Sabahudin Kurt

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Sabahudin Kurt
Born (1935-07-18)18 July 1935
Sarajevo, Drina Banovina, Kingdom of Yugoslavia
Died 30 March 2018(2018-03-30) (aged 82)
Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Residence Vlakovo, Bosnia and Herzegovina[citation needed]
Occupation Singer
Years active 1954–2007
Spouse(s) Ismeta (m. 1966-2018; his death)
Children 2
Musical career
Genres
Instruments Vocals
Labels
Associated acts Hamdija Čustović

Sabahudin Kurt (18 July 1935 – 30 March 2018) was a Bosnian folk and pop singer. Kurt represented Yugoslavia in Copenhagen in the Eurovision Song Contest 1964 with the entry "Život je sklopio krug" (English: "Life Has Come Full Circle"). He finished in thirteenth place, scoring 0 points.[1]

Kurt recorded his first song, "Dim u tvojim očima" ("Smoke in Your Eyes") in 1954.[2]

Personal life[edit]

Kurt was born in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, an only child.[3]

He had been married to Ismeta since 1966; the couple had two sons, Damir and Almir.[citation needed]

Kurt was among the guests honoring Serbian composer Kornelije Kovač on 25 November 2012 for the 50th anniversary of Kovač's professional career.[4][5]

Later life[edit]

After suffering a heart attack and having triple-bypass surgery in 2007, Kurt retired from music and decided to live out the rest of his life in the Bosnian countryside. He moved to upper Vlakovo village in the Ilidža suburb of Sarajevo.[6]

He was again hospitalized 29 August 2014 due to "cardiovascular problems".[7] Kurt died 30 March 2018 of undisclosed causes at age 82.

Discography[edit]

Extended plays and singles[edit]

  • Dim u tvojim očima (1954)
  • Pjesma Sarajevu / Hvalisavi Mornar[8] (1963)
  • Mala Sarajka / Sarajevske noći[9] (1963)
  • Vaš Šlager Sezone '70[10] with Hamdija Čustović (1970)
  • Oj sevdahu što si težak ("Ilidža")[11] (1972)
  • Temerav, Temerav[12] (1974)

Compilation albums[edit]

  • Zlatni jubilej[13] (2004)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Remembering Utopia: The Culture of Everyday Life in Socialist Yugoslavia; page 130". Google Books. 2010. Retrieved 18 October 2014. 
  2. ^ "Feljton o Bijelom dugmetu, 1. dio: Visoke bosanske planine kojima se ne stiže do visine". Radio Sarajevo. 3 November 2014. Archived from the original on 10 November 2014. Retrieved 19 November 2014. 
  3. ^ http://www.startbih.info/Aktuelnost.aspx?id=78009
  4. ^ "Kornelije Kovač proslavio 50 godina rada". Crveni tepih. 26 November 2012. Retrieved 18 October 2014. 
  5. ^ "Nadareni pjevač Mirza Selimović gost na koncertu Kornelija Bate Kovača". Tuzlanski. 29 November 2012. Retrieved 18 October 2014. 
  6. ^ "Sabahudin Kurt smješten u bolnicu". Dnevni avaz. 30 August 2014. Retrieved 18 October 2014. 
  7. ^ "SABAHUDIN KURT NA BOLNIČKOM LIJEČENJU: BOLJE MI JE!". BHRT. 1 September 2014. Archived from the original on 18 October 2014. Retrieved 18 October 2014. 
  8. ^ "Pjesma Sarajevu / Hvalisavi Mornar". Discogs. 1963. Retrieved 18 October 2014. 
  9. ^ "Mala Sarajka / Sarajevske noći". Discogs. 1963. Retrieved 18 October 2014. 
  10. ^ "Vaš Šlager Sezone '70". Discogs. 1970. Retrieved 18 October 2014. 
  11. ^ "Oj sevdahu što si težak ("Ilidža")". Discogs. 1972. Retrieved 18 October 2014. 
  12. ^ "Temerav, Temerav". Discogs. 1974. Retrieved 18 October 2014. 
  13. ^ "Zlatni jubilej". Discogs. 2004. Retrieved 18 October 2014. 

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