Arik Einstein, 1939-2013

Combining folk and rock, Einstein’s music has been celebrated since his first album in 1960 and still influences pop. He introduced rock to Israel, produced Israel’s first music video and created the state’s first album on CD. He released almost 50 albums. His popular songs include “Cry for You,” “Me and You” and “Fly, Baby Bird.” Also an actor, comedian and writer, he reflected and shaped Israeli society.

Photo: Ya’acov Sa’ar, Israeli Government Press Office