In 1961, he formed his first band, BKB, which became a prominent jazz trio at the time. In 1963 they entered The Yu Jazz Festival, that took place in Bled (Slovenia). After conducting the various orchestras in Bosnia, he finally joined Sarajevo's most popular pop band Indeksi. With them he had a 2-months long tour in Russia.
In 1968, he moved to the Yugoslav capital, Belgrade, where he founded one of the most significant Yugoslav pop-rock bands ever, Korni Grupa. As a composer and a musician,he won many music contests that took place in former Yugoslavia. With Korni Grupa he entered following music festivals in Europe: 1969 - Singing Europe (The Netherlands), Voted the most original entry 1970 - Rock Festival Katowitze (Poland) 1972 - Montreux (Switzerland) 1974 - Eurovision Song Festival (Brighton, United Kingdom) In 1979 Kornelije Kovač moved to England where he collaborated in various projects, such as : 1980 - Reading Rock Festival - As the keyboard player of Jenny Darren Band. Among the prominent British musicians with whom Kornell Kovach collaborated while living in UK, were: Bernie Marsden, guitar player of "White Snake" Hans Zimmer, a prominent composer of the soundtracks like: The Rain Man, The Last Emperor, The Lion King, etc. Paul Jones, ex-singer of Manfred Mann Andy Pask, base player of Landscape Colin Hodgkinson, bass player of Back Doors Joji Hirota, Japanese percusionst Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply..
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