Saturday, 5 May 1984
Born: March 13th, 1944, Ankara (Turkey)
Died: February 5th, 2001, Arnavutköy, Istanbul (Turkey)
In due course, the short impression below will be replaced with a more extensive career overview
Selçuk Başar is one of the founding members of one of Turkey’s first pop groups, the Istanbul Gelişim Orkestrası. Other members included Neco, Uğur Başar, Atilla Şereftuğ, Ayda Pekkan, Onno Tunç, Garo Mafyan, and Atilla Özdemiroğlu. This band annex orchestra still exists today. As a composer, Başar wrote songs for Izel Çeliköz, Nilüfer, and Neco, and participated in many Turkish Eurovision pre-selections.
EUROVISION SONG CONTEST
Selçuk Başar composed, arranged, and conducted the 1984 Turkish entry, ‘Halay, sung by the quartet Beş Yıl Önce, On Yıl Sonra. The lyrics were written by Ülkü Aker. This Turkish song finished twelfth in a field of nineteen participating entries.
EUROVISION INVOLVEMENT YEAR BY YEAR
Country – Turkey
Song title – "Halay"
Rendition – Beş Yıl Önce, On Yıl Sonra (= Mehmet Horoz / Nilgün Onatkut / Şebgün Tansel / Atakan Ünüvar)
Lyrics – Ülkü Aker
Composition – Selçuk Başar
Studio arrangement – Selçuk Başar
Live orchestration – Selçuk Başar
Conductor – Selçuk Başar
Score – 12th place (37 votes)