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Riva (band)

Riva
OriginZadar, Croatia, Yugoslavia
GenresPop music
Years active1986–1991
Past membersEmilija Kokić
Dalibor Musap
Nenad Nakić
Zvonimir Zrilić
Boško Colić
Aleksandra Kalafatović

Riva was a pop rock band from Zadar, Croatia, then Yugoslavia, in the late 1980s.

After forming in 1986, the band appeared on Zagrebfest 1988. Their song "Rock Me" won the Eurovision Song Contest 1989 in Switzerland, with a score of 137 points. According to author John Kennedy O'Connor in The Eurovision Song Contest – The Official History it was an unexpected win.[1] The band proved sceptics wrong, bringing the first and only victory for Yugoslavia. The contest was organised in Zagreb in 1990. The group members parted ways in 1991.

Lineup

  • Emilija Kokić (vocals)
  • Dalibor Musap (keyboards, vocals, founder and leader)
  • Nenad Nakić (bass, vocals)
  • Zvonimir Zrilić (guitar, vocals)
  • Boško Colić (drums)
  • Aleksandra Kalafatović (keyboards)

References

  1. ^ O'Connor, John Kennedy The Eurovision Song Contest – The Official History. Carlton Books, UK. 2007 ISBN 978-1-84442-994-3

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Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Switzerland Céline Dion
with "Ne partez pas sans moi"
Winner of the Eurovision Song Contest
1989
Succeeded by
Italy Toto Cutugno
with "Insieme: 1992"
Preceded by
Srebrna Krila
with "Mangup"
Yugoslavia in the Eurovision Song Contest
1989
Succeeded by
Tajči
with "Hajde da ludujemo"