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Secret (Russian: Секрет, lit.: Secret) was a Soviet Russian rock and roll band founded in 1982 in Leningrad. The band's musical style and image drawn a heavy inspiration from 1950's and 1960's western music, The Beatles in particular. The band's name was inspired by the Beatles song 'Do You Want to Know a Secret?'. Secret called themselves a "Beat Quartet" and were a part of Soviet rock and roll revival of 1980's, along with Bravo.

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Secret in 1985
Background information
GenresBeat, rock and roll, psychedelic rock, protopunk
Years active1983 – present

The original line-up lasted until 1990, when frontman Maxim Leonidov emigrated to Israel. The band continued with different line-ups without great success. Since 1997 the original line-up has occasionally performed together including for anniversary shows in 2003 and 2007.

Many Secret hits of the 1980s still receive a lot of airplay on Russian FM stations.[1]

Original membersEdit

  • Maxim Leonidov — vocals, rhythm-guitar, keyboards (1983–1990, 1997, 1999, 2003, 2007, 2012, 2013—present)
  • Nikolai Fomenko — vocals, bass-guitar (1983–1996, 1997, 1999, 2003, 2007, 2010–present)
  • Andrey Zabludovskiy — vocals, lead-guitar, viola (1983–present)
  • Aleksey Murashov — vocals, drums, percussion (1983–1998, 1999, 2003, 2007, 2010–present)


Transliterated title Original title Translation Year of release
Ty i ya Ты и я You and Me 1984
Secret Секрет Secret 1987
Leningradskoe vremya Ленинградское время Leningrad Time 1989
Orkestr v puti Оркестр в пути Orchestra En Route 1991
Ne perezhivay Не переживай Don't worry 1994
Blues de Moscou Moscow Blues 1996
Pyat' Пять Five 1997
Secret 30 (EP) Секрет 30 (Сингл) Secret 30 (EP) 2013
Vsyo eto i jest' lyubov' Всё это и есть любовь All This is Love 2014


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