Who is he? Everybody in Turkey loves him. Also people in some other countries love him. For example Japan… Barış performed many concerts there and Japanese people recorded them as “Baris Manco live in Japan”. Also he made album for Holland (1982-Discomancho) and for Germany (1976). He visited all countries in the world. He was a modern explorer. He introduced us the world using TV.
He was born on 02.01.1943 in Moda (Istanbul) and died on 01.02.1999 in Moda. He couldn’t do without music. He established his first band (Kafadar) when he was 15. His second band was Harmonies and third was Kaygisizlar (including a very important Turkish band Mazhar Fuat Ozkan). Also he worked with Mogollar. His last band “Kurtalan Express” played with him until he died. He recorded 33 singles from 1962 to 1984 but now Turkish music shops don’t sell them because music firms don’t publish any old singles. His albums are very popular:
-Keep straw, maybe you’ll need it(1976)
-Nick the chopper(1977)
-A new day(1979)
-My word is not about council(1981)
-Not at all,it’s not in our limit(1983)
-24 standart Manco(1985)
-Don’t touch it! It’s oily paint(1987)
-We need help from owner(1988)
-With your permission, children(1995)
-Live in Japan(1996)
Mancoloji included his greatest hits and it was his last album. When he was recording it, he died. So he couldn’t see this album. When he died, everybody in Turkey cried and they became sad. Many people went to his house to pray and to write some thing on his memory notebook. Many people went to his funeral. I have been there, too. Everybody couldn’t walk because of crowd. Nobody could talk normally. We couldn’t believe it.
His TV program “7’den 77’ye” (7 to 77) is a very impotant show. This program has got three parts. I told about “Donence”… “Adam olacak cocuk” (The kid will grow up a man) is a part which Baris Manco talks with children. He was asking questions like “Do you drink milk, what do you want to be, etc.” and he educated children using fun. His wife Lale Manco says: “If Baris Manco lived, he wouldn’t let earthquake’s poor people to be alone, especially children.”… We are sure! Also he talked to old people in his other program. Also he made a program named “Doludizgin”. His music was usually rock. His hair was long. He wore his hair long until his death. He always attached big rings on his fingers. His songs are perfect like him. I can’t tell about his songs. He always composed different songs. All of them are very very beautiful. He had got one photonovel which name was “Kuheylan”. Also he has got one film: “Dad, let us marry”(Baba bizi eversene) His name’s meaning is peace. They say that he was the first man who called Baris. His family (Rikkat-Ismail) called him peace, because they wanted the finishing of Second World War. This is thing which was done right because he worked for peace. He wanted to be the president of the republic but he died because of heart crisis. First he married in 1967 with a model called Maria Claude for three months. Then he married with Lale (Tulip) in 19.7.1978. He has got two sons called Dogukan and Batikan (Eastblood and Westblood). His first music video was shown in 1973. His first TV program was shown in 1988. He has got many cars in his car collection. Also he was doing antique vase collection. He had got a house in Belgium. His brother is Savas and his sister is Inci (Pearl). He studied university in Belgium. His singer personality is like Elvis Presley or Michael Jackson in Turkey. He was also a good person like MJ. Doubtless, now he is living in the best part of paradise. Goodbye Baris Manco, we won’t forget you. You won’t die in our hearts…
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