Chris Kelmy: Early Years, Career, and Final Years
Music brings people together. The Soviet variety created a lot of hitsthat united many people close in spirit, and one of these was a song by Chris Kelmy "Closing the Loop."performed by outstanding musicians of the late 1980s.
Chris Kelmi was remembered by the audience for imperishable The compositions that have not left rotation on radio stations and TV screens. The early years of the musician's life, his creative work and solo career are discussed in the article.
Early years and early inspirations
Moscow became the musician and composer's native city. Kelmi lived here with his parents - subway construction workers - and his older brother. Since childhood he showed an interest in to music and took piano and guitar lessons, graduating from music school in the late '60s. He also had a passion for sportsHe was a member of the national tennis team and received the title of KMS.
At the dawn of the '70s, the future musician changed his name to ChrisHe was born with the name Anatoly, which did not suit his sonorous surname. Later the singer said that he chose this alias because of the main character of Stanislaw Lemm's book, Chris Calvin.
After graduating from music school, the future musician creates a band "Sadko."The band disbanded two years later and was replaced by the new one. The group broke up two years later and was replaced by "Leap Summer."The first of which was founded by Chris's comrade Alexander Sitkovetsky.
The Age of Rock: The Creation of the Bands Leap Summer and Autograph
"Leap Summer" was formed on the basis of two groups: "Sadko" and "Airport." Alexander and Anatoly united and began playing the then popular music of The Beatles and The Rolling Stones among Soviet youth. For almost five years the team was on its way to success, and it caught up with the rockers in 1977 The year when they became participants in a concert in Riga, held at the Singing Field.
The sound of the band was unique, but the skills of Kelmi and his buddies were more evident during the creation of the group "Autograph.". The team made a splash in the Soviet Union at the concert in Tbilisi a year after its creation, losing the lead to Mashina Vremeni and standing out with the song "Ireland. Ulster." An important point was the group's influence on popularization in the Union rock music. Then the team begins to cooperate with Roskontsert, and after the release of the first mignon the story of Chris Kelmi in "Autograph" comes to an end.
This is where it begins new A page in the musician's creative life: he creates the legendary "Rock Studio"The band also recorded songs for the Soviet animated film The Dog in Boots, a seven-year run at the Mark Zakharov Theater. The group also recorded songs for the Soviet animated film Dog in Boots. During the period of gaining popularity, the band managed to release two album: in 1981 and 1982. With the song "If Blizzard" the team first appeared on the screens.
"Rock Atelier has also had time to work with Alla PugachevaAt the end of 1987 the team became participants of its first "Christmas Meetings", and in addition Kelmi and his group worked for some time in the Prima Donna Song Theater. At the same time the first foreign The band toured, and soon Olga Kormukhina took over as lead vocalist. A few years later the band fell apart due to the creative differences of the participants.
The musician's timeless hit was the track "Closing the Loop."written by Kris Kelmi and poetess Margarita Pushkina. The song was recorded in 1986, although it became a musical property a year later. In 1987 the singer gathered the leading vocalists of the Soviet stage to record new version of the track, which was subsequently filmed on clipThe song was released on television on the eve of the New Year's Day 1988. The song made a great cultural contribution to the collection of compositions called "Rock in the Fight for Peace."The album was realized by the "Melody" label.
Two years after the national popularity of the song "Closing Circle," Kelmi writes a new netlenda - "Night Rendezvous"The song was soon to become the singer's calling card. "Rock Atelier" leaves Kormukhin in 1989, and then Chris had to perform the song himself. It was his voice that would soon be heard on MTV Western music lovers.
In the early '90s, the singer begins to solo career, leaving Rock Atelier. Some time later Kelmi arrives in Georgia to record music. A few years later the composer, with the support of MTV, releases a music video for the song "The Old Wolf."The "I'm a man of the world," which has gained recognition in eastern America.
At the beginning of the noughties, the musician's fame begins to go downand fans won't see the new recording until 2003. A collection of the best songs "Tired Taxi" becomes the last album of the vocalist and composer's work. Soon Kelmi disappears from the screens, and only four years after the release of the last album, Chris gathers his colleagues to perform "Closing the Loop" to celebrate the anniversary of the song's writing and release.
A tragic end...
Faded popularity pushed the musician to abuse alcohol. While intoxicated, Chris Kelmy was behind the wheel a couple of times, and even took part in TV shows. The detrimental lifestyle had taken its toll on health The singer nevertheless went on tour, gave interviews, and took part in tennis competitions.
Together with the singer Yevgeny Osin, Kelmi ended up at the rehabilitation in 2017. The singer admitted that he was uncomfortable in the medical center: the negligent and even cruel attitude of the staff toward the composer was related to this. However, Dana Borisova, who facilitated the vocalist's placement in the center, claimed that such thoughts came to Kelmi against the background of diseases caused by his addiction.
One year later, the musician's condition has not improvedHe soon began to have difficulties with his movement. The singer began to drive closed lifestyle and stayed at his dacha near Moscow for a long time.
The author of over two hundred pieces of music died at the beginning of 2019. Doctors stated Kelmi's death from cardiac arrestswhich was triggered by a prolonged addiction. The farewell to the musician took place on January 8: according to his will, Kris Kelmi's ashes were scattered over the Atlantic Ocean.