Dragoljub Đuričić passed away

Famous drummer died of coronavirus in Belgrade’s “Dragisa Misovic” hospital

Đuričić, Photo: Luka Zeković

Montenegrin drummer Dragoljub Đuričić passed away today at the age of 69 from the consequences of the corona virus.

Dragoljub was in intensive care for days in the “Dragiša Mišović” hospital in Belgrade.

Đuričić was hospitalized at the end of last month after he felt bad for days and had a high temperature, after which he decided to seek medical help.

Đuričić was born on February 10, 1953 in Cetinje.

He started his career in the 70s of the last century, and he played in the bands The End, Krune and Exodus.

During his music career, he had the opportunity to play in the bands “Leb i sol”, “Kerber” and “YU Grupa”, while as a member of the accompanying bands he performed with Zdravko Colic and Djordje Balasevic.

As a member of groups or a studio musician, he participated in the recording of more than 70 albums, played more than 6,000 concerts.

Among other things, he completed his artistic work by working on music for 20 theater performances.

He composed music for the ballet “Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde ”at the National Theater, which received the award as the best theater play.

He was the president of the “Association of Musicians JAZZ, rock and pop music of Serbia”.

The sound of his drum marked the protests in Belgrade against Slobodan Milosevic.

He is listed among the 30 best drummers in the world, and in recent years he has worked with his band Balkan Avalanche. In Montenegro, he launched the Cucka echo project, which took place in the village of Cuce for several years.

Although most people know him as a musician, he was also a successful painter and had dozens of exhibitions in the former SFRY.