OBITUARY: Yugoslavia’s Sabahudin Kurt has died
News has reached us that Yugoslavia’s representative in the 1964 Eurovision Song Contest – Sabahudin Kurt – has died. He was 82. He sang the song ‘Život je sklopio krug’ at the Tivoli Concert Hall in Copenhagen.
As you may know, only a few fragments of the 1964 Eurovision Song Contest exist in video form, so here’s the audio version.
Sabahudin sang for Yugoslavia but was born in Sarajevo on modern Bosnia & Herzegovina. His tally of hits lasted over 20 years, and he retired from the music industry in 2007 on medical grounds.
In 1964, Sabahudin won the Yugoslav national selection ‘Eurovizija’, beating seven other soloists at Delavski Dom in Trbovlje, in modern Slovenia. In the contest in Copenhagen, he failed to score a point, partially due to the fact that the national juries only awarded points to their three favourite songs.
He was married to Ismeta, and they had two sons.
We at Eurovision offer our condolences to Sabahudin’s family at this sad time.
Author: John Stanton
Source: Eurovision Ireland, Youtube, avaz.ba