Azzam, Bob

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Name
Azzam, Bob Gender: M
Wadie George Azzam
born on 24 October 1925 at 15:00 (= 3:00 PM )
Place Cairo, Egypt, 30n03, 31e15
Timezone EET h2e (is standard time)
Data source
Orig source not known
Rodden Rating C
Collector: AA-GB
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_scocol.18.gif 00°36' s_mo.18.gif s_capcol.18.gif 27°32 Asc.s_piscol.18.gif 13°38'



Biography

Egyptian singer of Lebanese ancestry who achieved success in France in the 1960s with his international hit song "Mustapha". The track peaked at No. 23 in the UK Singles Chart, spending fourteen weeks in that chart. Azzam had a degree in electronic engineering, and has been regarded as the man behind the chamber of echoes "Hors-studio" or "off-studio".

Azzam began his career in Italy in the late 1950s, with his band, singing in Italian and in English. In 1960, he released two songs in France that were influenced by oriental music, "Ya Mustafa" ("Chérie je t'aime, chérie je t'adore, como la salsa del pomodoro") and "Fais-moi du couscous, chéri". The same year, he received the Grand Prix du Disque for the song "Viens à Juan les Pins".

After this era, his success began to decline. However, Azzam continued his career by touring with his orchestra, and opened his own night club in Geneva.

Jonathan Richman, Rachid Taha and, most recently, La Bande à Basile have all performed covers of the songs "Mustafa" and "Fais-moi du couscous, chérie".

He died on 24 July 2004 in Monaco at age 78.

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Source Notes

"Cahiers Astrologuiques," No. 108, page 17, cited in AA database. Wikipedia has Alexandria as place of birth.

Categories

  • Traits : Body : Race (Lebanese)
  • Lifestyle : Home : Expatriate
  • Vocation : Entertain/Music : Folk Music
  • Vocation : Entertain/Music : Group/ Duo
  • Vocation : Entertain/Music : Vocalist/ Pop, Rock, etc.
  • Vocation : Entertain/Music : Other Entertain/Music