Radim Hladík, Czech musician, Died at 69


Radim Hladík was born on December 13, 1946, and died on December 4, 2016.

He was a Czech rock guitarist, composer, and producer.

Radim learned to play the piano as a child.

Hladík attended the Prague Conservatory for 2 years, where he studied classical guitar.

He started playing guitar in the rock group Komety, at 15.

As of the second half of the 1960s, Hladík has been considered one of the best Czech guitarists, and has won awards there as the best guitarist with a rock beat personality.

Hladík was member of The Matadors with his friend Vladimír Mišík, then in 1968 Hladík and Mišík established the group Blue Effect.

Then after that Mišík left the group, Hladik became the leader of the group.

During 1979, with singer Lešek Semelka and drummer Vlado Čech, Hladík recorded the winning song of the Bratislavská lyra, “Šaty z šátků”.

Hladík was probably most known for his instrumental composition “Tearoom” (Czech: Čajovna), which was originally meant just as “padding” for the album, Modrý efekt & Radim Hladík, but has been re-recorded in modified variants e.g. on the album Czech Masters Of Rock Guitar, or Na Kloboučku with Michal Pavlíček, Stanislav Jelínek, etc.

Radim Hladík passed away at 69 years old.