- Bijelo dugme
Infobox musical artist
Name = Bijelo dugme
Img_capt =Bijelo Dugme's 1975 single from the album "Sta bi dao da si na mom Mjestu!
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Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Yugoslavia
Progressive rock Hard rock Folk rock
1974- 1989Brief reunion: 2005
Divlje jagode Kodeksi Jutro
Goran Bregović Željko Bebek Mladen Vojičić - Tifa Alen Islamović Zoran Redžić Jadranko Stanković Ipe Ivandić Điđi Jankelić Milić Vukašinović Vlado Pravdić Laza Ristovski
Bijelo dugme ("White Button") were a highly influential
rock bandstationed in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, originally when in Yugoslavia. Active between 1974and 1989, they are considered to have been the most popular band ever to exist in the former Yugoslavia and one of the most important acts of the Yugoslav Rock scene.
Bijelo dugme was founded by
Goran Bregovićwho was born in Sarajevo, who spent much of his childhood in Music School, studying violin, from which he was expelled for "lack of talent". Soon after his expulsion, his mother bought him a guitar, and thus, Bijelo dugme was born. Goran Bregović often admitted that his main motivation for forming the band was because "girls were more receptive to musicians". Bregović was the band's sole composer and wrote most of the lyrics, although some of the most popular Bijelo dugme songs weren't written by Bregović, for example: "Ima neka tajna veza", "Glavni junak jedne knjige", "Šta bi dao da si na mom mjestu", "Pristao sam biću sve što hoće" were written by Duško Trifunović, "Da sam pekar", "Selma" were written by Vlado Dijak, "Loše vino" by Arsen Dedićetc.
After recruiting the band's first line up, Bijelo dugme under the name
Jutro(translation: "Morning") were turned down by Sarajevobased record company Diskoton, but another record company, Jugoton, signed them up to record a single. The first single was named "Kad bi' bio bijelo dugme" (translation: "If I were a white button"). After the single was released, the band's manager talked Bregović into changing the band's name to Bijelo dugme.
With its charismatic vocalist
Željko Bebek, the band soon reached superstardom in the former Yugoslavia, and, as one newspaper put it, sold more records than there were record players in the country. The pinnacle of the band's career was 1979's Bitanga i princeza, an album often heralded as their most mature with vocalist Željko Bebek. They were often referred to as the Yugoslav Beatles.
The turn of the decade brought the rise of numerous
Yugoslav New Waveartists, including Azra, and Bijelo dugme soon found their popularity sinking, to which they reacted by reinventing themselves for their 1980 release Doživjeti stotu, featuring a much more New Wave sound. The chorus of their skasong "Ha, Ha, Ha" was used as the title of a compilation albumby various artists" Svi marš na ples!" which was released by Jugoton in 1981.
1984 brought the departure of Željko Bebek to pursue a solo career and Mladen Vojičić - Tifa was recruited to replace him for their 1984 self-titled release. He in turn left the band because of inner conflicts and was replaced by Alen Islamović, formerly vocalist of the heavy metal band
Divlje jagodefor their last two folk-inspired records.
The band disbanded in 1989 after Alen Islamović checked into
hospitalfor chest pains during their last tour, without telling anyone he was ill. The real reasons have never been elaborated, but most people suspect the dissolution of Yugoslavia caused the breakup of the band, because the band was often seen as a symbol of unity among the peoples of Yugoslavia.
Bijelo dugme's biggest hits were: "Lipe cvatu", "A i ti me iznevjeri", "Đurđevdan", "Ne spavaj mala moja muzika dok svira", "Ipak poželim neko pismo", "Ima neka tajna veza", "Pristao sam biću sve što hoće", "Selma", "Loše vino", "Jer kad ostariš", "Lažeš", "Kad zaboraviš juli", "Hajdemo u planine", "Napile se ulice", "Ružica si bila, sada više nisi", "Bitanga i princeza", "Pljuni i zapjevaj moja Jugoslavijo", "Sanjao sam noćas da te nemam", "Te noći kad umrem", "Nakon svih ovih godina"...
The band reunited for three concerts in
Sarajevo, Zagreband Belgradein 2005 with all three vocalists, but without the drummer Goran "Ipe" Ivandić who died in Belgrade, Serbiain 1994.
A new pop folk-like album was released in November of 2007.
Bijelo dugme laid the groundwork for the Yugoslav rock scene, and the epitome for the Sarajevo rock school. Inspiring many artists from different musical genres, from all countries of former
Yugoslavia. In the 2003rock documentary " Sretno dijete", the guitarist and lead songwriter for Prljavo Kazalištesaid that "whatever Bijelo dugme did, everyone else did".
They still enjoy a huge fanbase; their 2005 concerts in
Sarajevoat Koševo stadiumand Zagrebat Maksimir stadium) sold out within hours. Their 2005 concert in Belgradeat the hippodrome drew more than 250,000 fans, while more than 20,000 fans stayed outside of hippodrome.
There is a tour of the
Canada, United States of Americaand Australiaplanned for fall of 2006. [http://kadbibiobijelodugme.com/] ,
Europe- Vienna(25th November)
There are plans of a tour in either the spring or the summer of
Goran Bregović- guitar ( 1974- 1989)
Željko Bebek- vocals ( 1974- 1984)
* Mladen "Tifa" Vojičić - vocals (
Alen Islamović- vocals ( 1986- 1989)
Zoran Redžić- bass guitar ( 1974- 1975, 1977- 1989)
* Jadranko Stanković - bass guitar (
* Goran "Ipe" Ivandić - drums (
1974- 1976, 1977- 1978, 1982- 1989)
Milić Vukašinović- drums ( 1976- 1977)
* Dragan "Điđi" Jankelić - drums (
Vlado Pravdić- keyboards ( 1974- 1976, 1978- 1987)
Laza Ristovski- keyboards ( 1976- 1978, 1984- 1989)
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Kad bi' bio bijelo dugme" - 1974"("If I Were a White Button")"
Šta bi dao da si na mom mjestu" - 1975"("What Would You Give to be in My Place")"
Eto! Baš hoću!" - 1976"("There! I Will!")"
Bitanga i princeza" - 1979"("The Brute & the Princess")"
Doživjeti stotu" - 1980"("Live to be 100")"
Uspavanka za Radmilu M." - 1983"("Lullaby for Radmila M.")"
#"Bijelo dugme (Kosovka djevojka) -
1984" "("White Button" aka "Kosovo Maiden")"
Pljuni i zapjevaj moja Jugoslavijo" - 1986"("Spit and Sing, My Yugoslavia")"
Ćiribiribela" - 1988
Koncert kod Hajdučke česme" - 1977
5. april '81- 1981"
Mramor, kamen i željezo" - 1987
#"Turneja 2005 - Sarajevo, Zagreb, Beograd" -
Compilations and other works
#"Iz sve snage" -
#"Ipe Ivandić i Bijelo Dugme" -
Svi marš na ples!- 1981
#"Singl ploče (1974-1975)" -
#"Singl ploče (1976-1980)" -
#"A milicija trenira strogocu! (i druge pjesme za djecu)" -
Sanjao sam noćas da te nemam (Velike rock balade)" - 1984
#"Rock & Roll" -
#"Nakon svih ovih godina" -
#"Ima neka tajna veza" -
SFR Yugoslav pop and rock scene
Sarajevo school of pop rock
Yugoslav New Wave
* [http://milosm.coolfreepage.com/Glavna.html Abundant source of information about Bijelo dugme (in Serbo-Croat)]
* [http://www.bijelo-dugme.de/ web site in German]
* [http://www.europopmusic.eu/Yugoslavia_pages/Goran_Bregovic.html Bijelo Dugme & Goran Bregovic on Europopmusic.eu] (English)
* [http://www.nostalgija.com/muzika/b.php MP3 files]
* [http://www.topproduction.com/mp3/index.php?dir=Bijelo+Dugme+%2818+albuma%29%2F MP3s from the producers]
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