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 Eduard Khil


Born:   4 September 1934
Deceased:   4 June 2012

Russian Singer

      

Eduard Khil was born on September 4, 1934 in Smolensk. Eduard’s childhood, which fell on the period of World War Two, was real hard: he lived in an orphan asylum. When he was nine years old, he twice tried together with his friend to escape to the frontline, but both times the boys were caught and brought back. Eduard reunited with his parents when Smolensk was released from the German occupation. Due to starvation in that period the boy became dystrophic and it was only with the help of his grandmother that Eduard managed to recover.

In 1949 he entered the Leningrad Printing Technical School and then worked at an offset printing plant. At the same time Eduard took an active part in amateur performances. In 1960 he graduated from N.A.Rimsky-Korsakov Leningrad State Conservatory. In the early 1960s Eduard Khil took the stage as a soloist of Lenkontsert and soon became one of the most favourite and popular singers.

He stood out with his high culture of performing songs, and a peculiar singing style. Eduard Khil is a repeated winner of international and all-Soviet Union competitions.

In 1991-1994 he held a contract as an invited singer in the well-known Parisian cabaret “Rasputin”. Later he actively toured around Russia and the CIS countries with the concert program “Eduard Khil and the Sons”. Eduard Khil is also the soloist-vocalist of the philharmonic organization Petersburg Concert.

In 2010 Eduard Khil suddenly and swiftly became famous on the Internet with his 40-year-old song. One of Khil's major smash hits - the heart-felt song without words but with a long title - ‘I am very happy, after all I am finally coming back home” - became a true Internet sensation. More than one and a half million people watched hit video within a week, over 40 years after its first record. Thus Eduard Khil unexpectedly became especially popular among Americans.

Eduard Khil died in St. Petersburg on June 4, 2012, from the complications of a stroke. His fans worldwide sent their tributes to the wonderful performer.

 


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