“With deep sorrow and a heavy heart, we announce that our beloved father František Nedvěd left us forever tonight,” Vojta Nedvěd said on Facebook on Sunday evening. In previous days, he told the media that his father had had cancer and had taken him to hospital due to his deteriorating health.
František Nedvěd was born on September 19, 1947 and lived in the shadow of his more famous brother Jan for many years. In 1997, their paths parted and then he performed alone or with other groups. Since 2011 they have performed again together with their brother Jan, they have recorded the album Constellation of Sparks. Since 2013, František Nedvěd has performed again alone or with the band Tiebreak, sometimes also together with his son Vojta.
After the Nedvědi did not break through as “big beats”, both brothers threw themselves into tramp music and country. The songs of the Brontosaurs or the Spiritual Quintet, of which the Nedvěds were the driving force, were played by the campfires by anyone who could play at least three chords on the guitar.