Shmulik Kraus, one of Israeli pop's founding fathers, dies at 77
Despite Kraus's importance as one of the founding fathers of popular Israeli music and dozens of his songs becoming modern classics, his career broke apart time and again due to his difficult and unstable personality.
Singer Shmuel (Shmulik) Kraus passed away this evening at age 77. Kraus was considered one of the greatest Israeli artists of the past 50 years, and was a key figure, and possibly the most important, in the evolution of Israeli music in the late 1960s from traditional Israeli music to modern Israeli pop and rock and roll. But despite Kraus's importance as one of the founding fathers of popular Israeli music and...
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