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This song, which title translates into “Hey Girl”, was recorded with the band Golden Ring.
Born Aref Arefkia, he introduced Western melodies with romantic lyrics to Iran in the 1960’s at a time when the only kind of popular music was in “Tasnif” style. Aref was one of the pioneers of this trend. This style was quite popular among the youth, so much that at the age of 21 he was invited to appear and sing on the Iranian National Television.
His first hit was “Daryacheye Noor” which is still popular among most Iranians to this day. Aref was also a very popular singer for movie soundtracks. His songs were heard on numerous Iranian films of the 1960’s & early 1970’s among which “Gholam Gandarm” and “Soltan-e Ghalbha” are the most famous. He also appeared in six different musical films.
Aref received many awards, one of which was granted to him by the Shah himself. Aref received the Highest Cultural Imperial Medallion from the Shah for singing at the Asian Games of 1974 in Iran. In this concert with Tehran’s Philharmonic Orchestra, Aref sang in front of 100,000 Iranians and in the presence of many International state officials and dignitaries. Aref performed his first concert out of Iran in New York City in Madison Square to commemorate the 200th anniversary of the American Independence.
Thanks to Delaram Koushyar for translating the Farsi for me.
Catalog number C – 2126 for MonoGram Records of Iran. No release date listed.
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