“Kiss introduced that after we did.”
The rock singer, bluesman, guitarist and accordion player Ivan Hajniš was born in 1947 in Děčín, although he grew up in Prague. He attended a secondary school of graphics but did not complete it. From 1967 to 1969, he was singer and guitarist of the cult psychedelic band The Primitives Group, where he was one of their founding members in 1965. He suffered persecution with the band under the hands of members of the National Defence Corps (the police) and he spent several hours in a holding cell. He emigrated to Vienna in 1969, from there he moved to Sweden. He went through a lot of jobs in Sweden, he was in the hospitality industry with his wife for several years. He stopped doing that business after their divorce when he returned to music at a semi-professional level in the early 1980s. Following 1989, he began visiting the Czech Republic on a regular basis, though he continues to live in Malmö, Sweden. In recent years, he has been playing with the bands George & Beatovens, Dr. Tom’s Blues Cabin and The New Blues Band; he has regular concerts in the Czech Republic and Sweden.