Hungarain Rock Group Star Was An Informant

  • 15 Jun 2015 9:00 AM
Hungarain Rock Group Star Was An Informant
Lajos Som, bass player with the 1970s and 1980s rock group Piramis, was an informant for the communist-era authorities, he told Best magazine at the weekend. Som, now 68, said he was approached by police the day after he spontaneously played excerpts from the National Anthem at a concert, and that they asked him to report on “anything detrimental to Hungary”.

He asked for three days to consider things and consulted his father, who recommended that he agree or else the band would not be allowed to travel.

Som told members of the band that police expected information from him about singers Sándor Révész and Ferõ Nagy.

Som said he gave reports but was not too industrious and the authorities repeatedly blackmailed him to make a greater effort.

Source: Hungary Around the Clock

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