Classic Rock

The following bands and artists are generally older groups whose popularity has spanned at least decade and sometimes much more. Some are solidly pop musicians while others are more punk or alternative, but the vast majority are true cultural icons for their regions. Most are profoundly influenced by bardic, shanson, or folk styles. Note that most Eurasian cultures do not actually use the term “classic rock” – and instead rely on less-time sensitive terms. Russian, for instance, uses “Russian rock” (Русский рок) to refer to Russian-language rock with fewer percieved commercial and western influences and more bardic and folk influences.

Languages: Search for classic rock music performed in Russian, Ukrainian, Polish, or Belarusian, or in Baltic, Caucasian, Turkic, or Other languages.

Bravo / Браво

Bravo (Браво) is a classic Russian rock band formed in the 1980s. Like the popular Soviet band Secret, its style and image was inspired by Western rock, including the Beatles. Evgeniy Khavtan (Евгений Хавтан) founded Bravo in 1983, when he was a student at the Moscow Institute of Railway Engineers. The first configuration of the […]

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