Marinko Rokvić

Marinko Rokvić (Serbian Cyrillic: Маринко Роквић; 27 January 1954 – 6 November 2021) was a Serbian singer folk singer.

Marinko Rokvić
Маринко Роквић
Rokvić performing in 2018
Rokvić performing in 2018
Background information
Born(1954-01-27)27 January 1954
Bosanski Petrovac, PR Bosnia and Herzegovina, FPR Yugoslavia
Died6 November 2021(2021-11-06) (aged 67)
Belgrade, Serbia
GenresFolk
Occupation(s)Singer
Years active1974–2021
Labels

Life and careerEdit

Marinko Rokvić was born on January 27, 1954 in Bosanski Petrovac, PR Bosnia and Herzegovina, FPR Yugoslavia (modern-day Bosnia and Herzegovina) and was raised in an ethnic Serb agricultural family in the village of Kolunić.[1] Playing the accordion, his affinity for music was demonstrated from an early age. Rokvić eventually relocated to Belgrade to attend the "Nikola Tesla" high school of electrical engineering.[2]

He started performing in kafanas after graduating from high school and released his debut record in 1974. However, Rokvić rose to prominence three years later upon his first appearance at the Ilidža Folk Music Festival. His debut album, titled Ruža, was released in 1981 under PGP-RTB. Over the years he became one of the most popular Serbian folk singers. His 1983 release, Da volim drugu ne mogu, was sold in around 600,000 copies.[3] The following year he also made a cameo in the popular television series Kamiondžije ponovo voze.[2] Marinko Rokvić released in total twenty one studio albums and had numerous hit-songs, including Skitnica, Svađalice moja mala, Potražiću oči zelenije, Zanela me svetla velikog grada, Polomio vetar grane, Da volim drugu ne mogu, Jedina moja, Ti za ljubav nisi rođena, LJubav stara srce para and Tri u jednoj.[2] In 1993, he won the "Zlatni Melos" award and also received the Life Achievement Award in 2019 from the Union of Serbia's Music Artists.[4]

He met his wife Slavica in her native Zagreb in 1984 and they married in January next year.[5] The couple had two sons, Nikola and Marko Rokvić, who are also well-known singers.[6] Rokvić also had a third son, named Dario, from a different relationship.[6]

On November 6, 2021, Rokvić died from pancreatic cancer at sixty seven years of age.[7][8][3]

DiscographyEdit

Studio albums
  • Ruža (1981)
  • Jedna je želja moja (1982)
  • Potraži sunce (1983)
  • Kako da dođem na svadbu tvoju (1984)
  • Budi dobra do povratka moja (1985)
  • Čuvaj me od zaborava (1986)
  • I pijan i trezan (1986)
  • Bila si mi sve (1987)
  • Ljubav stara srce para (1988)
  • Sevdalinke (1988)
  • Da me nije srela (1989)
  • Posle tebe (1992)
  • Nismo mi anđeli (1993)
  • Zbogom ženo nevernice (1995)
  • Što nisi tuđa (1996)
  • Sunce i zora (1998)
  • Ti za ljubav nisi rođena (2000)
  • Pravo na ljubav (2001)
  • Skitnica (2003)
  • Gatara (2008)

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Dejanović, M. (November 6, 2021). "Oglasila se porodica Marinka Rokvića i otkrila tačan uzrok smrti". Nova.rs (in Serbian). Retrieved November 6, 2021.
  2. ^ a b c "PO OVOME ĆEMO PAMTITI MARINKA ROKVIĆA: Biografija legendarnog pevača folk muzike". Novosti.rs (in Serbian). November 6, 2021. Retrieved November 6, 2021.
  3. ^ a b "Preminuo Marinko Rokvić". N1info.com (in Serbian). November 6, 2021. Retrieved November 6, 2021.
  4. ^ M. Ćunković (4 December 2019). "Nagrade za životno delo Marinku, Merimi, Daši..." Novosti.rs (in Serbian).
  5. ^ M. S. (7 November 2021). "Tko je bio pjevač hita "Ovo je moja kuća"? Oženio je Zagrepčanku nakon samo tri susreta, a sinovi su mu također folk pjevači". Dnevnik.hr (in Croatian). Retrieved 7 November 2021.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  6. ^ a b Lisinac, N. (November 6, 2021). "Marinka je supruga Slavica nagovorila da prizna vanbračnog sina". Nova.rs (in Serbian). Retrieved November 6, 2021.
  7. ^ Dejanović, M. (November 6, 2021). "Preminuo Marinko Rokvić". Nova.rs (in Serbian). Retrieved November 6, 2021.
  8. ^ Dejanović, M. (November 6, 2021). "Oglasila se porodica Marinka Rokvića i otkrila tačan uzrok smrti". Nova.rs (in Serbian). Retrieved November 6, 2021.

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