Mikhail Vasilyevich Mikhajlov

There is an excellent page on this once immensely popular singer on retroportal.ru, written by someone who knew Mikhajlov in person.
Picture of Mikhail Vasilyevich Mikhailov
Mikhail Vasilyevich Mikhajlov was born on September 30th, 1907 into a merchant family. His first records were made in 1937.

During the 1940s, Mikhailov was the soloist of the All-Union Radio committee. He was remembered by the Soviet public for his interpretation of lyrical popular songs such as 'On a skating ring', 'Along the village', 'Vasja Krjuchkin', etc. Until 1951, he made forty records.

In 1951, Mikhajlov recorded his last hit 'Winter evening' sung also by V. Bunchikov and G. Vinogradov. He then left the All-Union Radio. The singer lived in his last years in Zagorjanka near Moscow.

In December 2006, Mikhajlov agreeed to perform in a concert devoted to the 100 anniversary of the birth of composer Aleksandr Tsfasman, but he died on December 19th missing a century by less than a year.

Mikhail Mikhajlov is an example of those many Soviet singers devoted to singing mostly on the radio. He never sang on stage, and also on records and radio, obviously never operatic music (just some operetta). The only time he was considered to sing on stage, it was blocked by the conductor. This could be a case similar to Vinogradov who never sang on stage because the size of his voice.
Reference for the notes, picture, recording and additional recordings

I wish to thank Vera Lyakhova for her help.
Mikhail Mikhajlov singsSolovy (Solovjov-Sedojs)
In RA format

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