Barış Manço

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Barış Manço (also spelled Baris Mancho in some European album releases) (January 2, 1943 - January 31, 1999) was a Turkish rock singer, composer, and television producer.[1] He composed about 200 songs, some of which were translated into a variety of languages including English, Japanese, Greek, Italian, Bulgarian, Romanian, Persian, Hebrew and Arabic.[citation needed] He remains one of the most popular public figures of Turkey.


Early life and career

Manço was born in Istanbul, Turkey on January 2, 1943. His mother, Rikkat Uyanık, was a famous singer in early 1940s.[citation needed] His older brother, who was born during World War II, was named Savaş[citation needed] ("war" in Turkish) while he was named Barış ("peace" in Turkish) by his parents to celebrate the end of the war.[citation needed] His fame greatly popularized the use of the name Barış in Turkey.[citation needed]

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