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Domestic Disco Kings of the 90's Today - What's Become of Them

In the 90s they were at the peak of fame: no disco was without their hits! However, with the onset of the noughties, they seemed to disappear from the radar... What became of them, and how did their lives turn out? Let's find out!

Popular Russian artists of the 90s today: photos and facts

In the 90s Russian scene was studded with diamonds! Although - this can be attributed not to all of them. Some artists caused frank bewilderment and a desire to switch the radio or TV channel as soon as possible. But there were also those rare units, which seemed to carry nothing deep and important in their songs, but still caused some sympathy....

Their songs remain the hits of an era, and they themselves are its kings! What became of them and how do they look today? Let's find out together!

Kar-man

«Car-Man» in the early years
«Car-Man» in the early years

This band was formed at the end of the 80s, one can say already on the wreckage of the USSR. As a result, Car-Man became the first in our country "exotic-pop duo." (well, as the participants called themselves). And it was hard to argue with this statement: the image of the guys - Sergei Lemokh and Bogdan Titomir. - was quite exotic for the domestic pop scene: the guys looked more like members of a western pop boy band! And their incendiary and energetic dance moves caused a culture shock for the more mature generation of spectators - in the USSR they would definitely not have been allowed on stage! But they appeared at the right time and in the right place, which is what they say: at that time our music industry was not yet full of "freaks", and therefore the guys attracted everyone's attention - they unscrupulously stole the hearts of young people and became modern idols, from whom it was difficult to hide.

Kar-Man clips were shown on TV every now and then (even in the noughties), and their songs were anthems of every disco. The main hits in the duo's repertoire were "London, Good Bye" and "San Francisco". (although "Cio-Cio-San" also had considerable success). They quickly reached the peak of fame, and were in demand: they were constantly invited to television, and every concert of these guys was held with an incredible full house! However, very soon the project began to lose ground....

Sergey Lemokh. 2015
Sergey Lemokh. 2015

In just a few years. Bogdan Titomir stated that he is tired of the project and intends to focus on his solo career. Sergei Lemokh continued to create within the framework of Kar-Man, and, it should be noted, his efforts bore amazing fruit: thus, the album released in 1994 "Russian Massive Sonic Aggression." became one of the rare Russian-language releases in the best traditions of Eurodance popular at that time!

Bogdan Titomir during his solo career
Bogdan Titomir

Gradually, Lemoch himself shifted his gaze. side projects - including founding the bands Carbonrock and Double Jazzy. He was married several times, became a father, but he never got cold feet about music. In the 90's wrote lyrics for Lada Dance and other performers, today continue to dance on stage as energetically and dynamically at various retro-festivals. As for his ex-colleague, Titomir's career has taken shape more successfullyIn the 90s, he was very successful as a solo performer, performed at major venues and collaborated with influential producers. Today, he is still called to television, largely because of his directness: Bogdan has repeatedly become the hero of high-profile scandals and memes.

What can I say - a true artist by nature!

Combination

«Combination» group. 1991
«Combination» group. 1991

Group «Combination» has been through too much: in the 90s it was the most popular female group on the national stage! At the height of their fame, the girls gave several concerts a day, the schedules were crazy - but the fees were decent. And their hits, such as "American Boy" and "Two Bites of Sausage."and the whole country was singing along! However, where there is such raving fame, there is always room for trouble.....

In the '90s, unknown assailants wanted to assault one of the lead singers Tatiana Ivanovabut mistook her for a very similar girl. The outcome of this story is more than deplorable... Then, a few years later, the producer of the band died, Alexander Shishinin. During the same period, several female vocalists left the project, including Alyona Apina - she managed to build a dazzling solo career. Although today the public remembers her thanks to the songs of "Combination".

Alyona Apina currently
Alyona Apina currently

Svetlana Kashina was another soloist of the group - the girl came just to replace Apina. However, after the producer died, Kashina decided to radically change her life: in 1994 she left the band and Moscow! And today she does not regret it at all, emphasizing:

"I made my choice: I wanted a family, children... In the end, I got it all. Even though today I live modestly, I am satisfied with everything. I am proud of my children and my work, and I have enough.

Svetlana Kashina
Svetlana Kashina

Today, the ex-Combination singer is working instructor at a music college in his native Nizhny Tagil.

Svitlana Kostyko
Svitlana Kostyko

Julia Koziulkova and Svitlana Kostyko were drummers at different times. Their fates also turned out differently - the first one went to Italy, where she got a job... as a dental assistant! And the second (Svetlana) works today librarian in her native Saratov - but, in her own words, she's happily ready to get back to touring life!

"Life has worked out that way. In general, I'm happy with everything. But sometimes I miss the old days, the girls..."

Shura

Shura and her pet
Shura and her pet

Since we're talking about the kings of the 90s, without whom no disco could do without, we just can't pass by Shuru - a man whose concerts had huge queues! He was a real phenomenon of his time: without front teeth, with lightened hair, in some unimaginable outfits... The best thing is that all this eccentricity was accompanied by surprisingly pleasant melodies that you wanted to sing along to!

Glory negatively had an impact on Shura: for a long time he could not overcome his addiction, and then... he was diagnosed with cancer. The artist had neither money nor loved ones - with few exceptions. With his mother he did not communicate for a long time, there was a conflict between them. However, the fight with cancer allowed the artist to look at the world in a new way: he became the initiator of their meeting with his mother, was able to give up addictions, and also noticeably improved in recent years. Personal life, alas, does not add up - and this is the only thing that sincerely saddens the artist today.

I'd like to wish him kindness - because he himself carried it so much to the people at the height of his fame.

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