Gabrijela "Gabi" Novak (pronounced [ɡâbi nôʋaːk]; born 8 July 1936) is a Croatian pop and jazz singer. A wife of the prominent Croatian singer-songwriter Arsen Dedić, whom she married in 1973, Novak became popular in the 1960s.
8 July 1936
|Associated acts||Arsen Dedić|
Born in Berlin into a family of father Đuro Novak, a Croat from Hvar, and mother Elizabeth Reiman, a German from Berlin, Gabi Novak spent her childhood in her hometown but later she moved to Yugoslavia. Her father was killed in 1945.
Novak was married to the prominent composer Stipica Kalogjera but in 1970, they got divorced. On 30 March 1973, she married Arsen Dedić, a renowned singer-songwriter who also composed many of her songs. The couple had one son Matija, today a renowned jazz pianist.
Gabi Novak is the winner of several Porin awards:
- "Gabi Novak - Menart" (in Croatian). Menart. Retrieved 26 November 2020.
- Premec, Tina (12 April 2014). "GABI I ARSEN VEĆ 40 GODINA SKUPA 'Zaziremo od moderne tehnologije. Arsen mi je priznao da se zna služiti samo portafonom'". Jutarnji list (in Croatian). Retrieved 26 November 2020.
- Lampe, John R. (2000). Yugoslavia as History: Twice There was a Country. Cambridge University Press. p. 342. ISBN 978-0-521-77401-7.
- "GABI NOVAK - ZLATNA KOLEKCIJA u prodaji" (in Croatian). Croatia Records. 21 February 2006. Retrieved 22 January 2009.
- Mikuličin, Petar (7 August 2017). "Matija Dedić o roditeljima, Gabi Novak i pokojnom Arsenu, glazbi, ljubavi prema šibenskoj Varoši... Moj otac u Šibeniku zaslužuje spomen" (in Croatian). Šibenski.hr. Retrieved 26 November 2020.
- "Porin 2002" (in Croatian). Retrieved 17 January 2016.
- "Porin 2003" (in Croatian). Retrieved 17 January 2016.
- "GABI NOVAK - PRVA DOBITNICA PORINA ZA ŽIVOTNO DJELO" (in Croatian). Croatia Records. 6 March 2006. Retrieved 22 January 2009.
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