Krzysztof Klenczon [10]

Krzysztof Klenczon (square)

Subject: History of Polish Light Music
Face value: 10 pln
Alloy: 925/1000 Ag
Dimensions: 28.2x28.2 mm
Weight: 14.14 g
Finish: proof
Mintage: 12000 pcs
On the edge: smooth
Additional: no
Date of issue: 2020-09-15
Issue price: 160 pln
The reverse of the square-shaped silver coin with a face value of 10 złoty features the image of Krzysztof Klenczon against the background of a fragment of a vinyl disc.

Designer: Sebastian Mikołajczak
The obverse of the coin carries stylised images of a record player tonearm and a fragment of a vinyl record. The record contains a fragment of the song “Biały krzyż”. The music to that song was composed by Krzysztof Klenczon, while the lyrics were written by Janusz Kondratowicz. Krzysztof Klenczon dedicated this song – which has gained cult status – to his father, a soldier of the Polish Home Army and one of the “Accursed Soldiers” of the anti- Communist underground, who was forced to hide for many years under an assumed name. The song “Biały krzyż” won the first prize at the Opole Music Festival on 27 June 1969.

Designer: Sebastian Mikołajczak

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Krzysztof Klenczon

Krzysztof Klenczon (14.01.1942 - 7.04.1981) – composer, musician, guitarist, arranger, co-founder of the band Czerwone Gitary, leader of the group Trzy Korony, a member of the legendary bands Niebiesko-Czarni and Pięciolinie. He was the author of many hit songs that remain popular to this day. “Matura”, “Historia jednej znajomości”, “Kwiaty we włosach”, “Biały krzyż”, “Taka jak ty”, “10 w skali Beauforta”, “Natalie – Piękniejszy świat”, “Nie przejdziemy do historii” – these are just a few of the hits from his extensive body of work. When he left us, he was only 39 years old.

Born in Pułtusk, he grew up in Szczytno. He then settled in Poland’s coastal Tri-city, and finally in Chicago, where he lived for ...

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