Marta Kubišová is a Czech singer of iconic significance. Born in 1942, she gained notoriety during the Prague Spring of 1968 and was banned from performing in Czechoslovakia until 1990. She was a signatory of Charter 77 proclamation. During the Prague Spring, she recorded over 200 SP records and one LP, Songy a Balady (1969), which was immediately banned from stores. Her first LPs after the Velvet revolution in 1989 were a re-issue of Songy a Balady and a compilation of old songs, titled Lampa.