Elvis J. Kurtović

Mirko Srdić (born 26 February 1962), better known by his stage name Elvis J. Kurtović, is a Bosnian rock and roll musician, actor, comedian, and music editor. He is most notable as the bandleader and co-founder of the Yugoslav punk rock band Elvis J. Kurtović & His Meteors.[1] He was one of the founders of the New Primitivism movement in his hometown Sarajevo.[2][3] As an actor, he has been featured in the Top lista nadrealista and the Nadreality Show.

Elvis J. Kurtović
Born
Mirko Srdić

(1962-02-26) 26 February 1962 (age 59)
NationalityBosnian
Education2nd Sarajevo Gymnasium
Alma materUniversity of Sarajevo
Occupation
  • singer
  • songwriter
  • composer
  • actor
  • music editor
Years active1981–present
Musical career
Genres
InstrumentsVocals
Labels
Associated acts

CareerEdit

Kurtović was born in Sarajevo, SR Bosnia and Herzegovina, SFR Yugoslavia (present-day Bosnia and Herzegovina) where he finished elementary school and the 2nd Sarajevo Gymnasium. He earned his degree in civil engineering from the University of Sarajevo.

In 1981, Kurtović with Dražen Janković and Sejo Sexon established a punk rock band Elvis J. Kurtović & His Meteors. He has contributed on all Elvis J. Kurtović & His Meteors releases; Mitovi i legende o kralju Elvisu (1984), Da bog da crk'o rok'n'rol (1985), and The Wonderful World of Private Business (1988).[1]

In 1996, Kurtović accompanied Sejo Sexon, Predrag Bobić, and Samir Ćeramida, with whom he restarted the band Zabranjeno Pušenje, disbanded in the early 1990s.[4] He performed on their two studio albums; Fildžan viška (1997) and Agent tajne sile (1999).

DiscographyEdit

Elvis J. Kurtović & His Meteors

  • Mitovi i legende o kralju Elvisu (1984)
  • Da bog da crk'o rok'n'rol (1985)
  • The Wonderful World of Private Business (1988)

Zabranjeno pušenje

FilmographyEdit

Year Title Role Notes
1989–1991 Top lista nadrealista (TV Series) Guest roles Seasons 2
1999 Temni angeli usode
2002 On Our Own Vesna Interpol policeman
2007 Nadreality Show (TV Series) Also screenwriter
2019 Crno-bijeli svijet (TV Series) SDB Agent

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Elvis J. Kurtovich". fil.bg.ac.rs (in Serbian). Retrieved 16 December 2019.
  2. ^ "Elvis J. Kurtović: Pokušavam ženama da otvorim oči, jer su u duši jako dobre". interview.ba (in Bosnian). Retrieved 17 December 2019.
  3. ^ "Gdje su, šta rade i kako danas izgledaju svi momci koji su činili Top Listu Nadrealista". novi.ba (in Bosnian). Retrieved 19 December 2019.
  4. ^ "Kako je i kad nastalo Zabranjeno Pušenje?". jabuka.tv (in Bosnian). Retrieved 16 December 2019.

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