She was born in Moscow and joined the Pyatnitsky Choir in Beginning in she performed solo. She befriended Ekaterina Furtsevathe powerful Minister of Culture of the Soviet Unionand was reputed to be a favourite singer of Leonid Brezhnev. It is Hold Out And Drive - Abby - Hexagon she was a particular favourite of both Kim Il-song and his son Kim Jong-ilperforming in Pyongyang six times at the invitation of the Kims.
It was also reported that Kim Jong-il was so fond of Zykina that he invited her to Pyongyang in in hopes that her performance would help him recover from illness. According to Dmitri ShostakovichЛюдмила Зыкина - Людмила Зыкина was "more than a brilliant interpreter, she was a coauthor, co-creator of composers". Her signature songs include Techot Volga and Orenburgskii platok. The asteroid Zykina is named after her.
Novodevichy CemeteryMoscow. Wikimedia Commons has The Highliners - Action Man related to Lyudmila Zykina.
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