I'm starting a Singles Pack's series that consists of two Singles compressed at the same Zip. I'll start this #1 with "Erkin Koray", one of the pioneers of Anatolian rock. This genre of music is a fusion of Turkish folk and Rock, that emerged during the mid-60's, soon after groups such as The Beatles, The Rolling Stones or Led Zeppelin became popular in Turkey.
The Turkish Rock movement is believed to have begun in the 1950's with the arrival of "The Shadows" and developed further during the next decade with the increasing popularity of Western music acts.
"Erkin Koray" is a Turkish singer, songwriter and guitarist that by the late 1960's, he was already a major figure in Turkish psychedelic music and Anatolian Rock, beginning with his first psychedelic single in 1967. "Koray" followed this with a number of singles, both by himself and in collaboration with others, that established him as a force to be reckoned with on the Turkish Rock scene. He became a controversial figure in Turkey during the 1960's and 1970's; he was actually assaulted in Istanbul, and on one occasion stabbed, for having long hair.
Into the Zip file are two Singles, "Zuleyha / Hor Gorme Garibi" (1972), and "Gonul Salincagi / Hayat Bir Teselli" (1976).