Bela Kamocsa died last week. He was the founder of the Romanian rock band ‘Phoenix’ in the 60s, at a time when doing rock meant in Romania not only music but also a political stand. The band played an important role in the history of Romania rock.

youTube keeps some of his recordings.

‘Canarul’ from 1969 with Phoenix:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qXtIubtuKDY

‘Lady Madonna’:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jFMgdB3-JGE

‘Totusi sunt ca voi’

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d2NDVRp8OgM&feature=related

with Bega Blues Band at the Sibiu jazz festival in 2002:

jam sessions with Mircea Bunea in 2008:

and the recording of a TV interview with Daniel Vighi with scores of interesting information about the musical history of Timisoara.

May his memory be blessed.