Malikov Sr. recalls that Alla Pugacheva, who at that time was close friends with Vyacheslav Dobrynin and his wife, also wanted to work with “Gems”. So they met and began to communicate. “They had a small apartment on Gorky Street and, in my opinion, in 1975, we met with a company: Ira, Slava, me with Lyusya and Alla .. All night long they buzzed, drank, sang along. She was not yet Pugacheva, she was just a person, not a legend. Alla was a good person, “- said the 78-year-old artist on the air of the show” Legend “on the RTVi channel.
According to him, Alla Borisovna was initially cramped within the framework of the VIA genre, and if she had not decided to go into solo work, she could have gotten lost. “Pugacheva has become, so to speak, an independent artist, and this is a person who has achieved perfection in her work,” admits Malikov Sr.
Yuri Fedorovich constantly compares old music and modern show business, which he does not understand. He is aware of new trends, but at the same time it is difficult to distinguish between artists – they shoot and immediately fade away. “For me, everyone is the same. People passing by who will not stay in the genre of pop music or in the genre of pop music for a long time. Here is Monetochka, she is almost gone, ”says the artist.
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He cited Danya Milokhin as an example – yes, now he is popular, but will he continue to keep the bar and do something musically worthy? “If they are delayed for five years, then it’s good,” summed up the head of VIA “Samotsvety”.