Franciszek Walicki, Polish journalist, died at 94

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Franciszek Walicki, born on July 20, 1921, and died October 3, 2015, Franciszek was a Polish journalist.

He was considered the father of Polish big beat and rock.

In 1956 he and Leopold Tyrmand organized the first Jazz Festival in Sopot.

Franciszek also founded a number of important Polish bands:

 

  • 1959 – Rhythm and Blues – the first Polish big beat group
  • 1960 – Czerwono-Czarni
  • 1962 – Niebiesko-Czarni
  • 1968 – Breakout
  • 1974 – SBB

 

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