Rami Kleinstein

Rami Kleinstein (Hebrew: רמי קלינשטיין; born 10 November 1962) is an Israeli singer and composer.[1]

Rami Kleinstein
Rami Kleinstein.jpg
Background information
Born (1962-11-10) November 10, 1962 (age 59)
New York, New York, U.S.
OriginIsrael
Genres
Years active1978–present
Labels
Websiteramikleinstein.co.il

BiographyEdit

Kleinstein was born in New York City, to an American-Jewish family of Ashkenazi Jewish descent. He immigrated to Israel with his family in 1970 at age 8. As a child, he studied piano and classical music after his parents recognized his musical talent and decided to have him trained to be a classical pianist. In 1988, he married the Israeli singer Rita. They first began dating in their mid-teens and performed together in the 1980s while doing their national service in an entertainment troupe of the Israel Defense Forces.[2][3][4][5][6][7][8] Kleinstein subsequently composed and produced many of Rita's songs.[5] The couple, now divorced, has two daughters.[9]

Musical careerEdit

 
Kleinstein performing in 2008

In 1986, Rami's first solo album, ביום של הפצצה ('On the day of the bomb') achieved gold status. In 1997, his sixth album, כל מה שתרצי ('Everything you want') reached triple platinum status within ten days of release. He was voted "Singer of the Year" in 1995, after his album תפוחים ותמרים ('Apples and dates') reached triple platinum.[2]

Since 1985, Rami has been composing, arranging and accompanying Rita.[2] He has written music for lyrics by Bob Dylan, Ehud Banai, and Hanoch Levin.[10]

DiscographyEdit

  • 1986: ביום של הפצצה
  • 1989: על הגשר הישן
  • 1991: אהביני
  • 1993: במסיבה אצל גידו
  • 1995: תפוחים ותמרים
  • 1997: כל מה שתרצי
  • 2000: פטר והזאב וקרנבל החיות
  • 2000: תגיד את זה
  • 2005: הרבה פנים
  • 2009: שיר חשוף
  • 2009: סינרגיה אקוסטית (with Synergia)
  • 2010: Live
  • 2012: סיטואציה מורכב
  • 2014: מתנות קטנות
  • 2015: אנשים טובים

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Israeli pop stars to tour U.S.
  2. ^ a b c About Rami Kleinstein Archived 2010-11-16 at the Wayback Machine
  3. ^ Shepherd, John; Horn, David; Laing, Dave (July 22, 2009). Continuum encyclopedia of popular ... ISBN 9780826474360. Retrieved September 20, 2010.
  4. ^ "Billboard". Billboard. February 15, 1997. Retrieved September 20, 2010.
  5. ^ a b Motti, Regev; Regev, Motti; Seroussi, Edwin (26 April 2004). Popular music and national culture ... ISBN 9780520236547. Retrieved September 20, 2010.
  6. ^ Israel. Lucent Books. 2002. Retrieved September 20, 2010 – via Internet Archive. rami kleinstein.
  7. ^ "Rami Kleinstein: Rocker with American roots". Jerusalem Post. October 1, 1996. Archived from the original on November 4, 2012. Retrieved September 20, 2010.
  8. ^ The split heard 'round the country
  9. ^ Rami and Rita - the end?
  10. ^ Dynamic duo