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Šaban Šaulić Born on 6 September 1951 – 17 February 2019) was a Serbian folk singer. His debut EP ‘Dajte mi utjehu’ was released in 1969 when he was eighteen years old. Noted for his refined baritone vocals and a career spanning over five decades, Saban Saulic was referred to as ‘The King of Folk’. He was also a judge on the televised singing competition Zvezde Granda between 2013 and 2016.
Saban Saulic died in a traffic collision on 17 February 2019, at Bielefeld.
Saban Saulic Quick Bio
|Saban Saulic Born||
Saban Saulic 6 September 1951
Šabac, PR Serbia, FPR Yugoslavia
|Saban Saulic Died||17 February 2019 (aged 67)
|Saban Saulic Cause of death||Traffic collision|
|Saban Saulic Occupation||Singer|
|Saban Saulic Years active||1969–2019|
|Saban Saulic Spouse(s)||Gordana Šaulić|
|Saban Saulic Children||3|
Saban Saulic Biography
Saban Saulic was born on September 6, 1951, in Šabac to Aldonza Demirović and Haso Šaulić. His parents were of Bosnian Muslim background. Saban Saulic came from humble beginnings, with neither of his parents having a full-time job. His father sold lottery tickets whilst his mother sold children’s toys at fetes. As a result, they would spend a lot of their time traveling and looking for work leaving Saban Saulic primarily in the care of his older sister.
Saban Saulic initially showed a keen interest and affinity for football. It was his uncle Alija, however, who first noticed that his nephew’s true talent lay in music. It was thus that one day in the mid-60s, Alija asked his nephew to sing for him and his friends at their local “kafana” (bar/taverna). When Saban Saulic began to sing a well-known Esma Redzepova song, his interpretation was so good that the “kafana” soon filled up with curious locals who thought that Redžepova had come to sing in Šabac. This was to mark the start of Saban Saulic five decade long musical career.
Saban Saulic‘s big break came in 1969 when at the age of 18 he recorded his first song Dajte mi utjehu (“Give me Solace”). The song became an instant hit and led Saban Saulic to make the move to Belgrade, Serbia so that he could continue working on what was promising to be a hugely successful career. By the mid-70s, Saban Saulic had become a household name and, more importantly, his songs were much-requested in the “kafana.”
In 1974, Saban Saulic married his wife, Gordana (born 1958). Though the pair briefly separated in 1985, they quickly discovered that they could not be without one another and the couple reunited after a bried period of separation lasting just 20 days. During this period Saban Saulic wrote his hit song “Gordana” – a song dedicated to his wife. Together they had three children: one son, Mihajlo, and two daughters, Sanela and Ilda. Ilda would go on to follow in her father’s footsteps and pursue a singing career.
During a New Year’s Eve tour of Australia, Saban Saulic‘s father passed away. As a result, he could not attend his father’s funeral the next day. He would often later express how he would never be able to come to terms with the fact that he could not attend his father’s burial.
In the early hours of 17 February 2019, Saban Saulic was being driven home from a concert held the night previously in Bielefeld, Germany. His close friend and God-sibling was a fellow passenger in the car, whilst the keyboard player who had accompanied him at the concert drove. At approximately 06:50 am on Sunday morning, on the A2 autobahn between Bielefeld and Gütersloh, a drunk and unlicensed driver collided at high speed with the Seat Ibiza that Saban Saulic was traveling in causing serious injury to the driver, Saban Saulic and the third passenger. All three were taken to the hospital, where Saban Saulic and the driver later passed away. News of Saban Saulic‘s death was met with widespread shock and sorrow from the Balkan music scene, with many of his colleagues taking to social media to mourn the loss of the man popularly crowned as the “King of Traditional Folk Music” (“Kralj Narodne Muzike“).
Saban Saulic Albums
- Dajte mi utjehu (1969)
- Bio sam pijanac (1972)
- Tuzno vetri gorom viju (1974)
- Ne pitaj me kako mi je druže (1975)
- Gore pisma svedoci ljubavi (1976)
- Dođi da ostarimo zajedno (1978)
- Dva galeba bela (1979)
- Ponovo smo na početku sreće (1980)
- Meni je s tobom sreća obećana (1981)
- Tebi ne mogu da kažem ne (1984)
- Kafanska noć (1985)
- Kad bi čaša znala (1986)
- Vanredni album (1986)
- Kralj boema / Verujem u ljubav (1987)
- Samo za nju (1988)
- Ljubav je velika tajna (1988)
- Ljubav je pesma i mnogo više (1989)
- Pomozi mi, druže, pomozi mi, brate (1991)
- Anđeoska vrata (1992)
- Ljubavna drama (1994)
- Volim da volim (1995)
- Tebi koja si otišla (1996)
- Vanredni album (1996)
- Ljubav je slatka robija (1997)
- Tebe da zaboravim (1998)
- Za novi milenijum (1999)
- Nema ništa, majko, od tvoga veselja(2001)
- Kralj i sluga (2002)
- Šadrvani (2003)
- Album 2004 (hitovi + 2 nove pjesme: “Postelja” i “Sa njom sve”) (2004)
- Telo uz telo (2005)
- Bogati siromah (2006)
Saban Saulic Cause of Death
The King of Serbian Music Saban Saulic was killed in a severe car crash in Germany.
The incident occurred in Bielefeld, not far from Dortmund.
67-year-old Shaulich traveled with a relative. The two were immediately taken to the hospital, but Saban Saulic died there.