Argov, Zohar

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Name
Argov, Zohar Gender: M
Zohar Orkabi
born on 16 July 1955 at 15:00 (= 3:00 PM )
Place Rehovot, Israel, 31n54, 34e49
Timezone IDT h3e (is daylight saving time)
Data source
Bio/autobiography
Rodden Rating B
Collector: Eyal Ben-Aharon
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_cancol.18.gif 23°11' s_mo.18.gif s_gemcol.18.gif 11°47 Asc.s_scocol.18.gif 19°26'



Portrait of Zohar Argov 
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Zohar Argov
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Biography

Israeli singer and a distinctive voice in the Mizrahi music scene. Argov is widely known in Israel as "The king of Mizrahi music"

He was active between the years 1977-1987 . Argov is considered one of the greatest and most important Israeli singers and one of the great masterpieces in Mizrahi singing, a leader in Mizrahi music and one of those responsible for recognizing Mediterranean music as part of the Israeli experience. Known as "The Nightingale" and "The King". Argov is a controversial figure, due to his drug addiction and the criminal offenses he committed including rape.

Music critic Ben Zilka described his musical importance as follows: "Argov is an artistic pioneer on the scale of well-known composers from Western popular culture, musical geniuses whose very little of their revolution was related to the case".

On 6 November 1987, Argov died in his cell in an apparent suicide by hanging. He was 32. He was found dead at 4:00 AM, hanging from strips torn from a blanket wrapped around his neck.

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Events

Source Notes

Eyal Ben-Aharon quotes the biography Black: The Life and Death of Zohar Argov by Rino Zeror.

Categories

  • Passions : Criminal Perpetrator : Rapist/ Sex crime
  • Personal : Death : Suicide
  • Vocation : Entertain/Music : Vocalist/ Pop, Rock, etc.