Who is Barış Manço?

Barış Manço (b. 2 January 1943; Üsküdar, Istanbul - d. 1 February 1999; Kadıköy, Istanbul), Turkish artist; singer, composer, songwriter, TV show producer and host, columnist, State Artist and cultural ambassador. In Turkey, one of the pioneers of rock music, counted among the founders of the Anatolian Rock kind. His over 200 songs he composed earned him twelve gold and one platinum album and cassette awards. Some of these songs were later interpreted in Arabic, Bulgarian, Dutch, German, French, Hebrew, English, Japanese and Greek. He went to many countries of the world with his television program, so he was named "Barış Çelebi". In 1991 he was awarded the Artist of the Republic of Turkey Unvanı. On February 1, 1999, he passed away on the same night at the Siyami Ersek Hospital, where he was removed due to a heart attack at home.

Early career

He started music in Galatasaray High School. The artist, who completed his education in Şişli Terakki High School, completed his higher education in the Belgian Royal Academy in the field of "painting-graphics-interior architecture" and finished his school first.


Mehmet Barış Manço, the second child of the State Conservatory classical Turkish art music teacher, artist and writer Rikkat Uyanık and İsmail Hakkı Manço, was born on January 2, 1943 at Üsküdar Zeynep Kamil Hospital. II. His family named Mehmet Barış because he was born during the World War II. also participated in an interview that his son Manco Doğukan "My father was born in Istanbul in 1943 and first took the name of peace in Turkey, basically name his father. The name Peace was born from the longing for peace in the aftermath of the world wars in 1941. My uncle was also born in 41, the start date of the war. However, in 1941, his uncle Yusuf, whom my father had never seen, passed away, his nickname was Tosun Yusuf. They named it Tosun Yusuf Mehmet Barış Manço with the sorrow of this. My father started primary school zammoment Tosun Yusuf Mehmet Baris Manco they sildiriy from registers only Mehmet Baris Manco name remains "the father of the description of the Tosa of the first Peace is people and that the name in Turkey Yusuf has said that Mehmet Baris Manco. He had three siblings named Savaş, İnci and Oktay in a family of four children. Rikkat Uyanık, who also taught Zeki Müren during her work at the conservatory, later participated in television programs with Barış Manço and sang songs. His family roots migrated from Konya to Thessaloniki after the conquest of Istanbul, and due to the difficulties of the war years, he immigrated to Istanbul during World War I. After the separation of his parents when he was three years old, Barış Manço started living with his father. He frequently changed houses with his father and lived in Cihangir, Üsküdar, Kadıköy and for a short time in Ankara. He started primary school in Kadıköy Gazi Mustafa Kemal Primary School, where his older brother Savaş and his sister İnci, the youngest member of the family, studied. He attended the 4th grade at Ankara Maarif College and completed the primary school in the school he started in Kadıköy. He attended the middle section of Galatasaray High School as a boarding student. He became interested in music as an amateur in 1957. He left Galatasaray High School upon the death of his father on May 4, 1959 and completed his education at Şişli Terakki High School.

Manço, who started to be interested in music as an amateur in 1957, founded his first band, Kafadarlar, in 1958. While this group, which was founded in middle school years, performed rock and roll covers, Barış Manço made his first composition Dream Girl during this period and also won a small music award in Ankara. His second group, Harmoniler, also had friends from Galatasaray High School. He gave his first concert in the Galatasaray High School conference hall in 1959.


The first 45s of Barış Manço and Harmonies were published by Grafson Record in 1962. Barış Manço made 3 45s with Harmoniler. These 45s were Twistin Usa / The Jet and Do The Twist / Let's Twist Again, published in 1962, and Çıt Çıt Twist / Dream Girl, released in 1963. Manco, continuing his education after graduating from high school in Belgium left Turkey wanted the Harmonie disbanded.

Baris Manco, in September 1963, Belgium to see higher education at the Royal Academy was separated from Turkey and a truck with France's capital by road before going to Belgium, went to Paris he spoke earlier met French singer Henri Salvador and. Henri Salvador found Barış Manco's French language and his appearance insufficient due to his overweight, and Manço, who could not make a deal, went to his brother Savaş Manço in Belgium. While studying painting, graphics and interior architecture at the Royal Academy of Belgium, he also worked as a waitress and car caretaker. Meanwhile, he met the Belgian poet André Soulac. Thanks to Soulac, he improved his French and had the opportunity to evaluate his compositions. Soulac wrote lyrics to Manço's compositions.

In 1964, Barış Manço, who wanted to continue his musical life, started working with the “Jacques Danjean Orchestra” in agreement with the Rigolo record company. The registration conditions of Barış Manço, who returned from Twist to Rock and Roll, also improved. In September 1964, he released two French EPs of four songs. The first EP featured Baby Sitter and Quelle Peste, the other EP featured the songs Jenny Jenny and Un autre amour que toi. As a result of the success of the records, he was the guest of a pop music program called “Salut les copins” broadcast on French radio. When the EPA arrived in Turkey Manco radio makers think they offer a French artist.

Performing before Salvatore Adamo and France Gall at the concert hall Olympia in Paris on January 12, 1965, he performed his own composition Babysitter, then Jenny Jenny, Quelle Peste, Un autre Amour que toi and Je veux savior in French and English. he sang his songs. Manco's stage performance was congratulated by Henri Salvador. In the same year, he gave a concert with a band called "Golden Rollers" in Liège. In 1966, he drew attention by showing examples from Turkish music with the band "The Folk 4" at a festival. However, a French musician's banning of playing his record because he did not like Barış Manço's accent deeply affected Barış Manço and was one of the reasons that ended his European career. In the same year, a group called “L 'Alba” performed the first track written by Barış Manço and André Soulac.

During his concert in Olympia in 1966, he met with the Belgian band “Les Mistigris” which means “Wild Cat” and started playing with them. He gave concerts with the band in France, Belgium, Czechoslovakia, Belgium, Germany and Sweden. Baris Manço, who signed an agreement with Sahibinin Sesi, released II Arrivera / Une Fille and Aman Avcı Vorma Beni / Bien Fait Pour Toi 1966s with Les Mistigris in 45. He had a cleft lip due to an accident in the Netherlands in 1967 and began to grow a mustache.

Manco again in the summer of 1967 came to Turkey with Les Mistigris, Ace also gave a concert at the club. Manco's last recordings with Les Mistigris were collected and released in an EP towards the end of 1967. In this EP, there were songs named Big Boss Man, Seher Vakti, Good Golly Miss Molly, as well as Manço's first Turkish composition "Like Us", which would later become known as "Cufflinks". However, Barış Manço and Les Mistigris were separated because they were dealing with visa problems and legal problems. The first psychedelic in Turkey (psychedelic imagery) and Les Mistigris Manco rock songs belong to the group.

Barış Manço started working with the Carefree group at the beginning of 1968, after leaving Les Mistigris. The group consisting of young guitarists Mazhar Alanson, Fuat Güner, drummer Ali Serdar and bass guitarist Mithat Danışan was a young band that previously gave their own concerts. Upon the union of Barış Manço with Kaygisizlar, the Turkish pieces would be re-recorded and published, with the English pieces to be left in their original form. In this first record released by Barış Manço from Sayan, the song “Like Us” would be re-recorded as “Cufflinks”.

This first album released by Barış Manço and Kaygisizlar from Sayan, featuring pieces of Cufflinks / Big Boss Man / Morning Time / Good Golly Miss Molly, was released in 1968 and gained wide popularity. As Manço continued his education in the city of Liège, the group came together in the summer months and started to give psychedelic elements by combining them with the mysticism of Anatolia with their third 45s Bebek / Keep Lookin. Manço, a populist whose widespread perception does not harm moral values, was shown in 68 as a quack, arrogant rebel youth. Barış Manço made the records with “Trip / In the Darkness”, “Eyelashes, Ok Ok Eyle / Crying Not Worth Life”, “Kağızman / Anadolu” and “Flower of Love / Boğaziçi”, which was filled in Paris. He created a distinctive East-West melody with eastern music that he sprinkled into psychedelic tones. Releasing records at intervals, the band was influenced by the slowly rising psychedelic music movement known for its proximity to Anatolian themes and eastern motifs. One of the 45s made by Barış Manço with Careless People, Ağlama Değmez Hayat sold more than 1969 copies in 50.000, earning Manço his first gold record. Manço graduated from the Royal Academy of Belgium in June 1969 and returned to Istanbul with his fiancee.


For Manço, who separated his ways with the Carefree at the end of 1969 [28], 1970 was a year when he opened up from psychedelic rock to typical Anatolian pop waters. Baris Manco enters the new year without Kaygısızlar, in Turkey ... "And" if known abroad "Etc." with the name launched by a group of new work had begun. With this group, "Derule / A Little Night Music" has noted that Manco plaque, this group has begun a tour covering the Mediterranean and Black Sea regions of Turkey.

In November 1970, Manço, who had been using Western instruments until then, published Dağlar Dağlar. [29] Recorded with Barış Manço's guitar and Kemençe artist Cüneyd Orhon's kemençe, the song is the beginning of Barış Manço's own musical style that is not limited to rock. The Mountains, which sold more than 700.000 copies, earned Manço the only Platinum Record Award in his career. Actor Öztürk Serengil presented the award given by Sayan Plak during a concert of Manço at the Istanbul Fitaş cinema.

Mountains Mountains with the success of the Turkish music market brings great sound Baris Manco, threw a rare 1970 signature work in Turkey already decided to join forces with famous Mongols. Because the aim of both groups was to gain fame in Europe with Turkish music. Manco, it zamUntil now, the music was influenced by the West, and the Mongolians made Anatolian pop style. In an interview on this subject, Manço said: “We are now a whole. I am neither the Mongols' singer nor they are my band. We became a brand new group. Our name is MançoMongol. We, who have come to the same level of mind, have come to the same level of mind, to make our actions better, to make our voices heard strongly to the whole world, to give it to one another zamwe realized that the moment came. " Turkey is the first concert of the group took place in Mançomongol Manco-platinum awards ceremony in April 1971. During the period until May, Barış Manço recorded “Here is the Camel, Here is the Trench”, “Katip Arzuhalim Yaz Yare Like this” and “The Daughter of the Thousand Bull” with the Mongols. "Here is the Hendek, Here is the Camel", just like Dağlar Dağlar, was highly acclaimed and named it among the Barış Manço classics. According to Manço, on the Kütahya leg of their Anatolian tour, after being threatened by his long hair, tour buses were attacked with dynamite. Nobody was injured in the explosion that occurred right after the concert. Working in France due to the illness of Barış Manço, who had mumps in 1971, this group left after giving concerts in different places for four months. Mançomongol dissolved in June 1971 due to disagreements in the group and Barış Manço's health problems.

The years 1971 and 1972 were spent with Barış Manço working with many artists to establish Kurtalan Express. In 1971, 1969 Beauty Queen of Turkey was engaged to Azra Balkans. The engagement resulted in their separation in May 1972. He was captured as a deserter on his way to Cyprus in 1972 and gained the right to be a reserve officer thanks to his diploma from the Royal Belgian Academy. Before his military service, in February 1972, Manço founded Kurtalan Express, which took its name from the train that traveled from Istanbul to the Southeast. In May 1972, he entered the studio with the band and recorded the songs "Death Allah's Order" and "I'm Gamzedeyim Deva Bulmam". He gave concerts in Anatolia with the orchestra formed by Manço, Engin Yörükoğlu, Celal Güven, Özkan Uğur, Nur Moray and Ohannes Kemer. Barış Manço went to the military after he released his first record with the songs "Death Allah's Order" and "Gamzedeyim Deva Bulmam", which he recorded with this group, in early 1972. The first record of Barış Manço and Kurtalan Ekspres, released by Türküola, "Death is Allah's Order - I am Deva Bulmam" was as follows: Ohannes Kemer (stringed drum, guitar), Nur Moray (drum), Engin Yörükoğlu (drums) ), Celal Güven (percussion instruments), Özkan Uğur (bass), Nezih Cihanoğlu (guitar). At the end of May 1972, the group gave a farewell concert and sent Manço off to the army. Kurtalan Express announced that he would not disperse and would expect Manço to return from the army.

In April 1972, he started to be a reserve officer student at Polatlı Artillery and Missile School Command, which lasted for six months. Later, he served as a lieutenant in the artillery battery team commander in Edremit for a year. Manço, who cut his mustache and hair, would always have a mustache and long hair from now on. He gave concerts in army houses in Polatlı and Edremit. Shortly before his discharge, he was appointed to the Harbiye Army House. Manço, who served for 19 months and 26 days, did not take the stage outside the army house.

Even though Barış Manço stayed away from the concert environment as soon as the training period was over, he tried to reach the audience with a record. With Kurtalan Ekspres, he recorded the songs "Küheylan" and "Lambaya Püf De" and put them on the market with an envelope containing a photo of the wig taken from a distance. Küheylan, published in February 1973, was the first work to cause Manço's name to rise to the right. Words such as Aslıhan, Neslihan, and let's get back to our essence in the piece were perceived as longing for Central Asia. This record was followed by Hey Koca Topçu / Genç Osman, which was released in August 1973 and completed at the end of Manço's military service. The fact that Young Osman was also a serhat song would cause Manço to be criticized as an idealist.

He gave his first concert after military service at Ankara Dedeman Cinema. He started performing in a casino for the first time after his military service. However, he took the stage at Lunapark Gazinosu in Ankara for only four days and quit his job. "They wanted to restrict our programs in various ways, we did not accept it, and left," he explained. He shot his first video clip for the song "Hey Koca Topçu" during this period. In this clip, members of the Kurtalan Express appeared in Janissary and Mehter outfits, while Barış Manço appeared as Mülâzim-i Evvel Barış Efendi with a military uniform. Towards the mid 70's, Cem Karaca was seen as the symbol of the left and Barış Manço as the symbol of the right. However, he would protest those who made a request for "Hey Big Topçu" by raising his left fist, saying that we did not only come for you, we came for everyone here.

Barış Manço and Kurtalan Ekspres recorded their 1974s titled “Nazar Eyle, Laughing Ha Laugh” in 45. Although these two works were songs taken from a concept study called Baykoca Epic, whose story, lyrics and music were written by Barış Manço, they had to be published in 45s in the first place. Later, the work named Nazar Eyle was removed from Baykoca Epic. On the other hand, the epic is Manço's "Etc." It would take a completely different shape towards the end of 1975 by enriching it with themes such as "The Dance of the Wedding Dress Girls", which he recorded with his group years ago. Manço was named the male singer of the year by Hey magazine that year. The draft of recording and broadcasting the concerts of Barış Manço and Kurtalan Ekspres, who toured Australia in 1974, was no zamthe moment did not happen. In the same year, he took the stage as part of the "Hey Music Festival-27" held at İnönü Stadium on June 74th.

In 1975, "I Know I Know", one side of which was written in the military, was published as a locomotive for the first grammars that Barış Manço was preparing with Kurtalan Ekspres, and 2023 pieces consisting of the instrumental "45", one side of which is the name part of the coming longs. The same year, after a year of work, he published the first lengths of his career, 2023. Manco's earlier Psychedelic rock or the Anatolian origin of the song in the near term is very different as consisting of five parts with a style that is called progressive rock 13-minute Bayko by Epic and the Republic of Turkey written on the 100th anniversary of a symphonic work, which is a 10-minute "Son of Rock" with It was featured in the artist's discography as an extraordinary album featuring epic works such as the duo "2023". During this period, Barış Manço played in the only movie of his career, Baba Bizi Eversene.

After Özkan Uğur left the group at Kurtalan Ekspres in 1975, former Depression and Erkin Koray member Ahmet Güvenç joined the group in 1976. Kurtalan's new keyboard player was Kılıç Consultant, who joined the group from Dadaş. That year, Barış Manço and Kurtalan Ekspres released a 45 piece titled “Barış Manço's New Record”. There was "Rezil Dede" on one side of the 45's and "Vur Ha Vur" on the other. The piece titled “Rezil Dede” was a version of the well-known Black Sea folk song “Çay Elinden Öteye” with the humorous words of Barış Manço, which was translated into a rock comedy. "Vur Ha Vur", on the other hand, was a funk and jazz-rock sound revised version of the song from the epic part of the epic "2023", the Epic of Baykoca.

Manço, who signed with CBS, a world-class company in March 1976, will be launched under the name Baris Mancho and will be composed entirely of English songs for the European market, and Georges Hayes, consisting of Kurtalan Express and about 1976 Belgian musicians and 30 female vocalists, until the end of 4. He worked in a studio -Belgium- in company with the orchestra, using all the possibilities of period technology. The longs, which cost 2 million TL and were sold in many parts of Europe under the name of Baris Mancho towards the end of 1976, did not achieve the success they expected in general even if they were at the top of the list in eastern countries such as Romania and Morocco. The album was released as Nick the Chopper in Turkey at the beginning of 1977 and has achieved great success.

Sakla Samanı Gelir, consisting of the songs on the records of Barış Manço and Kurtalan Ekspres released between 1977 and 1972 in 1975s. ZamThe moment was published. Barış Manço and Kurtalan Ekspres went on a 1977-day Anatolian tour in 45. During the Balıkesir leg of the tour, the concert team was attacked and group members Oktay Aldoğan and Caner Bora were injured and taken to the hospital. Despite this incident, the tour continued and was completed. In the same year, with the support of CBS, she performed in London's Rainbow Theater with Kurtalan Ekspres and performed songs in English and Turkish. Manço suffered from liver infection after the concert and underwent surgery in Belgium for a tumor attached to his intestine in his abdominal cavity.

Manco who have stayed away from music for a while due to health problems, began preparing a new record of returning to Turkey in June 1978. He married Lale Çağlar, whom he met in 1975, on July 18, 1978. [48] Bahadır Akkuzu entered Kurtalan Ekspres as a guitarist after Ohannes Kemer left the band. Barış Manço and Kurtalan Ekspres performed the promotional concert of their new song called Yeni Bir Gün, which was published towards the end of 1978, in December 1978 at Şan Cinema. Barış Manço performed “Mehmet Ağa with Yellow Boots” and “Aynalı Belt İnce Bele”, which are among the songs in the album, on TRT on December 31, 1978. Barış Manço and Kurtalan Ekspres were twice as guests in the music program "Magic Lamp" prepared by İzzet Öz on TRT in 1979 and introduced their album tracks. Some tracks have also been clipped to show in the program. Some of them are "Mehmet Ağa in Yellow Boots", "A Hello to You", "What May Be My God", "A New Day".

A New Day, Turkey neglected during the war in the sense of Baris Manco international career has led to consolidate its place and return to the front. Manço has described this period as rebirth and transition to mastery in many of his interviews. In 1979, Cem Karaca's starting to lose its activity in Turkey was an important factor in accelerating the Manco's rebirth. Baris Manco, progressive rock with this album gave one of the best examples in Turkey. Pieces such as Mehmet Ağa in Yellow Boots and Aynalı Kemer are among the songs that Barış Manço composed by using folk expressions and successfully blended Turkish music with progressive music and became hits in this period. Barış Manço won the title of male artist of the year at the Golden Butterfly Awards with his song New Day in 1979. With this song, the composer of the year, album of the year and the arrangement of the year also received the awards, while Kurtalan Ekspres won the band of the year award. He donated all the income of his Anatolian tour in 1979 for the education and treatment of deaf and mute children. In the same year, he gave concerts in the Netherlands, Belgium, United Kingdom, Germany and Cyprus as part of the 5th Foundation Anniversary of the Cyprus Turkish Federated State in Nicosia and Famagusta. On his way back from a concert in Belgium, on August 24, 1979 in Edirne, his car tire blew and collided with a car. Manço, whose backbone was cracked in the accident, was away from the scenes for a long time because he had to walk around with a steel corset around his neck and waist.


In 1980, Manço composed for another artist for the first time. “Hal Hal”, which Barış Manço made on order for Nazan Şoray and was played by Kurtalan Ekspres and released in 45, won the song of the year award and Nazan Şoray won a gold record. Manço attended the Bulgarian Golden Orpheus Music Festival that year and was selected as the singer who best interpreted Bulgarian songs at the festival with his songs Nick The Chopper and I'm a Song.

In September 1980, Barış Manço celebrated his 20th year in art life as “20. He crowned the Art Year by making “Disco Manço”. The removal of Turkish workers in Germany's hands pirated cassettes in Turkey was no excuse for not plaklaştırıl this album in Turkey. This album is supported by songs from Yeni Bir Gün in a cassette format, and as a new recording, there is a mix of old songs of Eğri Büğrü and Barış Manço, which was re-recorded and voiced in a studio environment with Kurtalan Ekspres. Manço gave two concerts with Kurtalan Ekspres at Emek Movie Theater on October 8th and at Suadiye Atlantik Cinema on October 9 under the name of “Missed Randevu” in Istanbul. In October 1980, Hal Hal, previously recorded by Nazan Şoray, was released in 45 with Eğri Büğrü, who first appeared in Disco Manço, on the back. This record was the last record of Barış Manço and Kurtalan Ekspres released in 45. The song, which attracted great attention with its Nazan Şoray interpretation and Barış Manço interpretation, was among the most popular songs of the 80s, as well as making this jewelry identical with Barış Manço. On May 19, 1981, Doğukan Hazar Manço, the first child of Barış and Lale Manço, was born in Liège, Belgium.

Barış Manço released the album “Sözüm Meclisten Dış” at the end of 1981. “My Friend Donkey” on the album suddenly won the appreciation of everyone, little and big. However, 9 of the 6 songs in the album were stuck in the TRT supervisory board. Baris Manço, whose almost every song until that date passed the supervisory board, this time, after only "My Friend Donkey", "Scheherazade" and "Dönence" were passed from the TRT supervisory board, on November 4, 1981, TRT General Manager to broadcast the other songs in the album on radio and TV. He visited the director Macit Akman and asked for the album to be re-evaluated by the supervisory board.

Manço participated in TRT's "Teleskop" program prepared by Izzet Oz twice in 1982 and performed the songs "My Friend Donkey", "Scheherazaat", "Dönence", "Ali Yazar Veli Bozar" and "Hal Hal". Along with my friend Eşek, "Dönence", which is considered one of the most successful Turkish progressive rock songs and Manço, which is considered as one of the most successful Turkish progressive rock songs, as well as the usual Barış Manço songs that include folk expressions such as "Ali Yazar Veli Bozar", and Manço is now the most popular song after Dağlar Dağlar. With the album “Sözüm Meclisten Out” featuring “Gülpembe”, Barış Manço reached the peak of its popularity that will continue throughout the 80s. He achieved great success in 1982 first with his Anatolian tour and then with American concerts. During this period, Manço attended many TV programs abroad as a guest and gave concerts in many countries. He participated in television programs in Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Belgium and the Netherlands on 28-29 October 1982. Golden Butterfly award for best male artist of Turkish pop music of 1982 in selected branches Baris Manco 1983 Eurovision Song Contest with the song made by TRT Turkey joined from digging their elimination. Although Barış Manço was shown as a favorite, he was eliminated by the jury and said, “Actually, my jury is fifty million. They will make the main decision. I'll turn around and record the piece. SHE IS zamEverything will come out the moment he explained.

Barış Manço, Estağfurullah in July 1983… What For Us! released his album. With this album, Manço became the spokesperson of the Turkish people, who were going through a difficult period with songs containing moral lyrics such as "Halil İbrahim Sofrası" and "Kazma". “Cufflinks”, which the artist recorded with Les Mistigris first with the name “Like Us” and later with Carefreelar in the 60's, took place in this album with the new arrangement recorded with Kurtalan Ekspres and gained great acclaim. Manço, who was selected as the male artist of the year for the sixth time in the 1984 Golden Butterfly Awards, experienced the joy of being a father for the second time with the birth of his second son Batıkan Zorbey Manço in July 1984.

The melody of Barış Manço started to change with the album "1985 Carats" released in 24. Synthesizer and electronic string My album has a dominant style, period of the highly acclaimed style in the world of electronic pop, teknopop and new trends with attention pulls in Turkey interaction that year, the most sought-after music tavern and the arabesque was standing one so far. Except for Bahadır Akkuzu, who was in the military at the time, Kurtalan Ekspres accompanied Manço in this album with Jean Jacques Falaise, the leader of Recreation, an old progressive rock band from Belgium and Manço's friend from the 60s. This album, in which Jacques Falaise brought a different and harmonious understanding of melody to Kurtalan Ekspres, succeeded in attracting attention with the children's favorite songs "Today Bayram", "Say Zalim Sultan" and "Gibi Gibi". . One of the epic works we come across in Manço's other albums is also in this album. The piece under the name of “Lahburger” marks the subject of westernism and orientalism. Manço had an operation that same year. Three tumors in the abdominal cavity are successfully surgically removed.

Barış Manço published Değmesin Oil Paint album at the end of 1986. The musical change that started with the 24K album was more evident with this album and it was seen that Manço was moving away from the band music. The arrangements of the songs were made by Garo Mafyan and it was an album decorated with electronic pop effects in accordance with the spirit of the 80s. Since this period, Manço has pioneered many artists in this field with the video clips he has shot for his songs. Manço recorded many of his songs from the Degmesin Oil Paint album. The video clip "Super Grandma" and "I Can't Forget", whose name was among the classics of Barış Manço, attracted great attention.

Although Barış Manço thought of shooting Kurtalan Ekspres from his album records due to developing recording technologies, he continued to keep the name of Kurtalan Ekspres alive on the stage. However, with the departure of Caner Bora, Celal Güven and Ahmet Güvenç (who returned in 1991) from Kurtalan Ekspres, the group lost its classical structure to a great extent. In 1988, Garo Mafyan, who entered the music of Barış Manço in the previous album, was followed by Hüseyin Cebeci, Ufuk Yıldırım on keyboards and vocalists Özlem Yüksek and Yeşim Vatan. "Tomato Biber Eggplant", "Kara Sevda", "Can Bedden-Sedenca" and "Mint Limon Kabuğu" are the products of Kurtalan Express's Bahadır Akkuzu. Hitler like ”left their mark on the period. Baris Manco video clips previously working as pioneers in Turkey has given its speed during this period. Manço, who shot clips for all the songs in his albums, Sahibinden İhtiyaçtan and Darısı Başıza, did not neglect to clip his old hits. Barış Manço was named the most successful pop music artist of the year together with Sezen Aksu in 1988.

7th to 77th, tour of Japan and the 1990s

Barış Manço has planned and designed the television programs he wanted to produce for years. However, he could not get a positive response from the TRT administration of the period. Finally, in October 1988, he proposed a program that was unprecedented to TRT 1 television to bring the television project to life. The program "From 7 to 77 with Barış Manço", which is an educational and entertaining world documentary for children and family and has attracted the attention of millions of viewers since its release, was born in 1988. In 1988, the program "From 7 to 77" which will make Barış Manço the lover of everyone, especially children, begins. In this program broadcast on TRT, the TV team travels to more than 150 countries and introduces them to the audience. He becomes the most successful television face of the period by giving advice to children, giving them the opportunity to showcase their talents with “The Boy Who Will Be a Man”. “With Barış Manço from 7 to 77”, as the name suggests, it appeals to all age groups and consists of special sections in itself. With "The Boy Who Will Be a Man", children with "Second Breakfast", for our elders and the elderly, "Retirement" and " Dere Tepe Turkey "with adults; therefore it appealed to everyone.

In 1990, he went to Japan as part of the “Turkish-Japanese friendship” events organized for the 100th anniversary of Ertuğrul Frigate's arrival in Japan and gave his first concert in Japan. This concert was followed by the Crown Prince of Japan. He returned to Japan in 1991 and gave a concert at Tokyo Soka University Ikeda Hall. Soka University with Manço'yl during the concert rector and Soka Foundation president Daisaku Ikeda to mention the Black Sevda songs with their hands flags and enthusiastic view of the living room, also allows you to see interesting concerts in Turkey. On February 5, 1992, her mother Rikkat Uyanık (Manço, Kocataş) died and was buried in Karacaahmet Cemetery.

Barış Manço, who released his album Mega Manço in 1992, succeeded in making himself listen to songs such as "Bear" and "Süleyman", in an environment where many new members who followed the formula he applied in the period called "pop explosion" after 1991, the old formula he applied since 1986. realized that it did not make as much premium. In a later interview, he himself stated that the album could be better. He became a candidate for Kadıköy Mayor from the True Path Party led by Tansu Çiller in the 1994 local elections, but withdrew from his candidacy before the election due to his illness. In 1995, he released the album Children With Your Permission. He went on a very successful tour in Japan in 1995, after receiving a concert offer from Japan. His concert album Live in Japan was released in 1996.

After this period, Barış Manço drew himself from both the television and the music screen in the days when the quality of music decreased, private televisions increased and the concept of watching emerged. Towards the end of the 1990s he wanted to create the "Tale of the Turtle" project and the promotions were also recorded, but at the request of the record company, he decided to make a compilation album called Mançoloji. The songs selected upon requests from fans were recorded with the arrangements of Eser Taşkıran, who also played on Kurtalan Ekspres.


Manço, whose first record was released in 1962 with the songs Twistin Usa and The Jet, which he recorded with the Harmoniler orchestra, the first Turkish compositions of Manço were the tracks released in 1967, Kol Buttons and Seher Vakti.

Manço has 12 studios, 1 concert, 7 compilation albums and 31 singles.

Music clips

He shot his first video clip in 1973 for the song Hey Koca Topçu. In this clip, members of the Kurtalan Ekspres music group appeared in Janissary and Mehter costumes, and Barış Manço appeared as Mülâzim-i Evvel Barış Efendi in military clothes.

Especially since the 1970s clip culture to be developed in Turkey, Baris Manco first thing began to visualize the song for its own program. The most striking of these visual songs to be broadcast in the programs was "Here's the Hendek, Here's the Camel". [64] This song has been completely clipped to the visuals that will have a direct impact on the people of that period. Like almost every clip of Barış Manço, this clip has a social message purpose. Barış Manço, who traveled to various cities for the music video of the song "Can Bodyeden Çıkmazca" and the song "My Friend Donkey", zamThe moment has not neglected to add social messages except for the song. His clips started to be shown by various private organizations after TRT. The artist said, “30. Yıl Özel: Tümü Aksesuar shot clips for all the songs in the album “İhtiyaçtan”. The most striking of these was the clip of the song "On the Beach".

In 1995, young pop singers of the period came together to sing the song of the same name by the name of "Adam Olmus Çocuk Choir" for the album "Let Your Allowance Children" and also Ajlan & Mine, Soner Arıca, İzel, Jale, Burak Kut, Nalan, Hakan Peker, Tayfun, Grup Vitamin. , Ufuk Yıldırım and Barış Manço shot a clip together for this song in Taksim Square.

Musical legacy

Turkey began in the 1950s with Erkin Koray, Cem Karaca, is among the founders of rock music to the ongoing name names, such as the Mongols. Especially 1960s, a period when the new quest in Turkey. This new music genre, which is formed by the combination of different music genres, is fed by traditional music such as Turkish Classical Music and Turkish Folk Music, forming Anadolu Rock or Anadolu Pop. During this period, Manço tries to communicate between different types of music by bringing some folk songs and Classical Turkish Music pieces to rock music.

The band Carefree, which also made the piece of Cufflinks that helped Manço gain fame, combines Anatolian folk songs, eastern melodies and contemporary Western music, creating a unique style. costumes of conditions in Turkey, beard, if strange because it has a different appearance in the ring zamUnderstand, this style of clothing is accepted by everyone. In 1970, he wrote the lyrics, which sold more than 700.000 Mountains Mountains wins Turkey's appreciation of the songs. The Mongolians, which will have an important place in Anatolian pop music, and the Kurtalan Express, which was established in the early 1970s, continue their original musical style. The 2023 album with its electronic infrastructure and musical quality, Dönence and Gül Pembe pieces in terms of the use of the bass guitar are Kurtalan Eskpres's prominent works.

Even though Barış Manço did not make rock music with opponents such as Cem Karaca, the September 12 coup had a negative impact on music due to the restrictions it imposed. In Turkey, as in the fall of Manco rock music in the 1980s, mainly 24 carat rock and pop, the owner of need, the interests of millet album to your head. Until 1990, the television, the radio broadcasting TRT is the only institution in Turkey until 1992, Manco's infamous grandfather, some of the songs, such as tortoiseshell angled in response to the VR does not publish. In the same period, he also makes songs for children such as Today Bayram.

Turkey is at the peak of pop music and music is made for the market in the 1990s, Manco, then remove the album in terms of musical quality that is considered bad Mega Manco. In 1998, he started to make an album called Mançoloji because of his 40th year of art.

Other works

The television program 1988 to 1, which started as an educational, cultural and entertainment program for children and families in October 7 on TRT 77, came to the screen for the 1998th time in June 378 and broke a hard-to-reach record in Turkish television broadcasting. In his program called Equator to Poles, he traveled to more than 100 different regions in five continents with his team and covered a distance of nearly 600.000 km. He also produced a lyric show -tolkşov- program called 4 × 21 Doludizgin.

Baba Bizi Eversene, dated January 2, 1975, is the artist's only motion picture. Barış Manço played the leading role in this film and made the soundtrack of the film together with Kurtalan Ekspres. Directed by Sinan Çetin, he made the soundtrack of the 1985 film Number 14 with Kurtalan Ekspres and the music of the 1982 film Çiçek Abbas with Cahit Berkay.

In 1963, he wrote articles about music in Yeni Sabah newspaper under the pseudonym "Sami Sibemol". In 1993, he started to write a column in Milliyet Newspaper under the heading "Oku Bakiim", which took his subjects from daily life and continued to write until 1995. Before his death, he was planning to put 40 years of his music life into a book.

In 1998, he entered the tourism sector and opened a 600-person capacity holiday neighborhood named Club Manço in the Akyarlar neighborhood of Muğla's Bodrum district. President Süleyman Demirel opened the facility.


He suffered a heart attack at his home in Moda, Istanbul, around 31:1999 at night on January 23, 30, and died at 01:30 in the same night in Siyami Ersek Thoracic-Cardiovascular Surgery Hospital, where he was removed. He had previously had a heart spasm in 1983. In 1991, a state ceremony was held for his funeral, as he received the title of state artist. TRT, Kanal D and Kanal 6 broadcast this ceremony live without interruption. STV and Star televisions shared the thoughts of their fans from Manço Köşk throughout the day. In addition, Star TV released an interview shot just before his death. On February 3, 1999, his body wrapped in the Turkish flag with the Galatasaray flag on it was brought to the Atatürk Cultural Center, a ceremony was held, then a funeral prayer was performed in the Levent Mosque and was buried in the Mihrimah Sultan Cemetery in Kanlıca. Due to the interpretation of "Gesi Vineyards", the soil brought from Gesi town of Kayseri was also placed in his grave. After his death was heard, President Süleyman Demirel and some politicians issued a condolence message.

«Also, I am not claiming to be an artist. If my grandchildren read Barış Manço as "artist" in encyclopedias after I die, I think I will be registered as an artist. What you leave for the future is important. Otherwise, one should not say to himself "I am an artist" while living. »(His words during an interview)

Barış Manço composed the 40th anniversary song about 40 years of his musical life before his death, but his wordszamhas taken. Mançology, which includes this song, was released in 1999 and became the best-selling album of that year, selling 2,6 million copies. Later, in 2002, a commemorative album called “Yüreğimında Barış Şarkları” was published.

After Manço's death, Kurtalan Ekspres did not work on a new album and participated in many memorial concerts for Barış Manço for about two years. Losing an important soloist, the band released their first solo album, 2003, in October 3552.


Barış Manço established a holiday village called Club Manço just before his death. According to the statements of his son Doğukan and his wife Lale Manço, Barış Manço had no debt during his life. Established in partnership with the Manço couple and the Aksüt family, "ASM Dış Ticaret Turizm İnşaat Sanayi A.Ş." they had a company with joint shares. Loans withdrawn from this company for Club Manço zamDue to the failure to pay immediately, Halk Bank imposed a lien on the properties of the guarantors. The foreclosures, which were initiated on July 4, 2002, were made to pay 2,5 trillion debts with the money of that day, and these foreclosures affected his family as well as his loved ones, because Manço Köşk was among the foreclosures. Three Rolls-Royce, MG and Jaguar brand antique cars, antiques and piano were sold as a result of these liens. The full payment of the debt was found in 2009. In addition, debt animosity between Lale Manço and Sulhi Aksüt continued. Regarding debts and foreclosures, the Manço family wrote letters to the President and the Prime Minister and asked for help. [86] However, they received no response to any of these letters.

Imaginary and important statements of Manço

Asked to Barış Manço during a TRT interview, he said, "I have a few dreams: I have a cane in my hand, maybe Doğukan on my arm, when I was 80 years old, I need to take the stage and have the symphony orchestra play 2023 with the help of him as one of my biggest ideals." he said. Again in this interview, "Why do your songs always contain death even though you are so lively?" "Death is awakening from the sleep of life." gave the answer. In the life story he told while drawing his own portrait, "As Cahit Sıtkı said, age 35 is half the way, I passed this place, I was half way." he said. Asked in his own documentary, “Your albums sell more in Japan. What do you attribute this to? " “My albums passed millions there. In Turkey, though I would be glad to half a million. " gave the answer. When asked about a baby who died in a traffic accident, he was reminded in this documentary, “He was going to be my friend, he was my friend. These are very difficult questions. " He expressed his sorrow by saying. In the documentary prepared by Müge Anlı, “I want a bride and I will have two daughters. May Allah give us life. " he said. On the question of Müge Anlı, “No, I don't want my house to be a museum. This is our home. We lived here, let our children live here too. My brides will come more. May Allah give us life, let us live here. " he said. Manço did not want his house to be turned into a museum.

Ali Kırca "Politics Square" program will overwrite expressed in his book exchange and development of music in Turkey, but the effects were not enough life. He also mentioned the book he will write and travel encyclopedias in a puppet show program he participated in.

In an interview with Star TV in 1999, "I want a more peaceful environment." He said, he died shortly after this interview. In an interview with the latest images of the artist, where the crisis in Turkey's political tensions and lack of love, has told his dissatisfaction with the conflict and "Now I'm going to make an album." He said.

Its place and importance in minstrelsy tradition

Barış Manço is seen by some academic circles as a contemporary representative of the minstrelsy tradition, which is the continuation of the bard - baksı literary tradition. Making use of folk culture, art and literature in his songs, frequently using both forms and themes of the tradition in question; giving messages in his works and adoring his name as the minstrels do in the last quatrain of his songs are the main bases of this view. Barış Manço is seen by some academics as the representative of a new formation. This is a formation that can be regarded as the continuation of the minstrelsy tradition and named as "Contemporary Turkish Poetry". What Manço does is not an exact copy and continuation of the tradition, but a reproduction by combining and transforming it.

Baris Manco Houses

The mansion in the Moda district of Kadıköy has been turned into a house where the artist and his family's belongings are exhibited. The mansion was a brick mansion built in the 19th century and known as the home of the Whittall family. The mansion was bought by Manço in the 1970s and he lived with his family in this mansion until his death. Today, this historical mansion surrounded by apartments is used as Barış Manço house and Barış Manço's personal belongings are exhibited. In order for this house to be a museum, all its rights had to be at some point, but it is not in the museum class because the deed of the house is the bank, the management of the house is the Kadıköy Municipality, and the exhibits are the family.

The artist has another house in Liège, Belgium. When this house was put up for sale by his family, he bought a fan named Nusret Aktaş. In the house named “Liège Peace House”, the artist's belongings are exhibited.

Barış Manço Document

Producer Erkmen Sağlam, who has worked with Barış Manço for years, is zamThere is a large photo archive of his moments. Part of this photo archive is in Barış Manço Evi. Organized by the producer Erkmen Sağlam, "Barış Manço Photography Exhibition" has visited many cities and met its fans. The photography exhibition continues to be exhibited by visiting the province.

There is also a YouTube channel opened for Barış Manço. In this channel, there is a very large archive from the artist's concert recordings to travel programs, music clips, documentaries and funeral footage.

The artist has social media addresses. Managed by his family, these accounts contain many archival photos and videos.


He has received more than three thousand awards in his music and television life. These awards are exhibited in Barış Manço Evi. Its main awards are:

  • In 1987, the title of "Turkish Cultural Ambassador" by Belgium. 
  • In 1991, Turkey "State Artist" title
  • In 1991, Japan Soka University "International Culture and Peace Award" 
  • In 1991, Hacettepe University "Honorary Doctorate in Art" title. 
  • In 1992, the title of "French Literature and Art Knight". In October, with a ceremony held in Istanbul French Palace. 
  • The title of "Honorary Citizen" of the Belgian city of Liège 
  • Kocaeli due 1994 issued by the University, which introduced the Turkish people and Turkey to the world of work "Peace Diploma" 
  • In 1995, Denizli Pamukkale University "Honorary Doctorate in Child Education" title. 
  • In 1995, Japan Min-On Foundation "High Honor Medal" 
  • International Technology Award 
  • Order of the Knight of Leopold II of the Kingdom of Belgium 
  • The title of "Turkmen Citizenship" given by the President of Turkmenistan Saparmurat Turkmenbashi in 1995 
  • He won 200 gold and one platinum album and cassette awards for having over 12 songs. 
  • Honorary Son Title 
  • Over 3000 plaques and awards. 

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