The Flag (Parcham)
- Fereydoun Farrokhzad, the Real Story!
Musician in Blood [Book in Persian] (Mani)
We welcome, Dr. Fereydoun Farrokhzad in to IPC Hall of Poetic
Fame. Fereydoun Farrokhzad, the valuable Iranian poet and performer
have been granted an honorary IPC Author position. We recognize
him as a progressive author and worthy enough to officially become
an IPC Author. Fereydoun Farrokhzad is now officially in IPC Hall
of Poetic Fame.
Farrokhzad was a singer, performer, poet, actor, political scientist,
opposition member and the leading TV and Radio Showman of Iran.
Farrokhzad was born on 1938 in Tehran; however, he had Tafreshi
roots (city of Tafresh). He graduated from Dar al Fonun High School
in Tehran, then he moved to Germany for the higher education.
Fereydoun had graduated from University of Munich in Germany.
His thesis for his Masters, was about the philosophy of Karl Marx.
In 1967 he had achieved his Ph.D. Fereydoun had a Ph.D. in Political
Science. He wrote various papers and books of political science
and poetry. He was married in Germany (1962). His poetry was first
published in 1963, but his first complete book of poetry named
"Another Time" was published in 1964. Both series of
poetry were in German and had won various poetry awards. He was
also a member of the "Youth Literary Academy of Munich".
started his career in the German Television and Radio on 1963.
He had produced and played in various TV films and productions.
He also wrote and produced various pieces of music and poetry.
During this period, he had won a number of literature, poetry
and music awards.
he ended up going back home to the motherland. In Iran, he started
low and went on to high places. He worked hard and flourished
as a poet, musician, singer, Radio Performer, Radio Show Host
and TV Showman. Throughout the years, he became the number one
TV Showman in Iran. Amongst his greatest shows were the very popular
"Silver Carnation Show" (Mikhak-e Noqrei).
was always the center of gossip due to his hot and scandalous
lifestyle. His bisexuality was always the topic in the Iranian
Media. They even dragged his private life in to the public scene
and tried to muddy his legacy.
the Media Lords always blackballed him. Iranian TV Hypocrite bosses;
Iranian big boys in government and other big shots were constantly
on his case! Many people in high places did not like him or even
despised him, but he was extremely popular amongst the masses.
Big Boys tried a few times to get rid of him, fire him and marginalize
him away from the Iranian Radio and Television; however, his great
popularity amongst the masses did not allow them to push him away.
These Big Boys had repeatedly tried to drag his name though the
mud. Primarily they portrayed him as an immoral person and detest
him for flirting with the female artists in public and on the
national TV. One of their greatest complains were that he used
to kiss women's hands on TV and that is immoral. Once they had
portrayed that this immoral person (Fereydoun) is assaulting these
women on the National TV by kissing their hands! They had portrayed
him as the big bad wolf who is deflowering these innocent pious
virgins! Fereydoun looked at kissing women's hands as a part of
the etiquette and conduct for men!
and during the Shah's regime (before 1979), he could not publicly
challenge these people, simply because he would had ended up in
jail, at minimum as a moral prisoner and at maximum as a political
prisoner; therefore, he often would shut his mouth and avoid public
responses to these people. Later on in exile, Fereydoun had broadly
explained on how the Big Boys of the Imperial Regime and the Iranian
Media Lords had blackballed him in Iran (before 1979).
Farrokhzad was a socialist and later on a nationalist. It is simply
funny for me to view that these days, Monarchists portray him
as a Monarchist! They use his songs and edit them on to the old
films of Shah and the Imperial Troops and publish them on Youtube!
Primarily Monarchists tried to destroy him (before 1979), even
portray him as the enemy of state, so they could drag him to SAVAK
(Shah's secret police) and possibly to the prison, and today,
they try to portray him as a Monarchist! The Monarchist Lies would
his life, Fereydoun was always performing, creating shows, and
entertaining the masses and the everyday people of Iran. He was
conducting interviews, or going around, creating various programs
in the streets of Tehran and amongst the masses of Iran.
Radio or TV shows were always packed with audience. People would
come from far away distant places, only to see him and view his
his career, he had introduced a new method and style of conducting
TV shows to Iran. He is responsible for the introduction and career
of many famous Iranian artists. He introduced them to the public
and then he made them famous. Amongst some of these artists, there
are famous names such as Ebi, Dariush, Simin Ghanem, Fereydoun
Foroughi, Maziyar, Neli, Shahram Shab Pareh, Shohreh and Shahram
Soulati, Soli, Aki Banai, Martik, Alice, Marjan and many more
latest protégé was Saeed Mohammadi whom he performed
with in his concerts. Fereydoun Farrokhzad and Saeed Mohammadi
had conducted a series of tours and political concerts. Together,
they wrote a various number of political and nationalistic songs
and performed them on the stage.
Islamic Revolution, due to much pressure from the Hezbollah, he
had to escape Iran. He would have loved to stay and perform in
Iran, but Hezbollah almost made it impossible for him to live
in Iran. So he fled Iran and started his Anti Islamic Republic
career in exile.
At the same
time, these Iranian Media Mafia Lords, Monarchist Fat Boys and
other Big Shots in exile, were spreading rumors that Farrokhzad
is Hezbollah and a committee chief of Imam Khomeini in Tehran!
Fereydoun started a series of tours, performing nationalistic
songs and flaming anti Islamic and anti Islamic Republic speeches
on stage. Then he started a series of TV shows such as "The
Broken Silver Carnation" (Mikhak-e Noqrei-e Shekasteh). His
exile shows, even with limited resources, were still hot!
a few telethons to gather funds for good causes (charity and political),
but the same Big Boys (Media Lords and Monarchists) branded him
as a Charlatan and a Thief who wants to fraud the public! Once
more, they tried to drag his name in to the mud!
In 1989, Fereydoun
had published a book of poetry in Persian named "Eternally,
Love is the Primary Sentence" (Dar Nahayat Jomle-ye Aqaz
Ast Eshq). He also played a leading role in the movie "Vienna
My Love". This movie was produced in German language. By
publishing this book of poetry and performing in this movie, once
again he proved that he is still a valid poet and actor.
On 1992, after
many death threads, at last Islamic Republic of Iran had sent
their Terrorist Goons to murder Farrokhzad. Fereydoun knew many
people and there were always many people hanging around (coming
and going to) his apartment. He was a people's person and he loved
Iranians. Fereydoun's friendly attitude and always wanting to
help Iranians, and basically his wide-open lifestyle had finally
cost him his life. He was too wide open and vulnerable for assassination.
On 1992, in
Bonn, Germany, Fereydoun had opened the door of his modest simple
apartment to Hezbollah, assuming that they were friends. They
had entered his apartment, dragged him to his bathroom, in to
the bathtub, cut his throat and stabbed him 17 times and finally
beheaded him (Islamic Style)!
Farrokhzad was a generous and giving person whom loved camaraderie,
friendship and nationalism. His life was limited to his friends
and Iran. Fereydoun did not pile up wealth on top of the wealth.
He was not motivated with greed. He had always spent his money
on his friends and shared whatever he had with his friends. I
primarily knew Fereydoun Farrokhzad through my father. Fereydoun
was one of the warmest and most sensitive human beings whom I
had ever known. Forough Farrokhzad, the famous Iranian poet is
Fereydoun's sister. Fereydoun spoke German, English, French and
Persian. Fereydoun is buried in Bonn, Germany.
rest in peace, thus we shall continue your path. Soon or late,
your murder will be avenged. Fereydoun had left us; love had left
Buy Farrokhzad's Special 3 Hours Nationalistic Live Concert on DVD and other Fereydoun Farrokhzad CDs and DVDs:
Fereydoun Farrokhzad: Nationalistic Concert London DVD
Fereydoun Farrokhzad: Life in Review DVD
Fereydoun Farrokhzad: Best of the Shows in Iran - Memories CD 1
Fereydoun Farrokhzad: Best of the Shows in Iran - Memories CD 2
Farrokhzad (1938 - 1992)
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