Composer, musician, and producer who was one-half of the Rahbani Brothers. The other half was his brother Mansour Rahbani. The Rahbani Brothers became one of the most famous musical acts in the Arab World throughout the 1960s.
His career in music began when he got a job at the Near East Radio channel. He composed Fairuz's first recorded song, "Blame," in 1951.
He and Fairuz co-starred in "The Exile" from 1967 and "The Guardian's Daughter" from 1968.
He married Nouhad Haddad, the popular Lebanese singer known as Fairuz. He fathered Ziad Rahbani, another popular musical and theatrical artist and political activist.
He and Ibrahim Maalouf were both musicians and composers from Lebanon.