Israeli singer-songwriter Zvika Pick dies

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 Famous Israeli singer and composer Zvika Pick passed away

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Israeli singer and musician Zvika Pick has died at the age of 72, according to The Jerusalem Post.

after he rose to fame in the 1970s when he was recognized as the best Israeli singer of the year.

The artist was born on October 3, 1951 in Wroclaw, Poland. In 1956, his family immigrated to Israel and settled in Ramat Gan.

During most of the 1960s, he played in rhythm bands — the first Israeli rock bands, starting with the group “Ha-Hedim” ("Echoes"), where he played the guitar from the age of 15.

In 1971 he released his first solo disc with songs to the words of Ehud Manor and Jonathan Gefen and his own music.

Among Peak's hit songs were “Shir ha-frecha”; (“Song of an Accessible Girl”, 1978, performed by Ofra Haza), “A Thousand Kisses” (1986, performed by Yoram Gaon) and “Diva”, which won the Eurovision Song Contest performed by Dana International. in 1998.

In 2002, Peak's song Let's Light a Candle Together (Nadlik Beyakhad Ner/Light a Candle) performed by Sarit Hadad won the Eurovision Song Contest 12th place.

Theater "Habima" staged the musical “Mary Lou”, completely built on Peak's hits, in imitation of the English musical Mamma Mia! based on the songs of ABBA.

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