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In 1979 Gyula Vikidál left the legendary band P.Mobil and entered Dinamit. A year after Sándor Bencsik “Samu” (lead guitars) and István Cserháty “Pityi” (Hammond organ) left P.Mobil as well and formed a new band named Pandora’s Box after the title of a Procol Harum. The
other members were singer Varga Miklós, drummer István Szabó and bassist József Sáfár “Öcsi” who used to play in the band V’73.

Their first single was released in 1981 entitled Halálkatlan/A bolond. In 1982 they released their first album under the title P.Box with the tracks: Másnak szól, Egérszerenád, Éjféli szekér, Dödöle, Hölgyválasz, Szupergép, A levél, Nekem ne mondd, A bolond. That year they gave a big concert at Budapest Sport Arena together with the famous bands Edda and Karthago.
In 1983 Miklós Varga left the band to be the singer of a Swedish-Hungarian band called Safari. Meanwhile the band Dinamit broke up, so it was obvious to choose Vikidál Gyula as the new singer.
They soon released their second single which contains one of their biggest hit A zöld, a bíbor és a fekete written in honour of the great guitarist Radics Béla who tragically died in 1982.

In the August of 1983 the greatest Hungarian rock opera István A Király written by Szörényi Levente and Bródy János in which the two singers played the two main caracters, and gained great success with it.

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