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Achmad Albar

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Indonesian lead vocalist of the finest rock band God Bless. He was born in Surabaya, Jawa Timur, 16 Juli 1946. Born from a married couples Syech Albar and Farida Al-Hasani, that finally seperated. Farida Al-Hasani then married again with an actor Jamaluddin Malik.

Achmad Albar was once married to the artist Rini S. Bono and has three sons: Fauzi Albar, an actor named Fachri Albar, and Fadli Albar.

Achmad Albar known with his first film as an actor(when he was ini 11th) in “Jenderal Kecil”. His first step in terms of musician, when he was at 11 formed a band Named Bintang Remaja, although the band is only for two years long.

Achmad Albar whos known also as “iyek” go to Netherlands. In a country overgrown with windmills that many tulips and even then, the second child of six brothers were not able to let go of his musical passion. He formed the band Take Five (1966-1967), who had followed some band festival and he won best vocalist. In the years 1967-1972 with the group Clover Leaf, Iyek spawned nine singles. Some of these songs, “Do not Spoil My Day” and “Grey Clouds” enthused enough Dutch public of his day.
Late 1972 with Ludwig LeMans, guitarist Clover Leaf, he visited Indonesia. In the homeland he saw and observed the life of the community musical Jakarta. Iye looking for musicians who want to join him. Beginning in 1973, IYE with Fuad Hassan (drums), Donny Fattah (bass), Jockie Surjoprajogo (keyboards), and Ludwig LeMans (guitar) held a workout at the Top for two weeks, to face the music performances at the Taman Ismail Marzuki, dated May 5, 1973. In practice they agreed to form a group called God Bless.

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