Tuesday, August 8, died the founder and the permanent head of the ensemble «Jolly fellows», the people’s artist of Russia, composer, Director and teacher Pavel Slobodkin.
At the time of the death of Pavel Yakovlevich Slobodkina was 72 years old.
Slobodkin was born in Moscow on 9 may 1945. In the early ‘ 60s, worked at Mosconcert conductor and music Director of the orchestra.
In 1966, Slobodkin has created one of the first Soviet vocal-instrumental ensemble dubbed «Jolly fellows».
In 1974, when the ensemble «Jolly fellows» was extremely popular in the USSR and abroad, Slobodkin was invited in VIA a young Alla Pugacheva, who the next year received the Grand Prix at the contest «Golden Orpheus» in Bulgaria with the song «Arlekino». Processed and arranged the song Pavel Slobodkin.
In 1988, the «gay guys» was awarded the status of musical theatre, and Slobodkin became the honored artist of the RSFSR. In 2012, Slobodkin was elected academician of the International Academy of theatre in April 2015 by the decree of the President of Russia he was awarded the medal of Honor.