Seyyal Taner

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Seyyal Taner
Seyyal Taner cropped 2010.JPG
Kocaeli Fair in Seyyal Taner, 2010.
Background information
Birth name Seyyal Taner
Born (1952-09-28) September 28, 1952 (age 64)
Origin Şanlıurfa,  Turkey
Genres Pop, Rock, Dance
Occupation(s) Singer-songwriter, actress
Years active 1968–present
Labels
  • Bir Numara (1974-1975)
  • Yavuz Plak (1976-1986)
  • Güneş (1991-1993)
  • Elenor Plak (2002-2009)
  • Majör Müzik (2012)

Seyyal Taner (born September 28, 1952, in Şanlıurfa, Turkey) is a Turkish singer and actress.[1]

Early life and career beginnings[edit]

Taner was born in Şanlıurfa, Turkey and later moved to İstanbul with her family. She graduated from the Amerikan Kız Lisesi. She received vocal training from Şerif Yüzbaşıoğlu in 1965 and started to sing as an amateur with the Kanat Gür Orkestrası.

In 1968 Los Bravos played in Istanbul and having caught her act, offered Taner a role in a Spanish musical. Whilst promoting in Spain, she attracted the attention of Paramount Pictures and was offered a small part in Villa Rides. On returning to Turkey Taner continued her acting career until she left for Germany and marriage to Peter Harold, Los Bravos's guitarist. The couple had a daughter; after divorcing, Taner returned to Turkey and began directing her career towards music.

Career[edit]

Taner signed a record deal with the 1 Numara Plakçılık, a label belonging to Ali Kocatepe. Her debut 45 rpm record "Tanrı Şahidimdir - Şimdi Sen Varsın" was released in 1974.[2] The following year, her second single "Nene Hatun - Yalnızlığı Bir de Bana Sor" was released. However, her first two records did not bring her a great success. Meanwhile, she began an acting career, with "Lalezar Gazinosu". Later she took to the stage as a group with Seyhan Karabay and Sedat Avcı. In 1976, she transferred to Yavuz Asöcal's record company and released her third single "Son Verdim Kalbimin İşine - Elveda" which was a success, as was her film Çizmeli Kedi that same year. Other 1970s singles include "Kalbimi Affettim", "Seni Çok Özledim", "Gülme Komşuna". In 1980, she released her first album "Lider" and in 1986, her second: "Leyla".In 1979, she appeared on TRT with Halil Ergün with a presentation of the first Turkish TV musical[2] Çırpınış, a version of Asiye Nasıl Kurtulur. She opened a dance school with Sait Sökmen and taught dancers for show business, including Hakan Peker.

With the song "Dünya" Taner came second in the Turkish National Final for the Eurovision Song Contest 1986. The following year she and the group Lokomotif came first with the song "Şarkım Sevgi Üstüne". They failed to score any points and finished last in the 1987 Eurovision Song Contest.[3] After the result, she took a break. Then she returned to music and recorded "Nanay". Other 1980s singles include "Elalem Ne Der", "Naciye", "Leyla", "Nanay" and "Neler Oluyor".[4]

In 1990, Taner moved to Bodrum. In 1991, she released the album "Alladı Pulladı" for which she contributed some lyrics and music. Early 1990s singles include "Alladı Pulladı", "Şiirimin Dili", "Kırk Yılık Kani", "La Havle Ya Settar". In 1993, she released "Geliyorum", after which she took a long break from music.

In 2002, Taner released her best of album "Seyyalname", "En İyileriyle Seyyal Taner" in 2005 and "En İyileriyle Seyyal Taner 2" in 2007. In 2007, she duetted "Erkek Adamsın" with Zakkum in his first studio album. In March 2012, she released her maxi-single album; Ethnic Rock.[5] and toured. In 2014, she sang "Canımsın Deme Bana" on the "Wonderland" album of İlhan Erşahin.

Taner has many gay fans and is considered a Turkish gay icon.[6] According to the LGBT magazine, KAOS GL, she is their "greatest gay icon." [7]

Discography[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

Discography[edit]

LP recordings[edit]

  • Tanrı Şahidimdir - Şimdi Sen Varsın (Bir Numara, 1974) (writer(s), Ali Kocatepe)
  • Nene Hatun - Yalnızlığı Bir de Bana Sor (Bir Numara, 1975) (writer (s), Ali Kocatepe, Doğan Canku, et al.)[2]
  • Son Verdim Kalbimin İşine - Elveda (Yavuz, 1976) (writer (s), Ülkü Aker.)
  • Kalbimi Affettim - Sarmaş Dolaş (Yavuz, 1976) (writer (s), Ülkü Aker, et al.)[8]
  • Gülme Komşuna Gelir Başına - Seni Çok Özledim (Yavuz, 1977) (writer (s) Çiğdem Talu and Melih Kibar)[8]
  • Sorma Neydi O - Neden Gelmedin (Yavuz, 1977) (writer (s) Çiğdem Talu and Melih Kibar)
  • Şarkım Sevgi Üstüne-Une Melodie (TRT, 1987) (Şarkım Sevgi Üstüne)

Compilations featuring Seyyal Taner[edit]

  • En İyileriyle Seyyal Taner 2 (Ossi Music, 1986)
  • En İyileriyle Seyyal Taner (Ossi Music, 2005) [9]
  • The Best of Seyyal Taner (Elenor, 2009)

Filmography[edit]

Films
Year Title Role Notes
1968 Aslan Bey Süreyya
1968 Kara Güneş Zeynep
1968 Ölümsüz Adam The first feature film
1968 Villa Rides Guerrilla Girl
1972 Vur
1972 Vur Gardaş Vur Kemal's lover
1972 Vahşi Aşk Sultan
1972 Vahşetin Esirleri Esma
1972 Tehlikeli Görev Reyhan
1972 Suya Düşen Hayal Oyuncu Seher, Nevin
1972 Mahkum Lamia
1972 Karaoğlan Geliyor
1972 Kanun Adamı Rozita
1972 Kanlı Öç Berna
1972 Kalleşler Selma
1972 İlk Aşk
1972 Haydut Avcısı
1972 Hacı Murat'ın İntikamı
1972 Benimle Sevişir Misin Sibel
1972 Batıda Kan Vardı / Batıda Ölüm Var
1973 Yaralı
1973 Bu Toprağın Kızı
1973 Vahşet Ayşe
1973 Ömer Hayyam Semra Omar Khayyám's biography was discussed.
1973 Katran Bebek Seyyal
1973 Talihsizler
1973 Harman Son Elif
1973 Gönülden Yaralılar Gönül Sunar
1973 Gecelerin Hakimi Sema
1973 Felek Burcu
1973 Düşman Natasha
1973 Dağ Kanunu Meryem
1973 Çoban Sevda
1973 Cengiz Han'ın Fedaisi Chun-Li
1974 Televizyon Niyazi Yaprak
1974 Kısmet Seyyal Taner
1974 Kiralık Serseri Suna
1974 İmparator Okşan
1974 Gecelerin Ötesi / İster Darıl İster Sarıl Leyla
1974 Düşmanlarım Çatlasın
1974 Cafer'in Nargilesi Oyuncu
1974 Beş Tavuk Bir Horoz Okşan
1975 Şehvet Kurbanı Şevket Nuran
1976 Çizmeli Kedi Seyyal
Television Series
Year Title Role Notes
1986-1988 Perihan Abla Gülsüm Percons Meriç
2002 Azad Deniz
2004 İstanbul Şahidimdir Aylin
2006 Maçolar Dilan Hala
2000-2006 Bizim Evin Halleri Pür Neşe
2012 Canımın İçi Seyyal Taner
2014 Güldür Güldür Seyyal Taner Guest player

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ayşe Arman (27 December 2013). "Taner: Bana 'kamerayla sevişen kadın' derlerdi". Hurriyet Newspaper (in Turkish). NTV. Retrieved 19 August 2014. 
  2. ^ a b c "Seyyal Taner". BirZamanlar.net. Retrieved 17 July 2014. 
  3. ^ Eurovision Song Contest 1987. 
  4. ^ "Seyyal Taner Geri Dönüyor?". Sabah (in Turkish). 7 March 2012. Retrieved 19 July 2014. 
  5. ^ Ayşe Arman (10 March 2012). "Seyyal Taner 60 yaşında geri döndü". Hurriyet Newspaper (in Turkish). Hürriyet. 
  6. ^ Semra Kardeşoğlu (15 September 2002). "Gay'ler hangi şarkıcıları sever?". Milliyet. Retrieved 17 July 2014. 
  7. ^ "Pop Müziğimizin En "Travesti" Kadınları". KAOS GL (in Turkish). 25 May 2012. Retrieved 17 July 2014. 
  8. ^ a b Seyyal Taner diskografisi, BirZamanlar.net (Turkish)
  9. ^ En Iyileriyle Seyyal Taner (2005), Music-bazaar.com

External links[edit]

Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Klips ve Onlar
with "Halley"
Turkey in the Eurovision Song Contest
with Lokomotif

1987
Succeeded by
MFÖ
with "Sufi"