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Marc Aryan


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French-Armenian chanteur (1935-1985).

Marc Aryan was born as Henri Marcarian in Valence, France, as the son of Armenian parents on november 14, 1935. The young man had a tendency toward literature and languages (he would speak 9), poetry and eventually also to chanson. At the age of 20 he decided he’d become a composer and thus started learning single-handedly piano, solfège, harmony and counterpoint in just 3 years.

In 1959 he recorded in Paris his first song “Ballade”, with himself as a singer and released at his own expense. He travels to Belgium, because one of his sisters ran a nightclub in “Knokke-le-Zoute” on the Flemish coast, and he could try-out his song on the dancers in her club. It succeeds. Because the Belgian audience reserved him a very warm welcome and a record firm in Brussels offers him a record contract, Marc Aryan decides to settle himself permanently in Belgium.

The popularity of this “champion of the slow chanson, the langourous slow and lyrics about love” went increasing with each new single (Si jétais le fils d’un roi, Giorgina, Bête à manger du foin), and reached a peak in 1964-65 with his biggest hit “Katy”. This song became one of the 10 best-selling songs in Belgium for the whole of 1965 and reached n°1 in both Wallonia and Flanders at the same moment. It also had an international career, making the charts from Turkey to Latin-America, and from Lebanon to Canada.


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  • flygny

    VOLAGE VOLAGE - Atlı karınca dönüyor dönüyor, Dünya durmadan dönüyor dönüyor Yalnız dönmeyen bana sensin, Bekliyorum hep sen neredesin

    17 Apr 2012 Reply
  • marybleue

    UN des plus grands. Depuis mes 18 ans c'est mon chanteur préféré. Quel Grand Monsieur. Ce fut le MEILLEUR CHANTEUR que la BELGIQUE ait eu. Bravo à lui et nous ne l'oublierons jamais. Tous les jours j'écoute ses fabuleuses chansons. Dommage qu'il n'est pas rencontré le SUCCES MERITE en France. Je suis française mais frontière belge.

    19 Dec 2011 Reply
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  • blackestberry

    Çok tatlı yahu!

    28 Dec 2010 Reply

    Marc Aryan was and is a genius

    20 Feb 2010 Reply
  • grinchiki

    La grande classe!!!

    7 Jan 2010 Reply
  • jfhv

    I think Marc Aryan was a True Man of Genius.

    31 Jul 2009 Reply
  • baskialtindayim

    tipinden bağımsız bir adamın sesi bu kadar mı güzel olabilir ?

    22 Mar 2009 Reply
  • Parkkangdu

    rock baby !!

    7 Dec 2008 Reply
  • mypleasure

    istanbul !

    27 Nov 2008 Reply

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