Zvonimir SkerlBorn: May 21st, 1934, Zagreb (Yugoslavia, nowadays Croatia)
Died: January 22nd, 2009, Belgrade (Serbia)
Zvonimir Skerl conducted two Yugoslavian entries composed and performed by Serbs, in 1974 (‘Moja generacija’, performed by the Korni group) and 1982 (‘Halo, halo’, performed by Aska). Moreover, in 1992, he was the arranger and conductor of ‘Ljubim te pesmama’, which won the last-ever Yugoslavian preselection. However, when Extra Nena performed her song in the Eurovision final in Malmö, it turned out that she had travelled to the contest without her conductor; it was Swedish host MD Anders Berglund who replaced Skerl.
In due course, a more extensive biography of Zvonimir Skerl will be published on this website