The founder of the rock band Perkons Kulakov, twice banned in the USSR, has died

The founder of the rock band Perkons Kulakov, twice banned in the USSR, has died



Radio Latvia reported on its website about the death of the Latvian composer, multi-instrumentalist and founder of one of the most scandalous rock bands in the USSR, Perkons, Yuri Kulakov.

Musician Yuri Sejans told Latvian journalists about Kulakov’s death. However, he did not mention the causes of death of his 64-year-old colleague.

Yuri Kulakov first played in the group Menuets, then founded the group Arka, and in 1981 he assembled a star band called Perkons.

In Latvia, this group is considered a symbol of the struggle for independence. The musicians wrote songs based on texts by famous Latvian authors and were distinguished by noisy behavior, which was unusual for Soviet musical groups. It is worth noting that Perkons were one of the first in the USSR to use pyrotechnics at their concerts. Over the years of its existence, the group was banned twice, and its albums were recorded at home and distributed illegally.



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