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Alon Oleartchik - Biography


  • Was born in Poland by the name of Alec Rosenfeld. NEW!
  • In 1956 his family moved to Israel. NEW!
  • In 1968 joined the army.
  • Served in the military band - the Nahal (Lahakat Hanahal).
  • Played the bass guitar.
  • In the band he met Gidi Gov, Danny Sanderson, Meir (Poogy) Fenigstein and Efraim Shamir.
  • In 1971, after released from the army, moved to London.
  • When Danny Sanderson moved to London too, they wrote a symphony to an orchestra and a rock band.
  • They had no luck getting a contract, and after Danny moved back to Israel, Alon moved too.
  • In 1973 he joined 'Kaveret'.
  • The band was signed by Aberaham Deshe (Pashanel).
  • On November 1973 the album 'Poogy Tales' was released.
  • In 1974 'Kaveret' participated in the Eurovision contest with the song 'I Gave Her My Life'.
  • The album 'Poogy In A Pitah' was released.
  • In 1975 the album 'Crowded In The Ear' was released.
  • In 1976 Kaveret moved to the USA and toured.
  • Kaveret split up.
  • Moved with Meir Fenigstein to Los Angeles and studied music in Berkly University.
  • In 1984 returned to Israel.
  • 'Kaveret' reunited and toured.
  • An album documenting that tour was released.
  • In 1985 released his first solo album 'Oleartchik'.
  • In 1988 released the album 'Sha'ashuei Keilu'.
  • In 1990 'Kaveret' reunited again. The show was called 'Kaveret Returns'.
  • A film called 'Kaveret - Pictures From The Band's Life' was made by Zvi Shissel.
  • In 1993 released the album 'Tell Me What You Feel'.
  • In 1995, on November 12th, in a concert in honor of assassinated prime minister Yitzhak Rabin, all kaveret's members but Meir appeared together on stage and performed an acoustic version of 'Little Kingdom'.
  • In 1996 released the album 'Let's Say I'm Yours'.
  • In 1998 released the album 'Alon Oleartchik With Barak Hanoch' which consisted of acoustic remakes of his famous songs. NEW!