Joseph Kobzon

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Kobzon in March 2016

Iosif (Joseph) Davydovich Kobzon (Russian: Ио́сиф Давы́дович Кобзо́н; 11 September 1937 — 30 August 2018) was a Soviet-Russian singer.[1] He was born in Chasiv Yar, Donetsk Oblast. He performed concerts for Joseph Stalin when he was younger.[2][3] His best-known song is Instants from the Soviet TV series Seventeen Moments of Spring (1973).[4]

Kobzon died on 30 August 2018 in Moscow from prostate cancer at the age of 80.[5]

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  1. "Moscow newspaper lists top Melodia pop artists". Billboard. 26 December 1981. p. 76. Retrieved 16 February 2012. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. Интервью с братом певца
  3. Иосиф Кобзон: В Днепропетровске я всегда держу экзамен!
  4. "В Днепропетровске Кобзон впервые поцеловался". Archived from the original on 2012-11-30. Retrieved 2018-09-03.
  5. "Renowned Russian Singer, Lawmaker Joseph Kobzon Has Died". Retrieved 30 August 2018. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)

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