‘Blue Is The Colour’ in the ‘Red’ half of Europe

Just to answer my hypothetical question as to whether or not the 1973 of Czechoslovakia was a ‘Classic Year’ here is a selection of hit songs from Czechoslovakia from that year, split into four videos (plus one interloper from 1972, evidently).

Miluška Voborníková – Staré říční proudy [Good Old Fashioned Music] 1972
Milan Drobný – Dala jsi lásku [Beautiful Sunday]
Jitka Molavcová – V máji [Margie]
Waldemar Matuška – A tak dál nosíš po kapsách sny mládí
Marie Rottrová – Mámo, kup mi brášku
Jaromír Mayer – Malý přítel z města N [The Mouth Organ Boy]

Petra Černocká – Saxana
Pavel Bartoň – Má, má tě rád [He Will Be There]
Plavci – Nos pro trable [Nose For Trouble]
Alena Tichá – Láska je pes [How Do You Do] (Alena driving one of my beloved Škoda Rapids!)
Aleš Ulm – Šálek šípkového čaje
Karel Gott – Kávu si osladím (Being the real ‘Babe Magnet’ that he was at the time, as the highest-profile Male Star of the time)
Yvetta Simonová – Zapomínám
Viktor Sodoma – Žárlivý Kakadu [Wakadi Wakadou]

 

Věra Špinarová & Bob Frídl – Řeka nadějí [Put Your Hand In The Hand]
Jitka Zelenková – Haló, haló [Hallo A]
Zelenáči – Oranžový expres [Orange Blossom Special]
Eva Pilarová – Láska je láska [Gira l´amore]
Václav Neckář – Kdo vchází do tvých snů, má lásko [Where Do You Go To (My Lovely)] (Both Eva and Václav evidently tracing the steps of Jitka Zelenková and Valérie Čižmárová to where the GOTGE Blog’s ‘Signature Photo’ was shot)
Komety J.Kaleše & Achill, Bolek, Zachar – Mexiko
Helena Vondráčková – Jak mám spát [Apres toi / Dann kamst du] (another version of Vicky Leandros’ Eurovision Song Contest Winner of 1972, to go with Eva Kostolányiová’s ‘Keď si sám’ from that same year…this time from the Czech half of the country as opposed to the Slovak one)

Petr Spálený – Tóny rozdávám
Orchestr Karla Vlacha – Zelená je tráva [Blue Is The Colour] (Yes, the former Eastern Bloc had their own version of Chelsea F.C.’s famous hit song, improbably enough!…re-titled ‘Green is the pitch’. I love the way that the performers in these videos get together at the end, modelling football kits. What things they got up to in Communist Czechoslovakia!)

 

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