In Memoriam – Frank Dostal (1945-2017)

It is with great sadness that ECSA mourns the sudden loss of Frank Dostal who passed away in Hamburg on 18 April 2017 at the age of 71. Being an active ECSA member since the beginning, Frank Dostal was a great defender of authors’ rights and steadily participated in ECSA’s APCOE (popular music committee) activities in his capacity as President of DTV, Deutscher Textdichter-Verband.

Frank Dostal was an internationally acclaimed songwriter, singer, bass player and producer and worked with renowned artists such as Nana Mouskouri, the Goombay Dance Band and Baccara. One of his greatest success was Baccara’s hit “Yes, Sir, I can boogie” which he co-wrote with composer Rolf Soja.

ECSA President Alfons Karabuda: “I have the utmost respect for Frank. Intelligent with a warm heart and brave enough to always speak his mind. Always with the intention of helping the author community as a whole rather than himself. He will truly be missed.”

We will greatly miss Frank’s sweeping passion for music and authors’ rights, his smart thoughts and his warm and positive character. Our thoughts go out to his family.

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Frank Dostal at the Creators Conference 2012.

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