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Muslim Magomayev

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Birthday
17, 1942
Birthplace
Baku, Azerbaijan
Death Date
Oct 25, 2008 (66)
Birth Sign
Leo
Birthday
17, 1942
Birthplace
Baku, Azerbaijan
Death Date
Oct 25, 2008 (66)

About

Soviet-Azerbaijani singer who became an icon during the 60s and 70s for his performances of songs like "Do the Russians Want War?" During his career, he sold millions of albums and performed in many of the world's most high-profile venues, including Paris Olympia.

Before Fame

He first gained national attention following a performance at a music festival in Helsinki at age nineteen.

Trivia

He earned the prestigious title of People's Artist of the USSR by the Soviet government.

Family Life

He was married to opera singer Tamara Sinyavskaya. He had a daughter named Marina.

Associated With

His funeral was attended by the likes of Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev.