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Biography

  • Born

    25 June 1952

  • Died

    21 October 1982 (aged 30)

Born Ellen Radka Toneff on 25.06.1952, died on 21.10.1982.

Radka was a Norwegian/Bulgarian jazz composer and singer. She was born in Oslo, and was the daughter of the Bulgarian folk singer, Toni Toneff.

From 1975 unto 1980 she played in the group "Radka Toneff Quintet" with, among others, Arild Andersen and Jon Eberson.

Radka leaves us the legacy of three albums; "Winter Poem", "It don't come easy", and "Fairytales" (the last one actually released after her death).

Posthumously: "Live in Hamburg" and "Her finest moments", has been released.

Her album "Fairytales" was the first Norwegian album to be digitally recorded, it also reached nr 12 in the contest "Best Norwegian album ever made".

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