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Kornelije "Bata" Kovac (Aka Kornell Kovach) - Born 1 January 1942 in Nis, Serbia

He moved to Subotica in 1946, his father's birthplace. His grandfather Kornel Kovac was also a musician and a conductor in the Subotica Opera House, while his father Josip played with Philharmonic orchestra and discovered early jazz scene in Yugoslavia. Both Kornelije and his brother Mihajlo grew up surrounded with musical instruments and both pursued musical career, but Kornelije having considerably more prominent role in the Yugoslav music scene.

Kornelije composed his first song in 1956. His father Josip was initiator and founder of the music festival Omladina in Subotica that was held between 1961 and 1990, promoting young bands and artists. He graduated from the Sarajevo Music Academy in 1964, with piano and musical theory. While in Sarajevo he was a member of BKB jazz trio with bass player Dusan Stoparic and drummer Zahid Dzihan.

Kovac scored his first big hit with Cetiri mladica idu s Trebevica sung by Vedo Hamsic. He joined INDEXI in late 1966 just in time to tour USSR with them the following year. He heavily contributed the recording process of their first experimental/psychedelic compositions like Boj na Misaru and Ako jednom budes sama, which helped him build reputation as a well-known composer and instrumentalist.

After military service he moved to Belgrade in September 1968 and formed progressive rock band KORNI GRUPA/KORNELYANS who stayed together until late 1974 when he opted for solo career. In this period he worked and composed for top sellers on the Yugoslav mainstream pop and folk scene like Olivera Katarina, Bisera Veletanlic, Neda Ukraden, Miki Jevremovic, Misa Markovic, Zdravko Colic, or Lepa Brena. In late 1977 he planned to gather a progressive rock super group called K2, consisting of former members of KORNI GRUPA and TIME, both then defunct bands. However, Dado Topic of TIME was also planning his own solo career so the project dropped.

Debut solo album Izmedju svetlosti i tame was recorded 1977 with the help of session players keyboardists Sloba Markovic and Sanja Ilic, drummers Lazar Tosic and Ratko Divjak, bassist Charlie Novak, guitarist Josip Bocek and backing singers Nada Zgur, Zvezdana Sterle and Oto Pestner. The record was conceptually divided into two halves: ...
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