Arik Einstein, z"l
From Ha-Aretz, today. Very sad. Arik Einstein was one of the pioneers of Israeli pop music, from his early collaborations with the High Windows and Shalom Chanoch, to his goofy Sixties movies, to platters that defined the early 1970s for so many of us--"At Avigdor's Grass," with "אני ואתה" or my favorite, "Go Slow," whose title song seemed to define so much about life's meaning. (It was also played periodically by an Israeli friend during one particularly difficult cross-country trip, but that's another story.)
"Einstein was considered the godfather of the new generation of Israeli music that emerged in the 60s, serving as a link between Israel's tradition of folk music and the emergence of rock-n-roll...."