Wednesday, 25 January 2012

74 года со дня рождения Владимира Высоцкого - Vladimir Vysotsky 74th Birthday

Google Doodle Russia, today (January 25, 2012) come with a theme 74 года со дня рождения Владимира Высоцкого or Vladimir Vysotsky 74th Birthday.
The google logo, the letter "O" looks photo holding the guitar Vladimir Vysotsky, the letter "O" second look LPs. In the letter "L" there appear images guitar.

Who is Vladimir Vysotsky?
Vladimir Semyonovich Vysotsky (Russian: Влади́мир Семёнович Высо́цкий, Vladimir Semyonovich Vysotskij) (25 January 1938 – 25 July 1980) was a Soviet singer, songwriter, poet, and actor whose career had an immense and enduring effect on Russian culture. He became widely known for his unique singing style and for his lyrics, which featured social and political commentary in often humorous street jargon. He was also a prominent stage and screen actor. Though his work was largely ignored by the official Soviet cultural establishment, he achieved remarkable fame during his lifetime, and to this day exerts significant influence on many of Russia's popular musicians and actors who wish to emulate his iconic status. Vladimir Vysotsky had many talents and is often described by the word "bard" (бард). This word had a special meaning in the Soviet Union. Vysotsky was never happy about this. He thought of himself as an actor and writer.

Vladimir Vysotsky's museum in Moscow

Biography of Vladimir Vysotsky

Born                 25 January 1938 (1938-01-25)
Origin               Moscow, Soviet Union
Died                 25 July 1980 (1980-07-25) (aged 42)
Genres              Bard
                        Russian chanson
Occupations     Singer, bard, songwriter, actor
Instruments       Seven-string guitar, vocals
Years active     1959–1980

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