The frontman of the legendary Hungarian
band OMEGA celebrates his 70th birthday
on 17th May 2013.
After he had been a member of several student
bands since 1959, János Kóbor and the
keyboarder László Benkö founded OMEGA
1962 in Budapest. With his m multifarious
vocal style, his expressive rendition and
powerful presence on stage he significantly
shaped the character of the band.
It was mainly due to him that Omega soon
became an internationally renowned headliner,
who contributed to several chapters
of the history of rock music, who sold 50
million records and CDs world-wide and
became the most successful band in Eastern
In connection with the 50th birthday of the
group last year, János Kóbor effectively implemented
his idea to record a studio album
of the most successful songs from the seventieth
and eighties with a classical orchestra.
In October 2010 the album “OMEGARhapsody”
was released, produced by
János Kóbor. Meanwhile it is available in 26
Just in time before the start of the jubilee
tour 2012 – which included three concerts
in Germany – they additionally released the
OMEGA-Symphony, a 30-minute orchestral
work of the band’s greatest hits. The live performances
of the OMEGA-Symphony and
the OMEGA-Rhapsody thrilled the audiences
of their jubilee concerts in 2012.
Starting in June 2013 the band will again be
on tour with a symphony orchestra performing
“OMEGA-Symphony & Rhapsody”.