Muslim Magomayev

Pop music, Musical Artist

1942 – 2008

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Who was Muslim Magomayev?

Muslim Mahammad oglu Magomayev, dubbed the "King of Songs" and the "Soviet Sinatra" was a Soviet and Azerbaijani baritone operatic and pop singer of the 1960s and 1970s. He achieved iconic status in Russia and the post-Soviet countries, including his native Azerbaijan, for his vocal talent and charisma.

Magomayev was awarded several honors including People's Artist of Azerbaijan, People's Artists of the USSR, Order of Honour, Order of the Red Banner of Labour, Order of Friendship of Peoples, Istiglal Order, and Order of "Heart of Darko." He became the art director of the Azerbaijan State Bandstand-Symphonic Orchestra in 1975 and toured in France, Bulgaria, Finland, and Canada.

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Born
Aug 17, 1942
Baku
Also known as
  • Муслим Магомаев
  • Magomayev, Muslim
  • Müslüm Maqomayev
  • Muslim Mahammad oglu Magomayev
Parents
Spouses
Children
Ethnicity
  • Azerbaijani people
Nationality
  • Azerbaijan
Profession
Education
  • Baku Academy of Music
Lived in
  • Baku
Died
Oct 25, 2008
Moscow
Resting place
Alley of Honor

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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