U ŠKRIPCU was formed by three high school friends Zoran "Vule" Vulović (keyboards), Milan "Delča" Delčić (vocals, guitar for a short period of time) and Aleksandar "Vasa" Vasiljević (guitar). The three used to write amateur theatre plays and in 1979 decided to form a band. The group was initially called "Prolog za veliki haos" and then "Furije furiozno furaju". The three also worked as associate journalists for the "Mladi novi svet" show airing on Studio B radio station. In 1980 the band was renamed U Škripcu, adding two more members, drummer Miloš Obrenović and bassist Aleksandar "Luka" Lukić. The band's first recordings, tracks "Južno voće" and "Pamflex dom" were released on the "Artistička radna akcija" compilation, which featured the second generation of Beograd New Wave bands, in 1981. The beginning of their career is also connected to the "Pamflex" concept. Pamflex was an imaginary company, invented by Delčić. The songs were actually commercials for imaginary products, as the band members considered advertising to be the finest form of art. Part of the concept was also reading of ironic and comical speeches, usage of Pamflex flags and using theater language style. During 1981, the band had numerous live appearances in Beograd and Zagreb, and soon established a fanbase. Their debut album "Godine ljubavi", released by PGP-RTB in 1982, did not feature Lukić on bass guitar, who was at the time serving the mandatory Yugoslav People's Army stint, and was replaced by Idoli bassist Zdenko Kolar, who recorded bass sections. During the tour, Dejan Grujić from the band Braća played bass. The band established a team of co-workers who collaborated on their next releases, producer Saša Habić and album artwork designers Slobodan Šajin and Momčilo Rajin. The album's most notable tracks were "Ti imaš dosta godina", "Hamuamule", "Samuraj", "Kao u boji" and "Proleće", dealing with various theme orientations. After the album release, Saša Dragić became the band's manager. In 1983, the band signed a contract with Jugoton and released the album "O je!" and the EP "Nove godine!". The album was well accepted by the audience and the critics and the Rock magazine voted the album the best release of 1983. Guest appearances featured Gordi bassist and arranger Slobodan Svrdlan, Đorđe Petrović on keyboards, Nenad Jelić on percussion and Jovan Maljoković on saxophone. The tracks "Beograd spava", "Kockar" and "Siđi do reke" were the most notable tracks on the album. The "Nove godine!" EP was intentionally released during the New Year holidays and featured five songs including the title track, also released on single, and the hit "Koliko imaš godina". In 1984, Lukić returned to the band and together they toured mainly in Croatia and in 1985 the band released album "Budimo zajedno!" which was a combination of pop and electronic music. It featured a new version of "Hamuamule", "Tama me prati", "Crni anđele", "Baj, baj" etc. Due to the inability to achieve the success of the previous records the band ceased to exist. (from wikipedia)
ZLATKO MANOJLOVIĆ started his musical career when he was very young. He was only fifteen when his composition won the first place in Radio Beograd show "Studio VI vam pruža šansu". In 1969, Branislav Marušić "Čutura" invited him to join the reformed Džentlmeni. After Džentlmeni disbanded in 1972, he formed the short-lived band Fleš. In 1972, Manojlović, together with Marušić, formed the progressive rock band Dah. The band released the album "Veliki cirkus!" before moving to Belgium, where they changed their name to Land, and released the album "Cool Breeze". The band returned to Yugoslavia in 1976 and, under the name Dah, released their third album, "Povratak" (The Return). Soon after, Dah disbanded. In 1977, Manojlović formed the band Gordi. After releasing three progreesive/hard rock-oriented albums, "Čovek" (1978), "Gordi 2" (1979) and "Gordi 3" (1979), Gordi made a shift towards heavy metal with the album "Pakleni trio" (1981). After releasing the album "Kraljica smrti" (1982), Gordi disbanded in 1984. Zlatko Manojlović started his solo career in 1975, while he was the leader of Dah, with the 7" single featuring the songs "Ko te sada ljubi" and "Osećanja". In 1977, while serving the Yugoslav People's Army in Ljubljana, he recorded the double 7" single entitled "Ona je" featuring the instrumental "Jednoj ženi", which became a hit. On the recording of the single he played both guitar and bass guitar, and Dare Petrič (guitar), Vlado Špindler (bass guitar), Andrej Petkovič (drums), Andrej Konjajev (keyboards) and Žare Prinčić (keyboards) also took part in the single recording. Manojlović released his debut album "Zlatko i njegove gitare" in 1980, while still leading Gordi. The album featured eight instrumentals composed by Manojlović and a version of Đango Reinhardt's composition "Nuages". His own instrumentals varied from Latin music, over Balkan folk-inspired themes, to funk. In 1983, he released the album "Jednoj ženi", on which he was accompanied by former Smak members Dragan Stojanović "Kepa" (drums) and Zoran Milanović (bass guitar). The album gained attention of the representatives of Toshiba EMI at the 1983 MIDEM, and the label released the album in Japan, but in the other countries as well. In 1984, he left Yugoslavia and went abroad, participating in the recording of about fifty albums, although remaining mostly uncredited. In 1986, the English language album "Zlatko" was released in Yugoslavia. In 1994, the album "Blue Heart" was released in Germany. The album "Zlatko", released in Serbia in 1995, featured, beside his own songs (including a new version of the title track), covers of The Beatles' "Strawberry Fields Forever", Chick Corea's "Spain", Mason Williams's "Classical Gas", Frank Sinatra's "My Way", Bonnie Tyler's "The Best", 10cc's "I'm Not in Love" and Derek and the Dominos' "Layla". Five tracks on the album were recorded with Munich Symphony Orchestra. In 1997, he released his latest album "Zlatko". (from wikipedia)
TOMI SOVILJ & NJEGOVE SILUETE was formed in 1964, in Beograd, Serbia (ex-Yugoslavia) when Tomi Sovilj left Zoran Miščević's "Siluete". In 1966 they recorded their first EP for "Diskos" and in 1967 they recorded another EP for same disco company. In late 60s Tomi Sovilj arrived in America and sings in american rock clubs.
Vocalist Tomislav "Tomi" Sovilj, born in Belgrade in 1941, started his career in 1963 at the dance parties held by Zlatni Dečaci. On Autumn of the same year, he had become the member of Siluete, but on mid-1964 he left the band, forming a band also called Siluete. For a while, there were two groups working under the same name, but the case was settled after a court verdict after which Sovilj lost the right to use the name. However, he did manage to keep the name somewhat similar by renaming it to TOMI SOVILJ I NJEGOVE SILUETE. At the time, the band beside him featured the former "Bele Zvezde" members Slobodan Saničanin (guitar), Branislav Rakočević (bass), Milorad Tomić (guitar) and Ðino Maljoković (drums). Later on, the band members were also Borislav Ðurković (rhythm guitar), Boba Voratović (bass) and Hamadija Vladović (drums). Owing to their attractive performances, they had become one of the most popular live acts in Belgrade, which provided them with often live performances at the Beograd "Mažestik" hotel tea parties and at the cafe bar "Terazije". In 1966, the band released their debut EP "Vule bule" through Diskos, featuring the songs "Vule bule", a cover version of the Sam The Sham and The Pharaos song "Wooly Bully", "Hej, o Slupi", a cover of The McCoys song "Hang On Sloopy", "Džini Džini", a cover Little Richard's "Jenny, Jenny", all three having lyrics rewritten in Serbian language, and a cover of the song "Za jedan časak radosti", written by Darko Kraljić. The release had been sold in more than fifty thousand copies, thus becoming a silver record. On Autumn of the same year, Sovilj went to serve the Yugoslav People's Army, and was temporarily replaced by the former Juniori vocalist Dušan Prelević. On his return, the band released their second EP "Stoj Džoni" featuring the title track, a cover version of Chuck Berry's "Johnny B. Goode", which had also reached high sales and went silver. After the EP release, the band popularity had slowly decreased and Tomi Sovilj disbanded the band in 1970. (from wikipedia)