Imants Kalnins

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Birthday
26, 1941
Birthplace
Latvia
Birth Sign
Gemini
Birthday
26, 1941 (age 77)
Birthplace
Latvia

About

One of the greatest composers in the history of Latvian music. He wrote six symphonies and several operas during his career that spanned several decades.

Before Fame

He wrote "Hey, You There!," the first rock opera in the USSR. Historians regarded him as the first composer of intellectual rock music.

Trivia

He headed 2xBBM, the Liepāja rock band of the 1960s.

Family Life

He grew up with his family in Riga, Latvia.

Associated With

He and Alexander Tamir were both well-known composers from Latvia.

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