Songwriter Zdeněk Rytíř dies, aged 69

Respected pop music songwriter Zdeněk Rytíř died on Tuesday night after a long illness at the age of 69. Since the late 1960’s he wrote songs for some of the most famous pop singers of the time, including Marta Kubišová, Helena Vondráčková, Václav Neckář and Karel Gott. He also composed a number of Czech texts for covers of famous Western songs like Hey Jude or Bob Dylan’s The Times They Are a-Changin'.

Author: Masha Volynsky