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Esther and Abi Ofarim

Esther Ofarim (Esther Zaied),
13.6.1941 in Zafed near Nazareth


Abi Ofarim
(Abraham Reichstadt)
* 5.10.1937 in Zafed,
4.5.2018 in Munich

came together in
in the Israeli "Theatre Club".

They gave concerts in Israel, also in Herzliya, 1960.

1960 Esther played in Exodus

In 1961 - they already were married -
Esther won at the Song festival in Tel Aviv.

1962 Esther toured with Frank Sinatra in Israel.

1962 Esther won the 2nd price with "Stav"
at the
Sopot festival, Poland

1963 Esther made the 2nd place
at the Grand Prix Eurovision Song Contest with
"T'en va pas"

From then on, their carrier began:
Esther was
singing and Abi played guitar
 and you heard his voice in the background.

Esther & Abi Ofarim
The Ofarims live in Holland, 1963

Esther & Abi Ofarim - Hullabaloo, 1963
Their first duo performance in Britain, 1963

1964/1965 Esther toured with the Smothers Brothers

article of the Israeli press from 1965

1966 the Ofarims had their first hit in Germany
"Noch einen Tanz".

Esther and Abi Ofarim

 Their greatest success in Germany was
"Morning of my life" in 1967,
has been written
by the
Bee Gees.

Esther and Abi Ofarim

1968 the Ofarims had their
international breakthrough
"Cinderella Rockefella".

From then on, they had many
live concerts in
New York
London, where they also met the Queen

Esther and Abi Ofarim

1969 they toured around the world

their crisis in private
and business began.
They divorced in
---> see article of the press

--->Esther Ofarim's Solo Carrier
see article of the press

Esther Ofarim

also have a look at wikipedia

for more info about Esther's solo life, see on Ofarim today

Esther Ofarim and her brother

German  biography

Esther Ofarim