Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Israeli Musicians Shalom Hanoch

Shalom Hanoch (born September 1, 1946) is an Israeli rock singer, musician, lyricist and composer.

He is considered to be the father of Israeli rock and the most important artist of that area. His works have profoundly influenced Israeli rock and modern Israeli music. His collaboration with Arik Einstein produced some of the first Israeli rock albums. He is called the king of Israeli rock.

Shalom Hanoch was born in Kibbutz Mishmarot. As a child his musical talent was known in the kibbutz, and until he discovered Rock music, he listened to a wide variety of genres (from Classical, through Russian folk music, Gospel, and Blues).

After getting his first Jazz guitar when he was around 12 years old, Hanoch began composing his own songs. By the age of 14 he had completed his first song – Laila (Night). Along with another member of the Kibbutz, Meir Ariel, he wrote more songs, and joined the Kibbutz's band – HaMishmaron. Songs from that time include Agadat Deshe (Grass Legend), Nisa LaYam (We'll Go To The Beach), Risim (Eyelashes) and Yom Acharon (Last Day). At 16, he took acting classes at Beit Tzvi arts school.

Although at that point he was more interesting in acting than in creating music, Hanoch was recruited by the Nahal army troupe when he turned 18, and wrote a few songs for the troupe while in the service. He was demobilized in 1968, but not before he had participated in a recording of the best-of album made of re-recorded versions to 1950s and 1960s hits by the troupe called Kol HaKavod LaNahal (Well Done, Nahal). In this album Hanoch sang Mitria Bishnaim along with the troupe's star, Shula Chen. The two were mentioned on the cover, an innovation for army band recordings.

Source - wikipedia

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