Mikhail Vasilyevich Mikhailov

1907 - 2006

Picture of Mikhail Vasilyevich Mikhailov
Mikhail Vasilyevich Mikhailov was born on September, 30th, 1907 in a merchant family. His first records were made in 1937.

During the 1940s, Mikhailov was the soloist of the All-Union Radio committee. He was remembered by the Soviet public for his interpretation of lyrical popular songs such as 'On a skating ring', 'Along the village', 'There Were nights light', 'Sing, washing good', 'Vasya Krjuchkin', etc. Until 1951, he made forty records.

In 1951 M.V.Mikhailov recorded the last hit - 'Winter evening' sung also at that time by V. Bunchikov and G. Vinogradov. He then left the All-Union Radio. The singer lived his last years near Moscow in Zagoryanka.

In December 2006, the singer agreeed to perform in a concert, devoted to the 100 anniversary of the birth of A. Tsfasmana, but he died on December 19th missing a century by less than a year.

Mikhail Vasilyevich Mikhailov is an example of many Soviet singers dedicated to singing mostly on the Radio. He never sang on an Opera stage. The only time, he was considered to sing on stage, it was blocked by the conductor. This could be a case similar to Vinogradov who never sang on stage because of his voice's size.
Reference for the notes, picture, recording and additional recordings

I wish to thank Vera Lyakhova for his help.
Mikhail Vasilyevich Mikhailov singsSolovi
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