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Marjanović, Đorđelocked

  • Vesna Mikić

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(b Kučevo near Požarevac, Oct 30, 1931). Serbian pop singer. Đorđe Marjanović was the first big popular postwar music star. In the mid-1950s when he began his career, the popular music scene was rather conservative. Serbian popular music of the time was cautiously adopting features of Italian and French popular music, aiming at the creation of unique Yugoslav/Serbian ‘zabavna muzika’ (entertainment music). Marjanović was first to shatter these foundations, in acting and performing the standards in a way no one had before him. He began performing similarly to Western rock musicians, moving freely on and off the stage, taking the microphone with him, jumping and laying down, performing bodily the music that until then had been sung in front of the microphone. Provoking public outbursts, Marjanović soon became a star. His first album, ...

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