to know something else … So turn on the Cinema and enjoy. Continue reading
In the early 70’s there was a crisis of the rock scene. Rock turned into a shop in the shop of exotic goods with a showcase in the whole wall. Rock is becoming more and more commercial music, there is a complete departure from the spiritual roots of rock, born and created for rebellion.
The new generation, which replaced the generation of the 60s, required its own self-expression, which denied the current state of things.
By the mid-70s, there was a need for the emergence of something new – rebellious and protesting. That was punk. Continue reading
Ugly, vicious, destructive “- such epithets awarded white America a new musical style – rock and roll. But subsequent decades have shown that this trend, rooted deep in history, is not a passing fashion, but the musical culture of several generations.
The rock and roll style, which absorbed elements of both European and African culture, could appear only in America. Immigrants from different countries of Europe, who poured into the New World in the XVII-XVIII centuries, brought with them not only their music, but also their instruments. Slaves imported from Africa retained their musical traditions, but in view of the ban on playing national instruments, they had to be content with singing and dancing. Continue reading