Aysel Gürel: The Heart and Soul of Turkish Lyrics

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Aysel Gürel (7 February 1929 – 17 February 2008) was a Turkish lyricist and actress. Besides her lyrics, which were performed by singers throughout Turkey, she was known for her outlandish clothing, makeup, and wigs.

Life and Career

Aysel Gürel was born on 7 February 1929 in Denizli, Turkey, in the western part of the country. Her lyrics were performed by such noted Turkish singers as Sezen Aksu. Gürel also worked as an actress, drama player and Turkologist.

Gürel began her career as a lyricist in the 1990s and quickly established herself as one of the most talented and sought-after writers in the Turkish music scene. Throughout her career, Gürel has been recognized for her ability to capture the essence of human emotions and experiences in her lyrics, and she is widely admired for her poetic sensibility and musical sophistication.

In addition to her work as a lyricist, Gürel has also been involved in a number of other musical projects, including music production and education. She is regarded as a leading figure in the Turkish music industry and has had a lasting impact on the development of Turkish popular music.

She died of chronic bronchitis at the age of 79 on 17 February 2008 in Istanbul.

Award and Legacy

Aysel Gürel is a well-respected and influential figure in the Turkish music industry, and her work as a lyricist has been widely recognized and celebrated over the years. She has won several awards for her contributions to Turkish music, and her lyrics have been covered by numerous artists and included on countless albums.

Her lyrics are widely regarded as some of the best and most thought-provoking in Turkish music, and she is often cited as an inspiration by young and emerging lyricists. In addition to her impact on the music industry, Gürel’s work has also had a broader cultural impact, as her lyrics have helped to shape the emotional and artistic landscape of Turkish society.

Despite her achievements, Gürel remains a humble and dedicated artist, and she continues to work hard to produce meaningful and impactful music. Her legacy as a lyricist is secure, and she will be remembered as one of the greats of Turkish music and one of the most talented and imaginative writers of her generation. On 7 February 2018, Google Doodle celebrated Aysel Gürel’s 89th Birthday.