Bulgarian Rock Legend Gyuzelev Dies at 67
Legendary Bulgarian rock musician Petar AKA Petsi Gyuzelev has passed away in his home at 11:30 am Thursday.
About six years ago, he was diagnosed with brain tumor, but never stopped working, composing new songs and dreaming of releasing two new albums by the end of the year.
Gyuzelev was born on December 10, 1945, in the central city of Stara Zagora.
He is one of the founders of the legendary Bulgarian rock band Shturtsite (The Crickets), prominent on the musical scene since the distant 1967.
Gyuzelev not only authored some of their biggest hits, but some of the biggest Bulgarian rock hits ever.
After the group broke up in 1990, he founded in 1993 another star band "Stari Mutsuni" (Old Faces) which released in 1994 the hit album "Beer, Sex, and Rock-and-Roll."
Gyuzelev has received numerous awards and the State order "St St Cyril and Methodius" for exceptional contributions to Bulgarian arts and culture.
In 2004, Shturtsite reunited and released since then two new albums. They also performed together in several cities in Bulgaria.
The band has had more than 2600 concerts and is still a popular music act.
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