Lou Fanánek Hagen

Lou Fanánek Hagen (real name František Moravec, born 18 June 1966) is a Czech musician, composer, lyricist, and frontman of the punk band Tři sestry.[1][2][3]

Lou Fanánek Hagen
Lou Fanánek Hagen wearing a blue pin-striped suit and sunglasses, looking left of the camera
Moravec in 2019
Background information
Birth nameFrantišek Moravec
Born (1966-06-18) 18 June 1966 (age 55)
Prague, Czechoslovakia
Genres
Occupation(s)
  • Musician
  • composer
  • lyricist
Instruments
  • Vocals
  • drums
  • saxophone
  • bass
  • percussion
Years active1985—present

CareerEdit

Tři sestryEdit

In 1985, František Moravec became the singer and frontman of the punk band Tři sestry and adopted the moniker Lou Fanánek Hagen, naming himself after his two idols, Nina Hagen and Lou Reed.[2] He has remained with the band throughout their career. In 2021, they released their latest album, titled Sex drógy rokenról.[4]

Other activitiesEdit

After the Velvet Revolution, Hagen began composing songs for Těžkej Pokondr, as well as for other well-known artists, such as Karel Gott, Lucie Bílá, Hana Zagorová, Věra Špinarová, and Maxim Turbulenc.[3]

Between 1992 and 1993, he fronted the punk band Hagen Baden with David Matásek from Orlík.[5] The group also included Jakub Maleček, Ronald Seitl, and Martin Roubínek. They released two albums: Hagen Baden (1992) and Ahoj kluci (1993).[6]

In 2001, he participated in the composition of the libretto for the Czech musical Kleopatra. He has also collaborated on a number of musicals with Michal David.[1] In 2009, he was inducted into the Beatová síň slávy.

Personal lifeEdit

Moravec was born in Prague. After high school, he attended the Fakulta stavební ČVUT (Faculty of Civil Engineering of the Czech Technical University), where he obtained the title of engineer. He also studied interdisciplinary journalism at Charles University.[7]

In 1986, while crossing a set of train tracks, Moravec was hit by a train, causing him to lose his lower right leg. He has worn a prosthesis ever since.[7]

In the mid-1990s, he self-published an autobiographical book titled Tak to bylo, tak to je…, which was reissued in 2007.[2][8] He followed it in 2010 with his second book, Járo, kakao![2][9]

Moravec has a total of seven children, from two marriages.[1] With his first wife, he has sons Daniel, Mikoláš, Oskar, and Matyáš.[10] He has a daughter with his second wife, Veronika Moravová, named Mariana. [11]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c "Lou Fanánek Hagen: Nejezdím do Prahy kvůli zácpám a podivným individuím" [Lou Fanánek Hagen: I Don't Go to Prague Because of Traffic and Strange People]. idnes.cz (in Czech). 30 July 2016. Retrieved 11 April 2021.
  2. ^ a b c d "Největší ponížení byla pro mne první třída, vzpomíná Lou Fanánek Hagen" [The Biggest Humiliation for Me Was First Grade, Recalls Lou Fanánek Hagen]. rozhlas.cz (in Czech). 8 September 2019. Retrieved 11 April 2021.
  3. ^ a b "Lou Fanánek Hagen: Děti mi závidějí, jak jsem si užil devadesátky" [Lou Fanánek Hagen: Children Envy How I Enjoyed the Nineties]. euro.cz (in Czech). 2 March 2019. Retrieved 11 April 2021.
  4. ^ "Banda Tři sestry si na album "Sex drógy rokenról" vypůjčila punkové hity" [The Band Tři sestry Borrowed Punk Hits for the Album "Sex drógy rokenról"]. musicserver.cz (in Czech). 14 January 2021. Retrieved 11 April 2021.
  5. ^ "Historie skupiny Hagen Baden" [History of the Band Hagen Baden]. estranky.cz (in Czech). 9 January 2008. Retrieved 11 April 2021.
  6. ^ "Hagen Baden". discogs.com. Retrieved 11 April 2021.
  7. ^ a b "Lou Fanánek Hagen. Po drtivém střetu s vlakem, kdy přišel o nohu, se doslova podruhé narodil" [Lou Fanánek Hagen. He Was Born for the Second Time After a Crushing Collision with a Train, Losing His Leg]. lifee.cz (in Czech). 18 June 2018. Retrieved 11 April 2021.
  8. ^ "Tak to bylo, tak to je…". databazeknih.cz (in Czech). Retrieved 11 April 2021.
  9. ^ "Járo, kakao!". databazeknih.cz (in Czech). Retrieved 11 April 2021.
  10. ^ "VIDEO: S matkou svých čtyř synů už nejsem, přiznal Lou Fanánek Hagen" [I Am No Longer with the Mother of My Four Sons, Lou Fanánek Hagen Admits]. idnes.cz (in Czech). 16 November 2012. Retrieved 11 April 2021.
  11. ^ "Blíženec Fanánek" [Gemini Fanánek]. reportermagazin.cz (in Czech). 5 June 2016. Retrieved 11 April 2021.

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