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Gidi Gov - Biography


  • Was born in Tel Aviv, Israel.
  • His father died when he was seven. He and his family moved to Eilat.
  • Quitted school at the age of 17.
  • In 1968 joined the army.
  • Served in the military band - the Nahal (Lahakat Hanahal).
  • Sang songs and acted.
  • In the band he met Alon Oleartchik, Danny Sanderson, Meir (Poogy) Fenigstein and Efraim Shamir.
  • Participated in a songs festival with th song 'Ya'ale Ve'Yavo' and got to the last place.
  • 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.
  • In 1976 joined Yehudit Ravitz and Shmulik Bilu and together formed the band 'A Good Living' ('Parnasa Tova').
  • In 1977 played in the film 'Paratroopers'.
  • Married his girlfriend, Anat.
  • In 1978 participated in the Kdam Eurovision contest with the song 'Shalosh BaLayla Ba'Ir'.
  • Released his first album, called simply 'First Album'.
  • He joined Yonny Rechter and Yehudit Ravitz for the making of 'The Sixteenth Lamb' album, written by Johnathan Geffen and mostly composed by Rechter.
  • Played in the film 'The Band'.
  • He joined the succesful TV show 'That's It'.
  • In 1979 he founded the band 'Gazoz' with Danny Sanderson.
  • 'Gazoz' released its first album, 'Nine O'Clock At The Circle'.
  • Played in the film 'Dizengoff 99 Street'.
  • 'Gazoz' released its second album, 'Second Round'.
  • 'Gazoz' split up.
  • In 1980 he and Danny Sanderson formed the band 'Doda' and releasd one album.
  • In 1981 participated in a play in Haifa theatre.
  • In 1983 released the album '40:06', named after its length.
  • In 1984 'Kaveret' reunited again and toured.
  • An album documenting that tour was released.
  • In 1986 released the children album 'Tnu Ligdol Besheket'.
  • In 1987 released the album 'Manners'.
  • In 1990 played in Uri Barbash's film 'Where Eagles Fly' and in the play 'The Gigolo From Congo' ('Ha'Gigolo Mi'Congo).
  • 'Kaveret' reunited for the last time. The show was called 'Kaveret Returns'.
  • In 1991 released the album 'Not A Day Left', which became his most succesful album.
  • A film called 'Kaveret - Pictures From The Band's Life' was made by Zvi Shissel.
  • Played in a sitcom named 'Yes What?' on channel 1, created by his wife Anat.
  • In November 1993 he left the show 'That's It' and started hosting a show called 'Laila Gov' on Channel 2.
  • Released the album 'Scattered Songs', containing old songs, never released till then.
  • The show 'Laila Gov' became a huge success and an album of song from the show was released.
  • 'The Sixteenth Lamb' got togother on his show and performed the album's songs live for the very first time.
  • In 1995 'Gazoz' appeared together on Danny Sanderson's show on channel 1.
  • 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 1997 hosted the '1997 Israeli Oscar Awards' show.
  • In 1997 an official site was opened for the show 'Laila Gov' on the internet.