Ada Rusowicz“Ada – a need to remember” is a project created by Ania Rusowicz on the 20th anniversary of her mother’s death. The 1960s and 1970s were Ada Rusowicz’s golden age – she was considered to be big beat’s brightest star. Always modest, glamorous and professional, Ada (born in Vilnius in 1944) was nineteen years old when she was discovered by Czeslaw Niemen. He wrote several of her earliest hits, like “Big mistake” and “Hey, girl, hey”, and a few in the later years, like the hugely popular “You live too far, my love” and “Don’t knock on my doors”.
She debuted in the autumn of 1963 in the trio Blue Stockings and soon after became the soloist of The Blue-Blacks, one of most popular Polish rock groups of the 1960s and 1970s. Her collaboration with the group lasted until it was disbanded in 1976 and during that time they created many hit songs. She toured in many Western European countries, as well as the US and Canada. Adriana Rusowicz sang both easy, catchy tunes, and “serious music” – then called “ambitious songs” – from the repertoire of Aretha Franklin and Janis Joplin (Respect, Me and Bobby McGee). After The Blue-Blacks disbanded Ada performed with her husband Wojciech Korda, who was the group’s soloist and composer, under the name Ada & Korda. In 1977 they had a hit song “You scored a plus with me”. She sang in this duet until 1980, and then she left the music scene. She had a huge success with her comeback concerts in 1986 and 1987 during the dinosaurs’ Old Rock Meeting at The Forest Opera in Sopot. On the 1st of January 1991 she tragically died in a car accident.