The last farewell to the musician Miroslav Žbirka will be in the Strašnice crematorium on Friday 19 November from 2 pm. Simona Andělová told the organizers. The well-known singer and songwriter died at the age of 69 on November 10. Due to the current regulation, only invited persons will be allowed to say goodbye.
The public will be able to say goodbye to Meky in the area in front of the ceremonial hall, where there will be a book of condolences. The broadcast from the ceremony will be provided via an image and live broadcast on Mira Žbirka’s official Facebook profile.
The legendary Slovak singer, composer and guitarist Miroslav Žbirka is known as the author of melodic songs such as Biely kvet, Atlantída, Nemoderný chalan, Katrin or Co bolí. During his more than forty years on the music scene, he became famous as a solo performer of songs, which he also composed himself.
He has released over thirty records in the Czech Republic, Slovakia and Germany, has given concerts almost all over the world and has also played with the Slovak singer Marika Gombitová in the musical Don’t Take Our Princess. He also had a lifelong friendship with Gombit, supported by her severe injury, which confined her to a wheelchair for life, and Žbirka’s most popular songs include a duet called In Dead Ends. Years later, they followed him with the song Let’s Not Burn It Beautifully In Us.
Žbirka came from a Slovak-British family, his lifelong love was the famous British Beatles. Without their influence, he might never have sung and played the guitar, as he recalled in the interviews. Žbirka met the legendary former singer of the band Paul McCartney in person before the British concert in Prague in 2004, when the former Beatles member played his new song Follow Me in his locker room and Meky then included this song on his album Live.
Žbirka was born on October 21, 1952 in Bratislava. Already at the end of the 1960s, he was involved in the birth of the Bratislava rock band Modus. He recorded his first hit Zažni in 1977 and four years later he founded the band Limit with Lac Lučenič and set out on his own career. His debut solo album was called Doctor Sen.
Although Žbirka stood at the peak of its popularity, especially in the 1980s, it has also celebrated success in the last decade. Two years ago, he celebrated 40 years on the music scene with many guests with a grand concert in the packed O2 arena in Prague. Žbirka was then accompanied by a group of renowned British musicians, and Petr Čech, a former football goalkeeper, performed as a drummer in the song for 22 days.