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Mefisto
years active: 1963 - 2007

rock'n'roll band of 1960s, playing guitar music influenced by British The Shadows. Accompanying many ot popular singers of that time (Neckar, Kubisova, Vondrackova, Matuska, Pilarova, Prenosilova). In 1969 changing the line-up and leaving to West Berlin to play in the musical Hair. Disbanded in 1971; in 1989 Petr Kaplan revived the band, playing rock'n'roll revival till his death in 2007.


Members:

Tomas Weber  (1963-1964) , vocal, guitars, leader
Alan Richter  (1963-1964) , guitars
Jaromir Mayer  (1963-1964) , vocal
Antonin Gondolan  (1963-1964) , bass guitar
Michaela Prunerova  (1963-1964) , vocal
Karel Svoboda  (1963-1968) , vocal, keyboards, mouth organ, leader, piano
Frantisek Kopal  (1963-1971) , saxophones, leader, flute
Milan Vobliza  (1963-1971) , drums
Petr Kaplan  (1964-1965, 1989-2007) , vocal, guitars
Jiri Dospel  (1964-1965) , vocal, bass guitar
Ota Jahn  (1964-1968, 1989-2007) , vocal, guitars
Zdenek Rytir  (1966-1968) , bass guitar, mouth organ, vocal
Vaclav Simecek  (1966-1968) , guitars, background vocal
Pavel Ricar  (1967-1969) , steel guitar
Pavel Petras  (1968-1968) , guitars
Ivan Umaceny  (1969-1971)
Zdenek Dvorak "Sarka"  (1969-1971)
Karel Vagner  (1969-1971)
Ivan Kostal  (1969-1971)
Karel Ricanek  (1969-1971)
Ben Vitek  (since 1993) , drums
Pavel Chrastina, bass guitar
Vladimir Bezdek "Vladena", keyboards
Miloslav Ruzek, saxophones

Discography:

Rock , Studio Fontana 1999 ,
Rock'n'Roll Vol. 2 , Areca Multimedia 2004

compilations / live recs.:

Pokud o autoportret ( Attempted Autoportrait ) ( Neckar, Vaclav ) , Supraphon
Sklipek ( Wine Cellar ) ( Prenosilova, Yvonne ) , Supraphon 1990
Greatest Hits , Supraphon 1993
Story 1964 -1992 , Popron 2011

samplers etc.:

Night Club '66 , Supraphon/Artia 1966
Night Club '67 , Supraphon-Artia 1967
30 let rock'n'rollu ( 30 years of Rock'n'Roll ) , M-Art 1990 ,
Rock and Roll ze Sonetu ( Rock and Roll From Tape Recorder ) , Prag-Data 1999

SP / EP:

Big Beat Olympics & Mefisto ( Olympic ) , Supraphon 1965
Monika / Sunny River , Supraphon 1965
Ukolebavka pro kone / Slunce za oknem ( Mayer, Jaromir ) , Supraphon 1965
Yakety Yeak / ... , Supraphon-Artia 1965
Yakety Yeak / Slepice , Supraphon 1965
Javory / Ctyri konsky kopyta ( Maples / Four Horse Hooves ) ( Prenosilova, Yvonne ) , Supraphon 1966
Plac / Kdyz vitr zafouka ( Neckar, Vaclav ) , Supraphon 1966
Sa-la-la-la-li / Stribrna fletna ( Neckar, Vaclav ) , Supraphon 1966
Temny stin / Vlci maky ( Mayer, Jaromir ) , Supraphon 1966
Tenhle bilej mesic / Stin katedral ( Neckar, Vaclav ) , Supraphon 1966 ,
What a Love / He's So Heavenly ( Prenosilova, Yvonne ) , Supraphon 1966
As Tears Go By / Women's Day , Supraphon-Artia 1967
Big Beat Group B.Ondracka And Mefistos ( Neckar, Vaclav ) , Supraphon 1967
Cink-cink / Kam vteriny padi ( Vondrackova, Helena ) , Supraphon 1967
I've Got A Woman / Johnny B. Goode ( Laufer, Josef ) , Supraphon 1967
Nechte zvony znit / Na co te mam ( Kubisova, Marta ) , Supraphon 1967
Tam, tam / Dolej zbytek vina ( Neckar, Vaclav ) , 1967
These Boots Are Made For Walkin' / ... ( Prenosilova, Yvonne ) , Supraphon-Artia 1967 ,
Lampa / Zimni kralovstvi ( Kubisova, Marta ) , Supraphon 1968 ,
Vitr to vi / Kotva na pridi ( Matuska, Waldemar ) , Supraphon 1968
Zly trapeni / Krysar ( Matuska, Waldemar ) , Supraphon 1969
Prazska romance ( Prague Romance ) ( Matuska, Waldemar ) , Supraphon 1970
Depese / Nechte zvony znit ( Kubisova, Marta ) , Supraphon 1990 ,
Musim zpivat dal / Krysar ( Matuska, Waldemar ) , Supraphon 1990

participation:

Mam rada cestu lesni / Jeno hrej ( Vondrackova, Helena ) , Supraphon 1966
Vaclav Neckar zpiva pro mlade ( V.N. Singing For The Young ) ( Neckar, Vaclav ) , Supraphon 1966
Osm lasek Waldemara Matusky ( Eight Loves Of Waldemar Matuska ) ( Matuska, Waldemar ) , Supraphon 1968
Pop galerie ( Sedlacek, Pavel ) , Supraphon 2006

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