Georgi Minchev (musician)

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Georgi Minchev
Георги Минчев
Georgi Minchev.jpg
Statue of Georgi Minchev
Background information
Birth name Georgi Minchev
Born (1943-04-09)9 April 1943
Sofia, Bulgaria
Died 18 February 2001(2001-02-18) (aged 57)
Sofia, Bulgaria
Genres Rock, blues, blues rock, psychedelic rock, hard rock
Occupation(s) musician, songwriter, singer
Instruments Vocals, harmonica, guitar
Years active 1965–2000
Associated acts Srebarnite grivni, Bandaratsite, Stari Mutsuni

Georgi Minchev (Bulgarian: Георги Минчев, also called Gosho Minchev or Zhoro Minchev) was a Bulgarian rock musician, singer, songwriter and TV presenter, born in 1943, deceased in 2001.

He is best known as one of the pioneers of the rock music genre in Bulgaria as well as one of the advocates of the restoration of the democracy in the country.[1] Many of his songs became classic rock hits most notably White Silence, Blessed years, The Bulgarian Rock, Balance, The Song of the singer, Alone at the Bar, A Story with Guitar and Almost Midnight.

During the 1990s, he was a co-founder of the supergroup Stari Mutsuni (Old faces) which featured also Petar Gyuzelev and Georgi Markov of Shturtsite and Ivaylo Kraychovski and Ivan Lechev of FSB.

After his death in 2001, the rock music festival "Flower for Gosho" was established in his honor.[2] It takes place in Sofia during the summer.


The mechnical piano of Georgi Minchev, exhibited in the National Polytechnic Museum in Sofia

Studio albums[edit]



  • Rupchev, Yordan (1999). The choice of Rupi music encyclopedia. Sofia: Publishing house IG "Selena". ISBN 954-9781-02-X. 

External links[edit]