Don encouraged me to write on the forum about very famous Yugoslav singer and his tragic fate…tragic is because his career ended so suddenly because of political cause…in Yu it was not very wise to accent nationality…in wrong company…and this is what happened to him. He was punished with prohibition of public appearance. All forms of political regulation has their darker sites in this was one of them here. Our political regulation was labeled as “regime” and I know that there is A LOT of misinformation especially in USA thatâ€™s why I feell it is necessary to list very important facts of the good points which we miss very much now in our â€œpromised better futureâ€? in this capitalism and â€œdemocracyâ€?. I regret very much loss of many values which were cultivated in past. Once we had:
3.No unemployment (only lazybones)
4.Not possible chicanery on work (or very rare)
5.Very good health state service
6.Possibility for getting apartment for young families and social weak people
7.Safe old age and secured retiring allowance
Nothing of this is in our so â€œbright every dayâ€?. But as I mentioned before there were some big mistakes and treatment of Vice Vukov is one of them. It was big loss for all of us as quality of his voice is really really nice. As my English is not something one would look forward to read, I am copying the information about him from Wikipedia. It is a little dry but at least in good English [Image Can Not Be Found]
Vice Vukov (born August 3, 1936) is a Croatian singer and politician.
In 1960s he used to be one of the most popular singers in Yugoslavia. He appeared at the Eurovision Song Contest 1963 with the song “Brodovi” and at the Eurovision Song Contest 1965 with the song “ČeÅ¾nja”. Neither of the songs was successful at the Eurovision.
In 1972, after Croatian Spring, he was branded as Croatian nationalist by Yugoslav authorities. Subsequently, he was barred from performing publicly and all his records were pulled out of stores.
In 1989 album of his new songs, albeit without his name, reappeared in Croatian music stores, signalling the political change.
After the introduction of democracy to Croatia, Vice Vukov became a prominent supporter of the Social Democratic Party of Croatia. He ran several times for the seat in Croatian Parliament, finally succeeding in 2003.  . In 2001 he was suggested as ambassador to Switzerland.
On November 17, 2005, while descending the stairs in the Parliament building, Vukov tripped and fell, sustaining a serious head injury. He was hospitalized and underwent surgery; as of March 2006, according to his doctors, he is in a persistent vegetative state, with no chance for recovery.