Chrisye (born Chrismansyah Rahadi) was a popular Indonesian pop singer, of mixed Chinese-Indonesian descent. He was born in Jakarta on September 16, 1949, and died there on March 30, 2007, following a long battle with lung cancer. He recorded 21 solo albums in His lifetime. Chrisye started recording with the band, Gipsy in 1969. The band covered music including Procol Harum, King Crimson, ELP, Genesis and Blood, Sweat & Tears, and ventured to the USA to play in New York. The band in 1976 collaborated with Guruh Soekarno Putra, one of the sons of former Indonesian President, Soekarno, and brother of Megawati Soekarnoputri, subsequent Indonesian President, on Guruh Gipsy, a progressive rock album that combined progressive rock with Balinese gamelan. Chrisye raise to fame came with the release of the movie soundtrack "Badai Pasti Berlalu" in 1977. The album was done in collaboration with Eros Jarot. Chrisye most popular as solo singer when release third album (Sabda Alam) with hit song "Sabda Alam" in 1978.

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