Yegor Letov

Infobox musical artist
Name = Yegor Letov

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Background = solo_singer
Birth_name = Igor Fyodorovich Letov
Alias = Yegor Letov
Born = September 10, 1964
Omsk, USSR
Died = death date and age|2008|2|19|1964|9|10
Instrument = singing, guitar, bass guitar, drums
Genre = punk, garage punk, post-punk, psychedelic rock, industrial, experimental music, conceptual art
Occupation = vocalist, musician, poet, songwriter, producer, painter
Years_active = 1982 - 2008
Label = GrOb-records,Zolotaya Dolina(on LP 1992-1994), BSA, HOR, Misteriya Zvuka, Vyrgorod
Associated_acts = Grazhdanskaya Oborona,Kommunizm, Kuzya UO, Egor and Opizdenevshiye, Yanka Dyagileva
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Igor Fyodorovich "Yegor" Letov ( _ru. Игорь Фёдорович (Егор) Летов; 10 September 1964, Omsk - 19 February 2008, Omsk) was the creator and singer of the Russian punk band Grazhdanskaya Oborona. He also formed the collective collage band "Communism", and played with female punk legend Yanka Dyagileva.

Certainly a prolific musician, Letov is a controversial figure. He was controversial in the mid-to-late 1980s when he satirized the Soviet system, and helped develop a gritty Soviet punk sound with folk underpinnings. He may have become even more controversial after the fall of the USSR, seemingly turning nostalgic over the "good old days" and has made friends and fans out of nationalists and communists.

In an interview, Letov expressed that his favorite poets are Alexander Vvedensky (1904-1941), one of the OBERIU writers, and Vladimir Mayakovsky. He also expressed his interest in Conceptualism, and spoke of his own work in punk music and in creating a public image as a work of conceptual performance art.

Since 1997 Letov was married to the bass guitarist of Grazhdanskaya Oborona "Natalya Chumakova"; they had no children.

Yegor Letov's heart stopped in sleep on 19 February 2008 at his home in Omsk. [ [ Cult Rock Musician Egor Letov Died] , 19.02.2008] [ [ Punk Legend Yegor Letov dies of heart failure] 21.02.2008 The eXile] ] He was 43 years old.


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