Mohammad Nouri

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Ancient Iranians attached great importance to music and poetry. 7th century silver plate. The British Museum. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Mohammad Nouri (Persian: محمد نوری ‎) (December 22, 1929 – July 31, 2010) was one of the foremost folk and pop singers in Iran.

He studied the English Language and Literature at the University of Tehran, but continued his professional career in music.[1] He studied Persian music under Esmaeil Mehrtash and music theory and piano under Sirous Shahrdar and Fereidoun Farzaneh. In his singing style he was considered as a follower of Hossein Aslani and Naser Hosseini.[1]

Nouri rose to prominence in the 1960s with his distinct style of singing and enjoyed four decades of popularity among Iranians of all generations.

His song Jaan-e Maryam, Gol-e Maryam (جان مریم، گل مریم), as well as his patriotic song Iran, Iran, have been and are well known melodies and themes among three generations of Iranians from both before and after the 1979 Iranian Revolution.

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