Jerzy Kossela, Polish guitarist and vocalist, Died at 74


Jerzy Kossela (née Kosela) was born on July 15, 1942, and died on January 7, 2017.

He was a Polish guitarist, vocalist and founding member of the bands Electron, Niebiekso-Czarni, Pięciolinie and Czerwone Gitary.

Kossela was the first founding member of the band Czerwone Gitary, during 1965-1967.

After his departure from the band, Kossela continued to remain active in Polish music and performed on stage until 1976 after which he would then spend 15 years as a music presenter.

The band had a reunion in 1991, Kossela was its guitarist and singer

During 1993, Kossela left the band again due to a conflict with former band founder, Seweryn Krajewski.

As of 1999, he had rejoined Czerwone Gitary again.

He was married to Janina Karst.

During 2010 Kossela received the Medal for Merit to Culture – Gloria Artis

He died in Gdynia.

Jerzy Kossela passed away at 74 years old.