Radiodiffusion Internasionaal Annexe

Mavi Işiklar
June 19, 2008, 1:22 pm
Filed under: Turkey

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Mavi Işiklar roughly translates into Blue Lanterns, and they were from the swinging scene in Turkey.

This is from the Psyche Van Het Folk web page:

Mavi Işiklar was undoubtedly one of the most successful beat/rock bands of the latter part of the 60’s. They managed to sell thousand of records one after the other and be loved for what they really were even in the conservative Anatolian towns. They were a really good R&B band but gradually became a successful underground entity after 1968.

Apparently they reunited in the summer of 2000 and played some shows in Turkey to promote a CD compilation of their material that been released on Ada Müzik at the time.

Catalog number FS 175 on Sayan of Turkey, released 1968.

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Mavi İşiklar reformed again and did some free concerts a year and a half ago. They became popular again when a new TV show used their music. They were working on a double album, but as far as I know, it has not been released, though an EP came out last year. They are very nice guys.

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