Cze / Eng

Rádio Laxík

Voices

Marie Rottrová

Marie Rottrová

singer

It was a “wooden” time of the rock music in the Czechoslovakia ...

When I recall those times I feel almost the same euphoria than back then.

In 1962 when I got married, we got a wedding gift from my parents, it was a big, wooden modern radio. Both my husband and I were musicians, and soon we started to tune to Radio Luxembourg and thus heard the Beatles for the first time. We were excited! Later came the era of soul and we discovered on “Laxík” Otis Reding, Stevie Wonder, Tina Turner, James Brown, Carla Thomas and other brilliant American singers. We had a band called Majectic in Ostrava and started to play soul, rock and rhythm & blues at the Sunday ”tea parties”. We recorded the music from Radio Luxembourg to a tape recorder, a Sonet Duo, my husband Vlastík Kučaj with other musicians re-wrote the music and those who spoke English, “downloaded” the texts. Later, I sang these songs at the Sunday “tea-parties” with big enthusiasm, happy like a honey bee.

It was a “wooden” time of rock music in Czechoslovakia, and we were a different kind of keen pioneers. Radio Luxembourg gave me crucial stimulus and I started – in its spirit – my career of a singer.
Thank you, thank you, thank you! 

 






  • Vladimír Mertlík Vladimír
    Mertlík
    producer

    “Rejdijóu Laxnberg” represented a contact with the world “over there”...

  • Jaroslav Kubera Jaroslav
    Kubera
    politician

    Till today, I know to say with a perfect English accent the sentence: „Radio Luxembourg, your Station of the Stars.“

  • Ladislav Štaidl Ladislav
    Štaidl
    musician

    Laxík was a source of inspiration and strong emotional experiences.

  • Pavel Chrastina Pavel
    Chrastina
    musician

    Radio Luxembourg was the absolute supply of our material.

  • Ondřej Hejma Ondřej
    Hejma
    musician

    My favourite was Tony Price ...

  • Hana and Petr Ulrych Hana
    and
    Petr
    Ulrych
    Musicians

    Radio Luxembourg simply started a total revolution!

  • Ivan Mládek Ivan
    Mládek
    singer and musician

    Radio Luxembourg is at the origin of my continuous appearances on Czech and Slovak stages.

  • Olga Sommerová Olga
    Sommerová
    filmmaker

    Radio Luxembourg with its jingles was holy and international for me.

  • Marie Rottrová Marie
    Rottrová
    singer

    It was a “wooden” time of the rock music in the Czechoslovakia ...

  • Jaroslav Svěcený Jaroslav
    Svěcený
    violin virtuoso

    I have real friends among the Luxembourgers...

  • Petra Janda Petra
    Janda
    singer and musician

    „Let them have more rock´n´roll and it will break down itself

  • Marta Kubišová Marta
    Kubišová
    singer

    Laxík taught me to phrase...

  • Rangers Rangers Music band

    It was not about language but about the heart.

1 2 3
prev next