Aida Vedishcheva a Soviet and American singer, known to the Russian public as a performer of songs from old movies and cartoons. The most popular compositions performed by Aida were The Forest Deer, The Small Song About Bears, Help Me and The Lullaby of the Bear.
Ida Weis (her real name) was born on June 10, 1941 in Kazan. Her father was a professor of medicine and her mother was a surgeon. In 1951 the family moved to Irkutsk in Siberia, where Aida finished Music School. Later, she graduated from the Institute of foreign languages, where she studied the German and English languages.
Her singing career began in the 1960s. Aida became a participant of the Kharkov and Orel Philharmonics, was a part of the Oleg Lundstrem and Leonid Utyosov’s orchestras. Also she performed with ensembles Meloton, Blue Guitars and the group Singing Novels.
In 1966 the comedy Kidnapping: Caucasian Style directed by Leonid Gaidai was released. The heroine of Natalya Varley with the voice of Aida performed a light romantic hit The Small Song About Bears. But the Soviet authorities considered the musical composition vulgar and the name Vedishcheva was not in the credits.