GRUPA220was formed in 1966, in Zagreb, Croatia (ex-Yugoslavia) with members of bands "Ehosi" and "Jutarnje zvijezde". They had their first gig in october the same year. In december they record their first song "Osmijeh" which becomes a big hit right away. Very soon they become one of the most popular bands in former Yugoslavia. Long hairs and "flower power" clothes attracted lot of young people. Flowers were the tickets for their concerts. In 1967 and 1968 Drago Mlinarec (vocal and guitar) composed music for two films "Protest" and "Tri sata ljubavi". They take part in "Zagreb 68" and "Split 68" festivals, and also first "Pop festival" in Zagreb. Grupa 220 released the first rock long play record in ex-Yugoslavia "Naši dani". They played as support band on the concerts of Marmelade, Status Quo and Mungo Jerry when they were touring ex Yugoslavia 1968. 1971 Drago Mlinarec leaves the band…
KAMELEONI started in 1965 in Koper, Slovenia (ex-Yugoslavia). Same year they had their first gig. 1966 they share first price of Championship of Yugoslav bands together with Roboti. Their song "Sjaj izgubljene ljubavi" becomes very popular and they tour whole ex Yugoslavia. They also play often in Austria and Italy. They also played in famous Piper club in Rome. In 1968 they have some members changes and they make music for film "Sončni krik". They split up 1969 but they have reunion concert in 1981 when they make their first long play record. They are still active and few years ago they released album with new songs. Personally, Kameleoni are one of my favorite 60s bands. I can compare them with The Byrds - they have those nice lazy feeling in their music, beautiful vocals and magical jingle sound of guitar. Kameleoni were influenced by early folk punk sound - not only The Byrds but also Love. I like their cover versions of "Dedicated to the One I Love",…
O'HARA was a vocal and instrumental band from Zagreb, Croatia (ex-Yugoslavia), which has worked since 1965 to 1967. Most of the band members formed the guys from a Technical School in Zagreb. The band was established in 1965 by Edvin Haramina (drums), Miljenko Ljubić (bass), Rajko Boltižar (lead guitar), Frano Parać (keyboards) and singer Marcela Munger. O'Hara began performing at the dance club in the local community. In 1967 band left Rajko Boltižar, briefly replaced by Goran Ivas, then Krešimir Ivić. After that band left singer Marcela Munger, and in its place hops Josipa Lisac. It is the golden age of band O'Hara. After that band O'Hara falls apart and Frane Parać and Josipa Lisac goes to the "Zlatni akordi". (from wikipedia)
ŽETEOCI was founded in Zagreb, Croatia (ex-Yugoslavia) in 1965 by students of Catholic university: Mijo Gabrić (drums, vocal), Mijo Bergovec (keyboards, vocal), Mato Dukić (vocal, bass guitar) and Valent Bogadi (guitar, vocal). In 1969 they recorded LP "To nije tajna", one of the first Lp's in ex-Yugoslavia. Album produced by Pero Gotovac. They split up in 1971.
CRNIBISERI was formed in Beograd, Serbia (ex-Yugoslavia) in 1963. They took the name from famous Yugoslav 50s movie about young deliquents. In 60s they played beat/60s punk/rhythm & blues. They were winners of the festival "Gitarijada 1967". They also appeared in movies: "Kad budem mrtav i beo" and "Višnja na Tašmajdanu". They recorded many songs that were used for radio and TV only - some are really great 60s punk killers. They also toured Malta, Morocco, Tunisia... They split up in 1980.
BEZIMENI started in Zagreb, Croatia (ex-Yugoslavia) in 1961. Band founded by Janko Mlinarić Truli (bass and vocal) with Slaven Rački (guitar), Željko Margetić Marga (guitar), Petko Kantardžijev Mlinac (keyboards), Mahmut Ismailovski (saxophones) and Radovan Krajnović Braco (drums and vocal). They split in 1964.
DETLIĆI were the first electric rock band from Novi Sad, Serbia (ex-Yugoslavia). In 1964 they recorded a few songs for Radio Novi Sad. They formed by brothers Bahun (Perica-guitar, Toma-bass), with his friends Ivan Ramać (rhythm guitar) and Deže Majoroš (drums). They split in 1965.
DOGOVORIZ 1804 were an progressive rock group from Beograd, Serbia (ex-Yugoslavia). In late sixties group founded by Nebojša Ignjatović (vocal, guitar). Robert Nemeček (bass, flute, vocal), Saša Forenbaher (table), Predrag Simić (sitar), Dejan Vasiljević (vocal, flute), Aleksandar Stojić (vocal), and Stevan Milutinović (drums). They recorded only four songs and they split up in early 70s.