Karel Gott / singer, Czech Republic
Karel Gott, born on July 14th, 1939 in Pilsen, begins his career in 1959 with performances in Prague dance cafés. After graduating from the Prague Conservatory in 1963, he released his first single, a Czech version of Moon River. At the end of the 1960s he started to release albums and singles in German and English.
With more than 50 diamond, platinum, gold and silver plates, he is considered one of the most successful singer of Schlager music. In the Czech Republic, he is voted the most popular singer 39 times.
Died on October 1st, 2019 in Prague.