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Biography

Old, but still active, very popular big-beat band from the Czech Republic

Short History

The history of the legendary czech band goes to the year 1963. The premiere in the famous theater Semafor in Prague was the beginning of Czech big beat music - today Olympic is one of the most famous and popular rockbands in Czech Republic.

Members

Petr Janda - vocals, guitar
Milan Broum - bassguitar
Jirí Valenta - keyboards

Permanent guest drummer
Martin Vajgl

Late Members

* Miroslav Berka
* Milan Peroutka
* František Čech
* Jan Antonín Pacák
* Petr Hejduk
* Pavel Bobek
* Miki Volek
* Pavel Chrastina
* Jan Hauser
* Jiří Hauser
* Jiří Korn
* Ladislav Chvalkovský
* Pavel Petráš
* Jiří Laurent
* Ladislav Klein
* Milan Růžek

Discography

* 1968 Želva (Supraphon)
* 1969 Pták Rosomák (Supraphon)
* 1971 Jedeme jedeme (Supraphon)
* 1972 Handful (Artia)
* 1973 Olympic 4 (Supraphon)
* 1976 12 nej (Supraphon)
* 1978 Marathón (Supraphon)
* 1978 Overhead (Artia)
* 1980 Prázdniny na Zemi (Supraphon)
* 1980 Holidays on Earth (Artia)
* 1981 Rock'n'Roll (Artia)
* 1982 Rokenrol (Supraphon)
* 1981 Ulice (Supraphon)
* 1982 The Street (Artia)
* 1982 Olympic v Lucerně (Supraphon)
* 1983 Akorát (Supraphon)
* 1984 Laboratoř (Supraphon)
* 1985 Laboratory (Artia)
* 1985 Kanagom (Supraphon)
* 1986 Hidden in your mind (Artia)
* 1986 Bigbít (Supraphon)
* 1987 25 let (Supraphon)
* 1988 Když ti svítí zelená (Supraphon)
* 1990 Ó jé (Supraphon)
* 1992 Jako zamlada (Supraphon)
* 1993 Live - Jak se lítá vzhůru (Monitor)
* 1993 The Best Of Olympic(2CD) (Supraphon)
* 1994 Balady (Supraphon)
* 1994 Dávno BEST I.A., a.s.
* 1995 Singly a rarity (Bonton)
* 1995 Vlak co nikde nestaví Rock And Roll (1967-1990) (Bonton)
* 1995 Petr Hejduk (Bonton)
* 1995 Unplugged BEST I.A., a.s.
* 1996 Singly I. (Bonton)
* 1996 Singly II. (Bonton)
* 1997 Brejle BEST I.A., a.s.
* 1997 Ondráš podotýká (Bonton)
* 1997 Singly III. (Bonton)
* 1997 Singly IV.(Bonton)
* 1998 Singly V., VI. (Bonton)
* 1999 Singly VII. (Sony Music/Bonton)
* 1999 Karavana BEST I.A., a.s.
* 2001 … to nejlepší z Olympicu 1 BEST I.A., a.s.
* 2001 … to nejlepší z Olympicu 2 BEST I.A., a.s.
* 2002 The Best Of Olympic(2CD) (Sony Music Bonton)
* 2003 Dám si tě klonovat BEST I.A., a.s.
* 2004 Stejskání BEST I.A., a.s.
* 2004 Zlatá edice-Želva (Supraphon)
* 2005 Zlatá edice-Pták Rosomák (Supraphon)
* 2005 Zlatá edice-Jedeme jedeme (Supraphon)
* 2006 Trilogy (3CD) BEST I.A., a.s.
* 2006 Zlatá edice-Olympic 4 (Supraphon)
* 2006 Zlatá edice-Marathón (Supraphon)
* 2006 The Best of (Supraphon)
* 2007 Zlatá edice-Prázdniny na Zemi (Supraphon)
* 2007 Zlatá edice-Ulice (Supraphon)
* 2007 Sopka BEST I.A., a.s.
* 2008 Zlatá edice-Laboratoř (Supraphon)
* 2008 Rockové Vánoce BEST I.A., a.s.
* 2012 Olympic 50 - Hity, Singly, Rarity (Supraphon)
* 2013 Souhvězdí šílenců (Supraphon)
* 2014 Souhvězdí drsňáků (Supraphon)
* 2015 Souhvězdí romantiků (Supraphon)

There is also a French Indie band who share the same name. They play songs such as "NY to LA", "Promises" and "1994"

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