ZLATNI DEČACI - Najbolje godine (1966-1967)



































ZLATNI DEČACI were formed in 1962, in Beograd, Serbia (ex-Yugoslavia). Their first name was The Tigers but advised by Nikola Karaklajić (famous Yugoslav international chess player and journalist) they change it into Zlatni dečaci. In the beginning they played on parties. Beat music was taboo in early 60s for many radio programs. So, they made beat covers of four classical music parts just to be played on radio. Their friend and big fan Nikola Karaklajić brought those recordings to Holland. Record company "Fontana" puti it out as 7"EP of Golden Boys. Next year the same record comes out in Yugoslavia. Very soon they become popular and their next single is sold out in 100000 copies. In 1966 they are going as young chess players to England with their big fan Nikola (as chess players they didn't have many problems to get visa's for U.K.) and there they played a few gigs mixing famous beat and Yugoslav folk covers. After that they recorded one of the best selling 60s records in Yugoslavia together with famous singer Miki Jevremović. "18 žutih ruža" EP was sold out in 200000 copies. On that EP they covered "The House Of The Rising Sun". They split up in 1967 after "Beogradsko proleće" festival. (from jugobeat.com)

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