Vyacheslav Dobrynin biography

Vyacheslav Dobrynin


1946 –


Who is Vyacheslav Dobrynin?

Vyacheslav Grigoryevich Dobrynin is a popular Russian composer and singer also known as Doctor Shlyager. He was awarded the People's Artist of Russia in 1996.

Dobrynin was born in 1946 to an Armenian father and a Russian mother. He studied at Moscow State University and received a diploma as an "art historian and theorist" in 1970. He subsequently worked at the Tretyakov Gallery and Pushkin Museum. As an amateur musician and singer he participated in different Beatles-style groups. Dobrynin started to compose songs in the late-1960's and from 1971 co-operated with the Oleg Lundstrem orchestra, "Vesyolie Rebyata", "Samotsvety" and other bands. He has written more than 1000 songs, often based on poems by Leonid Derbenyov, Robert Rozhdestvensky, Mikhail Tanich and Ilya Reznik.

In the 1980's Dobrynin started to record his own songs, and in 1990 he founded "Doctor Shlyager" band.

Dobrynin's songs are mostly dedicated to unhappy love and romantic events of a person's life. Among his most popular hits are:

⁕"Belaya cheryomukha"

⁕"Vsyo, chto v zhizni yest u menya",

⁕"Kachaetsya vagon",

⁕"Siniy tuman",

⁕"Dve svechi",

⁕"Na teplokhode muzika zvuchit",

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Jan 25, 1946
  • Moscow State University

on July 23, 2013


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