Blue Effect (band)

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Blue Effect
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Blue Effect in Písek, 2007.
Background information
Origin Czechoslovakia
Genres Progressive rock
Years active 1968 (1968)–1990 (1990), 2004 (2004)–2016 (2016)
Associated acts The Matadors
Members Jan Křížek, Václav Zima, Vojtěch Říha
Past members Radim Hladík

Blue Effect was a Czech progressive rock band, also operating under the names M. Efekt, Modrý efekt or The Special Blue Effect, since their formation in 1968. The line up included Radim Hladík, formerly of The Matadors. They changed several times their style from rhythm and blues, across jazz fusion to art rock.

Radim Hladik in Prague, 8 May 2010
Radim Hladik playing in Prague, 8 May 2010

The latest line-up was:
Jan Křížek - vocal, guitar
Václav Zima - drums
Vojtěch Říha - bassguitar, vocal

Blue Effect in 2012

Radim Hladík died on 4 December 2016, aged 69, from pulmonary fibrosis.[1]

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