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Čolić, Zdravko Čolalocked

  • Vesna Mikić

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(b Sarajevo, May 30, 1951). Serbian pop singer, living in Belgrade. Although in his sixties, Zdravko Čolić remains the biggest star, maybe the only superstar pop singer of the West Balkans region. His combination of the perfect singing technique, a powerful voice, and a great (boyish) look, as well as the luck of launching a career in the moment where the institutional and media infrastructure of the music business of former Yugoslavia were at their peaks, made him a star of unprecedented scope in the popular music history of the region. This is reflected not only in the high-selling figures of his albums, but also in the fact that he was the first (pop) singer ever to sing at the largest Belgrade stadium in front of 30,000 people (tour ‘Putujući zemljotres’ [Travelling Earthquake], ...

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