Benny Amdursky (August 12th 1931- January 23rd 1994) was an Israeli singer,actor, comedian, producer, manager, restaurant owner and artist.
Amdrusky was born in Jerusalem and grew up in Kibbutz Harel. He was a member of the Hashomer Hatzair youth movement.
In 1957 he started the duo “Hadudaim” alongside Israel Gurion after the two met at a party. They continued to perform together for 36 years. In 1964, he formed the trio “Shilishiat Gesher Hayarkon'', and in 1966 released his first solo album. In 1969 he founded the Sholosharim trio. In the 70s he was a member of the trio “Hatov Hara Vehanaara” (the good the bad and the girl), alongside ISrael Gurion and Jozy Katz.
Amdursky was a standout prolific singer since the beginning of his career.
In 1964 he won the Song and Chorus Festival, with a duet of the song Say My Child, written by Moshe Dor and composed by Yaakov Holander. The duet was performed with the singer Nehama Hendel.
In 1972 his trio the Good the Bad And the Girl won the festival again, with the song Tov Li Lashir.
In 1990 Amdrusky was diagnosed with colon cancer. His state worsened in 1993.
In October of that year he performed in a show held for his honor by the First Channel.
Many of Israel's fine artists participated in the event. In its climax, Amdursky sang Naomi Shemer’s song “I am a Guitar”, which was written for the event, and was a moment of conclusion and farewell.
Amdursky died on January 23rd 1994 at age 62. He was buried in Yarkon Cemetery.
https://www.ynet.co.il/entertainment/article/S1XDKQ4yu Article on the foundation of Hadudaim, one of israel’s most influential duos