Zhenya Belousov – Star Boy
Evgeny Belousov, better known as Zhenya Belousov, was a Soviet and Russian pop singer and idol of millions of girls, popular in the USSR and Russia in the late 1980s – early 1990s.
Evgeny was born on September 10, 1964 in the village. The family moved to Kursk when Zhenya and his twin brother Sasha were about two months old.
In high school, Evgeny started playing in the school band.
The boy didn’t serve in the army because of health problems.
In the mid-1980s Evgeny played in one of Kursk restaurants, where he was noticed by Bari Alibasov, the head of the popular band Integral. Alibasov offered him to become a bass guitarist in the band.
In 1987, Belousov began his solo career.
His short life was full of love stories.
For about a year Zhenya lived together with Marta Mogilevskaya, music editor and television producer. It was she who helped Belousov to start his solo career.
In autumn 1986 Mogilevskaya introduced Evgeni to her friend, aspiring singer Natalia Vetlitskaya. That evening at the hotel Cosmos Mogilevskaya realized that Belousov fell in love at first sight.
On January 1, 1989 Zhenya married Natalia Vetlitskaya. The marriage lasted for only nine days. Perhaps it was one of the most reckless and short marriages in the history of the Russian show business. Zhenya went on tour and when he returned to Moscow, found only a note from Natalia. She left him. For her, it was just a flirt, and for Belousov – tragedy.
Later, his wife was Elena Khudik. To tell the truth, Elena gave birth to their daughter Kristina (1987) before his marriage to Vetlitskaya. Elena and Evgeny divorced a few years before his death.
Belousov had a love affair with Oksana Shidlovskaya, keyboardist of his group. In 1992 Oksana gave birth to their son Roman.
Elena Savina became the last woman in the life of the singer. They lived together for more than three years. After his death, she became a singer Elena Belousova. Later Elena got married and gave birth to a daughter, whom she named in honor of Belousov – Evgeniya.
Belousov died of a stroke on June 2, 1997 in Moscow. The singer was buried at the Kuntsevskoye cemetery.
In 2006, the film Short Summer of Zhenya Belousov was released on the First channel. It was about the life, creativity and the reasons of his death.