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Veteran Iranian vocalist Nader Golchin dies at 81

Source: Tehran Times

TEHRAN - Veteran Iranian vocalist Nader Golchin died at 81 after a long battle with lung cancer at Tehran's Gandhi Hospital on Friday. He was hospitalized for about one month at the medical center, his daughter Nazanin told the Persian service of ISNA.

Born in the northern Iranian city of Rasht, Golchin collaborated with many distinguished musicians in the traditional Iranian music such as Faramarz Payvar, Farhang Sharif, Parviz Yahaqqi, Ali-Asghar Bahari, Jahangir Malek and Jalil Shahnaz.

The collaboration resulted in the production of many memorable albums, including "Escape" (Goriz) and "Violet's Ringlet" (Zolfe Banafsheh), and numerous single songs such as "The Bird of Dawn" (Morghe Sahar) and "The Story of Love City" (Qesseye Shahre Eshq).

نادر گلچین ... ۳ اثر Golchin Nader (on youtube)

In 1976, the then culture minister banned Golchin from singing due to an ego problem he had with him, Nazanin said.

Afterwards, he launched an educational center for music, but he never recorded any more albums or single songs.

"I'm madly in love with music and poetry and I never distanced myself from music events when I was banned," Golchin said once in an interview with Musicema, an Iranian website for music news.

In a letter published on Saturday, Iran's government spokesman Mohammad Baqer Nobakht offered his condolences to Golchin's family.

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