Born September 11, 1937 in g. Hours Yar, Donetsk Oblast of Ukrainian SSR, a Jew.
In 1956 from the Dnepropetrovsk Mining College. He graduated from the State Music and Pedagogical Institute. Gnesinyh class vocals.
. From 1956 to 1959 he served in the Army, where he was invited to the Song and Dance Ensemble of the Transcaucasian Military District.
. Soloist-Union Radio in 1959 - 62, soloist Mosconcert in 1962 - 89.
. Since 1984 - artistic director of vocal-pop department of the State Music Pedagogical Institute
. Gnesinyh; now - Head of Department of vocalists Russia Academy of Music. Gnesinyh, Professor.
Since 1986 - Chairman of the Public Council of Internal Affairs, Mr.. Moscow. On his initiative, the Fund has been created "The Shield and the Lyre" - the fund of social protection of the organs of internal affairs. I. Kobzon
became president of the Fund.
. Since 1989 - soloist, artistic director of concerts and shows directorate "Moscow".
. Since 1988 - President of the charity fund "Muscovy".
. Since November 1990 - President of a multi-AO Moskovit.
. From 1989 to 1992 - deputy of the USSR.
. In 1993 - 94 with Shabtai Kalmanovich organized several joint stock companies with the name "Liat-Natalie" (on behalf of the children Kobzon
and CEO of JSC Shabtai Kalmanovich).
. Vice-president of the association "XXI Century".
. In 1993, sued the newspaper "Soviet Russia" on protection of honor and dignity, reason for which was the article "Under the cover of O
. B. "agency correspondent cream-PRESS Larissa Kyslynsky on links and. Kobzon
with criminal circles.
. In 1996, said that was no longer associated with AO Moskovit.
. In 1997 conducted a farewell tour of the country.
. September 14, 1997 was elected to the Duma.
. From November 1997 to December 1999 - deputy chairman of the State Duma of the second convocation of the Arts.
. One of the initiators of the public association "For the honor and dignity of citizens of Russia."
. In December 1998, stated his reluctance to return to the courtroom of the State Duma, until there is Albert Makashov.
. 19 December 1999 was elected to the State Duma of the third convocation
. Deputy Chairman of the State Duma Committee on Culture and Tourism.
President, Foundation for Humanitarian Initiatives (FGI).
Was another Otari Kvantrishvili. Accused of killing Kvantrishvili intelligence and denied his membership in the criminal world.
. People's Artist of USSR People's Artist of the RSFSR People's Artist of Ukraine, People's Artist of the Dagestan ASSR, Honored Artist of the Chechen-Ingush ASSR, USSR State Prize Laureate (1984), winner of the contest "Golden Orpheus" in Bulgaria (1968).
. He was awarded the Order of Friendship of Peoples, the Order of Merit to the Fatherland "III degree.
. Honorary Citizen of Mr.
. Saratov (1998).
Is the third marriage. Wife - Nellie Mikhaylovna Kobzon
(first wife - Veronica Kruglov, second - Ludmila Gurchenko). Son Andrew (1974) graduated from the Music Institute in Hollywood, drummer for the band "Resurrection", then - "Moral Code". Daughter Natalia (1976). In July 1999, Natasha gave birth to daughter Idel.
- "A normal person of extremes"
. Extensive interviews with and. D. Kobzon in "Nezavisimaya Gazeta (27 July 2000). Posted on the site "show business Grigory Zaslavsky.