Phoenix Band – Romanian Music
Also known by the name Transsylvania-Phoenix, the Romanian rock band was created in 1962 at Timisoara. It is one of the most important Romanian bands of the 20th century.
Nicu Covaci, Mircea Baniciu, Ovidiu Lipan Tandarica, Nani Neumann and Josef Kappl started singing beat music, then evolved to psychedelic rock and then to hard rock. They have also experienced some progressive rock.
Phoenix is one of the first rock bands in Romania. It was inspired by the British band “The Shadows”. The initial name of the band was “Sfintii” (The Saints), but it had to be changed to Phoenix because of the communism’s aversion towards religion.