Idols of our parents and grandparents

In the last few weeks we wanted to find out which idols our parents and grandparents used to have. You know how it was when we were young and collected posters, adored beautiful actresses, listened to our most favourite singers and admired our successful sportsmen. However, we all had somebody who we looked up to. We prepared a questionnaire in which 165 parents took part. Here is the list of the most popular Slovenian and foreign idols:

FOREIGN IDOLS:

IDOL

AREA

NUMBER OF VOTES

The Beatles

music

20

Elvis Presley

music

15

Abba

music

15

Josip Broz Tito

policy

14

Ingemar Stenmark

sport

9

John F. Kennedy

policy

6

Ivica Šerfezi

music

5

John Wayne

film

4

Tom Jones

music

3

Tereza Kesovija

music

3

Novi fosili

music

3

Elizabeth Taylor

film

3

Brigitte Bardot

film

3

 

SLOVENIAN IDOLS:

IDOL

AREA

NUMBER OF VOTES

Ansambel bratov Avsenik

music

20

Miro Cerar

sport

18

Bojan Križaj

sport

16

Marjana Deržaj

music

15

Ansambel Lojzeta Slaka

music

13

Milena Zupančič

film

7

Leon Štukelj

sport

7

Pepel in kri

music

6

Majda Sepe

music

5

Janez Polda

sport

4

Mateja Svet

sport

3

Vili Resnik

music

3

Oto Pestner

music

3

 

Avsenik

Avsenik Brothers Ensemble is probably the world’s most successful Slovenian music group. It operated from 1953 to 1990. The group was originally a trio, which soon grew into a quartet and 1955 in the Gorenjska quintet, which was then renamed the brothers Avsenik Quintet. During the operation they released around 120 records and cassette tapes in the total circulation of more than 30 million individuals. Together they have about 670 songs. The most popular song of Avsenik’s band is the polka titled “Na Golici” in Slovenian, (“Trumpet Echoes” in English), which is the most played instrumental song in the world. (Source: http://sl.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ansambel_bratov_Avsenik)

 

MIROSLAV CERAR was the all-around champion of Yugoslavia beginning as a Junior National Champion in 1956. He was to win the national championship 13 times, and he was honored as the best all-around athlete in Yugoslavia, in all of sport, a total of nine times.

During the course of his international career, he won 21 European medals, including 10 golds, to go with his six World and two Olympic gold medals.

Miroslav Cerar competed in three Olympiads – in 1960, 1964 and 1968. Known as the king of the pommel horse event for more than a decade, four of his six world championship medals, and both Olympic gold medals, in 1964 and 1968, came on that apparatus. (Source: http://www.gymmedia.com/ljubljana04)


Bojan_KriajBojan Križaj, born in Kranj, was a member of a well known Tržič, Slovenia ski family so he started skiing at the age of 3. In the season 1976/77 he received the first World Cup point, qualified among the 15 best slalom runners and later during that season in Madonna di Campiglio he hit his first top 3 podium. On January 20, 1980 he achieved the first Slovenian World Cup victory in Wengen, Switzerland and later he won seven more times, thus still being Slovenia’s most successful alpine skier ever. (Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bojan_Kri%C5%BEaj)

 

(C) Andreja Vavpetič & Zdenka Wicher

(Skupno 24 obiskov, današnjih obiskov 1)