People of the older generation remember the days when the song "The Well" performed by Yaroslav Evdokimov sounded on the radio and television. Simple words and an unpretentious motive had such energy that it is difficult to retell in words. The audience came to the singer's performances and, with bated breath, waited for the cherished words - well, give me a sip of happiness.
The vicissitudes of fate
Many people know the simple folk wisdom that parents are not chosen. And one more short remark - a decent person does not renounce his mother and father. According to the entry in the passport, Yaroslav Alexandrovich Evdokimov was born in the city of Rivne. The child was born in November 1946, and it happened in a prison hospital. The parents were under arrest on charges of collaborating with the fascist invaders. According to the verdict of the court, they were sent to serve their sentences in the Siberian north, in the city of Norilsk.
Evdokimov's childhood years passed in the family of Khariton's grandfather, who worked as a village blacksmith. They loved the child and from a young age taught him to work, to treat elders with respect and not to offend the weak. The favorable climate of those places and the picturesque nature contributed to the birth and development of the song culture. It was in his native places that the boy developed a love for singing. At first, these were timid attempts, which were approved and supported by Aunt Ganna, my mother's sister. When Yaroslav was nine years old, his mother came to the village and took him with her.
By that time, special educational institutions had already appeared in Norilsk. In parallel with his studies at a comprehensive school, the boy attended a music school. Then he entered the local music school to get a secondary specialized education. There was no vocal department at the school and I had to master the technique of playing the double bass. In the future, the biography developed according to the standard scheme. He served three years in the army. In the construction battalion. Proved himself as the best company commander in the lead singer. After demobilization, he returned to his native village.
From the restaurant to the stage
In the countryside, there were no decent prospects for Yaroslav. Without much hesitation, he moved to Dnepropetrovsk and got a job as a worker at a car tire factory. The work is hard and dirty. But somehow I had to live. Once he was invited to sing in a restaurant in the evening. Later it will become clear that from that moment his vocal career began. In the hustle and bustle of everyday affairs and troubles, Evdokimov met his future wife. Irina was in the city for practice, and permanently lived in Minsk. For various reasons, the young husband and wife decided to move to Belarus.
Not every modern person can imagine how a homeless singer lives in a big city. Yaroslav Evdokimov has a wife and little daughter in his arms, daily rehearsals and performances. And there is no home. And here is a happy occasion - after performing in the program "Memory" dedicated to the Victory Day, he was admitted to the Song and Dance Ensemble of the Belarusian Military District. Household problems are solved as soon as possible. As part of the creative team, Evdokimov traveled all over the country. The singer's popularity, as they say, was off the charts.
Films were shot on TV, wrote in newspapers and magazines about the creative path of Yaroslav Evdokimov. And as a result, he was offered a job in Moscow. After some hesitation, he agreed, but he had to part with his wife Irina. An unsettled personal life is difficult for creative people. In the house, the singer needs comfort and a calm atmosphere. The singer met a woman with whom he lives today under the same roof. Her name was not disclosed.