Breakout was a Polish blues rock band, formed in 1st February 1968. The band featured most members of Blackout band, such as:
Tadeusz Nalepa [1943-2007] - guitar, harmonica, vocal - he is known as the father of polish blues rock.
Mira Kubasinska [1944-2005] - vocal
Janusz Zielinski - bass
Krzysztof Dlutowski - keyboards
Józef Hajdasz - drums
After a few years of playing as Blackout, the first performance of Breakout took place on Musicorama festival, in February 1968. In April the new bass player - Michal Muzolf, joined the group. In June the band toured in the countries of Benelux. After the band had returned to Poland, they became one of the most famous Polish rock band, owing much to a new sound-kit brought from the western Europe, but also to the fact that they were arguably the first to play blues rock in Poland.
In November Breakout played a few concerts all around Poland. In January and February 1969 their song Gdybys kochal, hej! topped the radio chart list.
In 1969 they realized their first album "Na drugim brzegu teczy", which they had recorded without K. Dlutowski, but with Wlodzimierz Nahorny, who played the saxophone and flute. In August Breakout took the new bass-player Piotr Nowak, but just at the beginning of 1970, he was replaced by Józef Skrzek. The same year Franciszek Walicki (manager) left the band.
In 1970 the band was more and more criticized by Polish mass media for pro-West lifestyle and long hair. As a result, the radio and TV stopped broadcasting their songs.
In 1971 Breakout accomplished arguably their best album: "Blues". It was recorded by: Tadeusz Nalepa (vocal , lead guitar), Dariusz Kozakiewicz (guitar), Tadeusz Trzcinski (harmonica), Jerzy Goleniewski (bass), Józef Hajdasz (drums).
Next year they recorded their fourth album "Karate". After the recording was finished Jan Izbinski (vocal) joined for a short time. "Karate" turned out to be their best selling work to date. In 1973 year Wlodzimierz Nahorny left Breakout, and the musicians helped to record the solo album of Mira Kubasinska "Ogien".
Between 1973 and 1975 the band went on concerts to USSR, GDR and Holland.
Already in 1974 Breakout recorded the next, fifth already, album "Kamienie", which was recorded by: Tadeusz Nalepa (lead guitar, harmonica, vocal), Winicjusz Chróst (guitar), Zdzislaw Zawadzki (bass), Wojciech Morawski (drums). 21 November 1974 year the band received the Golden Plate for "Karate". Throughout 1975 there were many personal changes within the band, and at the beginning of the next year the personnel was established as: Mira Kubasinska (vocal), Tadeusz Nalepa (guitar), [[Zbigniew Wypych]] (bass), Bogdan Lewandowski (keyboards), Andrzej Tylec (drums). With these members Breakout recorded an album called "NOL" (UFO).
Fans had to wait till 1979 for the new album. "Zagiel", recorded with Roman "Pazur" Wojciechowski, was a part of the Olympian Triptych prepared for the Olympics 1980 in Moscow, and simultaneously they recorded next album called "ZOL".
The band ceased to exist in 1982 when the band leader Tadeusz Nalepa began the solo career.
Till present day the band has been often reactivated for various events and concerts.
19 June 2007 in Rzeszów the Breakout Festival was organized in memory of Mira Kubasinska and Tadeusz Nalepa.
1969 Na drugim brzegu teczy
1980 Zagiel ziemii
(all text courtesy of Wikipedia)