Sergio Blažić

Sergio (Serđo) Blažić "Đoser" (8 April 1951 – 18 January 1987) was a Croatian hard rock musician, best known as the lead vocalist of popular hard rock band Atomsko sklonište.

Sergio Blažić
Blažić in 1981
Blažić in 1981
Background information
Also known asĐoser
Born(1951-04-08)8 April 1951
Pula, PR Croatia, FPR Yugoslavia
Died18 January 1987(1987-01-18) (aged 35)
Pula, SR Croatia, SFR Yugoslavia
GenresRock, hard rock
Years active1976–1987

BiographyEdit

Blažić was born on 8 April 1951 in Pula. He started his career as a rock singer in Pula rock band King Stones, then he was in bands Hush and Koper-based Boomerang, and then in 1976, became a member of hard rock band Atomsko sklonište. He was the lead singer and also co-writer of the band, recording seven studio albums and gaining great popularity.[1]

In 1983, with Atomsko sklonište in the United States, Blažić released the album Space Generation for the American market. After returning to Pula with the band, he recorded two more albums. However, he was suffering from Hodgkin's disease, which he contracted in 1971.[1] The band last performed with Blažić on 21 July 1986, in a farewell concert in a Pula nightclub named "Piramida". They performed that day in the band's standard line-up: Dragan Gužvan, Bruno Langer, Zdravko Širola and Blažić, reinforced by Eduard Kanler on keyboards.

He died as a result of Hodgkin's disease in Pula on 18 January 1987. It is reported that more than 4,000 people attended his funeral two days later, on 20 January.[2]

LegacyEdit

In memory of Blažić's musical activities and the fight against Hodgkin's disease, the Sergio Blažić-Đoser Memorial was held in Pula from 1988 to 2008.[1][3] In 2014, a green area in Krležina street in Pula was named Poljana Sergio Blažića-Đosera after him.[4][5]

DiscographyEdit

 
Blažić performing with Atomsko sklonište in 1981.

With Atomsko skloništeEdit

Studio albumsEdit

  • Ne cvikaj, generacijo (1978)[6]
  • Infarkt (1978)
  • U vremenu horoskopa (1980)
  • Extrauterina (1981)
  • Mentalna higijena (1982)
  • Space Generation (as Atomic Shelter, 1983)
  • Zabranjeno snivanje (1984)

Live albumsEdit

  • Atomska trilogija (1980)[6]
  • Jednom u životu (1985)

CompilationsEdit

  • '76 - '86 Kolekcija hitova Vol.2

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c "Blažić, Sergio-Đoser". istrapedia.hr. Retrieved 5 November 2020.
  2. ^ "Na današnji dan 1987. umro je Sergio Blažić Đoser". parentium.com. 18 January 2012. Retrieved 5 November 2020.
  3. ^ Damir Strugar (18 January 2011). "IN MEMORIAM: Sergio Blažić - Đoser 18.1.1987 - 18.1.2011". regionalexpress.hr. Retrieved 5 November 2020.
  4. ^ N.Č. (18 January 2015). "Na današnji dan umro Sergio Blažić Đoser" (in Croatian). istarski.hr. Retrieved 5 November 2020.
  5. ^ NMF/SAFET OMEROVIĆ BASSO (27 March 2015). "Postavljena tabla Poljana Sergia Blažića Đosera". regionalexpress.hr. Retrieved 5 November 2020.
  6. ^ a b "Atomsko sklonište". Discogs.com. Retrieved 5 November 2020.

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