Vlado Pravdić

Vladimir "Vlado" Pravdić (born 6 December 1949) is a Bosnian musician most famous as the organist of the Yugoslav rock group Bijelo dugme from 1974 to 1976 and again from 1978 to 1987.

Born in Sarajevo, PR Bosnia-Herzegovina, FPR Yugoslavia as the only child of a Croat father and a Ukrainian mother,[1] Pravdić's parents divorced during his adolescence as the youngster remained living with his mother.[1] Pravdić enrolled in musical school at the age of seven and learned to play the piano. After completing his secondary schooling, he studied Physics at the University of Sarajevo's Faculty of Natural Sciences and Mathematics.

Pravdić's musical activity began during 1965 in Vokinsi, whom he was with until 1968. He would go on to play in Kost from 1968–1970, Ambasadori from 1970–1971 and Indexi from 1971-1973. While gigging with Indexi over summer 1973, he struck up a friendship with Goran Bregović who at the time had a band called Jutro. The two hit it off immediately, and Pravdić decided to join Jutro, which would soon be transformed into the highly influential Bijelo dugme as of 1 January 1974.

Pravdić played on Bijelo dugme's first two albums Kad bi' bio bijelo dugme and Šta bi dao da si na mom mjestu before commencing his compulsory military service in fall 1976, when he got replaced by Laza Ristovski. He returned to Bijelo dugme in 1978 and went on to play until 1987.

During the late 1980s, Pravdić moved to Palm Desert in the United States where he has been living ever since.

Pravdić joined the rest of the band in the 2005 farewell tour.[2]


  1. ^ a b Bubalo, Robert (29 September 2014). "Bebek je prvi otkrio Bregovića. Tražio je basista za svoj bend Kodeksi i pronašao klinca koji se kreveljio". Večernji list. Retrieved 14 September 2019.
  2. ^ "Dugmemanija v rodnem Sarajevu" (in Slovenian). POP TV. 17 June 2005. Retrieved 17 March 2011.