Jan 25, 2012

Vladimir Vysotsky Google Doodle

Google celebrates the 74th birthday of Vladimir Vysotsky.

Top 5 facts about Vladimir Vysotsky:

1. He was born on January 25, 1938.

2. Vysotsky was a Soviet singer, songwriter, poet, and actor whose career had an immense and enduring effect on Russian culture.

3. He became widely known for his unique singing style and for his lyrics, which featured social and political commentary in often humorous street jargon.

4. Vysotsky died on July 25, 1980.

5. He was posthumously awarded the title of Meritorious Artist of the Soviet Union.

via Wikipedia, YouTube, Google

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