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Legendary Guitarist Rastko Milošev – Ras Dies

rastkomilosev_15092014_pressThe former guitarist of legendary Croatian rock band Parni valjak has died in Croatia…

Rastko Milošev – Ras passed away on 12 September aged just 54. Born in Zagreb on 11.11.1961, Ras from an early age was surrounded by music, and his piano-teacher mother had him learn a number of instruments. When he turned 15 he discovered the Beatles and fell in love with the electric guitar. At the age of 18 he joined the now legendary band Parni Valjak, who enjoyed a dedicated following in Croatia for over 30 years, just 4 years after the band had formed in 1975. Ras stayed in the band for 5 years before leaving in the 80’s. He then went onto work as a guitarist, author and producer for the likes of Tereza Kesovija, Dino Dvornik, Oliver Mandić, Jasmin Stavros, Dino Merlin, Plavi orkestra, Haustor, and many more.

Ras leaves behind four children, and will be buried in Zagreb on Wednesday.

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