Tomislav Ivčić

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Tomislav Ivčić
Tomislav Ivcic nadgrobna ploca Mirogoj lipanj 2008.jpg
Background information
Born(1953-01-06)6 January 1953
Zadar, PR Croatia, FPR Yugoslavia
Died4 March 1993(1993-03-04) (aged 40)
Zagreb, Croatia
Occupation(s)Singer
Years active1970s–1993
Associated acts Mladen Grdović

Tomislav Ivčić (6 January 1953 4 March 1993) was a Croatian pop singer, songwriter and politician. He died in a car accident and is buried in Zagreb at the Mirogoj Cemetery.

A native of Zadar, Tomislav Ivčić became one of the most popular singers and songwriters during his appearances on 1970s pop music festivals. His specialty was pop music inspired by Dalmatian folklore. One of his early hits included the country-rock influenced single "Nemam za kavu" from 1979. Ivčić also wrote and performed "Večeras je naša fešta", a song that would become a semi-official anthem of Dalmatia, often sung and performed whenever a Dalmatian athlete or sports team won a title or important game. He has written over two hundred songs and released twenty three albums during his career.

During the war in Croatia, Ivčić wrote the song "Stop the War in Croatia" which became a hit. It even charted in the Top 10 in Australia in 1991. [1] [2] [3] In 1990, Ivčić also became a member of Croatian Democratic Union. In February 1993 he ran as his party's candidate for House of Chambers of Croatian Parliament, and won a seat. A few weeks before he was supposed to take office and shortly after a Globus interview in which he was described as "first Croatian senator," his automobile was involved in traffic accident that would claim his and lives of three more people.

His older half-brother Đani Maršan is also an accomplished singer and songwriter, and his other older brother Vedran Ivčić, was, to a lesser degree, as well.

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References

  1. Hung, Steffen. "Tomislav Ivčić - Stop the War in Croatia (song)". australian-charts.com. Retrieved January 28, 2018.CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. Associated Press (December 15, 1991). "Croatian Singer's Anti-War Song a Hit in Australia". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved January 28, 2018.CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. "12. kolovoza 1991. - Pjesmom predstavili zbilju - "Stop the war in Croatia"" [August 12, 1991 – Reality presented with a song – "Stop the war in Croatia"]. daniponosa.hrt.hr. Croatian Radiotelevision . Retrieved January 28, 2018.CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)