Israel’s first international pop star has died

Abi Ofarim, the first Israeli to score a number one hit, has died in Munich aged 80.

Singing with his wife Esther, he topped the charts with Cinderella Rockefella in 1968.



The pair divorced two years later.


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  • We have two LPs of theirs, bought in 1970. Their songs were great to play at student parties. Esther Ofarim had a lovely voice. His was definitely the ‘backing’ role.

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