Ranko RihtmanBorn: 1948, Sarajevo (Yugoslavia, nowadays Bosnia and Herzegovina)
Ranko Rihtman arranged the 1973 Yugoslavian Eurovision Song Contest entry ‘Gori vatra’, composed by Kemal Monteno, sung by Zdravko Čolić, and conducted by Esad Arnautalić. Eight years later, in 1981, when Yugoslavia returned to the contest after a five-year-absence, Rihtman arranged and conducted the song with which Seid Memić-Vajta represented the multi-ethnic state in Dublin. Both entries were entered by the Bosnian broadcaster RTS and finished fifteenth in the international final.
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