Rajko Kojić

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Rajko Kojić
Rajko Kojic 1983.jpg
Rajko Kojić in 1983
Background information
Born (1956-04-12)April 12, 1956
Jarkovac, PR Serbia, FPR Yugoslavia
Died April 11, 1997(1997-04-11) (aged 40)
Belgrade, Serbia, FR Yugoslavia
Genres Rock
Hard rock
Rock and roll
Occupation(s) Musician, Songwriter
Instruments Guitar
Years active 1973 –1997
Labels PGP RTB, Jugoton
Associated acts SOS
Riblja Čorba
Notable instruments
Gibson Les Paul
Gibson Les Paul Custom

Radislav "Rajko" Kojić (Serbian Cyrillic: Радислав-Рајко Којић) (April 12, 1956 – April 11, 1997) was a Serbian and former Yugoslav guitarist best known for his work with band Riblja Čorba.


Kojić started his career in 1973 as the guitarist for the band Demoni from Jarkovac. As the band did not have a bass gutiarist Kojić would sometimes play bass guitar. In 1974 he joined band MBG. He played only three concerts with MBG before moving to Belgrade at the end of 1975. In 1976 Kojić formed band MBG II with another former MBG member Borivoje Knežević. Kojić soon met Momčilo Bajagić with whom he formed band Glogov Kolac, which performed only once in Uljma. After Glogov Kolac disbanded, Kojić joined band SOS led by Miša Aleksić. In 1978 SOS members Kojić, Aleksić and Vicko Milatović formed Riblja Čorba with a former Rani Mraz member Bora Đorđević. This lineup of the band made enormous success with their debut single "Lutka sa naslovne strane" and soon, on Kojić's suggestion, Bajagić joined the band.

In 1983 Kojić released his solo EP Ne budi me bez razloga (Don't Wake Me up without a Good Reason). Other Riblja Čorba members made guest appearances on this EP. EP also featured Laza Ristovski on keyboard. In 1984 both Kojić and Bajagić left the band and were replaced by Vidoja Božinović and Nikola Čuturilo. After leaving Riblja Čorba Kojić was involved in only few projects: He made a guest appearance on Bajaga i Instruktori album Jahači magle in 1986, wrote part of the folk band Svilen Konac's song "Sad ljubavi više nema" in 1987 and made a guest appearance on Indijanci self-titled album in 1995.

He died in Belgrade on April 11, 1997 and was buried in his native village of Jarkovac.


Riblja Čorba[edit]

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