|Died||May 23, 1996
|Genres||Anatolian rock, türkü|
|Occupations||Singer , Musician, actor|
Tanju Okan was a Turkish singer (1938-1996).
He was born in İzmir on 27 August 1938 . He spent his primary and secondary education years in Manisa and Balıkesir. Then he went to Italy for vocal training. In 1961 he began singing professionally in Ankara and then in İstanbul. He married twice and was a father of one son. After the 1990s, he retired and began living in Urla a small sea side district of İzmir. He died on 23 May 1996 from cirrhosis.
In early 1960s, he was a solo singer in Müfit Kiper orcestra. In 1964, he represented Turkey in the Balkan Music festival together with Tülay German and Erol Büyükburç. The same year, he produced his first 45 rpm record. He had a powerful sound and could easily sing three styles of music popular in 1960s Turkey; new compositions, covers of western music and arranged Turkish folklore music (türkü). 1970s he sang two songs which became hits; In 1972 Öyle sarhoş olsam ki ("I wish I become so drunk") and in 1974 Kadınım ("My Woman"). Also in 1973 he participated in singing a multi-singer melody Arkadaş Dur Bekle (Turkish version of Auntie) together with Modern Folk Üçlüsü and Nilüfer.
He also played in eleven films.
|1992||Yıllar sonra kırlangıç|
|1995||Tanju Okan 95|
|1999||Bir zamanlar-Best of Tanju Okan|
|2001||Bir zamanlar-Best of Tanju Okan (2)|
|2006||Bak bir varmış, bir yokmuş|
Also he participated in several multi singer albums.