Slavko Avsenik (b. 1929) is a Slovenian composer and musician. Slavko Avsenik was born on November 26, 1929 in Begunje near Bled, Slovenia. His career accomplishments place him at the worldwide pinnacle of success among ethnic popular musicians. The Avsenik saga began in 1953 with a band formed in Slovenia, broadcast on the Slovenian Hour from Austria, and dubbed the "Musicians of the Oberkrain" by a Vienna disc jockey. Growing in popularity, they soon began appearing in broadcasts, movies, and concerts in West Germany.