Influential Slovak musician, Pavol Zelenay, dies at 96

Influential Slovak musician, Pavol Zelenay, dies at 96

Composer, musician, arranger, journalist and documentarian Pavol Zelenay died on Monday July 8 at the age of 96. In 1950 Zelenay recorded his first song in the Slovak Radio building, where he was the head of the popular music department between 1967 and 1984. He also played a crucial role in providing a platform for new bands and starting musicians. He was the producer of the first Slovak rock album Zvonky zvoňte by the band Prúdy. Zelenay received numerous awards during his lifetime. He was inducted into the Slovak Popular Music Hall of Fame in 2008 and received the Gejza Dusík Award in 2018 for his significant contributions to music and journalism.

Listen to the tribute to our long time colleague at Slovak Radio Pavol Zelenay by Martina Šimkovičová Greňová:

Tribute to Pavol Zelenay Máte problém s prehrávaním? Nahláste nám chybu v prehrávači.

Patrícia Polakovičová, Photo: TASR

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