The band 2 plus 1 was founded in Warsaw in January 1971 by a guitarist Janusz Kruk and a flautist Elżbieta Dmoch. Later a new guitarist, Andrzej Rybiński, joined the group. The band started to cooperate with Polish lyricist Katarzyna Gärtner and became the first band to perform her songs live. Their initial performances were held in hotel Bristol in Warsaw. The trio called themselves Smak Miodu (The Taste of Honey), but the band's name was afterwards changed to Dwa Plus Jeden (2 Plus 1).