Yevgeny Nikolaevich Ptichkin (June 1, 1930 , Moscow - November 28, 1993, ibid.) - Soviet composer, author of more than a hundred songs written mainly for the cinema. Honored Artist of the RSFSR (1978), People's Artist of the RSFSR (1988). Evgeny Ptichkin was born in Moscow. In 1957, he graduated from the Gnesins Music and Pedagogical Institute in composition class. For some time he worked as a sound engineer at the House of Broadcasting and Recording, then became a professional composer. From the early 1960s he worked in the cinema. The widest popularity was brought to him by the song “Camomiles Hid” from the movie “My Street” (1970). Eugene Ptichkina songs sounded in more than 70 movies and cartoons; they were sung by Anna German, Iosif Kobzon, Eduard Khil, Maya Kristalinskaya, Lyudmila Zykina, Valentina Tolkunova, Lyudmila Gurchenko and other performers. The composer died on November 28, 1993. He was buried at Kuntsevo Cemetery in Moscow.