Aysel Gürel

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Aysel Gürel
Born Gönül Aysel Gürel
(1929-02-07)February 7, 1929
Sarayköy, Denizli, Turkey
Died February 17, 2008(2008-02-17) (aged 79)
Istanbul, Turkey
Alma mater Istanbul University
Occupation Lyricist, actress
Spouse(s) Vedat Akın (divorced 1957)[1]
Children Müjde Ar
Mehtap Ar

Aysel Gürel (February 7, 1929, Sarayköy, Denizli, – February 17, 2008, Istanbul) was a Turkish lyricist and actress.[2] Besides her lyrics, which were performed by singers throughout Turkey, she was known for her outlandish clothing, make up and wigs.[2]

Biography[edit]

Aysel Gürel was born in 1929 in Denizli, Turkey, in the western part of the country.[2] She graduated from Istanbul University with a faculty of literature degree.[2] Her lyrics were performed by such noted Turkish singers as Sezen Aksu.[2] Besides lyric writing, Gürel also worked as an actress, drama player and a Turkologist.[2] in 2007, Gürel appeared in a Turkish television commercial for Pepsi.[2] Gürel was admitted to Metropolitan Florence Nightingale Hospital in Istanbul in December 2007.[2] She was reportedly ill with lung cancer. She died of chronic bronchitis at the age of 80 on February 17, 2008, in Istanbul.[2] Gürel was buried at Zincirlikuyu Cemetery following a funeral at Teşvikiye Mosque.[2] Gürel was the mother of Turkish actresses, Müjde Ar and Mehtap Ar.[2]

Songs written by[edit]

She wrote the lyrics of very popular songs that reached smash hit and classical status in Turkey's music history such as;

  • Allahaısmarladık (1977) by Sezen Aksu
  • Firuze[A] (1982) by Sezen Aksu
  • Sen Ağlama[A] (1984) by Sezen Aksu
  • Haydi Gel Benimle Ol (1984) by Sezen Aksu
  • Sevda (1985) by Nükhet Duru
  • Git[A] (1986) by Sezen Aksu
  • Ünzile (1986) by Sezen Aksu
  • Değer Mi (1986) by Sezen Aksu
  • Sarışın (1988) by Sezen Aksu
  • Dünya Tatlısı (1988) by Zerrin Özer
  • Hani Yeminin (1988) by Zerrin Özer
  • Bir Kız (1988) by Ayşegül Aldinç
  • Şekerim (1989) by Gökben
  • Resmin Yok Bende (1990) by Ajda Pekkan
  • Hadi Bakalım (1991) by Sezen Aksu
  • Ne Kavgam Bitti Ne Sevdam (1991) by Sezen Aksu
  • Gelmeyeceğim (1991) by Ayşegül Aldinç
  • Abone (1991) by Yonca Evcimik
  • Taksit Taksit (1991) by Yonca Evcimik
  • Ayıpsın (1991)[A] by Aşkın Nur Yengi
  • Show Yapma (1992) by Nilüfer
  • Yine Yeni Yeniden Sev (1992) by Nilüfer
  • Hadi Yine İyisin (1993) by Tayfun
  • Yok (1993) by Ajda Pekkan
  • Vurulmuşum Sana (1994) by Asya
  • Of Aman (1994) by Nalan
  • Yasaksız Seviş Benimle (1994) by Tarkan
  • Eğrisi Doğrusu (1994) by Nilüfer
  • Gölge Çiçeği (1997) by Reyhan Karaca
  • Vur Yüreğim (1999) by Sertab Erener
  • Aşk (1999) by Sertab Erener
  • Tılsım (2001) by Burcu Güneş

A^ She wrote the song with Sezen Aksu.

Tribute albums[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Seral Cumalı (8 December 2013). "Sinemada tabuları yıkan kadın" (in Turkish). Posta. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k "Turkish lyric writer Gürel dies". Turkish Daily News. 2008-02-19. Retrieved 2008-03-06. [permanent dead link]

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