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"The King of Israeli Pop": even in the world media they said goodbye to Mbika Peak - voila! culture

2022-08-15T08:16:43.270Z

Leading media around the world - and in his homeland, Poland - published news about the death of Zvika Pick, who passed away yesterday, and emphasized his achievements in Eurovision



"The King of Israeli Pop": Even in the world media they said goodbye to Mbika Pick

Leading media such as Le Monde, Bloomberg and the Guardian - also in Pick's homeland, Poland - published news about the death of the icon who passed away yesterday, and highlighted his achievements in Eurovision.

"Pick's catchy pop songs, created starting in the 1970s, became the nation's soundtrack"

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08/15/2022

Monday, August 15, 2022, 10:48 am Updated: 11:06 am

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For the first time in front of an audience since she had a stroke, Zvika Pick appears in front of an audience, at the press conference for the festival (stills: Reuven Castro, video: Sagi Ben Noon)

The world's leading media also paid tribute to Zvika Pick, the giant of Israeli music, who passed away yesterday (Sunday) at the age of 72.



In an article by the French news agency AFP, published in various variations, among others, in the British Guardian newspaper and the French Bella Monde, they paid tribute to the one who was defined as the "King of Israeli Pop".

All the articles mentioned songs like "Mary Lou" and of course "Diva", the winner of the Eurovision Song Contest 1998



. , died at the age of 72," Le Monde wrote.

"Brought glamor to Israeli music".

Peak (photo: Walla! NEWS system, Or Gefen)

In an article by the AP news agency, which was also published on leading websites such as Bloomberg, Billboard and ABCNEWS, Peak was defined as a "pillar" of the music industry in Israel.



"Pick's catchy pop songs, created starting in the 1970s, became the soundtrack of the nation," the obituary reads, mentioning how at the beginning of his career Peak "brought a bit of glamor to the Israeli music scene with David Bowie-style clothing and long hair that became associated with him, at a time when artists And the country's audiences were more conservative," it said.



An interesting reference also appeared in the media in Poland, Pick's homeland.

"Henrik 'Zvika' Peek has passed away," the "Virtualana Polska" website says, citing the name Peek was born in.

The site emphasized Peak's achievements as a Eurovision song composer, and also punctuated alongside "Diva" the song "Let's light a candle" composed for Sharit Hadad and the song "Hasta la Vista", which represented Ukraine in the contest.

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Pick, one of the pioneers of Israeli pop, who was active for five decades, was responsible for dozens of well-known hits such as "Gathered Tishrei", "Love at the end of the summer", "There is no country for love", "Music (Ma'ale Ma'ale)" and many others.

Four years ago he had a stroke.



Prime Minister Yair Lapid paid tribute to him yesterday: "Zvika Pick sang 'Music for the heart is penetrating' - a sentence that describes with great precision his songs and melodies that penetrated the heart and Israeli culture and became an asset of the Iron Sheep. Zvika was a revolutionary artist of his generation, one of the pillars of Israeli pop. Tzvika passed away today to his death, but the songs and melodies he left behind will continue to be played for many years to come. Sending warm condolences to his family and all his fans."

President Herzog also paid tribute: "His extraordinary talent as a creator yielded beautiful pearls to Israeli culture. He was so Israeli, and connected deeply to our rich Hebrew roots, and at the same time reflected the beauty of the face of the State of Israel in the entire world."

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